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03/09/2021 - 03/09/2021 | Essen

Virtual Lecture: Hanging out at the Riviera. Drug Consumption in Zürich, c. 1965-1975

As in many other cities, the first „open drug scene“ emerged in Zurich in the second half of the 1960s. People met at the so-called Riviera on the banks of the Limmat, smoked hashish brought back from Afghanistan and Morocco, philosophised and made music.

The lecture approaches this scene from different angles. It describes the practices of drug consumption, asks about the forms of drug supply and shows how repressive the so-called establishment was in its reaction. Had they responded in a more relaxed manner, Zurich would hardly have gained worldwide notoriety two decades later for its „Needle Park“, the open drug scene on the Platzspitz peninsula near the central station.

PETER-PAUL BÄNZIGER, Dr. habil., is a senior lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Department of History, University of Basel, and a senior researcher in the HERA-JRP »Governing the Narcotic City. Imaginaries, Practices and Discourses of Public Drug Cultures in European Cities from 1970 until Today (GONACI)« at the Open Universiteit (NL).

SPEAKER
Peter-Paul Bänziger, University of Basel

MODERATOR
Gemma Blok, Open Universiteit, Heerlen

COORDINATOR
Stefan Höhne, KWI Research Fellow

ORGANISATION
Organised by the international HERA Research Project “Governing the Narcotic City. Imaginaries, Practices and Discourses of Public Drug Cultures in European Cities from 1970 until Today" (GONACI)

Information on participating / attending:
The lecture will take place as a zoom meeting and will eventually be made available in the KWI “Mediathek“ afterwards. By registering for the lecture, participants consent to the recording and possible publication of the livestream.

Participants can register for the lecture via e-mail to presse@kwi-nrw.de by Monday, 8th of March 2021. Participants will then receive the Zoom link.

Date:

03/09/2021 11:00 - 03/09/2021

Registration deadline:

03/08/2021

Event venue:

Goethestr. 31
45128 Essen
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars, all interested persons

Email address:

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Construction / architecture, Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Social studies

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture

Entry:

02/24/2021

Sender/author:

Helena Rose

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event68022


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