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ANTIDOXA_5 – Reading group GMT



26th of February2023, 6 p.m

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

[The event is held in Hungarian]

„The desirable goal of politics can be defined in philosophical terms by reflecting on what is Evil, the root cause of human suffering.” (New Eastern European Left)

„Hippies, punks, antifas.
Feather merchants and shirkers.
Niggers. Lesbians. Anarchists. Jewish commies.”

(Dawn contemplation on communism and more)

There are many opinions about the thinking of Gáspár Miklós Tamás. Is there a political truth to be gleaned from his writings that goes beyond opinions? Once a month, we read a text from Gáspár Miklós Tamás' book „Antitézis” together, interpret it, discuss and debate it.

On the 26th of February, we will discuss a section of the text „Truth and Class”, entitled „Two kinds of socialism.”

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Revisiting State Socialism (V)



February 22th in Bucharest, 7 p.m

Grădina ArtHub,
General Constantin Budișteanu Street, no 10

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

Our Bucharest meeting is moderated by Adela Hîncu.

Our podcast series here:
https://soundcloud.com/rev-state-socialism

Our HMCluj 2024 conference here:
https://hmcluj2024.conference.ubbcluj.ro/

Socialism, Alternative Globalization, and Human Rights
talk by Raluca Grosescu & Bogdan Iacob

State socialism had a crucial role in post-war globalization and the subsequent crafting of international law. During the Cold War, Eastern Europe produced trans-regional circulations, epistemic networks, and institutional projects alternative to but interconnected with those generated in the West. Decolonization was the catalyst for socialist globalism in international organizations, at the level of inter-governmental relations and in terms of reconceptualizing norms and hierarchies.

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Darwin Day 2024 – Citizen Science and Biodiversity



Monday, 12 February 2024, 6-8 p.m

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

tranzit.ro/Cluj invites you to Darwin Day 2024 – Citizen Science and Biodiversity, the first event of a program series developed in partnership with NECC - Nature Education Community Center, hypha_etc [education, theory, culture], Milvus Group and the Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj.

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Sophie Goltz.Building and Repairing Civic Life: call for public space.



Saturday, 10th of February 2024, 6 p.m.

tranzit.ro/ Iasi @ GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

tranzitiasi is welcoming you on this Saturday, the 10th of February to join us for a public lecture with curator and art educator Sophie Goltz.

”Based on the repercussions of Documenta Fifteen and connected with the question of public (art) spaces, this lecture will present artistic and curatorial strategies around notions of remembering. Lately, what it was called "Versöhnungstheater" (spectacle of reconciliation, Czollek), the German Erinnerungskultur (remembrance culture) is questioned in these projects and its institutional manifestations be it a memorial site, museum, archive, walkabout, ritual, or gesture.

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POLYCRISES ACROSS DIVIDE

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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Nicoleta Moise: The Blue Dream



tranzit. ro/București and The Last Archive present:

Nicoleta Moise: The Blue Dream

21 December 2023, 4-7 p.m.

A temporary intervention at the Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life

Coordinates
Access: by car via DN1 or A3; by bus no. 446, departure from Piața Presei Libere, arrival at Pescari stop

Since 2012, when the Maya apocalypse did not exactly happen on a planetary scale as predicted, we have witnessed instead an agglomeration of gradual apocalypses, usually inflicted on those who don’t have back-up plans, with bunkers and rifles and know-it-all-scenarios, protect-your-family infrastructures. The world is falling apart, not only in its physical condition, but also in its very reason for existing as a space that allows breathing and thriving of the spirit, be it human or other. As we write these lines, we are watching the erasure of people, of humanity, of common sense, of any sense, of reason and empathy altogether, of the will to live, confronted as we are with the capitalist-colonial-military apparatus. Destruction and doom, repression and censorship, chemical weapons and threat of nuclear escalation, on top of the existing wars, and the countless disasters that the media only reports for a limited time, on the backdrop of lifestyle advice, with gym exercises and nutritional advice, cooking and gardening recipes, pictures of cats and babies, watch the apocalypse from the cosy, fireplace-heated living room.
With tranzit. ro/București, every year on the 21st of December we gather to celebrate we survived for one more year. What about those who didn’t survive? Not because they were old and their time on this earth was peacefully coming to an end, but because of so many other reasons that we find hard to come to terms with?
We cannot fight death, no matter who inflicts it. We can, however, remember those who tried to live.

