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January 2018
The Open University presents:
Designing Earth: the Anthropocene
lecture | 4 January | Thursday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance
Open University | Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
Designing Earth: the Anthropocene
lecture | 4 January | Thursday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance

Photo: The Great Barrier Reef | noaml | CC BY-NC 2.0

Presented in the form of a series of three consecutive lectures and a debate, Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience will study transformations in contemporary culture and society inflicted by the fast development and convergence of technologies and sciences. Technoscience entirely transforms our familiar spheres of life and ecology and leads to the so-called Anthropocene era. The term Anthropocene recognizes humans as a major cause of the current transformation of the planet. The Anthropocene is also an epoch, in which humanity for the first time gains awareness of itself as an individual unit. We do not simply cause global warming or the sixth extinction of the species, we are aware of ourselves causing these global catastrophes. The destruction of our planet's ecosystem forces us to realize how profoundly connected with it we are. Another concept considered as an individual unit for the first time is the Earth and its biosphere taken as one interrelated living organism where the tiniest action influences the rest.

The lectures and the debate are divided into four major topics: 1) Designing Earth: the Anthropocene; 2) Designing Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence; 3) Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Open Biotech; and 4) Designing Humans: CRISPR-CAS9 and Genetic Self-Modification.

The first lecture, Designing Earth: the Anthropocene, will examine what it means to live in the era of the Anthropocene. How can we think of the planet as a whole, as well as the relations between various scales (geological, social, physical, molecular, informational, etc.)? How can we think of the future when it seems there is no future left? One thing seems certain: whatever awaits us in the future, it will be dramatically different from our present. This alters completely the concept of the future. If until very recently the present was considered as an accumulation of past events quite stable in its essence, today our present is a laboratory where we design our future. For us the future is open. It is no longer simply the unknown, but something which we create, fully aware of the consequences. That is why the kind of projections into the future we are capable of imagining would be of utmost importance in this insecure and unstable era of the Anthropocene.

Lecturer:
Nevena Ivanova, Doctor of Technology Philosophy, University of Tokyo.

The lectures in the series are organized by symbiomatter: experimental arts lab as part of the Open University of The Red House.

More about the Open University
The Red House's Open University, which was launched in 2016, is a series of open lectures aimed at all those who want to expand their knowledge of the modern world and who consider sharing knowledge as an exciting experience. The Open University is part of the project Reality Check supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the events do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

More on symbiomatter
Symbiomatter: experimental arts lab offers a platform for dialogue, exchange and collaboration between artists, musicians, architects, designers, scientists, engineers and policy makers willing to experiment with the newest bio-, nano-, and digital technologies and creatively engage with technosciences and their impact on culture and society.

The founding director of symbiomatter Nevena Ivanova holds a PhD in philosophy of technology from the University of Tokyo (Japan). She has taught technoetic arts, critical theory and digital aesthetics at universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai (China). Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where her focus is the philosophy of biotechnologies, the aesthetics of bioart and collective creativity.

The co-founders and board members assoc. prof. Milena Georgieva and assoc. prof. George Miloshev from the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are prominent Bulgarian scientists, participants in numerous national and international academic projects, as well as active advocates for open and socially engaged science.

The co-founder and board member Rene Beekman is an internationally recognized new media artist, designer and educator. He is a co-founder of the Master's programme in Digital Arts at the National Academy of the Arts (Bulgaria). He is also a co-founder of Reaktiv (reaktiv.bg) and co-organiser of Dorkbot Sofia (dorkbot.org/dorkbotsofia), Ignite Sofia (igniteshow.com/sofia) and xfilm festival (xfilmfestival.net). Rene has curated the first two editions of Da Fest (www.da-fest.bg).

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Open University presents:
Designing Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence
lecture | 5 January | Friday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance
Open University | Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
Designing Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence
lecture | 5 January | Friday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance

The second lecture of the series Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience is focused on the topic of artificial intelligence. We all know that most of the shifts observed during the last few decades are due to the development of information technologies. Computers brought about dramatic transformations of culture, society and knowledge comparable only to the revolutions caused by the inventions of language, writing and the printing press. Digital media rewrite our lives entirely, penetrating all layers of our daily routines. Recently, however, discussions increasingly growing in number focus not only on self-driving cars and self-learning medical software, but on a phenomenon that Nick Bostrom called Superintelligence. Computer scientists, philosophers, ethicists, and techno-visionaries debate the risks, promises, routes and strategies for designing not just artificial intelligence, but intelligence surpassing human intelligence in all its dimensions. In this lecture, we will try elucidate not so much whether and when this can occur, but some philosophical questions arising from such a scenario. What is intellect? What is the difference between intellect and consciousness? Would it be possible to transfer consciousness into computers and would self-identity be preserved in such a situation? Are we the ones who invent technologies with the purpose of serving us or do technologies use us as a vehicle for its own evolution?

