|Conzepte publication dates
November 30, 2012
Yvonne Rainer / Shirley Tate
September, 13 2012
Ilse Aichinger / Lilly Axster
December 22, 2011
Simone de Beauvoir / Tom Holert
Gute Seiten. Schlechte Zeiten. (Good pages. Bad times)
MALMOE was founded by a group of journalists in Vienna in 2000, at the time of the protests against Austria’s conservative/far-right coalition government (Wolfgang Schüssel / ÖVP – Jörg Haider / FPÖ). Its main objective was to create new sites for critical public discourse and to propagate innovative forms of expression and points of view. Initially, the magazine was published fortnightly. Currently, MALMOE appears with a print run of 10,000 four to six times a year. The magazine is distributed mainly in Vienna.
MALMOE sees itself as an accompaniment to everyday life: “Everyday life is work, leisure, dancing, shopping, business, politics, TV, listening to music, social relations, gender relations, marginalization, discrimination, but also resistance against discrimination.” MALMOE claims to have a non-hierarchical approach to the various spheres of everyday life, relating them instead in new ways: “Politics takes on entertainment value, entertainment becomes political.” In this way, even the fight against racism and sexism becomes “a question of hipness” and thus (more) attractive to young people.
Sources: MALMOE; Melina Klaus, “Projekt Malmoe,” as part of “Alternativmedien statt Einheitszeitung,” an event at WUK, Vienna 2001