'Alternative Diplomatic Service' discussion event/seminar

Friday September 12, 2008, 15:00-18:00
Kitchen Budapest media lab, Budapest IX, Raday u. 30 (Biblia köz)

(Note: Parallel event with Cultural Centre 'CK', Skopje.)

Contributing to the Imaginary Border Academy workshop in Skopje, this seminar will explore the concept of a 'special embassy'. This seminar will happen between persons present in both Skopje and Budapest venues, coordinated on the Hungarian side by Andrew Gryf Paterson and other Kitchen Budapest researchers.

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We will investigate, via participatory exercises and short presentations together, the types of diplomatic services an embassy for autonomous and mobile groups could offer to those who interface with it. The results of the seminar period will contribute to the dedicated 'special embassy' wiki.

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Trans-European Fence Climbing Summit 2008

Sunday September 14, 2008, 14:00-
Kitchen Budapest media lab, Budapest IX, Raday u. 30 (Biblia köz)

(Note: Parallel event with Summit initiators Kayle Brandon & Heath Bunting (Bristol) in Warsaw, and others in Berlin and Skopje.)

Synchronise watches and prepare for a unified hand and foot transeuropean fence climbing tour. Become physically engaged with fences, barriers, walls and all infrastructure designed to bounder space. The summit is a celebration and an action study of barrier fabric. As a stranger or lover to climbing take too it; climb alone or with a group, mark out route or just drift. The intention is not to overwhelm and penetrate the boundary but to surface, traverse, scale and ascend it. As one hand takes hold of a fence in Warsaw, a foot will lift a body onto a wall in Budapest, a person will get to the top in Skopje and a hand will reach for the next hold in Berlin ….
In the evening at 20:00 (CET) consider joining in on a mass online post climb conference.


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'Special Embassy Screening'

Friday September 19, 2008, 18:00-21:00
Kitchen Budapest media lab, Budapest IX, Raday u. 30 (Biblia köz)

Documentary screening event, with selection related to themes emerging in the previous week's Seminar. Clips selected by Melinda Sopos and Andrew Paterson.

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'Developing Organised Networks: The Imaginary Example of Special Embassies'

Tuesday September 25, 2008, 17:00
Centre for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Budapest V, Nador u. 11

Talk by Andrew Gryf Paterson (Helsinki) about the 'Special Embassy' research project and the parallel activities of 'Imaginary Border Academy' over the previous weekend 12-14th September 2008.

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