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Public discussion event in Warsaw: “Teaching Post-Socialist Transition: the challenges facing museums, schools and non-formal educators.”

On 6th December 2022, we gathered in Warsaw for a public discussion event on “Teaching Post-Socialist Transition: the challenges facing museums, schools and non-formal educators.” This discussion was hosted in partnership with Stowarzyszenie 61 at their base and held with experts from museum education departments, teachers from schools, and educators from NGOs and other organisations. …

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Presentation of results of Transition Dialogue at Zagreb School of Economics and Management

The results of the international project Transition Dialogue 2019-2022 – Dealing with change in democratic ways were presented on 23 November 2022 at a gathering of experts and media representatives at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management. The project started with a mapping of how the political, economic and sociocultural dimensions of the transition …

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The exhibition LOST IN TIME

The exhibition LOST IN TIME is about objects and people who have lost their past and cannot move forward into the future. The discussion “Transition Dialogue for Democratic Change. Art in times of turbulence” was held alongside the exhibition, where different paintings, photos and videos have been showcased. Throughout time, we can see that turbulence, …

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An online expert workshop “Transition Dialogue 2019 – 2021”

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, an online expert workshop was held for members of project groups within the international project “Transition Dialogue 2019 – 2021 – Dealing with Change in Democratic Ways.” The Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar led the Croatian team, in cooperation with the Znanje na djelu / Wissen am Werk Foundation. …

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Approaching the German unification process using the example of history teaching in Bavaria and Saxony

Jan Dreyer, history teacher, has been examining and researching the ways in which the transition process and reunification period is approached German history text books and has written this report that compares his findings across textbooks in Bavaria and Saxony.  Within the short period of time between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the …

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Closing conference of Transition Dialogue 2019-2021

On Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April, we gathered both online and in the Rotes Rathaus in the centre of Berlin to mark the closing of the programme “Transition Dialogue” and to present the handbook that has been the result of the hard work of the project and its coordinators. Our conference was particularly …

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Best Practice: Saxony in Dialogue

Can we still have a conversation with each other? We all want to be heard, but are not always prepared to listen? The social climate of conversation seems poisoned, dialogue increasingly turns into discord; hatred and agitation often dominate the discourse. In this short video, the project “Saxony in Dialogue” is presented by its initiator Conny Reichelt. Through encounters …

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Quiz on the transition period from the Open Lithuania Foundation

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of communism. What followed afterwards was a period of transition that in some parts continues even to this day. These events and their effects on people’s lived experience continue to actively shape the social, cultural and political life in …

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I dreamed of exoplanets

Anait Sagoyan is a Berlin-based poet, writer and photographer. In her novel House of Paraffin, published 2021 in Russian, she tells the story of two people who grew up in two very different corners of the post-Soviet world. Their paths eventually cross in Berlin, where together they face their childhood memories and unhealed wounds of …

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