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ANTIDOXA_7 – Reading group GMT



13 May2024, 6 p.m

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 13th of May, we will discuss "On solidarity". This time the discussion is led by Erőss Réka.

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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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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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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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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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ANTIDOXA_5 – Reading group GMT



26th of February2024, 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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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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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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Revisiting State Socialism (I)



A new series of conferences at tranzit.ro/Cluj partnered by Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj under the PNRR project Philosophy in Late Socialist Europe: Theoretical Practices in the Face of Polycrisis.

Thursday, October 26th, 2023, 6 p.m

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

Jan Mervart, "Genealogy of Czechoslovak Stalinism"

Czechoslovak Stalinism represents a unique case within the countries of East Central Europe, because of its long duration based on the continuous legality of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. The author's focus is primarily on capturing the genealogy of Stalinism as a Gesamtkunstwerk based on the interconnectedness of individual conceptualizations, representations, and modes of communication. In doing so, he considers the central logos of Stalinism to be the dynamic that emerged from the tension between the constant fluidity of Stalinist policy and strategy, and the desire to formulate a unity of basic premises and binding rules.

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What fits into the Infinite Jest?

Conversation with Lili Kemény, writer, one of the translators of The Infinite Jest /


Moderated by Zsuzsa Selyem, writer, Associate Professor at UBB Cluj, Faculty of Letters.

Wednesday, 25.10.2023, 7 p.m.
Address: tranzit.ro/Cluj,
Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj-Napoca

Even if it was written long time ago, David Foster Wallace's cult novel is about the now: the spectacle of politics, the destructive effects of competition, addictions, deadly entertainment, and everything that distracts us from reality. Radical realism is what the après-garde filmmaker of the roman calls a style with no silent extras: everyone's voice is heard.

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ANTIDOXA_3 – Reading Group GMT



Friday, 7th of July, 2023, 6 pm.
tranzit.ro/Cluj, Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

On the third edition of ANTIDOXA, where each month we read a text from Gáspár Miklós Tamás’ book “Antitézis” together, we discussed the text “Postfascism, postscript: preliminary theses for a system of fear”. This time the discussion was led by Botond Szilágyi. The language of these events is Hungarian.

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

– Book Release /


14.06.2023, 6 pm.
tranzit.ro/Cluj, Napoca str, no 16, 1st floor, Cluj Napoca

tranzit.ro/Cluj 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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ANTIDOXA_2 – Reading group GMT



09.06.2023, 6 pm.
tranzit.ro/Cluj, 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 tranzit.ro/Cluj, ujszem.org and Critical Theory and Multicultural Studies Master’s Program (UBB).

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ANTIDOXA 1– Reading group GMT



5th May 2023, 6 pm.

tranzit.ro/Cluj, 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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The appeal of hitting rock bottom: International Relations and the notion of a point zero

Lecture by Gergely Romsics /


Thursday, 30 March 2023, 7 PM.

Moderator: Tibor Toró

Thinking about various “point zero” moments in international history is rooted in a venerable and long-standing tradition. The traditional assumption, according to which a global point zero would constitute a return to the „state of nature”, a moment of anarchical self-help and violence, has been superseded in the 20th century by theorizing about the potential of such a point zero to overcome difficult legacies of power politics, opening a new vista for constructing an international utopia, a Cosmopolis or “world city” of universal rights and security. Such legacies and hopes clashed in 1918-1919, as World War I drew to a close and the Paris Peace Conference was preparing to convene, and again from 1943 onwards as planning began about a new Europe and a new world after the elimination of the Nazi, fascist and imperial Japanese threats. 1989 brought about a return to utopian thinking about „overcoming” anarchy and insecurity in the international system, a process conceptualized in surprisingly similar terms to patterns of thought familiar from 1918-1919.

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SOCIETY OF SPECTACLES - public discussion



Monday, December 19th, 2022, 7 P.M.

Address:
tranzit. ro/Cluj, Napoca Street, no. 16, 1st. floor
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

[The event is held in Hungarian]

Society of the Spectacle - Discussion on the one of the most significant work of the European Leftist Tradition, the so called Second Communist Manifesto, The Capital of the new generation.

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Non-linear narratives of the Enlightenment

Lecture by VERONICA LAZĂR /


Friday, 25 June 2021, at 7 PM.

Link for the online event:
https://zoom.us/j/94078367667

Moderator: Dana Domșodi

After decades of sophisticated historical research and professional myth busting, academic and popular images of the Enlightenment seem today to be further apart than ever. However, the political question of the legacies of the Enlightenment, whether salutary or deleterious, is once again in season. This talk will argue, firstly, that these legacies are contextual, contradictory, open-ended and ready to be appropriated in creative ways; and secondly, that more than theories, values or attitudes, critical or political – the quest for peace, rationalism, secularism, tolerance, rights of man etc. -, it was above all a few epistemic dislocations brought about by the Enlightenment that proved to be revolutionary for the modern understanding of history, culture and society.

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Climates of History. Or How Climate Crises are Class Struggles in the Web of Life

Jason W. Moore, Binghamton University /


Friday, 28 May 2021, 7 pm

Link for the online event:
https://zoom.us/j/98199345913

Moderator: Attila Szigeti

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Cul-de-Sac Economics: Europe on the Brink of Climate Meltdown



Online lecture by Cornel Ban
(Copenhagen Business School)


Monday, 29th of March , 7:30 pm.

Link for the online event:
https://zoom.us/j/99920238790

Moderated by Attila Szigeti

Science tells us that we are playing a pyramid scheme with the habitability of our Earth. It also tells is that we are getting close to the panic and unravelling stages of that pyramid scheme, with a stabilization of warming at below 2 degrees Celsius being our optimistic scenario. This reckless game is embedded in institutional complementarities that make it politically and economically costly to arrest the causal generators of environmental collapse. It seems that as a species we can’t help but have the greatest death wish of all.

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FORCES AND RELATIONS OF PRODUCTION, NOW AND THEN

Online discussion with ADRIAN GRAMA și ȘTEFAN GUGA /


Wednesday, 10 of February, at 7 pm.

Moderator: Alex Cistelecan

At first glance, it would appear that debates about forces and relations of production, and their mutual relationship, which were once fundamental concepts of historical materialism, have by now all but disappeared from contemporary socio-economic discourse and, implicitly, from the socio-economic reality itself. And yet, their active presence is felt as soon as we scratch a bit the surface of today’s reality.

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Classless train: technology, infrastructure and capitalist ecomodernization

Online lecture by NATALIA BUIER /


December 10th, at 7pm.

Moderator: Dana Domșodi

Technology and its triumphalist reprezentation together with technologic progress represent not only defining elements of the modern imaginary, but also central pieces in the political anticapitalist repertoire. When talking about ecological crisis, labor emancipation or social-democrat measures designed to contain and mitigate the structural crises of global capitalism, technology always appears as a restraining tool of present contradictions. This presentation explores the role of technology in the context of capitalist ecomodernization and its possible functions within anticapitalist ecologist struggles while looking at the high-speed railway project from Spain. Spain, world leader in high-speed railway constructed kilometers, but also in the number of airports and built highway kilometers, has experienced in the last two decades a series of transformations that can serve as a benchmark in evaluating the progressive contemporary proposals such as Green New Deal and the technological modernizations as a solution to the problems of the capitalist society.

Natalia Buier has studied sociology and anthropology. Presently she researches the connection between economic crises, ecological transformations and infrastructure. She is a graduate of the Departament of Sociology and Anthropology from CEU, currently being affiliated to the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology. She obtained her Phd. at CEU with a thesis on historical memory and labor movements in the Spanish railway system.

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AI Commons

Online lecture by Oana Mateescu /


November 27th, 2020, at 7 pm.

In 2019, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiels made waves by stating that “AI is literally communist” while a few years earlier the accelerationist philosopher Nick Land set out to demonstrate “the teleological identity of capitalism and artificial intelligence”. Few other recent technologies have exercised so much ideological fascination, not to mention inspiring an ever-growing output of policy papers on governance and ethics. This talk maps out some of the key issues in contemporary debates that project the political economic future of AI beyond the current moment of platform capitalism. It reviews the positions of left accelerationism, postcapitalism and fully automated luxury communism, focusing on the major blind spot: ownership and control of the means of production. It concludes by emphasizing the increasing push towards imagining AI as commons, while acknowledging the ease with which tech platforms can stimulate open-source AI tools and re-appropriate their products.

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“Save As” Pedagogy Conference



29th February, 1st of March
Apáczai Csere János Theoretical High School, Cluj-Napoca


The strategy of the 3rd “Save As” Pedagogy Conference, as in previous years, is based on the fact that pedagogy, being inter- and multidisciplinary requires an education system connected to all institutions of society. The aim of the conference is to involve professionals and students working together with public schools, as well as individuals and institutions part of the academic and civil sectors. As a platform for professionals, the conference provides an opportunity to discuss issues that are often overlooked in the public education system, in teacher training, and during policy-making. Bringing marginal issues into mainstream discussions, and building collaborations is another goal of the organizers that can bring about change at a local level and serve as inspiration for others.

The conference will take place at the Apáczai Csere János Theoretical High School, Cluj-Napoca, between the 29th of February and the 1st of March. The organizers are looking forward to hosting 200 participants. The program includes 8 lectures and 14 workshops/seminars.

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ORBITING MODERNITY: FROM THE STEAM ENGINE TO THE GALACTIC DEBRIS



Can we cool a burning planet? Degrowth, technology, and the Green New Deal

Lecture & public discussion
held by Gareth Dale (Brunel University, Londra)

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 7 pm.

tranzit. ro/Cluj,
Napoca St, no 16, I floor, Cluj

In these past years, tranzit.ro/Cluj has developed an investigation deployed on multiple levels (philosophy, sociology, economy) and various formats (conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions) on the topic of capitalist modernity and its double legacy – as intellectual and material resources for critique and social progress, but also the challenges and contradictions that the project of modernity carries within itself and are exploding nowadays in acute ways.

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Book launch and debate



Friday, 13th December, 6 pm, at tranzit.ro/Cluj, we gladly invite you to a round table discussion around these topics, occasioned by the publication of two recent books: Costi Rogozanu, Epoca de mijloc, and Alex Cistelecan, De la stânga la stânga. Lecturi critice în câmpul progresist (Tact, Cluj, 2019) .

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Analysis of the Orbán regime from a political economy perspective



What's the situation in Hungary? How does the Orban regime work and why? The latest issue of the Journal of Social Theory "Fordulat" analyzes current Hungarian political, economic and social processes. Many narratives about the "NER" have been born. The unique contribution of this issue is that its authors (members of the Working Group for Public Sociology "Helyzet") do not examine the Orbán regime as a unique political construct, but within a broader historical, political economy framework on the basis of world system theory.

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Between Post-Fascism and Pure Capitalism

G.M.Tamás at 70 /


10 December 2018, 7 pm

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

Guests: G.M. Tamás, István Adorján, Alex Cistelecan, Joe Grim Feinberg, Andrei State, Attila Szigeti

Moderator: Dana Domsodi

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The Destruction of Reason: An Unfinished Project



On Contemporary Irrationalism
8 June 2018, 5:30 pm

The “Popular Front” in Unpopular Times
8 June 2018, 7:30 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Szemkontakt II: Post-fascism, Biopolitics, Populism?

Authoritarian Capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe /


Friday, 1 June 2018, 7 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Jeremy Bentham, Defence of usury /

Saturday, 26th of May 2018, 5 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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What remains of May 68?



Thursday, 24th of May 2018, 6 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Crisis Zones – War Territories, Conflict Areas: The World Around Us, Thought to Be Almost Peaceful

With Zsuzsánna Fodor (photo journalist) and Boróka Parászka (journalist) /


Friday, 18th of May 2018, 6 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

An Essay on the History of Civil Society, by Adam Ferguson /

Seminar #9

5 May 2018, 5 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /

Seminar #8

28 April 2018, 5 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /

Seminar #7

18 March 2018, 4 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /

Seminar #6

17 February 2018, 5 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /

Seminar #5

20 January 2018, 4 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /


Seminar #4

16th of December 2017, 4 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Inopportune Archives. Movies, Memories, Politics

with Radu Jude and Claudiu Turcuș /


6th of November 2017

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of Property and Poverty in Modern Philosophy

Coordonated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /

5th and 19th of November 2017

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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1917≈2017


4th of November 2017

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Brassai Samuel St, no 5

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Theories of property and poverty in modern philosophy (seminars)

Coordonated by Dana Domsodi & Alex Cistelecan /

Following the reading seminars organized in the previous years (Legacies of Modernity and History of Economic Thought), starting this autumn we propose a new program of collective reading on the main theories of property and poverty in modern philosophy.

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A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /


21 June 2017, 11:00 am

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Str. Brassai Samuel, nr. 5

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Culture and Politics of Crisis V: Europe: Economic Crisis and Political Alternatives

with Mark Blyth & Michael Roberts /


Wednesday, 21st of June 2017, 6 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Str. Brassai Samuel, nr. 5

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A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /


14 June 2017, 7 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
Str. Brassai Samuel, nr. 5

read more /

A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /

26 May 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Samuel Street, no 5

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A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /

19 May 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Samuel Street, no 5

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art ft. politics 2



28 April 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

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Soirée critique X

Claudiu Gaiu, Attila Szigeti, Cristian Nichitean /

21 April 2017, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

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A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /

20 April 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

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Launching the Cluj Tenant Association

(Hosted event) /


8 April 2017, 7-11 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

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A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Seminar VI /

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

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A History of Economic Thought. Capital Speaks

Seminar V /

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

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A history of economic thought. Capital speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /

Monday, February 27th 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi

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A history of economic thought. Capital speaks

Coordonat de Dana Domsodi /

Monday, February 13th 2017, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi

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A history of economic thought. Capital speaks

Seminar 2 - Physiocracy /

Saturday, 17 December 2016, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi

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Soirée Critique IX

Alt-Right: Funny Fascism /


Friday, 9 December 2016, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Introduction by Cristian Nichitean, Horațiu Nan și Alex Cistelecan

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art ft. politics

moderated by Janka Visky /


Tuesday, November 22nd 2016, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

moderated by Janka Visky

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A history of economic thought. Capital speaks

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi /

Friday, November 18th 2016, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Coordinated by Dana Domsodi

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Soirée Critique VIII - Prelude to the American Night

Introduction by Cristian Nichitean /


Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Introduction by Cristian Nichitean

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Culture and Politics of Crisis IV

Interrogating Lenin and Polanyi. Alternatives for Today’s Left /


Friday, 28 October 2016, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Gareth Dale (Brunel University, London) and Tamás Krausz (Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Budapest)

Moderators: Alex Cistelecan and Florin Poenaru

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Soirée Critique V

Brexit? Lexit? Romexit? /


Friday, July 8th 2016, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Guests: Lorin Ghiman and Alexandru-Vasile Sava

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Soirée Critique IV

Post-crisis University: Occupied, Evacuated, Reformed, Corporatized /


Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St. 5

Guests: Cristina Raț, Enikő Vincze, Alex Boguș and Norbert Petrovici

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Questioning Symposium - Echoes of Practices



tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

Participants: Freja Bäckman, Ingrid Cogne, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Gerardo Montes de Oca, Elske Rosenfeld, Attila Tordai-S.

18th-24th April 2016

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Soirées Critiques: Documented Actuality



tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel, nr. 5

A series of friendly, but no less serious, open discussions and theoretical analyses of the main themes of the day, seen from the perspective of the most relevant texts.

Organized by CriticAtac & tranzit. ro/ Cluj

Capital’s overaccumulation and postlabor
Friday, April 8th, 6 pm

Neuroexit (euroexit)!
Thursday, April 28th, 7 pm

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CULTURE AND POLITICS OF CRISIS III



Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor
Lecture by Moishe POSTONE
Professor of Modern History at the University of Chicago, Senior Fellow at IFK - Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften

Saturday, 19 March 2016, 6 pm.

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Str. Brassai Sámuel nr. 5

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Gazette of Political Art #12


5th of February 2016, 6 pm.

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
str. Brassai Samuel no. 5., Cluj

Launch of the Gazette of Political Art #12 /// In the name of the periphery: decolonial theory and intervention in the Romanian context.

Presentation held by the coordinators of issue 12th - Veda Popovici and Ovidiu Pop

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People, nation, collective features and behaviour:


Wednesday, 13 January 2015, 6 pm.

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
str. Brassai Samuel no. 5., Cluj

Reactions to “The Psychology of the Romanians: The psychological profile of the Romanians in a cognitive-experimental monograph” by Daniel David

The recent publication of “The Psychology of the Romanians” has occasioned a series of reactions and controversies around the ideas of nation, nationhood and the manner in which these can be conceived of as either individual or collective entities. The present debate will follow up on some of these discussions, together with the author, on themes such as research methodology, scientificity, inter- and transdisciplinarity, as well as the political instrumentalization of academic research.

Participants: Daniel David
Critical apprisals: Călin Goina, Marius Lazăr, Raluca Perneș

Moderator: Norbert Petrovici

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Book presentation: Exotic Plants. The theory and practice of Romanian Marxists


27 November 2015, 6 pm.

tranzit. ro/Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel street, no 5., Cluj

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The most common misconceptions about islam. Five things you must know about islam



27 october 2015, 7 pm.

tranzit.ro/Cluj
Str. Brassai Sámuel no 5, Cluj.

Lecture by Csilla Gyöngyösi
Moderated by Zsuzsa Selyem

Ordinary people do not know too much about Islam. They see migrants on TV, knowing that they are Muslims. Do we need to be afraid of their religion?

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Georg Lukács, “Reification and the consciousness of the proletariat”, in History and Class Consciousness

Reading seminar: Legacies of modernity 2014-2015 /


Coordinated by Alex Cistelecan

Special guest: G.M.Tamas

19 June 2015, 5 pm.

tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
str. Brassai S. nr.5, Cluj

For our last meeting in the series of seminars on the Legacies of Modernity, we invite you to a discussion of a nodal text from the Marxist tradition. A work situated at the intersection of three lines of fracture,

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fanfic

presentation by Antónia Belcher /


Wednesday, 17 june, 7 pm.

tranzit.ro/Cluj,
str. Brassai S. nr.5

There is an online subculture based on writing stories about characters in mainstream media. The creators have no copyright and can’t sell anything, so they developed a scene with peculiar ways

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The Sectarians. Small trilogy of the marginals

by Vasile Ernu /


tranzit.ro/ Cluj invites you to the release of the volume

The Sectarians. Small trilogy of the marginals by Vasile Ernu

Friday 12 June, 6 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj, str. Brassai S. nr.5.

Guests: Aurel Codoban, Marius Lazăr, Alex Cistelecan

The book was published by Polirom Publishing House in 2015.

The sects have always been marginal religious cults, less noticed by the rest of the world, usually creating fear and distrust.

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Reading seminar: Legacies of modernity 2014-2015



Special guest: G.M.Tamas.

24 April 2015, 6 pm.

tranzit. ro/ Cluj
str. Brassai S. nr.5, Cluj

Alfred Sohn-Rethel, Intellectual labor and manual labor

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Leftist feminism in contemporary eastern-european literature



21 April 2015, 7 pm.

Brassai S. street no.5, Cluj

special guest: Zsófia Lóránd
moderated by: Zsuzsa Selyem

The discussion (EN) will focus on local varieties of gender issues, such as equity in education, politics, urban spaces, working rights, domestic life etc. having in sight the global enclosures as well as the local dictatorial heritages.

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Book launch „Artist book: Ioana Nemeș”



25 February 2015, 7 pm

tranzit.ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Street. no.5, Cluj

“Artist book: Ioana Nemeș” is edited by Alina Șerban and Ștefania Ferchedău and copublished by pepluspatru Association (Bucharest) and Spector Books (Leipzig). Contributors are curators, art historians and artists with whom Ioana Nemeș closely collaborated for the exhibitions showing ....

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Reading seminar: Legacies of modernity, 2014 - 2015

Coordonated by Alex Cistelecan /


After our discussions on Marx’s Capital, we start again our reading seminars at tranzit.ro/ Cluj with four fundamental texts of the socialist theory and in a brand new format, with the extraordinary participation of G.M. Tamás.

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Book launch - 'The Era of Traian Băsescu/ Epoca Traian Basescu'


Thursday, 20 November 2014, 7 pm

tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Samuel Street, nr. 5

We are inviting you to the launching of the book - The Era of Traian Băsescu (Florin Poenaru, Costi Rogozanu coordinators, Tact 2014) followed by a debate about Romania in the last decade.

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Conference: Culture and Politics of Crisis II.

Marxism and post colonialism: Which counterhegemonic narrative for the post-communist East? /

29 May 2014, 7 pm.

tranzit.ro/ Cluj
str. Brassai Sámuel no. 5

Speakers:
Anselm Jappe: Professor of philosophy, aesthetics and critical theory, teaching in Italy, member of the Krisis group from Nuremberg; author of numerous essays and several books, including Guy Debord (1992), Les aventures de la marchandise. Pour une nouvelle critique de la valeur (2002), and Credit a mort. La decomposition du capitalisme et ses critiques (2011).

Aakash Singh Rathore: Research Professor at the Center for Ethics and Global Politics, LUISS University, Rome. He is author/editor of several books, including Indian Political Thought (2010), From Political Theory to Political Theology (2010), The Future of Political Theology (2012).

Moderators:
Alex Cistelecan
Veronica Lazăr

BOOK LAUNCH

30 May 2014, 2 pm.

With the participation of the authors:
Anselm Jappe: The adventures of the merchandise: For a new critic of the value
Tact Publishing House, Cluj,
presented by Alex Cistelecan

G.M. Tamás: Postfascism and anticommunism. Philosophical-Political Interventions
Tact Publishing House, Cluj.
presented by Attila Szigeti

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tranzit.ro/ Cluj - Seminars on Modernity (Revisiting Modern Legacy)

coordinated by Alex Cistelecan /

The series of seminars continues at tranzit. ro/ Cluj,

Venue:
tranzit. ro/ Cluj,
Brassai Sámuel St., no. 5, Cluj

Karl Marx, Capital, vol. 3
The seminar will revisit the Marxist critique of value in some classical and contemporary texts, with the guiding question whether this is an avant la lettre Weberian critique of modernity as rule of instrumental reason, or a determinate critique of capitalism as a particular and contingent historical formation.

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Book launch and open discussion: Which side are you on?

book launch moderated by Florin Poenaru /

Time: Friday, 21 February 2014, 7 pm.
Venue: tranzit. ro/ Cluj, Brassai Sámuel Street, no. 5, Cluj-Napoca

After the book launch, there will be a discussion moderated by the members of the CriticAtac online editorial on the theme Which side are you on?


After months of protests in which most of the observers and of the participants still refused to recognize a potential anti-capitalist movement, after tens of public delimitations and retractions from any articulated critique of the ongoing economic injustice, perhaps the shortest way to revive and coagulate the left would consist in identifying our common enemies.

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tranzit.ro/ Cluj - Seminars on Modernity (Revisiting Modern Legacy)

coordinated by Alex Cistelecan /

The seminar will revisit the Marxist critique of value in some classical and contemporary texts, with the guiding question whether this is an avant la lettre Weberian critique of modernity as rule of instrumental reason, or a determinate critique of capitalism as a particular and contingent historical formation.

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tranzit.ro/ Cluj - Social Forum Cluj-Napoca: The Commons of the Left



We invite you to Cluj, between 24-26 May 2013, to discuss about our collective and individual activists struggles carried out in different arenas and around multiple issues. Our emancipatory projects are related to fundamental aspects for us as individuals and for our collective survival and dignity. We want a just world, in which issues of living in society can be politicized, transformed and negotiated collectively. Authority over the structure of the social fabric is to be held collectively. While we may prioritize differently what the central issues or the central node of emancipation are, our strength is that we can see them as interrelated. Even if not always explicitly, we carry these fights together.

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tranzit.ro/ Cluj - Culture and Politics of Crisis

Debate, book launch and inauguration of tranzit.ro/ Cluj space /


On the occasion of opening the new tranzit.ro/ Cluj space (Sámuel Brassai st., no. 5) tranzit.ro and Tact publishing house are inviting you to participate to the public debate on the topic:
Culture and Politics of Crisis

Participants:
Boris Buden (Professor, Faculty of Arts and Design, Bauhaus University, Weimar)
G. M. Tamás (Researcher, Philosophy Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)

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tranzit.ro/ Cluj - lecture Culture States by Société Réaliste



tranzit.ro/ cluj
In the frame of the project
“Fiction, Rhetoric and Facts”

28 June 2012, 17 :00h
Babes Bolyai University, Department of Sociology, str. Plugarilor 34, Cluj
Lecture by Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy (Société Réaliste)

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