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lecture by Rositsa Gencheva (Antropology Department, New Bulgarian University)Most researchers look at malls primarily as places of new consumption practices where forms of conspicuous consumption are combined with an equally ostentatious socializing and entertainment. In contrast, this lecture is going to try to focus on the people working in malls and to analyze them as places of work, linking the problems of consumption with those of labor. The research is based on "street...
Topics: Mall, Bulgaria
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debateHow similar are the strategy and tactics of these protest occupations and in what do they differ? How do they formulate and take collective decisions, how do they built a shared horizon, and what happens to the idea of democratic representation? What makes a successful cause? What is left of the civic energy after an occupation’s success or defeat? Debate with activist students from the occupation of Sofia University, students who didn’t take part but were and are active protesters....
Topics: Bulgaria, Sofia University, occupy
lecture by: Mihail Gruev (Sofia University) The seminar is presided by Roumen Avramov (Centre for Liberal Strategies) and Martin Ivanov (Institute of History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)In Bulgarian.Free entrance
Topics: Culture, Anti-Cultures, Bulgaria s
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discussionWe are going to discuss the results of the early parliamentary elections in the light of change - impossible, doomed, unsolicited, inadequate or... unpleasant. Early elections in Bulgaria emerged as a solution with the mass protests against electricity bills that spread in February 2013. The protests raised the issue of change that affect key topics such as monopolies, the functioning of democratic institutions, citizen participation in governance. The question is: why we have...
Topics: Elections, 2013, Bulgaria
Discussion and book launch "Holidays after the Fall – Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia" (authors: Elke Beyer, Anke Hagemann and Michael Zinganel (Berlin/Vienna), jovis, 2013)What has happened with the resorts built in the 50-ties in Bulgaria and Croatia? What was before? Each summer season, the sun-drenched coasts of Bulgaria and Croatia turn into densely inhabited, intensively exploited touristic industry hotspots. Various architectural and urban strategies...
Topics: Seaside Architecture, Urbanism, Bulgaria, Croatia
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discussionViolence is part of the everyday life behind the doors of the houses for children, deprived of liberty in Bulgaria – beatings with kicks, fists, sticks and tubes are among the most common violations suffered by children. This is one of the conclusions of a new Bulgarian Helsinki Committee report, result of a two year legal and field work research, assesing the conditions of children, deprived of liberty, in the country. Which are the first three steps for the humanization of the...
Topics: Houses of horror, children's institutions in Bulgaria
lecture by: Mihail Gruev (Sofia University) The seminar is presided by Roumen Avramov (Centre for Liberal Strategies) and Martin Ivanov (Institute of History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)In Bulgarian.Free entrance
Topic: Culture. Anti-Cultures.Youth .Bulgaria .1970ies .1980ies
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debateBuilt under the auspicies of the Bulgarian Communist Party to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the Bulgarian state’s foundation, this monument which is labeled by the phrase AAS (architectural and artistic synthesis) today is falling apart. According to some the reasons for its decay are lack of construction maintenance, others blame the failed construction performance and the overall concept of this monument. With this debate we put forward some questions - what is this monument...
Topic: Monument 1300 years of Bulgaria
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debateAfter the pressing issues related to the physical survival of the refugees which dominated public thought and discourse in the early days of the crisis it is now time to ask some more fundamental questions about how refugees and immigrants - not only Syrians – are treated in Bulgaria? Whether charity exhausts our relationship to them? Aren’t there other people in need in Bulgaria - elderly and poor people – justified to ask for the same sympathy from society? Why do we resent the...
Topics: Syrian Crisis, Bulgaria
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debateThe Red House Centre for Culture and Debate would not have come into being, if in 2000 there wasn't a Minister of Culture, who understood the meaning of having independent cultural spaces in Sofia and who supported us in the ambition to restore the neglected state property and turn it into a place inhabited by culture, art and debate. It is a pity that since then the “Red House exception" was not replicated. Today even The Red House is forced to close its doors. A conversation...
Topics: independent cultural spaces, Bulgaria
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debateWhat kind of people protest over 80 days already? What do they continue to protest against? Why do they think that they have to continue the protests? In this conversation/debate we are going to ask what happens to the governance and to the citizen participation in it from the perspective of time and in terms of people who participate in the protests in the first person singular over 80 days. How alike and how different are the participants in the protests? Debate in partnership with...
Topics: protests, Bulgaria 2013
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Red hallHuman and Social Sciences Foundation and Iztok-Zapad Publishers present:#The Protest: Analyses and Positions in the Bulgarian Press, Summer 2013 debate and book launch with the editors Daniel Smilov and Lea Vajsova Mass protests against Delyan Peevski’s appointment as head of State Agency for National Security, which triggered demands for the resignation of Plamen Oresharski’s government and the 42nd Parliament, are still having effects on the public sphere in Bulgaria – positions...
