"beach revolution" - a photograph from the protest in Sofia, 30 Jul 2013, Source: Offnews.
SUGGESTED FIELD-WORK TOPICS:
- How is cultural heritage employed in Varna: a) in the tourist industry (routes, sites, events, museums, souvenirs); b) in alternative ways of 'placemaking' (appropriations and re-significations of the urban space: local pubs, places for hanging out, graffiti, etc.). Who are the agents in both cases? How important is heritage for them? Which heritage is preferred? Which is neglected? – Assoc. prof. DANIELA KOLEVA
- National souvenirs - MILLA MINEVA
- Balkan cuisine – Dr. VELISLAVA PETOVA
2. URBAN CHANGE
- Remembering and forgetting Varna: researching memory and change. This fieldwork project will assist students in uncovering memory-making practices in Varna, as well as thinking about what is forgotten. Students will be introduced to a range of methods for accessing people's memories, including visual images old and new, memory-interviews and walking tours – Dr. BELLA DICKS
3. POWER AND RESISTANCE: URBAN SCENERY AS THE LEGITIMATING POWER AND AS STAGING RESISTANCE.
- Power relations inscribed into space – Prof. IVAYLO DITCHEV
- The social movements in the Balkan cities today – Assoc. Prof. ASU AKSOY and Dr. VALENTINA GEORGIEVA
4. URBAN IMAGINATION AND URBAN LANDSCAPE : ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES.
- Dr. SANDRA FIORI, Dr. CORINE VEDRINE and Dr. CÉCILE REGNAULT , Prof. MICHEL RAUTENBERG
This workshop is organised by urban anthropologists, an urbanist and an architect. We will work on the urban analysis with interviews and ethnography. We will focus on observation of the urban aesthetics, landscape identities (which are transformed in a post-communist context) and ambiances through images and sounds.
The methods: urban walk, use of photography and sound ambiance, use of field notebook and cross-section.