«This Really Happened Here»

Exhibition and ersearch project



«This Really Happened Here» is a largescale research and exhibition project on alternatives for political, social and cultural development in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Carinthia’s negative image as a politically reactionary, intellectually provincial and culturally conservative region is by no means wholly unjustified. And yet, a whole range of projects on various levels have been undertaken during the past 40 years that can only be considered exemplary in terms of initiating alternative forms of economic activity, cultural practice and social cohesion. The story of this «other Carinthia» has however failed to attain a prominent position in general historical awareness. Various initiatives that were once thought to hold great promise for the future seem to have been largely forgotten today, and in some cases were not only deliberately hindered, but even left out of the story altogether.>>