Topics: protests, Bulgaria, 2013
debateOnly three schools in Sofia admit Syrian refugee children (around 65 students) and integrate them into the educational process. It is not any easier for the young Syrian refugees who want to study in Bulgarian universities. With this debate we would like to go beyond the written integration strategies. Do Syrian children have an easy access to learning facilities? Do Bulgarian pupils know enough about foreign cultures? How tolerant are they towards their peers of different backgrounds and...
Topics: Integration, Adaptation, Syrian Refugee Children, Bulgaria
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Red hallTalking About the Important things: Left and Right PerspectivesWe try to articulate the left and right arguments " for" and "against" key management decisions and policies in the most important societal issues in this series of debates. Participants in the debate invite left and right analysts and activists. A possibility to measure the strength of arguments among the owners of the otherwise closed in its ideological safety discourses.Should Inequalities be Settled...
Topics: Left, Righ, Inequalities, Bulgaria
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Energy and ClimatedebateTogether we try to find the answers of the following questions: Why – and how much - will the electricity costs rise? Who is going to stop Bulgaria’s participation in the “South Stream” project? Will shale gas be extracted in the country? When will the thermoelectric power-stations in Bulgaria be closed? Will there be new nuclear energy facilities in Bulgaria? How can the energy efficiency measures be really efficient? SIP's opinion are here. The event is...
Topics: energy, climate, bulgaria
lecture by: Vera Asenova (Central European University, Budapest) The seminar is presided by Roumen Avramov (Centre for Advanced Studies) and Martin Ivanov (Institute of History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)In Bulgarian.
Topics: Authority, Bulgaria
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Topics: Young people, Bulgaria, Enterpreneurs?
discussionThe gathering aims to bring together journalists, representatives of media and human rights organisations, who are going to be debating together issues related to the media environment in Bulgaria and the EU, but are going also to seek together strategies for overcoming them. Further, the tools of the European Citizens Initiative for Media Pluralism are going to be presented as well as the facility of the Citizens' Pact - a process in which citizens' proposals are going to be adopted...
Topics: Media Pluralism, Bulgaria
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Debate in the Thinking the important: Left and Right Perspectives series Rational arguments “pro” and “against” key policy dilemmas from such wider “left” and “right” viewpoints, that try to detect the new cleavage lines in our society on the dilemmas of equality and freedom. If railway transport is an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative to automobile transport should the state guarantee its social character and how? Should it serve a social function? Should the...
Topics: BDJ, Bulgaria, railway transport
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Club Objective presents: What Can We replace Institutions for Children With?discussionCan we change the system which takes care for abandoned children with a system, supporting all children? What additional health support is needed and which units in the health care system should provide it?With the participation of Antoaneta Marinova (Association of mothers of children with Down syndrome), Elena Kremenlieva (director „Social inclusion“ at Ministry of Labor and Social Policies),  Ivelina...
Topics: Institutions for Children, Bulgaria
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debate Women’s participation in politics has long been an issue for the EU. There are more women in the European parliament than in the national parliaments of the member states. Is it because politics is more important on national level and political parties stack their heavier guns there? Or because the European Parliament is seen not as a significant power instrument, but a luxurious isolator for retired politicians, or a political small change for previous favours. Is there a change in...
Topics: women, politics, Bulgaria
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debateMore and more often politicians are flirting with ideas of direct democracy, but do they really want to hear the popular voice? Just a year ago proposal for a referendum on building a second nuclear power plant in Belene sounded exotic. Today, almost a month after President Rosen Plevneliev's proposal for a referendum on an electoral code reform, referendums are becoming a normal part of the politicians' arsenal of tactics and strategies. True to the confrontation model, the government...
Topics: Referendum, Bulgaria
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discussion with editors organized by UNHCR in collaboration with the Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria and Human Rights WatchUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR) and the Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria ( AEJ - Bulgaria ) organize a discussion with editors for coverage of issues about refugees. During the dialogue , we will discuss the topic of asylum seekers and refugees in the media today and could we see that media coverage of the second half of...
Topics: media, refugees, Bulgaria
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discussionWhat are social entrepreneurship and social innovation? How to develop creative thinking and practices to solve social problems in a sustainable way among people from different social groups? Do we have a vision and long term strategy for the development of social innovation in Bulgaria? Is an economy of connection possible? We will search answers to these questions together with representatives of non-governmental organizations working in the field of social change. For more...
Topics: Bulgaria, social Innovation
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Recent Repathologisation of Homosexuality in Bulgarialecture and discussion
Topics: Repathologisation, Homosexuality, Bulgaria
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The conference Church, Laity and Society in Bulgaria, which will take place on November 2-3, 2012 in Sofia, aims to provoke serious discussion on the role of the laity in the life of the Church. At the forum their views will present priests and lay people from different walks of life – theologians, historians, intellectuals, and journalists. At the conference will be discussed issues as the problem of the authority in the Church, relations between clergy and laity, active participation of the...
Topics: Church, Laity and Society in Bulgaria