Lecturer: Nevena Ivanova, Doctor of Technology Philosophy, University of Tokyo.

More on the series Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
The series of three lectures and one debate are organized by symbiomatter: experimental arts lab as part of the Open University of The Red House. They study the transformations in contemporary culture and society caused by the fast development and convergence of technologies and sciences. The events are divided into four major topics: 1) Designing Earth: the Anthropocene; 2) Designing Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence; 3) Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Open Biotech; and 4) Designing Humans: CRISPR-CAS9 and Genetic Self-Modification.

More about the Open University
The Red House's Open University, which was launched in 2016, is a series of open lectures aimed at all those who want to expand their knowledge of the modern world and who consider sharing knowledge as an exciting experience. The Open University is part of the project Reality Check supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the events do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

More on symbiomatter
Symbiomatter: experimental arts lab offers a platform for dialogue, exchange and collaboration between artists, musicians, architects, designers, scientists, engineers and policy makers willing to experiment with the newest bio-, nano-, and digital technologies and creatively engage with technosciences and their impact on culture and society.

The founding director of symbiomatter Nevena Ivanova holds a PhD in philosophy of technology from the University of Tokyo (Japan). She has taught technoetic arts, critical theory and digital aesthetics at universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai (China). Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where her focus is the philosophy of biotechnologies, the aesthetics of bioart and collective creativity.

The co-founders and board members assoc. prof. Milena Georgieva and assoc. prof. George Miloshev from the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are prominent Bulgarian scientists, participants in numerous national and international academic projects, as well as active advocates for open and socially engaged science.

The co-founder and board member Rene Beekman is an internationally recognized new media artist, designer and educator. He is a co-founder of the Master's programme in Digital Arts at the National Academy of the Arts (Bulgaria). He is also a co-founder of Reaktiv (reaktiv.bg) and co-organiser of Dorkbot Sofia (dorkbot.org/dorkbotsofia), Ignite Sofia (igniteshow.com/sofia) and xfilm festival (xfilmfestival.net). Rene has curated the first two editions of Da Fest (www.da-fest.bg).

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Open University presents:
Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Open Biotech
lecture | 6 January | Saturday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance
Open University | Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Open Biotech
lecture | 5 January | Friday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance

Photo: Z33 Art Centre-CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The third lecture of the series Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience presents another revolutionary technology that is yet to demonstrate its transformative potential – synthetic biology. The advances of genetic engineering, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies until recently may have sounded like science fiction, but since the beginning of the 21st century they already have very real dimensions. The convergence between informational, material and biological technologies has led to a shift in the focus of biology, which from a descriptive science has turned into a constructive (engineering) science. As a result, new methods of design, construction and synthesis of living matter are being invented, which have so far been entirely unknown. The technology promises to turn living biological systems into programmable material and workforce that could produce energy, food and building materials for our use. But here comes the role of responsibility, ethics and creative thinking. In this lecture, we will discuss possible future scenarios brought about by the development of synthetic biology, as well as some critical issues raised by art and public awareness.

Lecturer: Nevena Ivanova, Doctor of Technology Philosophy, University of Tokyo.

More on the series Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
The series of three lectures and one debate are organized by symbiomatter: experimental arts lab as part of the Open University of The Red House. They study the transformations in contemporary culture and society caused by the fast development and convergence of technologies and sciences. The events are divided into four major topics: 1) Designing Earth: the Anthropocene; 2) Designing Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence; 3) Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Open Biotech; and 4) Designing Humans: CRISPR-CAS9 and Genetic Self-Modification.

More about the Open University
The Red House's Open University, which was launched in 2016, is a series of open lectures aimed at all those who want to expand their knowledge of the modern world and who consider sharing knowledge as an exciting experience. The Open University is part of the project Reality Check supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the events do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

More on symbiomatter
Symbiomatter: experimental arts lab offers a platform for dialogue, exchange and collaboration between artists, musicians, architects, designers, scientists, engineers and policy makers willing to experiment with the newest bio-, nano-, and digital technologies and creatively engage with technosciences and their impact on culture and society.

