Program

13.06.2019 :
11:00am - 12:30pm

Give me tools for democracy !

  • Andrei Bulearca  
  • WORKSHOP ROOM (STUDIO)

With the European elections of May 2019, Romania opens a particularly dense democratic period during which presidential and legislative elections will be held. Taking advantage of this strong political time, Andrei Bulearca of the collective Funky Citizens, will present the digital tools available to citizens to act before, during and between elections. How can these tools create a more participatory democracy? How to allow the large-scale appropriation of these tools? How to enable this citizen involvement? But also, how to find the balance between virtual and real engagement? Here are the questions that this workshop will apply to answer.

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Create a global network for Art and Creativity !

  • Karel Feenstra  
  • WORKSHOP ROOM (STUDIO)

Starting from the example of the Dutch festival TodaysArt, this workshop will aim at questioning the choices of development of a cultural project especially through the issues of international networking or the search for public and private funding, to create mixed economic models able to guarantee your independence. This workshop will be led by TodaysArt's Karel Feenstra Strategy and Funding director, members of the Shape, We Are Europe and ICAS networks. Based on the experience of this festival, Karel will explain the international development approach in favor of the stability of the project.

5:00pm - 5:30pm

Culture as an act of resistance

  • Tranzit House   Arty Farty   Andrei B. Ţărnea  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

Informations are coming soon.

5:30pm - 6:45pm

Chances of plurilingualism in Europe as a tool for practicing participative democracy

  • Róbert SCHWARTZ   László Fosztó   Csilla KÖNCZEI   Ingo Tegge  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

Chances of plurilingualism in Europe as a tool for practicing participative democracy (13 June). From the anthropological point of view humans evolved language as a mean for social communication, to tie social bonds, then by sharing feelings and thoughts they further developed it to formulate knowledge in a creative way. Plurilingualism has been a natural status of communities throughout most of history, as well as the adoption of certain languages as lingua franca or even the creation of hibrid languages for communicating across linguistic communities has been frequent. How did language become a tool for political dominance manipulated by nationalism and colonialism in modernity? What are the forms of surviving plurilinguism in Europe? What are the specificities of language practices in the context of Western and Eastern Europe? And what can we learn from each other today in order to maintain and develop plurilingualism in Europe as a tool for practicing participative democracy?

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Decolonizing Eastern Europe in Romania

  • Valer Cosma   Dana Olarescu  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

At a time when the guarantee of neo-liberal Westernism has reached a certain point of saturation in Eastern Europe, we’ve come to realise that we have been tricked into distrusting the existence of an other modernity, dooming ourselves to decades of stagnating, catching up, and forever emerging. In our view, Romania shares a common historical experience with the rest of Eastern Europe, a common course of dissent that works as a nexus of ideas and cultural practices that trigger possible acts of resistance within a post-socialist context. With Eastern Europe succumbing to globalising influences and slowly disappearing as a category of analysis (now described through new, post, edge, semi-periphery), how can we make us of decolonial thinking in order to provide a critical lens of the present times and a prospective framework for the future? More precisely, is there a new thinking possible beyond “the end of history” or after “the end of post-communism”?

8:30pm - 9:30pm

European democracy : time to reconquest !

  • Andrei Bulearca   Bianca Felseghi   Péter Eckstein-Kovács   Aleksandar Matkovic  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

Informations are coming soon.

14.06.2019 :
10:00am - 11:30am

Premises towards a resilient cultural sector (workshop)

  • Iulia Popovici   Adrian Rista  
  • WORKSHOP ROOM (STUDIO)

The cultural field is formed both by public and independent institutions serving a public goal. Both of these types of operators can provide examples of situations in which one needs to struggle either to justify their reason of existence, or their financial needs. Meanwhile, the concept of auto-sustainability grants more and more ground. How does this relate to culture conceived as a public good? The workshop will focus on providing an in-depth view on legal notions around cultural public policies in Romania . *The same name panel that succedes may refer questions raised within the workshop by the participants.

