BLOCKFREI is an independent cultural organization based in Vienna. It is conceived as a platform for innovative cultural praxis, with the goal to support the cooperation between cultural groups from Austria and South-Eastern Europe. Such an interaction can increase the visibility of cultural variety present in Austria today, where ethnic groups from the mentioned region form a significant part of the society. At the same time, this type of projects can emphasize the benefits this diversity has for the society.
On the other side, this interaction goes both ways and the projects are not necessarily based in Austria, but in other collaborative countries as well. Such cooperation will enrich all the parties involved, providing them with an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences in a vibrant multicultural environment.
BLOCKFREI embodies the concept of mobility of artists and cultural professionals, strongly believing that multicultural projects are of the highest importance and inevitability in global cultural and geopolitical sphere. BLOCKFREI stands for the principles of multicultural, free and open society and respect for different identities where critical discourse, freedom of thought and progressive ideas manifested through direct engagement and action consequently endorse the aforementioned values.
BLOCKFREI is a member of Res Artis – Worldwide Network of Artist in Residence Spaces