Workshops and discussions

Exhibition and Discussion: Science and Ethnicity. Anthropological Research in Romania during the 1930s.

The exhibition curated by Marius Turda will be showcased throughout the conference and school. The exhibition aims to introduce the public to racial anthropological research carried out in Romania during the 1930s. It includes Romanian anthropological material alongside samples of the Austrian and Saxon research carried out in the Banat and Transylvania.

The participants to the summer conference and school will have the chance to have the exhibition presented by Marius Turda followed by a round table discussion.

Feminist workshop to discuss the manifesto ‘Feminism for the 99%’

Feminism shouldn’t be about how many women get to the top, breaking glass ceilings to become CEOs or presidents. Feminism should be about the unpaid labour provided by most women inside the home. And about the badly paid labour provided also mainly by women in so-called women’s professions: cleaning services, care for the elderly, nurseries, kindergartens. Why much of this difficult and never-ending work is paid with love and admiration, but not money? Who profits from it, mainly men or mainly the rich? Or perhaps even other women? How is violence, at home and at the workplace, used to keep women “in their place”? What is it like to be both woman and from an ethnic minority? Following a short presentation of the manifesto ‘Feminism for the 99%’, we will discuss these matters and exchange stories by and about women.

Oana Uiorean is a writer. She raises children, mainly in Brussels, and sometimes helps organise women’s strikes.

Redefining Humanism in the Anthropocene era (lecture in French)

Taking as a starting point the idea that we now live in the era of the Anthropocene, namely that the action of the human being now has a geological dimension, Yves goes on to question how does the understanding of the interrelation of Humanity with nature transform our vision of humanism? This is the question he would like to propose for discussion, having as a background the objective to affirm a more solidary way of understanding humanity.

Yves Vaillancourt (b. 1960) pursued his studies in political science and philosophy in in both Montréal and Paris. From 1993 onwards was philosophy professor at Collège Ahuntsic (Montréal, Canada). He writes fiction, focusing on themes such as travelling, photography, the interdiffusion between virtual and real worlds, as well as a contemporary quest for the sacred. Yves Vaillancourt is also a photographer and has curated several exhibitions. As an essayist, he wrote on ecology, which won him the Esdras-Minville Prize in 1994.

Book launch and discussion on „Socialiștii. O moștenire (1835-1921)” [Socialists. A legacy (1835-1921)], Cartier Publishing, 2019 – in Romanian

The volume is reviewed and will be released during the 4th Telciu Summer School, in the presence of the author, Adi Dohotaru. The event is organized as a discussion on the content of the book, but also of its relevance in the current social, economic and political context. At the discussion will participate the author, together with historians specialized in Romanian Socialism.

Adi Dohotaru studied jurnalism. He is an activist for housing right, sustainable and ecological ways of waste management, the protection and development of urban green areas as well as protected areas, as well as participatory budgeting. Since 2016 he was elected within the Romanian Parliament.