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Unlearning Talks Webcast

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

16.00 GMT / 17.00 CEST / 18.00 EEST

Achieving Social Impact I: Working on more equitable cities

As the lockdown unfolded, culture was perceived as a source of well-being, solidarity and resilience as witnessed, for example, by the spontaneous concerts performed from balconies in different cities all around the world. Yet, harnessing culture and creativity in the cities of our region as a vehicle to become more inclusive, more just, and in general happier places to live, is something that still has not been achieved. In this talk, obstacles, pitfalls and new inventive ways to reshape our cities with sociocultural work that put people at the center will be explored.


Featured Speakers

Nora Dorogan, Teatru-Spălătorie, Moldavia

Malve Lippmann, Bi-Bak, Germany

Predrag Milić, Škograd, Serbia

Violeta Tsitsiliani, The Language Project, Greece


Moderator: Maria-Louiza Laopodi, Project Manager START 


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Nora Dorogan


Nora Dorogan is a cultural worker, co-founder of the independent artistic initiative Teatru-Spălătorie. She lives and works in Chișinău, Moldova. She studied Sociology at Bucharest University. In 2007/2008 she was a fellow of the Cultural Managers from Central and Eastern Europe program, a program run by Robert Bosch Stiftung. In 2010 together with Nicoleta Esinencu and other 3 actors she becomes the co-initiator of Teatru-Spălătorie - a political theater collective, where she works until now. In Spălătorie she works on the production of theater performances and co-develops and manages the diversified program of Teatru-Spălătorie.

Malve Lippmann


Malve Lippmann studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (MA). She worked as a freelance stage and costume designer in the field of opera, performance, and theatrical productions in other European countries, Russia, and the USA. Since 2010 she is active as a cultural manager in various cultural and community projects. She is co-founder and artistic director of bi'bak, based in Berlin. 

Predrag Milić


Predrag Milić is a co-founder of Škograd/Schoolcity/Schulstadt (Belgrade), a platform for interdisciplinary research and action dealing with education, social inequality and deprived suburban communities. Working with the people of his own neighbourhood and against structural discriminatory practices of his society, his professional efforts are oriented towards lowering the social inequality in Serbia. His main research and action focus is on disentangling the structurally discriminated position of children of the urban periphery that sprang at the intersection of the formal educational system of Serbia and informal housing production in Belgrade. Predrag is currently based in Vienna where he is pursuing his PhD research at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space at the TU Wien

Violeta Tsitsiliani

The Language Project

Violetta Tsitsiliani works for Bodossaki Foundation as Communication and Community Building Manager for Social Dynamo. She is co-founder of The Language Project NGO and she has worked for and collaborated with several NGOs and networks such as Translators Without Borders, Ashoka, Robert Bosch Foundation, Goethe-Institut etc., and she has been partner in sociocultural projects in Europe, funded by the European Commission. She is an active member of social entrepreneurship networks such as ChangemakersXchange and Impact HUB. She has studied translation and cultural management, and she is a Fulbright alumna - Salzburg Global Seminar.