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August 25 - 30, 2005

International symposium

World Trade Center Dresden
The symposium WILD CAPITAL / WILDES KAPITAL examines changes in post-socialist cities using Sofia and Dresden as examples.

Thursday, August 25 - OPENING 6 p.m.: OPENING RECEPTION IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DRESDEN

Inaugural speeches:
Katrin Klingan (artistic director of relations),
Christiane Mennicke (director of Kunsthaus Dresden, artistic director of Wild Capital),
Iara Boubnova (artistic director of Visual Seminar, Sofia)
7 p.m.: THE CITY IN THE TUG OF WAR BETWEEN INVESTOR INTERESTS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
> Torsten Birne (architecture critic, co-curator of Wild Capital / Wildes Capital, Dresden): Producing the city - the Altmarkt in Dresden
> Milla Mineva (cultural scholar, fellow student of Visula Seminar, Sofia): Wild longing for capitalism
> 8 p.m.: Adam Scrivener (artist, London / Toulouse): City as Will and Idea
moderated by Maria Vassileva (Visual Seminar, Sofia)

Friday, August 26 - PATHS TO CAPITALISM 3 p.m.: PATHS TO CAPITALISM

>Jan Wenzel & Anne König (artists, Leipzig): For We Know Not What We See
>Svetla Kazalarska (cultural scholar, Sofia/Rave fellow, Dresden):
A WYSIWYG- (whatyouseeis-whatyouget)-City: The Case of Sofia?
7 p.m.: PATHS TO CAPITALISM
> Prof. Dr. Rudi Schmidt (Institute of Sociology, Jena): Capitalism on the Periphery - The Case of Eastern Germany
>Prof. Dr. IvayloDitchev (cultural theory and history, European studies, University of Sofia/University of Paris-Nanterre): Primitive accumulation of space
moderated by Iara Boubnova (artistic director Visual Seminar, Sofia)
10 p.m.: BARBECUE

Saturday, August 27 - THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE FUTURE OF THE CITY

> 3 p.m.: Christoph Schäfer (artist, Hamburg/Park Fiction/Unlikely Encounters) & Margit Czenki (film-maker, Hamburg/Park Fiction/Unlikely Encounters): suitcase criminal city
>Tomislav Medak (philosopher/performer, Zagreb - Cultural Kapital of Europe 3000 ) & Damir Blažević (Platforma 9,81 / - Zagreb Cultural Capital of Europe 3000): Constractors: Transformative Culture in a City beyond Planning
7 p.m.: THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE FUTURE OF THE CITY
> Uwe Rada (journalist, Berlin): The Limits of Freedom - Between Postmodernism and Neoliberalism
> Boyan Manchev (literary theory and aesthetics, University of Sofia): Futures Only. Public Space in the Age of the Fetishism of the Inorganic
moderated by Luchezar Boyadjiev (artist, fellow student of Visual Seminar, Sofia)

Sunday, August 28 - CULTURE OF VISIBILITY: URBAN MEDIA & THE PUBLIC

3 p.m.: CULTURE OF VISIBILITY: URBAN MEDIA & THE PUBLIC
>Yavor Gardev (theatre director, Sofia): The Democratic Concept of Beauty and Visual Anarchy in Public Space in Bulgaria
>Ivan Moudov (artist, Sofia): MUSIZ (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sofia)
> Fucking Good Art (independent no budget art fanzine, Rotterdam): Do it yourself!
>7 p.m.: CULTURE OF VISIBILITY: URBAN MEDIA & THE PUBLIC
> Pavel Braila (atist) and Lilia Dragneva (film director) for ALTE ARTE, Republic of Moldavia: ALTE ARTE Showcase: Art on TV & TV on Art in a discussion with Kerstin Boettger (manager of Dresden TV)
moderated by Christiane Mennicke (artistic director of Wild Capital / Wildes Kapital)

Monday, August 29 - THE CITY AS (HISTORIC) IMAGE

3 p.m.: THE CITY AS (HISTORIC) IMAGE: >Observatorium (artists group, Rotterdam): GoldFever > Krassimir Terziev (artist, Sofia): Excuse Me, Which City Is This?
7 p.m.: THE CITY AS (HISTORIC) IMAGE
> Andreas Siekmann (artist, Berlin): On Behalf Of Streets And Squares
> Prof. Dr. Karl-Siegbert Rehberg (Institute of Sociology, TU Dresden): The Canaletto-Syndrom - Dresden As An Imaginary City
moderated by Sophie Goltz (co-curator of Wild Capital / Wildes Kapital)

Tuesday, August 30 - INFORMAL ECONOMIES

3 p.m.: INFORMAL ECONOMIES > Luchezar Boyadjiev (artist, fellow student of Visual Seminar, Sofia): Capitalism Without a Bourgeoisie...?
> Ingo Vetter (artist, Berlin): Potato Field Cities
7 p.m.: INFORMAL ECONOMIES > Regina Bittner (cultural scholar, Bauhaus Dessau): Lumpencapitalism or the Return of the Market?
moderated by Torsten Birne (co-curator of Wild Capital / Wildes Kapital)
 
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