27.09-
30.09
2018
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: #UNFINISHED18 will take place September 27th – 30th, 2018!
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Adina Popescu is a philosopher and entrepreneur, creating platforms that integrate nascent technology in order to generate impact and to empower bottom‑up movements. She is currently working on a immersive Climate & Environmental Platform called Earth. Adina is a highly‑visionary artist in the field of new media and cultural experiences, and especially in the field of VR and AR. She is a global and avant‑garde thinker, able to cross over multiple disciplines, while never losing the sense for integrity and ethical guidelines.
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Adrian Stanciu is a leading organizational strategy consultant in Romania and adjoining countries with a small and very selective consulting practice. His work has touched dozens of organizationa in the region, of different sizes and industries ramging from e-commerce to banking, from insurance to software development. His specialty field is organizational cultural change and management. His consulting work touches both the organizational and human capital side of the company and the business strategy side and, more importantly, the synergy between the two.
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Aja Monet is an internationally established poet, educator and human rights activist of CubanJamaican decent. Harry Belafonte has called Aja Monet “The true definition of an artist”. Her craft is an indepth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. In her poetry Monet poses questions about the power of the imagination and metaphor in how we engage with local and global issues, like racism, colonialism and sexism. Monet is active with community organizing through her work with the Dream Defenders and the Community Justice Project. Monet was a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington DC where she read the title poem of her latest book My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter (Haymarket books 2017). Monet’s other books include InnerCity Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2015), and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books). In addition, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster).
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Archie Lee Coates IV is a founder and partner at PLAYLAB, INC., a New York-based creative studio founded in 2009. With no particular focus, they explore themes using art, architecture, and graphic design to initiate ideas. Past projects include: giant worm tents for the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Storefront For Art & Architecture, a rebrand of America for SFMOMA, and a compilation of all the times Joaquin Phoenix has walked in his films, titled Walking Phoenix. In 2011, the studio co-founded the quarterly publication CLOG, and in 2010, co-founded + POOL with Family New York, an initiative to build the world’s first water-filtering floating pool in New York. PLAYLAB, INC. is: Archie Lee Coates IV, Jeff Franklin, Anya Shcherbakova, Dillon Kogle and Phil Gibson. BR met Archie at Unfinished 2018 and challenged him to a fast Q&A.
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ALFREDO JAAR is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA and LACMA, Los Angeles; TATE, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; MAXXI and MACRO, Rome; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlaebeck; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokushima Modern Art Museum; M+, Hong Kong; and dozens of institutions and private collections worldwide.
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Andrew Herzog is a partner at HAWRAF, a studio using design to apply new ideas, technologies, and methodologies to their work with clients and self-initiated projects. Before HAWRAF, Andrew worked at the Google Creative Lab where he designed AI-assistive drawing tools and a wall installation made-up of 5,880 arcade buttons. His personal practice involves using tools, materials, and actions that are commonplace as a way to probe art making. He is a professor of Interaction at the School of Visual Arts and The New School. His work has been featured at the Cannes International Festival for Creativity, the Art Directors Club, and in 2017 he was named to PRINT Magazine’s “New Visual Artists: 15 under 30” list.
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Anne Thevenet-Abitbol has been Prospective and New Concepts VP at Danone since 1998. She is responsible for the development of every new idea that has the potential to take the Group forward, whether in terms of marketing, HR, social or societal issues. In particular, she was responsible for launching the brand of organic yogurts “Les 2 Vaches” in 2006, and she opened the “Aux 2 Vaches” restaurant in 2012. Starting in 2010, she has designed and led the EVE Program, an intercompany women leadership seminar, attended by around forty companies, as well as EVE Asia Pacific and EVE Africa, and since 2012, the OCTAVE Program, which is focused on improving generational relationships within companies, and the impact of new technologies. In partnership with Utopies, she has also co-created the Noé Program on sustainable innovation. She just launched “The Danone of the World”, a range of yogurts inspired by different countries which aims to open tastes and minds.
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Antonio Eram is a Romanian entrepreneur and angel investor. Along with a team of then enthusiasts, he started NETOPIA in 2003, then with a goal of providing state of the art mobile marketing services. Since then the company evolved, and it became the leader in Romania for payments services. Achieving impossible is not a task, it is a purpose, and all our actions should go towards that. Antonio, along with its team created a whole range of services, all of them becoming market leaders. Embracing new technologies and ideas through innovation is the key to success. Even though progress is, in Antonio's philosophy, just a failure went wrong, with many to be learned for becoming perfect. This is evolution.
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Ayesha Gulalai Wazir Ayesha Gulalai Wazir was born in Pakistan's South Waziristan, the tribal area on Pak-Afghan border famous for having been a stronghold of the Taliban.This area is ultraconservative especially for girls & women, & in the absence of girls' education & women rights, at age 7, Ayesha Gulalai vowed to change the miserable condition of the girls & women & empower them. She took her inspiration from her revolutionary & free-thinker father who encouraged her ambition to fight for her area & country like Joan of Ark. In an area where girls/women were confined to four walls, Ayesha broke free from the shackles of those ultraconservative cultural norms by speaking up in public in local tribal jirgas ( local tribal elders' council), madrassahs, mosques, boys' schools & colleges talking about women rights, human rights , democracy, importance of education, eradication of drugs & gun culture, environmental pollution, child Labour, growing population,etc.
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Barbara Soalheiro Founder at Mesa&Cadeira, Barbara Soalheiro has a prodigious career in several fields of the creative market. After graduating, she was selected for Editora Abril (the biggest publishing house in Latin America) New Talents program, was soon hired as an editor and, by the time she was 26, became the youngest editorinchief in the company – in charge of the teen brand Capricho, she ran an operation that included a magazine (which doubled its readership on the first year of Barbara’s tenure), a website, a range of licensed products and a set of events.
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Cosmin Haias
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Daniela Palimariu works as an artist and co-founder of Sandwich art space in Bucharest, Romania. Her art practice includes livable environments and objects, installations, semi-private events and drawings, all of which understate the ambiguity of human relations, the need for personal space, play and daily subversions.
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Dragos Stanca is an entrepreneur and investor with expertise in media and digital transformation. Dragoș is the founder of the publishing, b2b networking and digital transformation events platform UPGRADE 100 – built around the community of the former iCEE.fest festival, launched in 2012.
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Duncan Wolfe Duncan Wolfe is a photographer, director, and creative director based in Los Angeles. He worked as a filmmaker and digital strategist working with the Office of Digital Strategy inside President Obama's White House, documenting the final two years of the administration.
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Esther Perel Esther Perel is a Belgian psychotherapist of Polish-Jewish descent who has explored the tension between the need for security (love, belonging and closeness) and the need for freedom (erotic desire, adventure and distance) in human relationships.
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Fady Chreih Fady Chreih is the CEO of REGINA MARIA, one of the leading private healthcare networks in Romania and the only Romanian healthcare organization with international accreditations. With a background in banking, Fady Chreih is passionate about creating sustainable and accountable organizations, with an emphasis on organizational behaviour. Together with more than 5,000 employees and consultants, Fady is now focusing on delivering excellence in healthcare.
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Farah Nayeri Farah Nayeri writes on culture for The New York Times. Based in London, she was previously the arts correspondent of Bloomberg. She has also written for the arts pages of The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Originally from Iran, Ms. Nayeri began her journalism career as a reporter for Time in Paris. She later became a Paris correspondent of Bloomberg, the Rome bureau chief, and the European economics correspondent. In 2003, she was assigned to Baghdad to cover the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
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Gabriel Diaconu Gabriel Diaconu, MD, is a specialist in psychiatry and psycho-traumatology, with a professional experience of more than 10 years in the field of mental health. In Romania he is the Medical Director of MindCare, the Center of excellence in psychiatry and psychotherapy of the MedLife network. He is, concomitantly, the Co-Chair of the WPA Section on Consequences of Torture and Psychological Abuse, Associate Investigator of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS), and Associate Member of CRISE (Centre du Recherche dans le Suicide et Euthanasie) of UQAM (Universite du Quebec at Montreal).
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Golan Golan is a three piece band based in Bucharest, Romania. Alex, Mihai and Ernesto's different backgrounds and skills combine in a unique blend of eclectic harmonies. Using live instruments, sampling and DJing, the trio brings a much needed human touch to today's electronic music. Their sound is melodic and dreamy while at the same time making you dance your shoes off. Get ready for the Golan experience!
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Ian Daly is Head of Brand Strategy at Live Nation. Ian has been writing and thinking about culture since 2003, when he was senior writer for Details at Conde Nast in New York City. His stories have taken him everywhere from The Congo to backstage with Ozzy Osbourne.
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Iulian Stanciu is the CEO and shareholder of eMAG, the Romanian online retailer. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors and managers in Romania and is involved in several business in the country and abroad, leading over 3,000 direct or indirect employees on the local market. Iulian Stanciu is known for being highly involved in the selection of all his employees and to have instilled very progressive rules and templates in the company’s recruitment practices, management and staff dynamics.
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Jaro Varga is a Slovak visual artist and curator based in Prague. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, and also participated in student exchanges at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in the USA.
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Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries. A global keynote speaker, Jason has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, PHD Worldwide, Google Zeitgeist, TED Global, The Economist, and more.
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Joel Evey is a creative based in New York & Philadelphia. Both his personal and professional practices have been shaped by his use of graphic experimentation as a medium to communicate with an emerging native-user generation. In his work, Joel pushes the boundaries of contemporary visual ideologies, breaking formal taboos in thoughtful and visually arresting ways in order to challenge notions of what constitutes "good.” Joel is also an independent educator and is currently Senior Creative Director Global at Gap.
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Josh Begley is a data artist and app developer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks United States drone strikes. Begley is the director of two short films, Concussion Protocol (2018) and Best of Luck with the Wall (2016), both produced by Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras. His films have screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Met Breuer, the New York Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
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Jeffrey Franklin is a cofounder and partner at PLAYLAB, INC., a New York based creative practice founded in 2009. With no particular focus, PLAYLAB, INC. explores themes that interest them, using art, architecture, and graphic design to initiate ideas.
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Julien Britnic is a copywriter and cultural remixer. His classic book cover remixes were featured in newspapers and blogs all over the world including Huffington Post and El Mundo.
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Kimberley Motley is an international human rights and civil rights attorney from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also an activist, author, and former Mrs. Wisconsin-America 2004
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Kitra Cahana has been the recipient of a World Press Photo award, a Senior TED Fellowship and the ICP Infinity Award. Born in Miami but raised in Canada and Sweden, Kitra Cahana earned her B.A. in philosophy from McGill University and her M.A. in visual and media anthropology from the Freie Universitat in Berlin.
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Luca Zamoc was born in 1986 in Modena. Since his early age, he was inspired by influences as different as comics, mythology and human anatomy. His work range between several media such as digital, mural, comic and handmade illustration. His work investigates the relation between Man and Nature through Mythology, and the relation between Mythology and Man through Nature. He’s been working and living in different cities like Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Barcelona. He’s currently living and working in Milan.
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Maria Toorpakai Wazir is a professional Pakistani squash player. She dressed like a boy for the first 16 years of her life in order to participate in competitive sports as a Muslim girl, using the name Genghis Khan, fully supported by her Muslim parents.
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Marinela Ardelean is a wine critic, author and juror in international wine competitions such as Mundus Vini (Germany) and the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards (South Africa). In her home-country, Romania, she is known for organizing RO-Wine |The International Wine Festival of Romania, while in Italy, her second home, she is one of the wine curators for the notorious Merano Wine Festival. Representing Foss Marai as Brand Manager since 2012, she has also recently become Global Brand Ambassador for the Romanian Vinars Brancoveanu, a high-end range of wine distillates.
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Murielle Lorilloux
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Nicolás Jaar is a Chilean sound maker born in New York in 1990. Among his notable works are the albums Space Is Only Noise (2011), Pomegranates (2015) and Sirens (2016). He is known in the club world for his various dance 12" EPs he put out from 2008 to 2011. Since his first album, he has embarked on more explorative directions, performing a five-hour improvisational concert at PS1 and releasing a large volume of experimental recordings through his label Other People (including works by like-minded artists Lydia Lunch, William Basinski, and Lucretia Dalt). In 2015 Jaar scored Dheepan by director Jacques Audiard (winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015). Jaar is also half of the acid rock band Darkside.
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Numen is a collective working in the fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design and conceptual art. The group first formed in 1998. as a collaborative effort of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use.
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Oana P. Vainer
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Patricia Cohen covers the national economy for The New York Times and is the author of "In Our Prime: The Fascinating History and Promising Future of Middle Age". Ms. Cohen joined The Times in 1997 as Ideas Editor to create and launch the Arts & Ideas section, and later oversaw the paper's theater coverage. An award-winning reporter, she has written extensively about ideas, books and the arts, and worked as an investigative reporter in the Culture Department. She won the international Prix Annette Giacometti for a series of articles she wrote on art forgery, and is a recent winner of the Nathaniel Nash Award for excellence in business and economics journalism.
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Pavel Braila came to the visual arts by a somewhat circuitous route. His degree is in engineering, but he always wanted to be a chef. He had an amateur interest in photography, and was invited to a summer art camp run by the Chisinau Center for Contemporary Art (K:SAK) in 1996 to document the activities there. This art camp, Carbon Art, was instrumental in developing the experimental and contemporary art scene in Moldova, introducing new genres and media, such as performance and video art.
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Pete Davis is a writer and civic reformer from Falls Church, Virginia. He has co-founded a variety of civic projects: CommonPlace, a web platform for local community engagement; Strong Returns, a prison reform project; Getaway, the nation’s first-ever venture-backed tiny house startup; and The Democratic Alternative, an effort to raise up democratic ideas within the Democratic Party. He is the author of Our Bicentennial Crisis: A Call to Action for Harvard Law School's Public Interest Mission, his opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Daily News, Aeon, The Guardian and America Magazine, and he is the co-host of the Current Affairs podcast. From 2013-2014, he served as the labor and poverty coordinator for Ralph Nader's Center for Study of Responsive Law. He graduated from Harvard College in 2012 and Harvard Law School in 2018. Learn more at PeteDavis.org
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Peter Conrads is co-founder and managing director of SLOW; a Berlin-based laboratory for the creation of extraordinary places around the world with the aim to re-align the hospitality idea through sustainable, careful construction of a community, combined with classic, locally oriented gastronomy and highest design.
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Admire Kamudzengerere ’s work explores identity, politics, and society, often informed by the multifaceted structural and social issues that have marked Zimbabwe’s last decade. Working in various media, he frequently reveals an unequal world in which the powerful ride roughshod over the weak. His monotype selfportraits, intense and indefinable, speak to personal struggle, self definition, and father-son relationships, but are also pieces of a universal puzzle invoking a unifying human thread—the fil rouge of community and ancestry.
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Rachel Monosov Bridging photography, video, performance and sculpture, Russian-born Rachel Monosov delves into cultural notions of alienation, territorial belonging, gender, and identity. Nature serves as a source for the artist’s imagery and objects, which can be interpreted as both symbolic and indexical. While her early career focused on autobiographical works steeped with a desire to grapple with her personal history, in recent years her work has reflected a rootless present rife with broader social implications.
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Symposium - Vasilis Marlantis and Alex Muresan are two self-taught filmmakers, photographers and creatives who started SYMPOSIUM as an art and clothing project. Designed to fight stereotypes and preconceived ideas, it showcases artworks made by young Romanian artists on t-shirts. However, as the project evolved, it became wider. SYMPOSIUM became a symbol, a project which represents the unknown. It sets out for people to have a new perspective on what they think they know. SYMPOSIUM has the goal to raise questions and start "a philosophical discussion" which will hopefully change people's perception of the world in which they live. The first collection of t-shirts was realised in collaboration with UAD Cluj and will launch exclusively at UNFINISHED Festival.
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Tehching Hsieh was born on December 31st 1950 in Nan-Chou, Taiwan. Starting in the late 1970s, Hsieh made five One Year Performances and a ‘Thirteen Year Plan’, inside and outside his studio in New York City. Using long durations, making art and life simultaneous, Hsieh achieved one of the most radical approaches in contemporary art.
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Vlad Tenu is a Romanian architect based in London, operating at the intersection of design, art, fashion and technology. From architectural design to art installations and teaching, his work involves a continuous explorative research into spatiality, scale and materiality. Inspired by the underlying processes of nature, his workflow is a symbiotic mix of art and science including mathematical and programming techniques materialised into sculptural artefacts, jewellery, garments, product design or architectural pieces. He also co-founded FORÆVA together with the fashion designer Lana Dumitru, a multidisciplinary design lab that has debuted with a project in collaboration with Swarovski - a sculptural dress that has been worn by Björk on stage as part of her Utopia tour in July.
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Program
Thu. 27
Fri. 28
Sat. 29
Sun. 30
Thursday 27.09.2018
16.00 - 18.30 EEST
Participants' Registration
Check-in, meet the team, get your badge; start exploring the exhibition space and meet the community!
18.30 - 19.00 EEST
Opening Session
19.00 - 20.15 EEST
The Universal Language of Time
Nicknamed the grandfather of performance art and internationally known for his seminal one-year-long performances,Taiwanese artist Tehching Hsieh presents a lifetime of high-stamina projects. Living and breathing the freedom that illuminates those who manage to create their own systems despite the rigidity of our society, his work will inspire anyone who seeks to breach the walls of their societal cages.
Tehching Hsieh
20.30 - 21.30 EEST
Unfinished; Technology, Transhumanism and the Future of Human Imagination
Technology is upending the world. Change is the new normal. Disruptive innovation has become the status quo. Everything is up for grabs: the future of business, of consciousness, of the planet. Television personality and NatGeo’s BrainGames TV host Jason Silva maps out this unique inflection point in human history, where exponential technologies are revealing to us just how ‘unfinished’ we truly are, and rather than fear this coming transformation, we should embrace it as the ultimate opportunity to self-direct our own evolution and literally render our own imaginations.
Jason Silva
21.30 - 23.00 EEST
Drinks and Concert
Roman & Voloka and Kosmic Blues
Friday 28.09.2018
9.00 - 10.00 EEST
A Moment of Mindfulness, a Loving Kindness Meditation Session
Mindfulness is about bringing attention on purpose, on the present moment, non-judgementally. Experiencing mindfulness practice is about our full commitment to be present in each moment, it’s about inviting ourselves to face this moment in full awareness, with acceptance, kindness and compassion.
Simona Chesaraicu
10.00 - 10.30 EEST
Coffee Break
Coffee provided by STEAM.
10.30 - 11.30 EEST
The Case for the Social Enterprise
How is it possible that cities function so radically di􀇚erently than professional organizations? And how could we get inspired from them to build the organizations of the future? This presentation will make the case of bringing back social values and norms into the intimate fabric of corporations and why this is something that expands the pie for all constituencies involved.
Adrian Stanciu
11.30 - 11.45 EEST
Break
11.30 - 12.30 EEST
Psychiatrist: the Hitchhiker's Guide through the Galaxy
An homage to Douglas Adams' fabulous life work and an analysis of misleading perceptions about mental illness, from its out-worldly perceptions to the rationalized python-esque stanza of "disorder" and the social games of stigma and antistigma surrounding it.
Gabriel Diaconu
12.30 - 12.45 EEST
Break
12.45 - 13.30 EEST
I'm Listening
Herzog takes us through ideas that have manifested as projects that he’s done with Google, his studio HAWRAF and his self initiated works.
Andrew Herzog
13.30 - 14.30 EEST
Lunch
14.30 - 15.00 EEST
Social Sculptures
An open artist talk from behind the scene of Numen’s site-specific tape installation and the collective’s hybrid, social and experimental practice.
Nikola Radeljkovic / Numen/For Use Art Collective
14.30 - 15.00 EEST
Bits & Blocks: a Fireside Chat
A casual conversation to warm up about blockchain, bitcoin, virtual reality and mixed reality between two entrepreneurs using immersive and ever-evolving technologies to change the ways in which we see, work, invent, empower and— ultimately—impact the world.
Antonio Eram, Ian Daly, and Adina Popescu
15.00- 15.45 EEST
Conscience (in) Progress
No team, no budget but a license to create: a talk about ways to make an idea come true, from organic agriculture, women leadership and a range of yogurt to call for tolerance.
Anne Thevenet-Abitbol
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Office Hours: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (Part 1/3)
A 3 day sensorial installation / workshop exploring normative methods of productivity and ideation in a faux corporate environment. As the corporate environment shifts to being an increasingly performative endeavor, "Office Hours" will examine the effect of pure conceptual exploration on the biological surroundings. Using plant sonification technology as a metaphor for the traditional “water cooler”, we will transform the space into an environment that responds in real-time to the input/output of a participant’s involvement. Over the course of 3 days, participants will produce work based on different prompts in an effort to effect the dynamics of their corporate environment.
Joel Evey, Jeffrey Franklin, and Archie Lee Coates IV
15.00 - 15.45 EEST
Museum Tour
15.45 - 16.00 EEST
Break
16.00 - 17.00 EEST
Threads or Threats: Fibers of the Community
In Herman Melville’s words, “a thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” The speed of our technology revolution comes with great potential yet heavy responsibility. The speakers on this panel will discuss how, in a hyperconnected world of twitter politicians, smart homes, fake news, big data and online healthcare, campaigns and communities, their respective industries handle connectivity and particularly the risk of disconnecting physically while connecting virtually.
Dragoș Stanca, Murielle Lorilloux, Fady Chreih, Ian Daly, and Duncan Wolfe
16.00 - 18.00 EEST
The Happy Film screening
Can you impact on your own happiness? Most of us have grappled with career goals, relationships and even our own happiness. But how many of us have taken the time to really explore what can make us happy? Would it be meditation, therapy, drugs, or something else? Could you achieve happiness by design? Turning himself into a design project, New York-based designer Stefan Sagmeister attempts to change his personality to become a better person. And in the process he takes us on a personal journey to find out what causes happiness. Things don't go as planned.
Stefan Sagmeister
17.00 - 17.30 EEST
Coffee Break
17.30 - 18.15 EEST
Building the Future with Future Buildings
A discussion about #casabuhnici—the first premium passive house from Romania and one of the top 10 houses around the world—and about sustainability, environmental impacts of buildings and how our living style influences our thinking of new buildings.
Marius Șoflete Eremia and Sandra Nives Șonei
17.30 - 18.15 EEST
Against All Logic: an Interview with Nicolás Jaar
Call him composer, DJ, artist, sound maker or disrupter, Nicolás Jaar has produced a multitude of awe-inspiring projects over the past decade and has been hiding a myriad of even more mysterious ones up his sleeves. In this live interview of one of the most defying sound makers, Farah Nayeri will enquire about his against-the-grain practice, the importance of curiosity, and the urgency of taking risks and blazing new paths.
Nicolás Jaar and Farah Nayeri
18.15 - 18.30 EEST
Break
18.30 - 19.30 EEST
Politics, Patience & Pride: from Pakistan to the World
At 31, Gulalai is Pakistan’s youngest parliamentarian and the first woman from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to hold such office. Come witness the first-hand account of a humbling and awe-inspiring life dedicated to defying norms, fighting for change, speaking against harassment, standing up in the face of attacks of all kinds, and keeping course despite the storms that can steer one adrift.
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir
19.45 - 20.00 ESST
Break
20.00 - 21.00 EEST
Work Reinvented: Pleasure, Commitment and the Best Way to Solve Complex Challenges
A presentation about the MESA METHOD—a team-based work system designed to solve complex challenges by unleashing human potential to process more and execute faster. Going over the last 6 years during which 132 MESAS were led in more than 50 di􀇚erent organizations from all over the globe—including Google, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Auckland Council—with some of the most brilliant professionals of our generation—including Kobe Bryant, Perry Chen, Cindy Gallop and Neil Harbisson, we'll share learnings and examples of successful cases, as well as practical tools to allow people to work in a more efficient way.
Barbara Soalheiro
22.00 - 23.00 EEST
Drinks & Concert
YCCMD
Saturday 29.09.2018
8.00 - 8.30 EEST
Sunrise Meditation
Building on Carlos L'Abbate's "Yoga of Presence" practice, yet open to any level of experience and all forms of meditation, this session welcomes you to reconnect with this moment, the world and yourself in a silent embrace of the whole.
Carlos L’Abbate
9.30 - 13.00 EEST
Himalayan Traditional Hatha Yoga
Unifying the mind and body cleares the path for the true nature of the Being to unfold. With deep awareness towards breath and posture, the class is focused on clearing the energy channels in order to find that space inside where infinite possibilities reside. Simple yet profound, a class tailored for every body.
Alexandra Simiean
10.30 - 11.00 EEST
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00 EEST
The Center is Everywhere
Inviting artists from the #UNFINISHED18 exhibition “UNKWOING KNOWNS | KNOWING UNKNOWNS”, moderator Farah Nayeri will explore with them the ways in which their work engages with the investigative and cross-disciplinary importance of research, context and looking beyond our field of vision.
Kitra Cahana, Admire Kamudzengerere, Farah Nayeri, and Oana P. Vainer
12.00 - 12.15 EEST
Break
12.15 - 13.15 EEST
The Long Match @Throne Hall
Defending risk-takers from across the globe, Attorney Kimberly Motley introduces her client Maria Toorpakay Wazir to share her story and daring path of human rights fights and legal battles. A horizon-opening look at how creative one can be about making justice, breaking molds, defying systems and cracking open new ways even in the most deadlocked of situations.
Maria Toorpakai Wazir and Kimberley Motley
13.15 - 14.00 EEST
Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 EEST
Seeds of Utopia @Throne Hall
Coming from a wide range of professional horizons, participants of this round table will discuss creative strategies from their respective industries—from hospitality, conservation, VR, creative marketing and conflict resolution—to better build societies and empower people from the bottom-up. A talk about how utopian ideals can be implemented into real life principles across the world and across disciplines.
Adina Popescu, Barbara Soalheiro, and Farah Naye
14.30 - 15.00 EEST
365 Days with Harmonica @Auditorium
A live performance by the artist who will play a conceptual piece of music composed from all her receipts collected over an entire year, transcribing sums into notes and in so-doing transforming the very evidence of her consumerism into a unique dadaesque ode.
Oana P. Vainer
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Office Hours: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (part 2/3) @Workshop Space
A 3 day sensorial installation / workshop exploring normative methods of productivity and ideation in a faux corporate environment. As the corporate environment shifts to being an increasingly performative endeavor, "Office Hours" will examine the effect of pure conceptual exploration on the biological surroundings. Using plant sonification technology as a metaphor for the traditional “water cooler”, we will transform the space into an environment that responds in real-time to the input/output of a participant’s involvement. Over the course of 3 days, participants will produce work based on different prompts in an effort to effect the dynamics of their corporate environment.
Joel Evey, Jeffrey Franklin, and Archie Lee Coates IV
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
The Beauty of Law @Auditorium
Armed with an unwavering determination and a passion for justice, former beauty queen Attorney Kimberly Motley has earned the reputation of one of the world’s most respected and successful international lawyers. Her presentation will survey some highlights of her vast experience representing people on almost every continent and showcase her talent for challenging outdated illegal cultural norms and focusing on laws that are underutilized.
Kimberley Motley
15.15 - 15.45 EEST
The Power of Journey @Lobby
For his second participation to UNFINISHED, Luca Zamoc returns with a new site-specific installation "Tempesta" that will be continuously worked on during the festival. Meet the artist in this open discussion moderated by our MC Ian Daly and, with this chance to witness an artwork in progress, let's remind ourselves of the importance of process over result, learning over learned, and journey over destination.
Luca Zamoc and Capucine Gros
15.45 - 16.00 EEST
Break
16.00 - 17.00 EEST
Esther Perel on the Future of Love, Lust, and Listening @Auditorium
A penetrating observer of cultural patterns, Esther explores the complicated and contradictory needs that are shaping relationships today. In this talk, she paves a path forward for thriving connections.
Esther Perel
17.00 - 17.30 EEST
Esther Perel Book Signing @Circular Room
Book launch and signing in partnership with Curtea Veche Publishing. Meet the author and get your copies of "Inteligenta erotica (Mating in Captivity)" and "Regandirea infidelitatii" (The State of Affairs)" signed.
Esther Perel
17.30 - 18.30 EEST
Tales of Power: Unseen, Untold & Unfinished @Throne Hall
Entering this discussion from completely different angles, this quatuor will discuss who, how and what pulls the strings in today’s political systems and international relations, looking at the power of storytelling in media campaigns, the impact of press and image(s), the potential of civic projects and grassroots movements, and the stories that governments don’t like to share.
Patricia Cohen, Duncan Wolfe, Pete Davis, Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, and Josh Begley
18.30 - 20.00 EEST
It is Diffcult @Auditorium
A performance-based lecture about the artist's most recent projects. Widely regarded as one of the world's most politically engaging yet poetic artists, Alfredo Jaar will walk us through his enlightening work ethics and philosophy, anchored in a profound understanding of the world, heavy research and an acute sensibility for enabling social and intellectual change through his practice.
Alfredo Jaar
20.15 - 20.45 EEST
Confronting Silence @Auditorium
Firmly grounded in the challenge of our current moment and worded specially for the UNFINISHED18 community, poet and activist Aja Monet will perform some of her most moving poetry. Dancing between art, activism and culture; her voice is that of a cross-border lyricist able to twist and shake the delicate balance between speech and song.
Aja Monet
21.00 - 22.00 EEST
Dinner @Royal Dining Hall
22.00 - 23.00 EEST
Drinks & Concert
GOLAN
Sunday 30.09.2018
6.00 - 8.00 EEST
Circle or Curve?
A chance to witness the creation of Andrew Herzog's site-specific public intervention around MNAR, the National Museum of Art and home of #UNFINISHED18.
Andrew Herzog
8.00 - 9.30 EEST
Mindfulness Session
Mindfulness is about bringing attention on purpose, on the present moment, non-judgementally. Experiencing mindfulness practice is about our full commitment to be present in each moment, it’s about inviting ourselves to face this moment in full awareness, with acceptance, kindness and compassion.
Simona Chesaraicu
9.30 - 10.30 EEST
Himalayan Traditional Hatha Yoga
Unifying the mind and body cleares the path for the true nature of the Being to unfold. With deep awareness towards breath and posture, the class is focused on clearing the energy channels in order to find that space inside where infinite possibilities reside. Simple yet profound, a class tailored for every body.
Alexandra Simiean
10.30 - 11.00 EEST
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00 EEST
Your Presence is Felt @Auditorium
A fairly unfocused and potentially emotional presentation of 10 years of PLAYLAB, INC., an extremely multi-disciplinary and small creative studio in New York.
Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin
12.00 - 13.00 EEST
Polymaths of the 21st Century @Auditorium
The Renaissance ideal of the polymath—a person whose expertise spans across many subjects and spheres of knowledge—has fallen out of style. Many pervasive systems, from education to profession, forces us now to specialize ourselves into niches and box ourselves into labels. The polymaths of this panel will discuss the implications of this trend and debate on the value of cross-disciplinarity today.
Joel Evey, Duncan Wolfe, Jeffrey Franklin, Archie Lee Coates IV, and Farah Nayeri
13.00 - 14.00 EEST
Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 EEST
Museum Tour @Lobby
14.00 - 15.00 EEST
Nothing (or Everything) to do with Business @ Throne Hall
We will hear more about Iulian Stanciu's professional trajectory but especially about what stretches far beyond, drawing parallels between his learnings and other areas of life; from trust, failure and partners to delegation and happiness.
Patricia Cohen and Iulian Stanciu
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Office Hours: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (Part 3/3) @Workshop Space
A 3 day sensorial installation / workshop exploring normative methods of productivity and ideation in a faux corporate environment. As the corporate environment shifts to being an increasingly performative endeavor, "O􀇛ce Hours" will examine the effect of pure conceptual exploration on the biological surroundings. Using plant sonification technology as a metaphor for the traditional “water cooler”, we will transform the space into an environment that responds in real-time to the input/output of a participant’s involvement. Over the course of 3 days, participants will produce work based on different prompts in an e􀇚ort to effect the dynamics of their corporate environment.
Joel Evey, Jeffrey Franklin, and Archie Lee Coates IV
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Deep Democracy & Civic Creativity @Auditorium
A discussion of a vision for the deepening of democracy and a strategy for how to get there.
Pete Davis
16.15 - 16.45 EEST
Still Man @Auditorium
The artist’s account of living with her father locked into his body by a severe brain-stem stroke, transcribing his words and documenting their experience together through the witnessing—and perhaps cathartic—lens of her camera.
Kitra Cahana
16.45 - 17.00 EEST
Closing Ceremony @Auditorium
Some last words from the founder... until next year!
Cristian Movila
18.00 - 19.00 EEST
Closing time
Keep the festival UNFINISHED with this late night event after hours, c/o undercover DJs OFFICE HOURS (Joel Evey and Archie Lee Coates IV).
Joel Evey and Archie Lee Coates IV
Partners
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About us
UNFINISHED
We are a vibrant community of global thinkers and makers. Part festival, part talks, part art, part undefined, it is an experience in constant evolution. The name UNFINISHED reflects our core belief: that making the world a more conscious place is a continuous work in progress. That we should never stop growing and questioning ourselves. That we should be willing to take risks and learn from failure. That is why we bring together a wide range of exceptional people from all backgrounds and age groups, offering them radical venues and ever-evolving gatherings for honest dialogue, knowledge-sharing and the creation of lasting connections. UNFINISHED surpasses the thresholds of classic event structures and bridges the gaps – both geographical and cognitive – between people, between generations and between practices. And beyond these bridges, we delve into what sprouts in between disciplines and anticipate what is not yet defined as one. We thus celebrate curiosity as the single most important shared value in the quest for change across fields and borders.
THE TEAM
EIDOS Foundation is non-profit organization based in Bucharest, Romania, committed to supporting new cultural forms and practices on an international level and across disciplines. EIDOS operates at the intersection of creativity, technology, philosophy and business by organizing events, educational programs, experimental research and by supporting the production of artistic projects Our mission is to build bridges between thinkers and visionaries from across Romania and the world at large, and provide them with an ever-evolving variety of platforms for exchange. Our goal is to connect and inspire, in order to deepen mutual understanding across our ever-expanding community and to enable ourselves to grow with a common global consciousness: as a single species, through a common essence, and with, in Aristotle’s terms, our collective eidos. www.eidosfoundation.org
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Terms and conditions
We reserve the right to remove participants who do not comply with the proper application process, registration, security procedures or requirements of the UNFINISHED Code of Conduct hereby, outlined at any point during the event. No participants may impersonate a different person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity. Participants may not aid in gaining an unauthorized person access to an event; this is grounds for removal. Participants must not defame, abuse, harass, harm or threaten others, make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements. Participants may not advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit such illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person or entity. Participants may not post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law or post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images. Participants may not advertise or sell to or solicit others unreasonably. Participants may not hand out, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose. Without limitation of the foregoing, UNFINISHED may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove any participant from the event, without explanation, either before or during the event, if such participant engages in any unlawful, unauthorized, prohibited, improper, or unethical activities, or any other acts or omissions that UNFINISHED deems unworthy of that person’s participation in the UNFINISHED experience.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: #UNFINISHED18 will take place September 27th – 30th, 2018!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: #UNFINISHED18 will take place September 27th – 30th, 2018!
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Adina Popescu - is a philosopher and entrepreneur, creating platforms that integrate nascent technology in order to generate impact and to empower bottom‑up movements. She is currently working on a immersive Climate & Environmental Platform called Earth. Adina is a highly‑visionary artist in the field of new media and cultural experiences, and especially in the field of VR and AR. She is a global and avant‑garde thinker, able to cross over multiple disciplines, while never losing the sense for integrity and ethical guidelines.
Adrian Stanciu - is a leading organizational strategy consultant in Romania and adjoining countries with a small and very selective consulting practice. His work has touched dozens of organizationa in the region, of different sizes and industries ramging from e-commerce to banking, from insurance to software development. His specialty field is organizational cultural change and management. His consulting work touches both the organizational and human capital side of the company and the business strategy side and, more importantly, the synergy between the two.
Aja Monet - is an internationally established poet, educator and human rights activist of CubanJamaican decent. Harry Belafonte has called Aja Monet “The true definition of an artist”. Her craft is an indepth reflection of emotional wisdom, skill, and activism. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. In her poetry Monet poses questions about the power of the imagination and metaphor in how we engage with local and global issues, like racism, colonialism and sexism. Monet is active with community organizing through her work with the Dream Defenders and the Community Justice Project. Monet was a featured speaker at the Women’s March on Washington DC where she read the title poem of her latest book My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter (Haymarket books 2017). Monet’s other books include InnerCity Chants & Cyborg Cyphers (2015), and The Black Unicorn Sings (Penmanship books). In addition, she collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape (MTV books/Simon & Schuster).
Archie Lee Coates IV - is a founder and partner at PLAYLAB, INC., a New York-based creative studio founded in 2009. With no particular focus, they explore themes using art, architecture, and graphic design to initiate ideas. Past projects include: giant worm tents for the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Storefront For Art & Architecture, a rebrand of America for SFMOMA, and a compilation of all the times Joaquin Phoenix has walked in his films, titled Walking Phoenix. In 2011, the studio co-founded the quarterly publication CLOG, and in 2010, co-founded + POOL with Family New York, an initiative to build the world’s first water-filtering floating pool in New York. PLAYLAB, INC. is: Archie Lee Coates IV, Jeff Franklin, Anya Shcherbakova, Dillon Kogle and Phil Gibson. BR met Archie at Unfinished 2018 and challenged him to a fast Q&A.
ALFREDO JAAR - is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He is known as one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA and LACMA, Los Angeles; TATE, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; MAXXI and MACRO, Rome; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlaebeck; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokushima Modern Art Museum; M+, Hong Kong; and dozens of institutions and private collections worldwide.
Andrew Herzog - is a partner at HAWRAF, a studio using design to apply new ideas, technologies, and methodologies to their work with clients and self-initiated projects. Before HAWRAF, Andrew worked at the Google Creative Lab where he designed AI-assistive drawing tools and a wall installation made-up of 5,880 arcade buttons. His personal practice involves using tools, materials, and actions that are commonplace as a way to probe art making. He is a professor of Interaction at the School of Visual Arts and The New School. His work has been featured at the Cannes International Festival for Creativity, the Art Directors Club, and in 2017 he was named to PRINT Magazine’s “New Visual Artists: 15 under 30” list.
Anne Thevenet-Abitbol - has been Prospective and New Concepts VP at Danone since 1998. She is responsible for the development of every new idea that has the potential to take the Group forward, whether in terms of marketing, HR, social or societal issues. In particular, she was responsible for launching the brand of organic yogurts “Les 2 Vaches” in 2006, and she opened the “Aux 2 Vaches” restaurant in 2012. Starting in 2010, she has designed and led the EVE Program, an intercompany women leadership seminar, attended by around forty companies, as well as EVE Asia Pacific and EVE Africa, and since 2012, the OCTAVE Program, which is focused on improving generational relationships within companies, and the impact of new technologies. In partnership with Utopies, she has also co-created the Noé Program on sustainable innovation. She just launched “The Danone of the World”, a range of yogurts inspired by different countries which aims to open tastes and minds.
Antonio Eram - is a Romanian entrepreneur and angel investor. Along with a team of then enthusiasts, he started NETOPIA in 2003, then with a goal of providing state of the art mobile marketing services. Since then the company evolved, and it became the leader in Romania for payments services. Achieving impossible is not a task, it is a purpose, and all our actions should go towards that. Antonio, along with its team created a whole range of services, all of them becoming market leaders. Embracing new technologies and ideas through innovation is the key to success. Even though progress is, in Antonio's philosophy, just a failure went wrong, with many to be learned for becoming perfect. This is evolution.
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir - Ayesha Gulalai Wazir was born in Pakistan's South Waziristan, the tribal area on Pak-Afghan border famous for having been a stronghold of the Taliban.This area is ultraconservative especially for girls & women, & in the absence of girls' education & women rights, at age 7, Ayesha Gulalai vowed to change the miserable condition of the girls & women & empower them. She took her inspiration from her revolutionary & free-thinker father who encouraged her ambition to fight for her area & country like Joan of Ark. In an area where girls/women were confined to four walls, Ayesha broke free from the shackles of those ultraconservative cultural norms by speaking up in public in local tribal jirgas ( local tribal elders' council), madrassahs, mosques, boys' schools & colleges talking about women rights, human rights , democracy, importance of education, eradication of drugs & gun culture, environmental pollution, child Labour, growing population,etc.
Barbara Soalheiro - Founder at Mesa&Cadeira, Barbara Soalheiro has a prodigious career in several fields of the creative market. After graduating, she was selected for Editora Abril (the biggest publishing house in Latin America) New Talents program, was soon hired as an editor and, by the time she was 26, became the youngest editorinchief in the company – in charge of the teen brand Capricho, she ran an operation that included a magazine (which doubled its readership on the first year of Barbara’s tenure), a website, a range of licensed products and a set of events.
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Daniela Palimariu - works as an artist and co-founder of Sandwich art space in Bucharest, Romania. Her art practice includes livable environments and objects, installations, semi-private events and drawings, all of which understate the ambiguity of human relations, the need for personal space, play and daily subversions.
Dragos Stanca - is an entrepreneur and investor with expertise in media and digital transformation. Dragoș is the founder of the publishing, b2b networking and digital transformation events platform UPGRADE 100 – built around the community of the former iCEE.fest festival, launched in 2012.
Duncan Wolfe - Duncan Wolfe is a photographer, director, and creative director based in Los Angeles. He worked as a filmmaker and digital strategist working with the Office of Digital Strategy inside President Obama's White House, documenting the final two years of the administration.
Esther Perel - Esther Perel is a Belgian psychotherapist of Polish-Jewish descent who has explored the tension between the need for security (love, belonging and closeness) and the need for freedom (erotic desire, adventure and distance) in human relationships.
Fady Chreih - Fady Chreih is the CEO of REGINA MARIA, one of the leading private healthcare networks in Romania and the only Romanian healthcare organization with international accreditations. With a background in banking, Fady Chreih is passionate about creating sustainable and accountable organizations, with an emphasis on organizational behaviour. Together with more than 5,000 employees and consultants, Fady is now focusing on delivering excellence in healthcare.
Farah Nayeri - Farah Nayeri writes on culture for The New York Times. Based in London, she was previously the arts correspondent of Bloomberg. She has also written for the arts pages of The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Originally from Iran, Ms. Nayeri began her journalism career as a reporter for Time in Paris. She later became a Paris correspondent of Bloomberg, the Rome bureau chief, and the European economics correspondent. In 2003, she was assigned to Baghdad to cover the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
Gabriel Diaconu - Gabriel Diaconu, MD, is a specialist in psychiatry and psycho-traumatology, with a professional experience of more than 10 years in the field of mental health. In Romania he is the Medical Director of MindCare, the Center of excellence in psychiatry and psychotherapy of the MedLife network. He is, concomitantly, the Co-Chair of the WPA Section on Consequences of Torture and Psychological Abuse, Associate Investigator of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS), and Associate Member of CRISE (Centre du Recherche dans le Suicide et Euthanasie) of UQAM (Universite du Quebec at Montreal).
Golan - Golan is a three piece band based in Bucharest, Romania. Alex, Mihai and Ernesto's different backgrounds and skills combine in a unique blend of eclectic harmonies. Using live instruments, sampling and DJing, the trio brings a much needed human touch to today's electronic music. Their sound is melodic and dreamy while at the same time making you dance your shoes off. Get ready for the Golan experience!
Ian Daly - is Head of Brand Strategy at Live Nation. Ian has been writing and thinking about culture since 2003, when he was senior writer for Details at Conde Nast in New York City. His stories have taken him everywhere from The Congo to backstage with Ozzy Osbourne.
Iulian Stanciu - is the CEO and shareholder of eMAG, the Romanian online retailer. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, investors and managers in Romania and is involved in several business in the country and abroad, leading over 3,000 direct or indirect employees on the local market. Iulian Stanciu is known for being highly involved in the selection of all his employees and to have instilled very progressive rules and templates in the company’s recruitment practices, management and staff dynamics.
