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"Outsider Art" was represented for the first time at the 5th documenta in 1972 in the form of "artwork of the insane".

The French philosopher Jacques Derrida wrote in “Mal d’Archive”, 1995: “There is no political power without control of the archive, if not memory. Effective democratization can always be measured by this essential criterion: the participation in and the access to the archive, its constitution, and its interpretation”.

At the 5th documenta in 1972, Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) set up an "Office for Direct Democracy by Referendum". Five years later, during documenta 6, he held an international forum at the Museum Fridericianum.

Wir suchen zum frühestmöglichen Termin eine/n Diplom-Bibliothekar/in bzw. Bachelor Bibliotheks- und Informationsmanagement.

The Achberger Institute for Social Science was with its “5 Achberger Congress” one of the organizers of the FIU at documenta 6 for one week. The institute was founded in 1973 and was part of the "International Cultural Centre Achberg" (INKA) on Lake Constance, which emerged from the anthroposophical movement in the early 1970s.

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