ROMAFUTURISMO

THE JOSEF SERINEK LIBRARY

The library of Roma literature is a collection of books and other works published by Roma authors. The library is mainly interested in European authors, but is planning to venture into non-European countries. A section of the library deals with the emancipation of other discriminated, oppressed ethnic groups, nationalities and cultures. This inequality is not only the result of racism but is bound up with
the current social and economic situation. The library is intended to be a political act rather than merely a specialist research facility into Roma culture and language. The books are a means of expression, a passionate statement from within rather than an airy view from without. The library is also a platform for encountering cultural and political themes, presenting Roma authors and personalities, etc. Its main aim is to involve Roma communities in such a way that they themselves become the driving force of the ensuing debates.

 

Romafuturismo Library!

Fotka uživatele Knihovna Romafuturismo.

We are opening Romafuturismo Library! At these days there are dozens of books from Roma writers, about Roma people and other publications with emancipatory topics in Romany, Czech, Slovak, Russian, English, French and other languages. In the day of opening we will be reading whole day - from 7 am till 7 pm and exceptional book of Eleny Lackové I was born under a happy star.At the evening there will be an opening party with a selection of music by Mary C, come!

Romafuturismus

“NEPRIESTRELNÍ, ten život na nás páli svoje

for so long we have become

invincible.

We have experiences that have made us strong. This is the moment

we are invincible.

We don’t fall to our knees, we are unafraid of anything, because

sme, NEPRIESTRELNÍ. (Nepriestrelní).”

Refrén a slova ze skladby “Nepriestrelní” rappera P.A.T.a si můžeme bohužel přímo spojit s nedávnou tragickou událostí v Chomutově, kde byl z rasistických důvodů zastřelen čtyřiatřicetiletý Rom. Jako abstraktní metafora se tento text může blížit myšlence afrofuturismu, která vznikla v polovině minulého století ale je aktuální i v současné době.
Afrofuturismus popisoval situaci, ve které Afroameričané naleznou spravedlnost až ve vesmírné diaspoře existující mimo planetu Zemi. Vědecká fantastika se tak stala vizí naděje a útěchy před “bílým” útlakem.

Public debate on Kateřina Šedá's publication Brnox

The book is in the form of a guide via ten routes around Cejl and its surroundings (Brnox), and since its publication in 2016 it has generated a range of positive and critical responses. The point of the discussion, held directly in locations to which the book relates, shall be to hear the opinions of those invited to attend, and subsequently to engage in a debate with them.

Diskuse se zúčastnili: Pavel Barša, political scientist employed at the Institute of Political Science of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University and the Institute of International Relations, Lucie Faulerová, academic in the field of Czech studies and editor of Brnox / Průvodce brněnským Bronxem, Ondřej Liška, Country Director Czech Republic Ashoka, Miroslav Maixner, ethnologist, doctoral student at the Brno Faculty of Fine Arts, Ilona Németh, artist and professor at the Bratislava University of Fine Arts, David Oplatek, social worker, director of the Citizen's Advice Bureau, Brno, Peter Pollák, university lecturer, Edita Stejskalová, political scientist, civic activist, Tomáš Ščuka, Youth Roma Parliament, graduate from police academy, Kateřina Šedá, artist, author of the Brnox project. Moderated Václav Drozd.

Organized in cooperation with artyčok.tv (www.artycok.tv) and tranzit.cz.

The event took place 6.4. 2017 in Mikulášek restaurant (Elgartova 8, 614 00, Brno-Husovice)

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