International Forum STILL READY TO CHANGE?
It seems like the multitude is still searching for a different reality than the one we’re living now, even if without a clear idea of how this different reality should look or how we can achieve it. The natural resources we are using are diminishing by the minute but we nevertheless continue with the same unsustainable practices that we are comfortable with. A lot of distress has been conveyed in various different countries and a lot of energy dedicated to the search of more just and efficient systems in which we operate daily but there has been little measurable progress. People feel as detached as they’ve ever been from the political arena and common decision making, trust in the political elites is at an all-time low but we nevertheless have numerous fresh approaches to organizing different societal areas and inspiring examples of positive impact of social action.
We will be addressing the potential for real change in these different environments, whether it be the change of the political system, change of the economic production model, organization and support for the cultural sector or change of the unsustainable environmental situation. We’ve seen many good examples of individual action and sporadic personal engagement, however, the social and political developments of the past years have strengthened us in the conviction that the approach to change should be structural and systemic and the program will strongly reflect this position. We will present arguments and cases that clearly demonstrate why we cannot go on living and working as we did so far and why habits and patterns need to be changed if we are to seriously address sustainability in the different areas of life that we are coshaping.
The forum will consist of lectures, debates and the evening artistic programme.
|May 22nd at 8.00 p.m.Teja Reba, Leja Jurišić: THE SECOND FREEDOM|
|May 23rd at 10.00 a.m.Forum Opening|
|May 23rd at 11.00 a.m. James Meadway: THE TRIPLE CRISIS AND THE STRANGE NEW WORLD OF NEOLIBERALISMVideo|
|May 23rd at 2.00 p.m. Andrej Lukšič: THE DEVELOPMENTAL CONCEPT OF “LOW CARBON SOCIETY” AND ITS REFLECTIONVideo|
|May 23rd at 2.45 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION: THE DEVELOPMENTAL CONCEPT OF “LOW CARBON SOCIETY”|
|May 23rd and 24th between 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. (one person at a time, every 20 minutes)Harry Giles: WHAT WE OWE
|May 23rd at 8.00 p.m. Katarina Stegnar: DOUBLE GAME|
|May 23rd at 10.00 p.m.Davis Freeman/Random scream: 7 PROMISES|
|May 24th at 10.00 a.m.Anej Korsika: YOU BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD?Video #1 Video #2|
|May 24th at 12.00 p.m.PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CITY AS A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE|
|May 24th at 3.00 p.m.Oxana Timofeeva: NOTHING GOES NATURALLY: ANIMALS, TECHNOLOGY, REVOLUTION|
|May 24th at 5.00 p.m.Nevenka Koprivšek, Pascal Brunet: WHERE DO WE STAND?|
|May 24th at 8.00 p.m. Anta Aizupe, Jānis Balodis, Sintija Jēkabsone, Dainis Juraga, Kārlis Krūmiņš: TESTING TRANSITION|
|May 24th at 10.00 p.m. Marta Popivoda: CULTURAL WORKER 3 IN 1 (documentary film)|
|May 25th at 11.00 a.m.Renata Salecl, Henrietta Moore: STILL READY TO CHANGE?Video #1 Video #2|
|May 25th at 2.00 p.m.Artist Talk: CULTURAL ACTIVISM AND THE REASONS ARTISTS TACKLE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PROBLEMS|
|May 25th at 4.00 p.m.Forum Closure|
|May 25th at 7.00 p.m.Dinner with the locals|
|May 26th at 9.30 a.m.Balkan Express network meeting|
The forum is organized by Bunker Institute in the frame of the Imagine 2020 – Art and Climate Change network that connects 10 European organizations questioning the role the cultural sector can play in the necessary transition processes.
Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the forum and let us know if you might need our help with organizing local transport or accommodation. We’d also like you to register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We’re looking forward to creating a physical and symbolical space where we will exchange our thoughts and critically engage each other!
We hope you will be able to join us!