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Now the impulse is to live! Timișoara Edition

An exhibition organised in the frame of the project C4R (Cultures for Resilience), by, in collaboration with Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée (FR), Casco Art Institute (NL), Nethood (CH), in partnership with Minitremu Association (RO) and supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Commission.

2 – 15 July 2023
Riverside Pavilion / Children’s Park Ion Creangă, Timișoara

A research exhibition comprising documentation produced in the C4R activities, as well as artworks and documents related to a localised understanding of resilience. The first edition of the exhibition took place in July 2022 in Bucharest, moving to Sofia in September 2022 in an adapted version and with some works presented in premiere. The third edition in Timișoara shows a selection of works from the previous two editions, alongside new contributions that respond to the context of the project and to Minitremu Art Camp #8 intended for high-school students.

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

26 June – 5 July 2023

As part of the ABC project,ști hosts the residency of Jaana Kokko.

Jaana Kokko is an artist, filmmaker and educator based in Helsinki, having her background in arts and economics. In her practice she is now in the search of the common: the emergent need for the change that is starting from our practices of art making, learning and being together.

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Earth Architecture Workshop

Participatory workshop on traditional building materials, presentation and observational walks of local architecture.

Facilitated by Jelica Jovanović (architect)

Saturday, 17 June 2023, 12 to 6 p.m.

The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, Siliștea Snagovului
GPS Coordinates

The earth architecture workshop is organized in the framework of ABC project to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and skills related to the possibilities of using traditional building materials and techniques and local material resources through a sustainable and ethical practice. With hands-on activities of preparing, mixing and testing earth materials (mud plasters, mortars, adobe and hybrid construction techniques), along with discussions and walks in the nearby area, the workshop is intended to create a space for sharing technical knowledge, experiences, and working possibilities, drawing from the work of The Summer School of Architecture in Rogljevo and the plan of building the Experimental Station. The Summer School is an informal alternative educational platform developed in 2010 by Jelica Jovanović and the Group of Architects (GA) to restore and preserve cultural assets (wine cellars) in Serbia together with the involvement of a group of students and with the active cooperation of the local community.

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GMT / The Other Pole / The End of the World I.

– Book Release /

14.06.2023, 6 pm., Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca is organizing a roundtable discussion on the occasion of the release of two new collected volumes by Gáspár Miklós Tamás. The books are published by Kijárat and Kalligram, and edited by Balázs Sipos.

Roundtable participants:

Árpád Kulcsár, bycicle messenger;
Boróka Parászka, journalist, Radio Târgu Mureş, HVG;
Attila Szigeti, philosopher, Hungarian Institute of Philosophy, UBB;
Botond Szilágyi, doctoral candidate, Hungarian Institute of Philosophy, UBB.

Moderator: Balázs Sipos, scholar, translator.

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Field trip and workshop with the POST MA Programme from the Latvian Art Academy

13 June 2023

The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life
Siliștea Snagovului is welcoming a group of students and their tutors, from one of the most experimental MAs in the Baltic countries, the POST programme at the Latvian Art Academy in Riga. During their trip to Romania, facilitated by curator and tutor Corina Apostol, they will spend one day at the Station, exploring the surroundings and discussing topics formulated by the Station’s context, such as water scarcity, biodiversity preservation, migration of plant and animal species, sustainable food systems, as well as models of collective ownership and self-management. The Cosmos Garden at the Station will serve as a case study for some of these topics.

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Forever – is composed of Nows –

The Experimental Station for Research on Art and Life, Siliștea Snagovului
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In this present in which the future is almost cancelled, #solarpunk imagines a way to be together based on other options than denial or despair. In this speculative imaginary, manifested as sci-fi literary and artistic forms, and rapidly expanding in multiple forms of popular culture, the solar, understood as renewable energy, meets punk as form of self-organisation, thus representing a trend in discontinuity with genres like cyberpunk, dieselpunk or steampunk.

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ANTIDOXA_2 – Reading group GMT

09.06.2023, 6 pm., Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

On the second edition of ANTIDOXA, where each month we read a text from Gáspár Miklós Tamás’ book “Antitézis” together, we discussed the text “Dawn contemplation on communism and more”. This time the discussion was led by András Borbély. The language of these events is Hungarian.

The reading circle is a collaboration between, and Critical Theory and Multicultural Studies Master’s Program (UBB).

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ANTIDOXA 1– Reading group GMT

5th May 2023, 6 pm., Napoca,
str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

"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)

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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ABC project – Mapping Session

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

May – July 2023
With Iuliana Dumitru and Adelina Ivan

The Experimental Station is slowly growing – with more than 80 species planted in the Cosmos Garden; with Demeter, a bread oven made by poet and gardener V. Leac using found and gifted local bricks; with raised beds of vegetables and medicinal plants; and with an invasion of turnips. Despite unpredictable weather conditions, our frequency to commute between the city and the project site increased, together with a familiarity of the surroundings and closeness with our (non)human neighbors.

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Demetra, the bread oven

Built for the Station by V. Leac /

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

A traditional oven in the garden is a place to celebrate the harvest, the beginning and end of seasons (as unpredictable as they have become), to gather people around its fire and fresh smell of baking bread, to provide food, stories and shelter.

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Reading Group: Ways of Organisation

28th of April - 1st of May 2023

Friday, 3 - 7 pm CET
Saturday - Monday, 9 am - 1 pm CET

The group 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 invites all interested to join online sessions celebrating the 1st of May, on Georg Lukacs’ text 𝘛𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 (1923). This essay is part of Lukacs’ anthology 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴–𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 (1919-1923). The sessions will be held between 28th of April and 1st of May 2023, in the frame of the project 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

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Working again with Jens Haaning

2023 / 2024

(13th-17th of April 2023) Iași is happy to announce a new collaboration with the international artist Jens Haaning which will be materialised in 2024. Between 13th and the 17th of April we worked, walked, wondered in Iasi, while inquiring how to move forward. Ideas will unravel soon.

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ERSTE Foundation is main partner of tranzit:

ERSTE Stiftung