The Institute of social sciences and humanities – Skopje, is proud to announce the two-day forum on the topic of Whose Revolution? Which will take place at Kino Kultura on the 5th and 6th of May. These dates are also symbolic since they represent the 2nd anniversary of massive anti-government demonstrations in Skopje. The forum will bring together local and regional activists and theorists including: Luka Matić, Katerina Kolozova, Florin Poenaru, Irena Cvetkovic, Vladimir Simović, Ana Blazeva, Artan Sadiku, Branimir Jovanovic, Ivan Radenkovic.
Below is a short description of the main idea of the forum, and the detailed program will be announced soon.
We have witnessed massive popular mobilizations in the region in the last few years. But many of them were often coopted by liberal tendencies ending up with little or no serious changes within the society or system. At the same time, we see the rising right wing populist movements across Europe who claim to be pursuing an anti-establishment revolutionary path. Caught between this two fires, we wanted to reproach the concept of revolutionary politics today and rehabilitate the ‘revolution’ in its socialist bedrock.
The forum is organized by the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe.