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29 - 31 August 2024

Historical Materialism Cluj/Kolozsvár 2024

The first edition of Historical Materialism Cluj/Kolozsvár will take place between 29-31of August 2024, in Cluj-Napoca:

Open call for participation
1st of February - 1st of April 2024

The conference is organized by the Babeș-Bolyai University in partnership with Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory and

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Marxism & Ecology Summer School

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION now open until the 15th of May / ro /

Câmpu Cetății, Mureș County, Romania
𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒

With 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐲 𝐕𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐞, 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐝, 𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐒𝐳𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐢 and 𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬

Call for Participants open until the 𝟏𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒.

It is easy to grow numb to the litany of environmental devastation in recent years. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic killed thirty million people; atmospheric CO2 stands fifty per cent higher than two centuries ago (currently 423.6 ppm); wildfires rage in Chile and Argentina, while 11,300 people were killed by an overnight flood in Derna; less than a tenth of the world’s plastic is recycled; over 75 billion livestock animals are killed every year; the number of coastal ‘dead zones’ increased from 10 in 1960 to 415 in 2023; the US government declared twenty-one species formerly found in its territory extinct in 2023. One can go on, and on, and on.

At the same time, the last thirty years has seen the development of sophisticated radical critiques of environmental degradation and the ‘capitalocene’, the need for struggle to achieve transformation in response to the continued failure of centrists to achieve meaningful reform.

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Summer school: GREEN LINE: decentralisation, decoupling, degrowth

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open until the 30th of June 2024.

The summer school take place in the period:
29 July - 4 August 2024
hypha_etc, Câmpu Cetății, Mures county

The Green Line Summer School is aimed at students interested in the video essay as a form of argumentation and communication on the one hand, and the green transition as a subject on the other. The school is open to students regardless of field of study and previous experience.

We expect students from both STEM and socio-humanities backgrounds, as well as high school seniors, to attend the school. There is no registration fee. We offer free accommodation in 4-6 bedded rooms, up to a maximum of 24 beds, plus free camping space. Travel expenses (train or bus) can be covered up to 130 RON.

Those wishing to participate are asked to send a letter of motivation by 30 June to

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Quiet Food Sovereignity in Eaestern Europe

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With Natalia Momonova (Ukraine/Norway)
respondent: Valer Simion Cosma (Romania)

Friday, 19th 2024, 6-8 p.m

at The National Museum of Romania Peasant (Sala Acvariu entrance from the restaurant)

Cover credits: watercolor painting by Natalia Mamonova

Feeding a growing world population with sustainably produced food has been a challenge and it became critically important in the wake of covid-19, climate change, the wars in ukraine and gaza, and the rise of the far right in europe. while politicians debate how to make our food systems more innovative and resilient, there is a solution that has been available and practised in eastern europe for decades. smallholder farming and local food networks are widespread in many post-socialist countries, but are not typically seen as sustainable alternatives to globalised industrial agriculture. meanwhile, as the example of ukraine has shown, these practices are not only environmentally friendly and sustainable, but also capable of feeding the country’s population with healthy food in peace and wartime.

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Art Space (Un)limited

project seminar and debate / cz /

Where do efforts of inclusion and accessibility within art institutions stand in the Czech language space in 2024, and what can the different initiatives learn or unlearn from each other? As part of the third edition of the Biennale Matter of Art, a public discussion seminar will be held for the general and professional public, which aims to introduce some of these initiatives and, through the format of a lively discussion, critically situate them in the broader European context.

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Discussion around the book Bright Ecologies with Caretto/Spagna

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Saturday, 6th of July.2024, at 2. p.m

A meeting at The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life
GPS Coordinates

The Italian artistic duo Caretto/Spagna will present their first monograph entitled "Bright Ecologies. Caretto/Spagna: experiences, forms, materials" which extensively traces and documents more than 20 years of their artistic research structured on research involving care, the transformation of matter and experiments in form, materialized in sculptures, site-specific installations, laboratories, residencies, actions, and collective projects based on encounter, process, gift, participation, and co-authorship. The result of a close dialogue between artists, curators, and the publisher, the publication blends a documentary approach, critical and theoretical interpretation, and a rich body of descriptions and images.

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Urban Camp III

Homo prospectus. Seeing into the Future [1] / hu /

The Space of Opportunity presents its third Urban Camp, a series of art workshops in the summer. The first series concentrated on the here and now, on the empirical experience of the urban environment through our senses, while in the second edition we invited the participants to descend into the deep layers of history. It seems logical that after the present and the past, our focus should be on the future: we will continue to use the urban environment as our ‘playground,’ as participants can discover or create unbeaten paths.

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Lucie Rosenfeldová / Aliza Orlan

Artists in Residence July–August 2024, Czech Republic / Slovak Republic /

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Acting with others: collaborative practices across architecture, design, and radical pedagogies

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A series of presentations followed by a discussion and dinner in the garden

Floating (Berlin) / Kristin Lazarova and Jöran Mandik
El Warcha (Tunis) / Aziz Aissaoui, Radhouane Boudhraa, and Marlène Halguevache
Atelier Adhoc Community (Bucharest) / George Marinescu and Daria Oancea

Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 17:00 – 21:00
At The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life

Organised under the frame of the Creative Europe project Architecture, Biodiversity, Culture [ABC]. Building ecological institutions for culture, the event brings together three self-organised practices of civic action that operate at the intersection of different disciplines through collaborative work and ways of coming together that respond to the specific conditions of each site. Driven by an interest and desire to cultivate collaborations, taking care of neighbourhood connections, building temporary urban furniture and installations with local inhabitants, or by developing potential living scenarios for marginalised urban communities, all three projects seek a new language of practice or new practices altogether for imagining and creating different forms of living.

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Residency and artistic intervention – Jaana Kokko

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24 June – 3 July 2024

The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life
Siliștea Snagovului village

After a Gregorian calendar year, Helsinki-based artist Jaana Kokko returns to the village of Siliștea Snagovului. She is interested in gathering with the plants that are growing on the sides, taking the position of being not in the center. She asks: What are they revealing us with their hidden pigments and forms? And even more: What does it need from a garden to become a place/ space for emancipation, a place for political enlightenment?

Her search in the fields around the Station is inspired by dear places of her past, and the emotional connection to Maitohorsma, Fireweed (Ebilobium angustifolium).
The plant is very common in Finland, and it appears especially when the forests are cut clear, which is unfortunately still very common practice. One hundred years Fireweed was still rare in Central Europe, but the burning ruins of both world wars gave space for it and it started to blossom on the lands emptied by fire. The leaves of Fireweed unveil a yellow light pigment. The color gives pleasure, when it appears, it feels like a small, uncovered secret.

After her research residency at the Station last year, Jaana focuses this time on a precise task, albeit one that shows the ephemerality of being in this world. Collecting flowers and seeds from the area, while paying attention these are plentiful, she extracts the pigments from them, using the organic colours afterwards for woodcut printing. At the same time, this offers the team of the Station an occasion to learn the skill of working with plants pigments in order to further challenge the community of artists around (as well as the children in the village) on the importance of materials used in art, and of accepting the limited time an art work may exist in the world.

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Odesa Memories

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Exhibition at Stand 129, Viktor Adler Markt, 1100 Vienna from June 20–26, 2024

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Marxism & Ecology Summer School

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION now open until the 15th of May / ro /

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Biennale Matter of Art 2024

The third edition of the Prague-based international exhibition organised by / cz /

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Public program of the Biennale Matter of Art 2024

guided tours, performances, discussions, film screenings, and educational and mediation workshops for adults and children / cz /

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung