Sofia Events - Part 24

posted by Mira on 2006/02/08 11:22

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During this cold week among the places you can go in Sofia are definitely THE RED HOUSE CULTURE AND DEBATE CENTRE and HAMBARA
8 February 2006 (Wednesday), 6.00 p.m.

THE RED HOUSE CULTURE AND DEBATE CENTRE

Buy Nothing Day - Consumption Boycott – Think Before Buying… Critical Consumption – Real Impact or Still a Dream? debate between theoreticians and practicians from Eastern and Western Europe.

With Ivaylo Ditchev (cultural anthropologist, Sofia University), Jivko Georgiev (sociologist, BBSS - Gallup), Georgi Angelov (economist, Institute for Market Economy), representatives of the seminar "Critical consumption and sustainable development; sharing experience in Europe" of the Open Mind Foundation by the Youth Programme of the EU and activists in civil and ecological campaigns.

  • From a system of shortage to a system of excess – are we citizens in a democratic world or shopping consumers in the great world mall?
  • Is it easier for the post-socialist person to become a pitiful consumer?
  • How do consumer tendencies evolve?
  • Does the free market turn us into citizens or consumers?
  • Critical consumption – between lifestyle and new political movements
  • Boycott of goods and services in Western Europe and in the ex-socialist Bloc? The experience of activist campaigns for a boycott of goods and services
  • The experience of Western Europe – radical actions against corporative products and commercials
  • Why is it so hard to criticize consumption passion in ex-socialist countries?
  • What stops us from seeing the traps of consumption?
  • Ecological and political arguments of modern “asceticism”?
Supported by the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

9 February 2006 (Thursday) 6:30 p.m.
HAMBARA (Sofia; 22, 6-th September Str.)
Crash – reshaping of the human body by modern technology
Screening of Croneneberg's movie Crash prsented by David Ieroham.

10 February 2006 (Friday), 8.00 p.m.
THE RED HOUSE CULTURE AND DEBATE CENTRE
D'n'bass Party - 25% Personality with dj NoName


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