"Mind the gap: Illiberal democracy and the crisis of representation" is the title of this year's European Meeting of Cultural Journals in Vienna. Panels will discuss the rise of the populist right as result of a failure of institutional politics and the role of the liberal media in the dynamics of polarization. We will also be looking at surveillance capitalism and the corporate and state capture of the internet, as well as the history of cultural journals and the practice of cultural journalism today.

The three-day conference will open on Friday 2 November 2018 at 7 pm at Belvedere 21 in Vienna, with a conversation between Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Claus Leggewie. In light of the rise of nationalist, illiberal populism throughout the continent, the two will discuss what is to be done for a free, open and just Europe – including strategies for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. The discussion is open to the public and registration is still possible via the website of Belvedere 21.

The programme on the following days consists of panel discussions, workshops and a bar camp on Saturday 3 November and Sunday 4 November 2018. More than 100 editors, authors, researchers and readers will be attending the programme at the Alte Schmiede. The panel discussions can be viewed online via livestream.

This Eurozine conference is organized by Eurozine, together with Vienna-based Eurozine partner journals "L'Homme. Z.F.G.", "dérive", "springerin" and "Wespennest".

More info: www.eurozine.com/vienna2018