For the team behind the project, the preservation of found family movies and amateur footage is a way to access authentic stories – and authentic history
Slava Savova guides us through the history of the mineral baths and springs in Bulgaria, and tells us about the future of this recently abandoned heritage
In her first novel, Justine Toms tells the story of the women's camps in the early years of the totalitarian regime in Bulgaria, and now she is working on the second one – about how those who were different lived in the 50s and 60s
In recent years, Synthesis Gallery has been restoring the fragmented and poorly documented history of photography in Bulgaria
Krasimira Butseva and Julian Chehirian talk about the double exhibition The Neighbours, the product of many years of research on communist-era repressions
Adding skateboarding to the list of activities supported by the Youth Union was not only a way for the system to retain control and closely monitor the activities of young people, but also, in its own way, a ridiculous paradox. Because Bulgaria is perhaps one of the few Eastern European countries where skateboarding, a peculiar underground culture, was institutionalized.
Independent printed publications by Bulgarian authors are already numerous enough to be collected in a special physical and digital archive.
"Spontaneous" is a word that often sneaks into Adela Peeva's stories when she is talking about her movies. Spontaneity seems to work for her – she recently turned seventy-five, and she marked the occasion with screenings of a selection of her films, from the more recent titles to ones that are rarely shown or were outright banned during totalitarianism.
Patrick Harjei is an internationally renowned, multidisciplinary illustrator, graphic designer and researcher who we will have the pleasure of listening to and watching live as one of the guests at the one-day symposium at the MELBA 2021 Design Festival
The project @podvodata publish archival footage along with interesting excerpts, quotes or memories, turning this into a one-of-a-kind multimedia source .The goal is to reach a younger generations, and to inspire in their audience a curiosity about their own past and roots.