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Research Transformation



an autotheoretical lecture by Cătălin Gheorghe
based on a book mediation event

Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 5 p.m.
tranzit.ro/ Iasi
Address: Greenhouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

Book mediation:
Catalin Gheorghe, Transformarea cercetării. Noi estetici aplicate în practica cercetării artistice critice (Research transformation. New aesthetics applied in the practice of critical artistic research), tranzit.ro/Iași, Iași, 2022, ISBN 978-606-94455-9-4

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Revisiting State Socialism (IV)



Friday, December 15, 2023, 6:00 p.m

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

tranzit. ro/Cluj in partnership with UBB 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

„Varieties of Polycrisis: Escalations, Doomsdays and Historical History from the Long 1970s to Today”.

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Situations and commitments



Specific Aspects of the Pedagogical Turn of the 1970s in Hungary / The work of Péter Forgács, István Sinkó & István Rév and the educational films of the Balázs Béla Studio


08 December 2023-14 January 2024
Opening: 7th of December 23, 7pm.

Curator: Virag Lődi

The exhibition focuses on specific creative engagements within public education by intellectuals of the late Kádár-era in Hungary, introducing democratic and critical attitudes and methods. The exploration of media artist Péter Forgács's complex experiment in aesthetic education between 1974 and 78 constitutes the axis of the exhibited material, but another semi-illegal school workshop led by economic historian István Rév and painter István Sinkó is also evoked. The political and social contexts of these pedagogical experiments are given more depth by the inclusion of a series of educational films made at the time in the Balázs Béla Studio, also highlighting the importance and educational aspects of the studio’s social film distribution program. The exhibition treats the above cultural practices within the intersection of pedagogy and art.

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REVISITING STATE SOCIALISM (II)



tranzit.ro/Cluj in partnership with UBB Cluj-Napoca on 16th November, 18:00, organized a lecture and discussion within the project "Philosophy in Late Socialist Europe: Theoretical Practices in the Face of Polycrisis" on the Romanian novel in late communism and early capitalism with the title "Communist Anticommunism: the Realist Novel in Late Communist Romania and the Transition to Capitalist Realism".

The guests of this edition were Ștefan Baghiu and Mihai Iovănel. The meeting was held in Romanian and was moderated by Alex Cistelecan.

Online event

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ANTIDOXA_4 – Reading group GMT



Monday, 6th of November 2023, 6 p.m

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

[The event is held in Hungarian]

"The desirable goal of politics can be defined in philosophical terms by reflecting on what is Evil, the root cause of human suffering." (New Eastern European Left)

"Hippies, punks, antifas.
Feather merchants and shirkers.
Niggers. Lesbians. Anarchists. Jewish commies."
(Dawn contemplation on communism and more)

There are many opinions about the thinking of Gáspár Miklós Tamás. Is there a political truth to be gleaned from his writings that goes beyond opinions? Once a month, we read a text from Gáspár Miklós Tamás' book “Antitézis” together, interpret it, discuss and debate it.

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THE DEPLOYMENT OF ART

Public presentation /


Dr. Clare Carolin,
Senior Lecturer in Art and Public Engagement, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London


2nd of November 2023, 6 p.m.
tranzit.ro/ Iasi
Address: GreenHouse, Str. Sf. Atanasie nr. 25, Iași

tranzitiasi is welcoming you on Thursday, the 2nd of November to join us for a public talk where – using the findings of Clare Carolin`s doctoral research - we may start to understand retrospectively the way in which art can operate in very specific conflict zones or, more generally in times of war.

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung