Arts and Urban Space – International Conference, Sofia, 27-28 September, 2013

Arts and Urban Space
International Conference
American corner at Sofia City Library, 4a Slaveykov Square
27-28 September, Sofia


Arts and Urban Space
International Conference
September 27-28, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria

EEPAP has a pleasure to announce that the international conference ARTS AND URBAN SPACE will take place in Sofia on 27 and 28 of September.
The conference is organized by Sofia Development Association, Art Office Sofia and EEPAP as a part of the series of international events that are taking place in Bulgaria in relation to the Sofia European Capital of Culture 2019 application. It is an occasion to gather artists and experts from East and Central Europe to discuss diverse initiatives, experiences and ways of operating in the city space in the circle of people that come from various artistic or professional backgrounds and diverse social and political contexts. Among the invited guests there are theatre makers, visual artists and cultural operators from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Croatia, Romania, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and Poland.
The panel discussions are open for the public. Join us in Sofia!

27 September, Friday

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration
10:00 – 10:30 – Opening – Sofia Municipality and Sofia Development Association representatives

Panel 1: Cultural Landscape of the City
Moderator TBC

10:30 – 10:40 - BORIS BAKAL – From “Vitić Dances” to “Father Courage” – theatre
projects and the context of the city
10:40 – 10:50 - GERGANA DIMITROVA – All you need is crazy team and a duct tape: the city as a
multifunctional stage for stageless independent artists.
10:50 – 11:00 – VLADIMIR US - Forming public space through cultural action
11:00-11:10 – BORYANA ZAFIROVA Outdoor events and performances. Mission possible

11:10-13:00 – Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

Panel 2: City: a public or a private space?
Moderator Kalina Wagenstein

14:00 – 14:10 – TACIANA ARCIMOVIC – Independent theatre in Belarus today. Private as Public.
14:10 – 14:20 – KIRIL KUZMANOV – In/Visible Locations
14:20 – 14:30 – NATALIA VATSADZE – Between public and private – Apartment exhibitions by Group “Bullion”
14:30 – 14:40 – RADOSVETA KIROVA – Transform your public space

14:50 – 16:30 – Discussion

28 September, Saturday

9:30 – 10:00 – Registration

Panel 3: Art in the City: for whom and why?
Moderator Vladiya Mihaylova

10:00 – 10:10 – YAVOR KOSTOV- From Conventional to Applied theatrе…and back
10:10 – 10:20 – MARTINA STEFANOVA – Converting the space under the Central Railway Station into a Center for Arts and Culture
10:20 – 10:30 – MAGDA MOSIEWICZ – Performing arts as political tool
10:30 – 10:40 – PRAVDOLUB IVANOV - Me, Myself and the Rest of Me on the Square
10:40 – 10:50 – IULIA POPOVICI – Critical democracy and false democratization in public space.
10:50 -13:00 – Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

Panel 4: City and its specific identity
Moderator Joanna Wichowska/EEPAP

14:00 – 14:10 – SAMO SELIMOVIĆ Working with the local community and revitalizing specific urban areas in Ljubljana
14:10 – 14:20 – MYKOLA HOMANYUK Kherson Experiences of Performing Art Interventions to the Urban and Rural Space
14:20 – 14:30 – ANDRE ERLEN “RAUS! OUT! – a theatrical exit out of the wrong life”
14:30 – 14:40 - NEDA SOKOLOVSKA Verbatim theatre – new aspects of togetherness and social awareness.
14:40 – 14:50 – OKSANA DUDKO City of Suburbs: Imagining New Urban Landscape of Lviv
14:50 – 16:30 – Discussion

16:30 – 18:00 Closing session
Moderator/Summing up Asen Terziev

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