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REVISITING STATE SOCIALISM VII

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March 28, 2024, 7 pm
tranzit. ro/Cluj, 16 Napoca str., Cluj-Napoca

We invite you to join our series of conferences at tranzit.ro/Cluj partnered by Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj under the project Philosophy in Late Socialist Europe: Theoretical Practices in the Face of Polycrisis.

The seventh meeting is chaired by Siyaves Azeri.

Una Blagojević
„Post-War ‘Crisis of Marxism’: Insights from Yugoslav Marxist Revisionists”
In my talk, I discuss the ‘crisis of Marxism’ and ‘crisis of socialism’ by looking at the example of Yugoslav Marxist Revisionists. Their discourses of crisis encompassed debates on the crisis of epistemology, the crisis of subjectivity, and the crisis of philosophy taking place in Western European intellectual circles. The disorientation and atomization of the human being—phenomena they adopted and adjusted from the analysis of Western technological societies—inevitably led to a disintegration of Yugoslav society, alongside the latent growth of ethnonational affirmations in the early 1970s. I point out how their conceptual framework of crisis facilitated the adoption of integral ethnonationalist philosophical and political positions.

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OPEN CALL Flowing Streams

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The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life is one of the seven local organisations to host the multi-residency project Flowing Streams taking place in the rural areas of Romania between June-September 2024, developed by EUNIC Romania in collaboration with curator Adelina Luft. It involves seven cultural institutions operating in Romania – the British Council, the Czech Centre, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Goethe-Institut, the Italian Institute for Culture, the Polish Institute and Fundația9, each engaged in supporting one residency.

The call is open to interdisciplinary and socially-engaged artists, architects/landscape architects, hydrologists, anthropologists, community organisers from Czech Republic, Italy, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and Romania.

Submission deadline: 7 April 2024

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Ecologies of Emancipation Summer School, 4th edition

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION now open until 1st of June / ro /


(Un)Law of Peoples

Câmpu Cetății, Hypha.etc camp,
8-13 august 2024

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
now open until the 1st of June 2024

The 4th edition of Ecologies of Emancipation summer school aims to address this unfortunate conjecture by tackling various problematics from the framework of a more general critical history, sociology, and philosophy of law, from the most global political and ecological treaties and conventions to the most local and mundane provisions of labor law and reproductive law, including investigations into their historical evolutions as well as their cultural and ideological ramifications.

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Projectariat and possibilities of resistance

Lectures by Kuba Szreder & open forum discussion / sk /


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ANTIDOXA_6 – Reading Group GMT

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18th of march 023, 6 p.m
Address:tranzit. ro/Cluj,
Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

[The event is held in Hungarian]

On the 18th of March, we will discuss two sections of „Truth and Class”, entitled „People, estate and class” and „The truth about class, or class and truth”.

This time the discussion is led by Erőss Réka and Bíró Noémi.

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Hiwa K – artist in residency in Bucharest and at the Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, Siliștea Snagovului

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15 - 29 of March 2024

We are very happy to welcome artist Hiwa K in a residency in Bucharest and at the Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life. In the frame of the "Museum of the Commons" project, he will give a presentation for the participants to the course "Non-Western Technologies for the Good Life", led by Ovidiu Tichindeleanu.

Hiwa K was born in Kurdistan-Northern Iraq in 1975. His informal studies in his home town Sulaymaniyah were focused on informal knowledge in a vernacular language. After moving to Europe in 2002, Hiwa K studied music as a pupil of the Flamenco master Paco Peña in Rotterdam, and subsequently settled in Germany. His works escape normative aesthetics but give a possibility of another vibration to vernacular forms, oral histories (Chicago boys, 2010), modes of encounter (Cooking with Mama, 2006) and political situations (This lemon tastes of apple, 2011).

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Revisiting State Socialism VI. Dance music as a metaphor for socialist acceleration in Romania in the 1960s and 1980s.

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On 15 March, at 19:00, the sixth edition of the project "Revisiting State Socialism" took place with the title "Dance music as a metaphor for socialist acceleration in Romania in the 60s and 80s". The guests were Paul Breazu and Mihai Lukács, and the meeting was moderated by Ștefan Baghiu.

Socialist time was perceived in the late 1960s as accelerated, no longer corresponding to a linear flow, the sound of factory production being associated with new music that was beginning to incorporate electronic sound. In the following decades, Romanian pop, light and electronic music grew in parallel with the new industrialization and development at speed, becoming a soundtrack of the new material conditions of late socialism. Romanian pop ("light") music branched out in new directions in the early 1970s, and its social character gained momentum for creators and the general public. Composer and music historian Laurențiu Profeta noted in 1976 the emergence of militant light music songs in the later years, many of which became slams, reaching a much wider audience. Seen as a result of the party's ideological programme, which left no artistic sector untouched, social-political light music songs became imposed themselves authoritatively. Socialism was not just an economic project, but a complex that encompassed political, social, cultural and artistic dimensions, so the systemic projection onto a pop sub-genre like dance music was not left to chance.

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Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2024

CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until April 12 / hu /


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Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2024

CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until April 12 / ro /


The Fellowships for Curators and Artists at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg are part of ERSTE Foundation’s educational program and its long-term endeavour to support and strengthen contemporary art especially in the region of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The fellowship program is realized together with ERSTE Foundation’s long-time cooperation partners from tranzit, Igor Zabel Association and Kontakt Collection. Kontakt Collection collaborates with the Zagreb based WHW Akademija.

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Fellowships for Curators and Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy 2024

CALL for APPLICATIONS now open until April 12 / sk /


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Dana Kosmina

Curator in Residence March–April 2024, Ukraine /


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Summer school: GREEN LINE: decentralisation, decoupling, degreening

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CALL for PARTICIPATION
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 telefonulfarafir2023@gmail.com.

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Ecologies of Emancipation Summer School, 4th edition

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION now open until 1st of June / ro /

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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 tranzit.cz / cz /

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung