Austria Day in HSE Nizhny Novgorod Campus – for the Whole City
Austria Day took place in the HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus, which has close connections with Austrian universities. The event is part of the Austrian Cultural Season, which started in Moscow in the middle of May and is taking place in 17 Russian cities.
Austria Day took place in the HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus, which has close connections with Austrian universities. This Austrian culture festival was organized by the HSE Austrian Library together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture, and the Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow. Austria Day in Nizhny Novgorod is part of the Austrian Cultural Season, which started in Moscow in the middle of May and is taking place in 17 Russian cities.
The event aimed to showcase modern Austrian culture, as well as preserving language diversity in Nizhny Novgorod schools. Representatives of the Austrian Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture, Norbert Habelt and Karin Zimmer, gave a speech to Nizhny Novgorod teachers who came to the opening ceremony of the Austria Day, and Robert Boesiger, an Austrian lecturer, conducted an intensive course on educational video content creation for German language teachers from Nizhny Novgorod schools. The teachers had an opportunity to try the roles of screenwriters, actors, cameramen, and directors whilst creating educational films.
Thanks to the project, lots of people in Nizhny Novgorod had the opportunity to get involved with the Austrian audiovisual project, Sound:Frame. This is not only one of the major Austrian annual festivals taking place in Vienna, but also a platform for audiovisual arts and culture.
All year round Sound:Frame travels the world. This year Sound: Frame came to Russia and for the first time found itself in Nizhny Novgorod. Austrian musicians presented minimalist architectural sounds, atmospheric jazz, hip hop, and electronic pop music, mixed with an abstract video sequence inspired by street art and design.