Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On a way to BREAD and CIRCUSES. Crisis Edition

The Workshop "On a way to BREAD and CIRCUSES. Crisis Edition" takes place from the 4th of December 2009 until the 6th of December 2009 in Tűzraktér, Budapest. It is organized by Art Sector Foundation, Budapest within crisis_mania project about alternative ways of living during crisis.
With the support of Embassy of Czech Republic and Czech Center in Budapest.

The system is experiencing its crisis that is affecting each and everyone nowadays. At such times people will start thinking about satisfying their basic needs like finding food and ensuring they have a place to live. In order to find food, people need to move, change their locations, they NEED TO TRAVEL. Usually, the people need to travel within their cities or towns.
After people find food (BREAD), they will need CIRCUSES, and for that they will need to travel outside their cities or towns. The reasons for traveling outside the cities/towns can be, of course, various, and it can be disputed whether traveling is a basic need of human being or a luxury.
The fact is, that during crisis people tend to travel less, just because they think it is too expensive.

This workshop will discuss alternative ways of TRAVELING inside and outside cities/towns, we will discover how TRAVELING can exist outside the rules of the current system, and which practices are the best. We will emphasize eco-friendly nature of alternative ways of TRAVELING, as well as compare the situation in Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic with regards to TRAVELING.

The topics covered by this workshop are:
- Hitch-hiking;
- Public transport;
- Bicycling and Critical Mass movement;
- Ecological ways of traveling.

The PROGRAM of the workshop:

Friday, 4 December (Tűzraktér, Infoshop): Welcome Day
18-30 - 20-00: Dinner + introduction round
21-00: PASO Concert at Dürer kért

Saturday,  5 December (Tűzraktér, 3rd floor): City, Ecology & Transport Day
10-00 - 11-00: Expectations, experiences
11-00 - 12-00: Ecotopia Bike Tour (
12-00 - 12-15: Coffee Break
12-15 - 13-00: Discussion on Bicycling and Biking Tours
13-00 - 14-00: Lunch
14-00 - 15-00: Film about Critical Mass + discussion about Critical Mass movement in Visegrad countries
15-00 - 16-00: Short films about public transport, city, bikes and alternative transportation within a city in general
16-00 - 16-15: Coffee Break
16-15 - 18-00: YOU and the CITY: Public transport, pedestrian rights, alternative travel in the city, ecological aspects of city. Presentation & interactive play 'design your city'.
18-00 - 18-15: Wrap-up
18-15 - 19-00: Dinner
19-00 - 20-00: Film about crisis in Cuba
20-00 - ...:   Birthday party of Bike Kitchen

Sunday, 6 December (Tűzraktér, 3rd floor): Hitch-hiking Day
10-00 - 10-30: Expectations round
10-30 - 11-45: Hitch-hiking in Asia
11-45 - 12-00: Coffee Break
12-00 - 13-15: Changing the world without taking power: Hitchhiking
13-15 - 14-15: Lunch
14-15 - 15-15: Hitch-hiking: Pitfalls, caution, self-defense, creative solutions: simulation game
15-15 - 16-30: Psychology of hitch-hiking & cultural experiences
16-30 - 16-45: Coffee Break
16-45 - 17-45: Wrap-up

See you there!
In case you want to participate, please, drop a line at

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