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Launch of Corner magazine #7 & #8

CORNER fottball + society
Combo launch

Monday, 16 December 2019, 7 p.m. București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4

Round #7 begins with the exuberant joy of the players from the national street football team which won 3rd place at the Homeless World Cup 2019 and a contribution by Ovidiu Țichindeleanu about technology and video assisted refereeing in modern football. We propose analyses of the representation of players in the Women’s World Cup made by the Lyon team Les Débuteuses and of the financial relations in football and art made by the research group Against the Run of Play. We discuss the local scenes highlighting personal histories in Romanian football with Liliana Basarab and Ana Năstase and personal narratives around the polo scene with Iuliana Dumitru and the player Johanna Tóth. The visual contribution of Șerban Savu questions the representation of the supporters imaginary and Sorin Popescu puts into context the use of the body in manifestations of protest on the field. In the end, Z. Blace & Co. invite the reader to imagine the political and sporting future of Europe.

In issue #8, Florin Poenaru offers an extensive analysis of media - the evolution of technology is mutually modeled with the development and reception of football, and Paul Breazu overlaps electronic music, physical and political culture in USSR during the 80s in a review of the PULS record series. Cristina Mitola, coach and former footballer, shares her life experience on the football field, in the locker room and with her foot on the ball. Focusing on the local scene, Iuliana Dumitru x-rays table tennis history in conversation with the player Ella Zeller-Constantinescu and Mircea Olivian opens the discussion about the representation of Roma people in Romanian football. Less present in discussions about sports, blind football is a medium with specific rules with an official history of over 25 years; Florin Kovacs and Tiberiu Păun, players of the national team, are represented in the poster made by Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor. În Chișinău, a fight for public space is happening between local civic initiatives on one side and local authorities and the US Embassy on the other side - Vlada Ciobanu tells the story of the citizen’s initiative The Stadium is Republican, and Pavel Brăila performs history with the help of the public.

In parallel, in collaboration with P U N C H we publish and launch the first English volume comprising the CORNER contributions of 44 authors with various backgrounds published between 2015 and 2017.

Corner. Football + Society

Corner 7 with contributions by: Erik Lauchie, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Against the Run of Play, Sorin Popescu, Les Débuteuses, Vlad Levente Viski, Liliana Basarab, Iuliana Dumitru, Z. Blace & Co, Șerban Savu

Corner 8 with contributions by: Decebal Cojoc / Romfilatelia, Cristina Mitola, Iuliana Dumitru, Paul Breazu, Mircea Olivian, Mona Vătămanu și Florin Tudor, Florin Poenaru, Vlada Ciobanu, Pavel Brăila

Editorial board: Sorin Popescu, Dana Andrei, Iuliana Dumitru, Raluca Voinea, Paul Breazu
Design by Paul Voggenreiter
Printed at IDEA Design & Print

ISSN 2501-5559

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