Public presentation and working table with Nebojša Milikić, Livia Pancu, Ovidiu Gherasim-Proca and Florin Bobu
7th of April 2016, 6 p.m.
Al. Lăpusneanu St. 7-9
tranzit.ro/ Iași invites you to the first public presentation of the process of establishment and structuring of the Depository of the Initiative for the Petite Bourgeois Party in Iasi, which is part of the project by the Belgrade based cultural worker Nebojša Milikić, in collaboration with tranzit. ro/ Iași.
"The presentation will offer to the public the possibility of jointly analyzing some sample particles collected so far with the goal of establishing and developing a depository of the Initiative. Participants can present and propose particles for the Depository (meaning cases, samples, examples, facts, indications of the manifestations of petite-bourgeois related ideological, political, cultural processes and products).
The goal of depository is to enable outlining, analyses and presentation of the given ideological stand/stands as well as of the the related political abilities and inabilities. On the basis of the Depository analytical experience, the Initiative should further focus on the necessity (internationally and locally) in articulating and investigating general stands, ambitions and capacities of the petite bourgeois in the past, present and future actualities.
The introduction to the debate and co-work should focus on necessity and possibility of defining the very notion of „petite bourgeois” of today, after which the collaborative analyses of collected particles will take part at the working table.
Who is a petite bourgeois of today? Are they/we defined through property relation or by the place in the production processes? Are they/we recognizable after social positioning, income, life style? And why to initiate the establishment of the party when every petite bourgeois of today will turn his/her head in disguise at the very hearing of the given, quite derogatory and usually mocking term? Still it is a petite bourgeois, a klaine-burger, a mic-burghez (Romanian) ... who holds the most of the crucial positions in every capitalist sub-system, be it economic, political, cultural etc. Is the vehement refusal of adopting the class consciousnesses of the petite bourgeois possible way of denying the responsibility for consequences of establishment and rule of that system? Whether and how this denial can be reflected in particular „particles” that would hopefully grow in an open-end educative depository of traces, symptoms, indications and proofs of their/our own political and intellectual dialectics?" (Nebojša Milikić)