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Kapitalks: Not to Be Afraid to Grow

It is said that capitalism is more likely to appropriate and adapt any criticism to its own image. Rather than fight it, it commodifies it. But does this also apply to the degrowth, which denies the very DNA of global capitalism? Doesn't the radicalism of this vision lie precisely in the fact that it promises us something that no political or economic marketing can afford to promote? That he promises us "less"? While in this less, there is also hidden less work, less pollution, less disease, less senseless waste of resources, food and energy. However, degrowth is not just a utopian idea, it is already a real, internationally functioning movement. But can this movement overcome its shadow of radical criticism and mobilize the wider public around a positive vision of the future?  

13.02.2024 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 


Location: Rómerov dom, Bratislava, Slovakia  
 

Past events

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Kapitalks: Defy fate. Political testimony of Éduard Louis

The novels of Édouard Louis are already an almost iconic example of how the object of violence can turn into the subject of the narrative. What does the theater do with these novels? In what ways can queer art of Louis’s type be an inspiration for the situation of Central European minorities and what are its limits? Editor of the magazine Revue Prostor, writer and performer Ondřej Macl will discuss with theater director Barbora Chovancová and literary critic Jan Bělíček after the staging of the Ludus Theater's History of Certain Violence.  

18.12.2023 – 9:00 pm 


Location: A4 – priestor súčasnej kultúry, Bratislava, Slovakia  
 

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Kapitalks: How are our schools prepared to teach Ukrainian children?

Emotional support is essential in the integration and education of pupils with migration experience. The vicissitudes and challenges of educating Ukrainian children in Slovakia will be discussed by journalist and documentarian Zuzana Límová and the director of the elementary school at Východná Street 9 in Trenčín, Tatiana Hríbová. The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Kutlíková.  

17.12.2023 – 6:00 pm 


Location: Rómerov dom, Bratislava, Slovakia  
 

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Kapitalks: Necessary but visible

It is estimated that more than a million people currently work in home care in Central Europe alone, both EU citizens and people from the so-called third countries. Caregiving does not mean working eight hours a day and then taking time off. It means being with the client 24 hours a day. The nanny must be available at all times. Moderator Frédérique Halászová will discuss the precarious work of Czech nannies in Germany and Austria with journalist Apolena Rychlíková.  

14.12.2023 – 7:00 pm 


Location: Rómerov dom, Bratislava, Slovakia  
 

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Kapitalks on Cez prah: Heroes of capitalist labor in Europe with Saša Uhlová

The reporter got employed in various industries, which are often based on cheap labor. She will talk about the wage inequality between the East and the West of Europe, which directly threatens European integration and is unsustainable in the long term. It seeks answers to questions regarding human rights violations in the labor market. 

17.11.2023 – 7:00 pm 


Location: Rómerov dom, Bratislava, Slovakia  
 

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European Perspectives

Find out more about the new joint project of Radio EPER and the Goethe-Institut! A press launch of PERSPECTIVES, a European Union-funded cooperation project in Central and Eastern Europe, in which the small community-based Radio EPER (FM97.0), together with its partners from the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia, will produce creative, public, infotainment and community content for young people in the region from a range of European perspectives, based on our shared European values. The aim of the event is to share ideas and ideas, to exchange different views to incorporate different ideas into the project.

16.11.2023 – 4:30 pm 


Location: Goethe-Institut Budapest, Ráday street 58.  
Organised by Goethe-Institut Budapest & Radio EPER



 

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The challenges of contemporary journalism

What do young journalists face? Jolana Humpálová (Voxpot), Gaby Khazalová (DR), Filip Titlbach (Deník N) and Ondřej Trhoň (Prostor magazine) will discuss on the occasion of the 40th year of the Prostor magazine.

25.10.2023 – 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Location: Kampus Hybernská, Prague
 

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Kapitalks: No One Is Here For The Art

Art education is considered a specific and fragile learning environment that has earned more attention in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in recent years, mainly due to incidents of bullying or harassment. However, discussions about mental health, activism, the mechanisms of art education or the (un)usefulness of art schools are also alive in its soil.
We will talk to teachers and students from different art disciplines about what motivates them to study and work in art schools, and how the education system is changing and should change. 

17.10.2023 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Location: Rómerov dom, Bratislava, Slovakia 
 

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Kapitalks x Kunsthalle Bratislava x [fjúžn]

The event will be dedicated to the young generation of female artists who have Vietnamese roots and balance on the border of two cultures. They will also bring different perspectives on Slovak and Czech culture, they will talk about their careers and the prejudices they encounter. The discussion with photographer Kvet Nguyen, artist Quynh Tran Trang, rapper Anki and Claudia Alner, co-author of the Banana Children podcast, will be accompanied by Andrea Kutlíková.

26.09.2023 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Location: Romerov dom, Zámočnícka 405, Bratislava, Slovakia
 

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Literary programme at the European Day of Languages

To let as many diverse voices as possible be heard, with different links to the languages of Central Europe, which will somehow reflect - even indirectly - the question Who or what is Central Europe? What is it like to live on the border of languages? What is it like to work with the physical space of words? What happens to our identity when we translate? What does it mean to move across Europe? 

26.09.2023 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Kampus Hybernská

Recording of the event @ YouTube

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Kapitalks on Fokus Pokus

Does contemporary theater deal sufficiently with the topic of queer people's lives? And do we see it only in the work of small independent groups or even in the repertoire of institutionalized theaters? Is it diverse and sensitive enough?

The director of Nomantinels theater Andrej Kuruc and the socially engaged artist Ema Benčíková will discuss the current innovative trends in dramatic production and development in the field of queer performativity in Slovakia and in the global context. The discussion will be moderated by Marek Hudec.

31.08.2023 – 4:00 pm


Location: Divadlo Jána Palárika v Trnave, Trojičné námestie 2, Trnava, Slovakia