12:00am - 1:30pm

New European agenda for culture

  • Corina Bucea   Rariţa Zbranca  
  • WORKSHOP ROOM (STUDIO)

In May 2018, a new Agenda for Culture has been adopted by the European Commission, focusing on the role of culture on social, economical and external level. We will discuss how the new agenda, its priorities and the work plan it sets ground for, is translated into European and national level policies and how it shapes and formulates the role of culture in the society today.

2:30pm - 4:00pm

What kind of city do we want ?

  • Marko Aksentijevic  
  • WORKSHOP ROOM (STUDIO)

The lecture What kind of city do we want? will present activities of Ministry of Space collective, particularly those relating to the use and management of spatial resources, but also the inclusion of community in the issues of city development. In addition, the lecture will provide an overview of informal alternative practices in different political/economic contexts, as well as review of the formal policy development and effective approaches in addressing social, economic and spatial problems.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Premises towards a resilient cultural sector (debat)

  • Lorand Maxim   Miki Braniște   Iulia Popovici   Adrian Rista  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

The cultural field is formed both by public and independent institutions serving a public goal. Both of these types of operators can provide examples of situations in which one needs to struggle either to justify their reason of existence, or their financial needs. Meanwhile, the concept of auto-sustainability grants more and more ground. How does this relate to culture conceived as a public good? *The same name workshop preceding this panel will focus on providing an in-depth view on some legal notions around cultural public policies in Romania. Feedback and questions raised within the workshop by the participants may be referred in this panel.

5:45pm - 6:45pm

The European democratic space in trouble

  • Chloé Ridel   Sergiu Mişcoiu   Antoine Heemeryck  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

With elections approaching as the victory of a liberal-conservative bloc, the European political space seems more than ever crossed by new tensions, original aspirations and protean social movements. In an astonishing similarity, the countries of Europe go through many a crisis of their system of representativity, whose authoritarian and authoritarian discourses emerge victorious. At the same time, many democratic aspirations are united behind a citizen's desire for greater social and economic justice and for a more ethical political life. How to explain, after a long progressive stability marked by the end of history, this success of candidatures combining societal conservatism and economic liberalism. To discuss this European political space animated by these tensions: Jean-Michel De Waele, University of the Free University of Brussels, Antoine Heemerick, anthropologist and journalist at Radio Romania International and Chloé Ridel politest and co-funder of Mieux Voter. Moderator: Sergiu Miscoiu Director of European Studies of Babes-Bolyai University.

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Building a resilient city

  • Lala Panait   István Szakáts   Marko Aksentijevic   Bianca Felseghi  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

The concept of a resilient city is defined as the ability of an urban system to absorb a disturbance and recover its functions as a result of this disturbance. But beyond the technological aspects, building material resistance, resilience is an interesting prospect for questioning urban services, relations between rulers and citizens and more broadly the resources brought by the city. The participation of citizens in the (re) construction of this city is then essential as well as developing a more horizontal mode of governance, a greater involvement of the civil society. In a context of withdrawal, erection of walls and privatization of the public space, some actors and participative initiatives contribute to the resubjectivation of the inhabitants, to the social opening up and thus affirm the necessity to make common and to create alternative horizons in the breaches of the planned city.

8:15pm - 9:30pm

Queer resistance in Europe

  • Mihai Popescu   ClujPride   Florin Buhuceanu  
  • RADIO LAB (SALA MARE)

Discriminated, marginalized or oppressed, LGBTI communities across Europe are experiencing a wave of intolerance, more or less supported, accepted or promoted by public authorities. The referendum for the constitutionalisation of heterosexual marriage recently launched by the Romanian government, the rise of acts LGBTphobic found on the whole continent, demonstration against same-sex marriage or the repressions of events openly gay testify to this global conservative and identity trend. To reflect on this particularly worrying situation we welcome several European actors who engage in different ways for the defense of LGBT rights. David Kakhaberi, organizer of the Horoom events of the Georgian Bassiani club, Florin Buhuceanu of the NGO Accept and organizers of ClujPride will be present at the event. Through political lobbying, legal defense, the party or the media, what means to defend these rights and strengthen international solidarity ?