The founding director of symbiomatter Nevena Ivanova holds a PhD in philosophy of technology from the University of Tokyo (Japan). She has taught technoetic arts, critical theory and digital aesthetics at universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai (China). Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where her focus is the philosophy of biotechnologies, the aesthetics of bioart and collective creativity.

The co-founders and board members assoc. prof. Milena Georgieva and assoc. prof. George Miloshev from the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are prominent Bulgarian scientists, participants in numerous national and international academic projects, as well as active advocates for open and socially engaged science.

The co-founder and board member Rene Beekman is an internationally recognized new media artist, designer and educator. He is a co-founder of the Master's programme in Digital Arts at the National Academy of the Arts (Bulgaria). He is also a co-founder of Reaktiv (reaktiv.bg) and co-organiser of Dorkbot Sofia (dorkbot.org/dorkbotsofia), Ignite Sofia (igniteshow.com/sofia) and xfilm festival (xfilmfestival.net). Rene has curated the first two editions of Da Fest (www.da-fest.bg).

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Citizen Bee Series presents:
A Daily Dose of a Classical Meme Discussion
discussion | 8 January | Monday | 19:00
Red hall | Bg | Free entrance
The Citizen Bee Series presents:
A Daily Dose of a Classical Meme Discussion
discussion | 8 January | Monday | 19:00
Red hall | Bg | Free entrance

No later than the 2016 US election campaign, the word meme became popular in political contexts, although the term meme itself is far older and is related to the spread of cultural practices such as languages, religions and the like. Today, memes are mostly spoken of as part of internet pop culture.

Internet memes are often digital pictures and videos that are mostly humorous and satirical, widely shared across the web and subject to creative transformation by different users. Memes are created and shared among millions of people relatively easily and the messages in them are simple and entertaining, which makes them the ideal means for spreading political ideas. This is evident not only during elections but also during protests such as Occupy Wall Street, where memes became one of the main methods of sharing political messages and mobilize protests. While some believe that such content helps many become more involved in political debates and processes, others see danger in the populist simplification of political arguments and conversations. This means that the debate about elitist ("high") and mass ("low") culture applies in full force when it comes to these digital phenomena. Although political memes are far easier to make than writing articles and analyzes, they require a lot of preliminary knowledge of political processes to understand their references, which also puts their democratizing value in question.

Are memes a form of populism and if yes – is this something negative? Is it really true that anyone can participate in internet pop culture? Do memes help public debate and the politicization of people or do they lead to a further fragmentation of the public environment and the development of counter-cultural practices? These and similar issues will be discussed at our event on 8 January.

The event is organized by Club "Smisal" as part of The Red House Citizen Bee Series: a space for meetings, training and mutual support for the activists of formal and informal groups working to democratize society through civic participation. The Citizen Bee Series are part of the project Reality Check implemented with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the event do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

Special guests:

Ivan G. (Bluemin) - administrator of Brilliant Byzantine Memes, (discord)
Stephan J. & Boris R. - Game of Thrones Illuminati administrator

More about Club "Smisal"
The club is an informal group of enthusiasts from different professional spheres united by their desire to discuss topics of public interest. The club was established in 2015 and has organizeded discussions that allow for the encounter of opposing ideas and opinions, the goal being the enrichment of all participants. The meetings are open and anyone who wants can share the wealth of their personal experience and knowledge.

Reservations: You can book a seat by calling 02/988 8188 or 0885 828 532 and e-mailing [email protected]. The reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Open University presents:
Designing Humans: CRISPR-CAS9 and the Self-Modification of Genes
debate | 10 January | Wednesday | 18:30
Pesha Nikolova | bg | Free entrance
Open University | Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
Designing Humans:CRISPR-CAS9 and the Self-Modification of Genes
debate | 10 January | Wednesday | 18:30
Pesha Nikolova | bg | Free entrance

Photo: Mark Warner | CC-BY 2.0

The debate Designing the human: CRISPR-CAS9 and the genetic self-modification will take place between two biologists and two artists and philosophers who are members of symbiomatter: experimental arts lab. The topic will be CRISPR – the most novel and revolutionary method for genetic modification, which is gaining increasing popularity due to its relative simplicity, precision and accessibility. The reason for the debate is the first experiment with human gene modification, which happened not in a hospital or university lab, but at a conference in San Francisco in October this year when Josiah Zayner, ex-biochemist at NASA and currently an advocate of open science, injected himself with modified DNA. The debate will discuss the technical aspects of this experiment – what does it mean to modify genes with CRISPR, what are the risks and is the CRISPR technology mature enough to edit the human genome. The debate will also pose broader philosophical and ethical questions related to the potential design of human nature. Should biotechnologies become accessible to everyone or should they be centrally regulated? What does it mean to be a human in the era of CRISPR? To whom do our bodies and lives belong? Do we have the right to design ourselves and are there any boundaries we must not surpass? Would it be possible to prepare for the coming drastic changes in our environment through self-modification?

Debate participants: Associate Professor Georgi Miloshev, Associate Professor Milena Georgieva, Rene Beekman and Nevena Ivanova. You can read more about them below.

More on the series Designing the Future: the Question of Technoscience
The series of three lectures and one debate are organized by symbiomatter: experimental arts lab as part of the Open University of The Red House. They study the transformations in contemporary culture and society caused by the fast development and convergence of technologies and sciences. The events are divided into four major topics: 1) Designing Earth: the Anthropocene; 2) Designing Consciousness: Artificial Intelligence; 3) Designing Life: Synthetic Biology and Open Biotech; and 4) Designing Humans: CRISPR-CAS9 and Genetic Self-Modification.

More about the Open University

The Red House's Open University, which was launched in 2016, is a series of open lectures aimed at all those who want to expand their knowledge of the modern world and who consider sharing knowledge as an exciting experience. The Open University is part of the project Reality Check supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the events do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

More on symbiomatter
Symbiomatter: experimental arts lab offers a platform for dialogue, exchange and collaboration between artists, musicians, architects, designers, scientists, engineers and policy makers willing to experiment with the newest bio-, nano-, and digital technologies and creatively engage with technosciences and their impact on culture and society.

The founding director of symbiomatter Nevena Ivanova holds a PhD in philosophy of technology from the University of Tokyo (Japan). She has taught technoetic arts, critical theory and digital aesthetics at universities in Hong Kong and Shanghai (China). Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where her focus is the philosophy of biotechnologies, the aesthetics of bioart and collective creativity.

The co-founders and board members assoc. prof. Milena Georgieva and assoc. prof. George Miloshev from the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences are prominent Bulgarian scientists, participants in numerous national and international academic projects, as well as active advocates for open and socially engaged science.

The co-founder and board member Rene Beekman is an internationally recognized new media artist, designer and educator. He is a co-founder of the Master's programme in Digital Arts at the National Academy of the Arts (Bulgaria). He is also a co-founder of Reaktiv (reaktiv.bg) and co-organiser of Dorkbot Sofia (dorkbot.org/dorkbotsofia), Ignite Sofia (igniteshow.com/sofia) and xfilm festival (xfilmfestival.net). Rene has curated the first two editions of Da Fest (www.da-fest.bg).

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Citizen Bee Series presents:
Bear in Mind. LGBTI and Mental Health

discussion | 10 January | Wednesday | 18:30
Red hall | bg | Free entrance
The Citizen Bee Series presents:
Bear in Mind. LGBTI and Mental Health
An open discussion between psychologists, representatives of the LGBTI community and the public about the specifics of mental health in the LGBTI community in Bulgaria. Specific strategies to address situations such as coming out, overcoming internalized homophobia and transfobia and finding useful resources will also be discussed.

Participants: Stoyan Dyulgerov, psychotherapist; Anna Zhukivska, psychologist, representative of the Single Step Foundation; Anina Chileva, psychologist; Teodora Milotinova, psychotherapist; Simeon Vassilev, Director of the GLAS Foundation; Gloria Filipova, representative of Resource Centre - Bilitis Foundation.

The event is organized by the Queer Squad as part of The Red House Citizen Bee Series: a space for meetings, training and mutual support for the activists of formal and informal groups working to democratize society through civic participation. The Citizen Bee Series are part of the project Reality Check implemented with the support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The statements and opinions expressed during the event do not necessarily reflect the views of the America for Bulgaria Foundation or its partners.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Debuts on the Edge Series presents:
No Exit
theatre | 11 January | Thursday | 19:30
Red hall | bg | 90 min | Tickets: 12/10 BGN
The Debuts on the Edge Series presents:
No Exit
No Exit is a theatre adaptation of a play written by Jean-Paul Sartre – philosopher, writer and Nobel Prize winner. Three strangers are damned in Hell. Striving for salvation makes them face their own weaknesses and leads them to extremes. Hell is a place where life, character and existence are unthinkable unless we have a mirror to reflect us. The corrective is other people. No Exit is a provocation to reach for our goals and search ways to achieve them.

The verdict is free choice. A choice we have no courage to make.

The performance is produced by Other Line Theatre.

Directing, adaptation and sound: Darey Chavdarov
Stage and costume design: Rositsa Grancharova
Technical management: Peter Sapondzhiev
Translation: Mariya Koeva
Cast: Radoslav Vladimirov, Martina Krasteva, Nadya Keranova.
Duration: 80 min.

The series "Debuts on the Ege" has existed since 2005. It presents new and surprising projects that test the boundaries of different genres and are hard to accomodate in traditional cultural spaces. More than a hundred authors and performers have already presented their works within the series in The Red House, which has established itself as a natural home to the unusual points of view in art.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
Sofia Municipality and the National Film Centre present:
Bulgarian Cinema Day
screenings | 13 January | Saturday | 17:30, 20:00
Red hall | Bg, En subtitles | Free entrance
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
Anja LechnerVioloncello
concert | 16 January | Tuesday | 19:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN
The mini festival Mousikē-Тéchnē presents:
Anja Lechner – Violoncello
The world famous cellist Anja Lechner, one of the emblematic names of the German record company ECM Records, will present solo cello music. The recital includes works from the early Baroque to our days: Tobias Hume, Carl Friedrich Abel, Luciano Berio, Valentin Silvestrov, Georg Abel and others. This year's disc of Lechner "Hieroglyphs of the Night" with music by Valentin Silvestrov was nominated for the Grammy Awards.

More about the Mousikē-Téchnē mini festival

In Greek antiquity mousikē meant every art that music had power over, especially poetry, and under tékhnē – every skill, craft and profession, especially those related to the arts. Mousikē-tékhnē meant, in a narrow sense, the practice of music. According to Pythagoras, philosophy and mathematics were created by music, while Aristotle called for the establishment of an ethical ideal of musical harmony.

Today, in the age of technological revolution when the planet is enveloped by digital sound and new virtual music patterns, mousikē-tékhnē, or the practice of music, raises many questions and is subject to research. The Mousikē-Tékhnē series of concerts that will take place at The Red House from 16 to 20 January will present different views on music creation today. You will hear well-established authors and many young artists who are now starting their incredible and magnificent adventure of creative growth.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations: you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
Stefan Dragostinov Presents His Creative Workshop in Composition
concert | 18 January | Thursday | 19:00
Pesha Nikolova| Free entrance
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
Stefan Dragostinov Presents His Creative Workshop in Composition
concert | 18 January | Thursday | 19:00
Pesha Nikolova| Free entrance


Since 2016, the world-famous composer and conductor Stefan Dragostinov, a professor of composition, harmony, orchestration, instrumentalism and contemporary composition techniques at New Bulgarian University, has led a Creative Workshop in Composition at New Bulgarian University. Composers of different ages take part in it and some will present their work within Mousikē-Téchnē.

More about the Mousikē-Téchnē mini festival
In Greek antiquity mousikē meant every art that music had power over, especially poetry, and under tékhnē – every skill, craft and profession, especially those related to the arts. Mousikē-tékhnē meant, in a narrow sense, the practice of music. According to Pythagoras, philosophy and mathematics were created by music, while Aristotle called for the establishment of an ethical ideal of musical harmony.

Today, in the age of technological revolution when the planet is enveloped by digital sound and new virtual music patterns, mousikē-tékhnē, or the practice of music, raises many questions and is subject to research. The Mousikē-Tékhnē series of concerts that will take place at The Red House from 16 to 20 January will present different views on music creation today. You will hear well-established authors and many young artists who are now starting their incredible and magnificent adventure of creative growth.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
Dialogues
concert | 19 January | Friday | 19:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN
The mini festival Mousikē-Тéchnē presents:
Dialogues
concert | 19 January | Friday | 19:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN

A concert by Rossen Idealov (clarinet) and Georgita Boyadzhieva-Nikolova (cello).


In the programme: Paul Hindemith, Vassil Kazandjiev, Johann Sebastian Bach, Konstantin Iliev, Elliott Miles McKinley.

The duo Georgita Boyadzhieva and Rossen Idealov have a remarkable twenty-year career with numerous recitals in Bulgaria and throughout Europe, as well as participations in the most prestigious international festivals and music forums. In 2012, the duo received the Crystal Lyre Award from the Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers for high creative achievement and for the CD "Dialogues" released that year. Some of the most significant Bulgarian composers compose specifically for the duo: Vassil Kazandjiev, Yordan Dafov, Bozhidar Spassov, Dragomir Yosifov, Velislav Zaimov and others. Boyadzhieva and Idealov have made numerous recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio Fund.

More on the mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē
In Greek antiquity mousikē meant every art that music had power over, especially poetry, and under tékhnē – every skill, craft and profession, especially those related to the arts. Mousikē-tékhnē meant, in a narrow sense, the practice of music. According to Pythagoras, philosophy and mathematics were created by music, while Aristotle called for the establishment of an ethical ideal of musical harmony.

Today, in the age of technological revolution when the planet is enveloped by digital sound and new virtual music patterns, mousikē-tékhnē, or the practice of music, raises many questions and is subject to research. The Mousikē-Tékhnē series of concerts that will take place at The Red House from 16 to 20 January will present different views on music creation today. You will hear well-established authors and many young artists who are now starting their incredible and magnificent adventure of creative growth.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
A to D (Analog to Digital Converter) I
concert | 20 January | Saturday| 17:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN
The Mini Festival Mousikē-Тéchnē presents:
A to D (Analog to Digital Converter) I
concert | 20 January | Saturday | 17:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN

On January 17 and 20, you will hear some of the latest works in the area of electronic music and computer composition with a synthesizer done with the help of modern software – in studio and concert performance. On 17 January you will hear world-famous and young Bulgarian authors present their achievements and demonstrate modern electroacoustic tools.

More about the Mousikē-Téchnē mini festival
In Greek antiquity mousikē meant every art that music had power over, especially poetry, and under tékhnē – every skill, craft and profession, especially those related to the arts. Mousikē-tékhnē meant, in a narrow sense, the practice of music. According to Pythagoras, philosophy and mathematics were created by music, while Aristotle called for the establishment of an ethical ideal of musical harmony.

Today, in the age of technological revolution when the planet is enveloped by digital sound and new virtual music patterns, mousikē-tékhnē, or the practice of music, raises many questions and is subject to research. The Mousikē-Tékhnē series of concerts that will take place at The Red House from 16 to 20 January will present different views on music creation today. You will hear well-established authors and many young artists who are now starting their incredible and magnificent adventure of creative growth.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]rg. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
A to D (Analog to Digital Converter) II
concert | 20 January | Saturday | 19:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN
The mini festival Mousikē-Téchnē presents:
A to D (Analog to Digital Converter) II
concert | 20 January | Saturday | 19:00
Red hall | Tickets: 10/7 BGN

The second evening of the A to D (Analog to Digital Converter) series introduces the work of a group of students in electronic and computer music and their ideas on the application of modern music technology, digital music, new equipment and software in the creative process, as well as practices for working in creative and interdisciplinary teams.

More about the Mousikē-Téchnē mini festival
In Greek antiquity mousikē meant every art that music had power over, especially poetry, and under tékhnē – every skill, craft and profession, especially those related to the arts. Mousikē-tékhnē meant, in a narrow sense, the practice of music. According to Pythagoras, philosophy and mathematics were created by music, while Aristotle called for the establishment of an ethical ideal of musical harmony.

Today, in the age of technological revolution when the planet is enveloped by digital sound and new virtual music patterns, mousikē-tékhnē, or the practice of music, raises many questions and is subject to research. The Mousikē-Tékhnē series of concerts that will take place at The Red House from 16 to 20 January will present different views on music creation today. You will hear well-established authors and many young artists who are now starting their incredible and magnificent adventure of creative growth.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
Libertarium Citizen Movement presents::
I Will Tell You a Story
theatre for children | 21 January | Sunday | 11:00
50 min |Bg | Pesha Nikolova | Tickets: 6/4 BGN
Libertarium Citizen Movement presents:
I Will Tell You a Story
theatre for children | 21 January | Sunday | 11:00
50 min |Bg | Pesha Nikolova | Tickets: 6/4 BGN

A show for children based on children's texts (suitable for ages over 6). The show is based on five fairy tales, each with a different perspective on the topic of diversity. The actors are seeking entrance to their own past childhood. Will the fairy tale worlds of children's imagination survive the pressure of growing up?

Based on the fairy tales of: Lubomira Dimitrova, Albena Veleva, Kristian Teodosiev, Kiril Dimov and Victor Dzhakov.

Cast:
Denitza Datinova, Yana Bobeva, Boyan Arsov and Zhivko Simeonov
Dramaturgy:
Yasen Vasilev
Visual environment and costumes:
Karolina Dalkalucheva
Musical arrangement:
Kristian Sugarev
Staging:
Teya Sugareva

This project is implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality for 2017.

Този проект е реализиран с финансовата подкрепа на Министерство на културата и на Програма „Култура" на Столична община за 2017 г.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
N/TRY art doc space presents:
Alone
documentary theatre | 22 January | Monday
19:30 | Bg | Red hall | Tickets: 12/10 BGN
N/TRY art doc space presents:
Alone
documentary theatre | 22 January | Monday
19:30 | Bg | Red hall | Tickets: 12/10 BGN

Many houses. One person. Silence. If a person says something but there is no one to hear it, did they say it really? In Bulgaria there are over 60 villages with only one inhabitant. 60 other villages have two inhabitants. The performance is one of the winners of the N/TRY Small Art Doc Grant Programme.

Authors and cast: Boryana Peneva, Milko Yovchev.
Artist: Margarita Dancheva.

The online ticket sale ends 3 days before the event. Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
you can reserve a seat every working day by calling 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 or e-mailing [email protected]. Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the event.

Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Debuts on the Edge Series presents:
Mainstream
theatre performance | 25 January | Thursday | 19:30
Red hall | Tickets: 12/10 BGN | trailer
The Debuts on the Edge Series presents:
Mainstream
theatre performance | 25 January | Thursday | 19:30
Red hall | Tickets: 12/10 BGN

Mainstream deals with the almost invisible, subconscious obsession of man with the momentum in which life falls. Where is the totality of our existence, where is our true, unaltered nature? Sometimes it appears for a moment, only to disappear again...

Concept and choreography:
Marion Durova
Music:
Ivan Shopov COOH / BALKANSKY and Alexandar Evtimov-Shamancheto
Visual environment:
Polina Stoyanova
Cast:
Boris Georgiev, Hristo Ushev, Ina Gerginova
Photography:
Maritza Kolcheva

The performance is created within the platform "Trizavisim" with the help of the Guild for Contemporary Performing Arts and the A25 Foundation.

Mainstream is presented within the Red House series Debuts on the Edge. The series has existed since 2005. It presents new and surprising projects that test the limits of individual genres and are hard to accommodate in traditional cultural spaces.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
CVS-Bulgaria presents:
No More War
festival | 26-28 January | 10:00-21:00 | Bg, En
ground floor, Pesha Nikolova | Free entrance
CVS-Bulgaria presents:
No More War
festival | 26-28 January | 10:00-21:00 | Bg, En
ground floor, Pesha Nikolova | Free entrance

The festival's main focus is peace in its micro and macro dimensions and the accent is placed on the lessons learned from history. The topics we will touch during the festival are like a lump stranded in our peace-craving throats: anti-militarism, conflicts and forced migration, radicalization prevention, human rights, non-violence and non-violent communication, peaceful protests and social transformations, life in harmony with onerself, others and the environment. Our goal is to put them on the agenda and enable our society to look beyond the traditional discourse. Various discussions, workshops and events will take place within the festival. Additionally, the visitors will be able to follow the steps of an art installation that traverses the history of forced migration in various past and present conflicts.

No More War Festival is a CVS-Bulgaria initiative in the framework of the SCI International PATH project.
The ALOS Centre for Informal Education and Cultural Activities presents:

Happy Beckett
theatre | 29, 31 January | Wednesday | 19:30
Pesha Nikolova | Bg | 70-90 min | Tickets: 15/12 BGN
The ALOS Centre for Informal Education and Cultural Activities presents:
Happy Beckett
theatre | 29, 31 January | Wednesday | 19:30
Pesha Nikolova | 70-90 min | Tickets: 15/12 BGN


An interactive theatre performance inspired by the structure and imagery of Samuel Beckett's play "Happy Days". Instead of the original text of the play, the play will be based on texts of the audience on that particular evening. Each performance will have its own dramatic language, but the structure will always remain the same.

The aim is to achieve the arrangement of a multicoloured mandala to be scattered by the wind at the end. The active prior participation of the audience is necessary for this format to work. To become a playwright of the show, each of the 25 viewers of "Happy Beckett" must visit the site happybeckett.com, choose a date, complete a poll, and only then buy a ticket.

Idea and directing: Marij Rosen
Dramaturgy: Mariy Rosen and Anna Valchanova
Stage design and costumes: Petya Boyukova
Music: Konstantin Tymoshenko
Starring: Anna Valchanova, Mariy Rosen, Petya Boyukova, Konstantin Tymoshenko

The project was implemented with the support of Sofia Municipality's 2017 Culture Programme.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
The Debuts on the Edge Series presents:
11:27 (or 33 Minutes to Twelve)
theatre experiment | 30 January | Tuesday | 19:30
70 min | Bg | Red hall | Tickets: 12/10 BGN
The Debuts on the Edge Series presents:
11:27 (or 33 Minutes to Twelve)
theatre experiment | 30 January | Tuesday | 19:30
70 min | Bg | Red hall | Tickets: 12/10 BGN

"Where am I? Are east, north, west and south directions or only ideas? Am I lost souls? Are we... am I... are you illusions doomed to an impossible return or a disconsolate stay here? Ingraining in, growing into ... Am I... are we... am I roots without a tree or wind without a compass? I build ghostly towers of dreary dreams... There is a me! – Who said this? "

The play is a theatrical experiment on texts by Alexander Evgeniev, Elena Ivanova, Elitsa Yovcheva, Slavena Zaikova, Tsvetan Peychev.

Participants: Alexander Evgeniev, Elena Ivanova, Slavena Zaikova, Tsvetan Peychev
Director: Elitsa Yovcheva
Text editing: Elitsa Yovcheva
Stage architect: Alexandra Yotkovska
Costume designer: Alexandra Yotkovska
Photographer: Maria Tsvetkova
Poster authors: Maria Tsvetkova and Alexandra Yotkovska.

11:27 is presented within the Red House series Debuts on the Edge. The series has existed since 2005. It presents new and surprising projects that test the limits of individual genres and are hard to accommodate in traditional cultural spaces.

The online sale ends 3 days before the event.
Tickets are sold until the start of the event every working day between 9:00 and 21:00 at the Red House desk at 15 L. Karavelov Str., Sofia 1142.

Reservations:
You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
Gallup Internetaional presents:
The Political Process and Public Opinion in Bulgaria in 2017
book presentation | 31 January | Wednesday
18:30 | Bg | Gulliver | Free entrance
Gallup Internetaional presents:
The Political Process and Public Opinion in Bulgaria in 2017

book presentation | 31 January | Wednesday
18:30 | Bg | Gulliver | Free entrance


The book "The Political Process and Public Opinion in Bulgaria in 2017" (Ciela Publishing House) is now traveling to bookstores. This is the fifth consecutive book in the revived tradition of Gallup International's annual reviews. The author of the series of yearbooks Parvan Simeonov will present the book on 31 January at 6:30 pm at The Red House.

Ivaylo Dichev, Haralan Alexandrov and the author of the reference part of the book, Boris Popivanov, will also say a few words about the book. A special greeting comes from the president of the leading international association Gallup International - Kancho Stoychev.

This year's book contains previously unpublished data on Bulgarian and world public opinion – both on Bulgarian and international issues. All one hundred and one colour charts and tables for the first time this year are also translated into English, which makes all of the most important information of the yearbook actually useful for readers who use English.

In 230 pages, the book makes a self-portrait of our society in one of the most interesting years globally. Hundreds of indicators on long-lasting and momentary questions of public opinion have been reviewed. A directory of major events is also included.


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Reservations: You can book a seat at 02/988 8188, 0885 828 532 and by e-mailing [email protected] Reservations are held up to 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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Starting in 2018, the symbolic ticket for every free event entitles you to a free glass of wine at the Red Point Bistro if you choose to dine there. If the event is paid, you will receive a 10% discount on your orders at the venue. Keep your tickets!
Past Events
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