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POLYCRISES ACROSS DIVIDES

Open call for participation /


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

Historical Materialism Cluj/Kolozsvár 2024

The first edition of Historical Materialism Cluj/Kolozsvár will take place between August 29-31, 2024, in Cluj-Napoca:
https://hmcluj2024.conference.ubbcluj.ro/

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

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Gathering into the Maelstrom



17-20 April 2024

Gathering into the Maelstrom in Venice at Sale Docks is a four-day programme curated by Institute of Radical Imagination (IRI) and Sale Docks

'Gathering into the Maelstrom' – at Sale Docks Dorsoduro 265 in Venice – is an invitation to learn to inhabit the vortex of our contemporary moment, rooting artistic production in ecological struggles, and transforming the field of contemporary art into a political territory. To generate a Museum of the Commons we must both question the toxicity that permeates institutions and, at the same time, build non-capitalistic, non-colonial, non-patriarchal, and non-anthropocentric alliances.

tranzit.ro, as a partner organisation in the Museum of the Commons project, participate to two of the events at the gathering: the Climate
17-20 April 2024
Assembly (through the presence of Adelina Luft, Eduard Constantin, Delia Bulgaru, Livia Pancu, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu and Raluca Voinea), and the Art for Radical Ecologies Manifesto book launch and panel (through the participation of Ovidiu Tichindeleanu and Raluca Voinea), both on Friday, 19 April 2024.

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REVISITING STATE SOCIALISM VIII



Thursday, 11th of April, 2024, 7 p.m

"Lucian Blaga" University Library from Sibiu/ Str. Lucian Blaga, no. 2A

tranzit. ro/Cluj in partnership with Babes Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca and "Lucian Blaga" University Library from Sibiu invites you to a lecture and discussion within the project
"Philosophy in Late Socialist Europe: Theoretical Practices in the Face of Polycrisis" on the topic of the polycrisis of the 1970s -1980 with the title

„Reframing Sovereign Power in Late Socialist Romania: Crisis, Militarism and the Nationalist Turn”.

The meeting is moderated by Ștefan Baghiu.

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REVISITING STATE SOCIALISM VII



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



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 /


(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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ANTIDOXA_6 – Reading Group GMT



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



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.



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 /


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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Summer school: GREEN LINE: decentralisation, decoupling, degreening



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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András Vigvári: Zártkert-Magyarország

Book Launch in Cluj Napoca /


Thursday, 29th of February, 6 p.m.

Address: tranzit.ro/Cluj, Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

How do people address the housing crisis? András Vigvári's book deals with the grassroots responses to the housing crisis in Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on the settlement of suburban private agricultural areas. The book presents an ethnographic study of the settlement of a suburban garden area on the outskirts of a town near Budapest, once an agricultural and weekend housing area, and discusses the results of the fieldwork as part of global social and housing processes.

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung