A PechaKucha Evening. Recent History and Reticent History

15 March, 17:30


We need to have knowledge of the past in order to understand the present and to prepare for the future we want. This is the central theme and the aim of this year’s edition of the festival. History is one of the areas most painful to us, even though we’ve long put behind us the Baccalaureate and we’ve since stopped trying to memorise the dates associated with important events in our history. 

But perhaps this is precisely one of the reasons why history hurts. We learned by heart names and dates, but never wondered who it was that decided in the first place these must indeed be the most relevant names and dates. We engrossedly followed the wars fought by men, but were nev-er told what the women were doing all this time. Thus, we came to believe that we can only influence the course of history from certain privileged positions. But maybe the answers we’re looking for today aren’t with Stephen the Great and Mircea the Elder. Maybe the answers are buried with the peasants, with their wives and children, with the thousands of people who wouldn’t fit inside the limited number of pages in history textbooks. 

We invited 10 people with a strong sense of initiative who look upon the past with different eyes. We want to hear alternative stories about who shaped today’s reality and how, and together to learn from the past in a way that might allow us to take the present into our own hands.

PechaKucha is a presentation format displaying 20 slides for a duration of 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total).

Free entrance until seating capacity is reached.

With: Răzvan Zamfira, Irina Novac, Iris Șerban, Crina Mureșanu, Cristina Andone, Andrei Mihail, Razvan Voinea, Raj-Alexandru Udrea, Doru Mitrana

Tickets: Eventbook
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Centre Bucharest