Parallel program of Project 0: International Conference on Art and Urban Public Space

Parallel program – Center for Contemporary Art – The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv

International Conference on Art and Urban Public Space
9 June / Monday/ 9:30 am – 7 pm


Along with the presentation of the work, “0″ will be held an international conference. Its goal is to continue naturally the platform concept and objectives of the project, to create vision of views and sharing of experiences.
The conference will discuss issues that concern both Kapana Quartier and Plovdiv, and more general problems concerning the existence and organization of space in contemporary living,the experience and the dynamics in the surrounding environment.

Panels and participants:

Opening panel

- Vladiya Mihaylova (Curator, Project 0)
- Vesselina Sarieva (Director, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv)
- Stefan Stoyanov (Deputy Mayor “Culture, education, tourism, innovation, business development and European policies”)
- Arch. Rumen Rusev (Chief architect of Plovdiv Municipality).
- Lubomir Mandradjiev (Lawyer, inhabitant, Zlatarska Str., Kapana (The Trap) Quarter)
- Kiril Kuzmanov (Artist, Author of Project 0)

Panel 1

To whom belongs the city? Visible and invisible inhabitants, visible and invisible locations. The role of art in the public space.
- Vladiya Mihaylova (Curator, Project 0)
- Andrea Phillips (Goldsmiths University, London)
- Luchezar Boyadjiev (Artist, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia)
- Övül Durmuşoğlu (Curator Berlin – Istanbul, Sofia Contemporary 2013)
- Todor Hristov (Sociologist, Institute of Critical Social Studies)

Panel 2

Arts practices and urban public space; Cultural policies, spectators
- Vesselina Sarieva (Director of Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv)
- Kathrin Deventer (Secretary General of European Festivals Association)
- Bogna Olszewska (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw)
- Dessislava Dimova (Curator Sofia – Brussels; lectures-walks in the frames of Western Park Festival, 2013, Sofia)
- Milena Fetvadjieva (Architect, „URBANVIVA”, Sofia)

Panel 3

Opening of new spaces, creating publicity Moderator:
- Stefan Krastev (Anthropologist)
- Raha Farazmand (Architect, Zone -7, Architectural Associations School of Architecture, London);
- Ergin Çavuşoğlu (Artist, Reader in Fine Arts at Middlesex University, London);
- Elisa Calosi (Cultural Manager, International Elias Canetti Society, Ruse);
- Vladislav Kostadinov (Architect, studio 8 1⁄2, Пловдив);
- Rossen Bossev (Journalist, “Capital Weekly”)

Open Discussion

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