SOCIETY AND POLITICS
The public debates of the Red House are an invitation for an authentic and honest public dialogue on our shared life as citizens. They open for discussion the most important social, political and cultural issues of our time. They invite a variety of opinions without fearing any well-argued statement and are presented in a language that is both accurate and emotionally appealing to non-specialists.
The debates are open to a variety of speakers and social groups. We make a particular effort to present voices that cannot be heard elsewhere – young people, women, minorities, etc.
Most debates open with the interesting and in-depth analyses of panelists, which aim to provoke an open discussion at whose centre stand audience comments and questions. Half of each debate event is dedicated to questions and comments.
Debates are live events that can be experienced at the Red hall and Pesha Nikolova hall of The Red House. You can also participate in them via online streaming, as well as by asking questions in the Facebook event page. They will be included by the moderator during the live debate.
The discussions continue naturally in the rest of The Red House in the framework of exhibitions, screenings, lectures and plays. Thus they become the meeting point of exceptionally diverse audiences, often within one day.
Since its inauguration, the centre has had famous lecturer and panelist visitors like writers Orhan Pamuk, Dubravka Ugresic and Georgi Gospodinov, military journalist Kevin Sites, political scientist Ivan Krastev, historian Timothy Snyder, civilian activist Christian Picciolini, and many others .
On our YouTube channel
, you can find our playlists from synthesized debates
, full debates