Sofia Events - Part 24

posted by Mira on 2006/02/08 12:22

[ Sofia Events ]

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.


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.
D'n'bass Party - 25% Personality with dj NoName



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