Jaro Varga - is a Slovak visual artist and curator based in Prague. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, and also participated in student exchanges at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in the USA.
Jason Silva - is an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries. A global keynote speaker, Jason has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, PHD Worldwide, Google Zeitgeist, TED Global, The Economist, and more.
Joel Evey - is a creative based in New York & Philadelphia. Both his personal and professional practices have been shaped by his use of graphic experimentation as a medium to communicate with an emerging native-user generation. In his work, Joel pushes the boundaries of contemporary visual ideologies, breaking formal taboos in thoughtful and visually arresting ways in order to challenge notions of what constitutes "good.” Joel is also an independent educator and is currently Senior Creative Director Global at Gap.
Josh Begley - is a data artist and app developer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks United States drone strikes. Begley is the director of two short films, Concussion Protocol (2018) and Best of Luck with the Wall (2016), both produced by Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras. His films have screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Met Breuer, the New York Film Festival, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Jeffrey Franklin - is a cofounder and partner at PLAYLAB, INC., a New York based creative practice founded in 2009. With no particular focus, PLAYLAB, INC. explores themes that interest them, using art, architecture, and graphic design to initiate ideas.
Julien Britnic - is a copywriter and cultural remixer. His classic book cover remixes were featured in newspapers and blogs all over the world including Huffington Post and El Mundo.
Kimberley Motley - is an international human rights and civil rights attorney from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also an activist, author, and former Mrs. Wisconsin-America 2004
Kitra Cahana - has been the recipient of a World Press Photo award, a Senior TED Fellowship and the ICP Infinity Award. Born in Miami but raised in Canada and Sweden, Kitra Cahana earned her B.A. in philosophy from McGill University and her M.A. in visual and media anthropology from the Freie Universitat in Berlin.
Luca Zamoc - was born in 1986 in Modena. Since his early age, he was inspired by influences as different as comics, mythology and human anatomy. His work range between several media such as digital, mural, comic and handmade illustration. His work investigates the relation between Man and Nature through Mythology, and the relation between Mythology and Man through Nature. He’s been working and living in different cities like Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Istanbul, and Barcelona. He’s currently living and working in Milan.
Maria Toorpakai Wazir - is a professional Pakistani squash player. She dressed like a boy for the first 16 years of her life in order to participate in competitive sports as a Muslim girl, using the name Genghis Khan, fully supported by her Muslim parents.
Marinela Ardelean - is a wine critic, author and juror in international wine competitions such as Mundus Vini (Germany) and the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards (South Africa). In her home-country, Romania, she is known for organizing RO-Wine |The International Wine Festival of Romania, while in Italy, her second home, she is one of the wine curators for the notorious Merano Wine Festival. Representing Foss Marai as Brand Manager since 2012, she has also recently become Global Brand Ambassador for the Romanian Vinars Brancoveanu, a high-end range of wine distillates.
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Nicolás Jaar - is a Chilean sound maker born in New York in 1990. Among his notable works are the albums Space Is Only Noise (2011), Pomegranates (2015) and Sirens (2016). He is known in the club world for his various dance 12" EPs he put out from 2008 to 2011. Since his first album, he has embarked on more explorative directions, performing a five-hour improvisational concert at PS1 and releasing a large volume of experimental recordings through his label Other People (including works by like-minded artists Lydia Lunch, William Basinski, and Lucretia Dalt). In 2015 Jaar scored Dheepan by director Jacques Audiard (winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2015). Jaar is also half of the acid rock band Darkside.
Numen - is a collective working in the fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design and conceptual art. The group first formed in 1998. as a collaborative effort of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use.
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Patricia Cohen - covers the national economy for The New York Times and is the author of "In Our Prime: The Fascinating History and Promising Future of Middle Age". Ms. Cohen joined The Times in 1997 as Ideas Editor to create and launch the Arts & Ideas section, and later oversaw the paper's theater coverage. An award-winning reporter, she has written extensively about ideas, books and the arts, and worked as an investigative reporter in the Culture Department. She won the international Prix Annette Giacometti for a series of articles she wrote on art forgery, and is a recent winner of the Nathaniel Nash Award for excellence in business and economics journalism.
Pavel Braila - came to the visual arts by a somewhat circuitous route. His degree is in engineering, but he always wanted to be a chef. He had an amateur interest in photography, and was invited to a summer art camp run by the Chisinau Center for Contemporary Art (K:SAK) in 1996 to document the activities there. This art camp, Carbon Art, was instrumental in developing the experimental and contemporary art scene in Moldova, introducing new genres and media, such as performance and video art.
Pete Davis - is a writer and civic reformer from Falls Church, Virginia. He has co-founded a variety of civic projects: CommonPlace, a web platform for local community engagement; Strong Returns, a prison reform project; Getaway, the nation’s first-ever venture-backed tiny house startup; and The Democratic Alternative, an effort to raise up democratic ideas within the Democratic Party. He is the author of Our Bicentennial Crisis: A Call to Action for Harvard Law School's Public Interest Mission, his opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Daily News, Aeon, The Guardian and America Magazine, and he is the co-host of the Current Affairs podcast. From 2013-2014, he served as the labor and poverty coordinator for Ralph Nader's Center for Study of Responsive Law. He graduated from Harvard College in 2012 and Harvard Law School in 2018. Learn more at PeteDavis.org
Peter Conrads - is co-founder and managing director of SLOW; a Berlin-based laboratory for the creation of extraordinary places around the world with the aim to re-align the hospitality idea through sustainable, careful construction of a community, combined with classic, locally oriented gastronomy and highest design.
Admire Kamudzengerere - ’s work explores identity, politics, and society, often informed by the multifaceted structural and social issues that have marked Zimbabwe’s last decade. Working in various media, he frequently reveals an unequal world in which the powerful ride roughshod over the weak. His monotype selfportraits, intense and indefinable, speak to personal struggle, self definition, and father-son relationships, but are also pieces of a universal puzzle invoking a unifying human thread—the fil rouge of community and ancestry.
Rachel Monosov - Bridging photography, video, performance and sculpture, Russian-born Rachel Monosov delves into cultural notions of alienation, territorial belonging, gender, and identity. Nature serves as a source for the artist’s imagery and objects, which can be interpreted as both symbolic and indexical. While her early career focused on autobiographical works steeped with a desire to grapple with her personal history, in recent years her work has reflected a rootless present rife with broader social implications.
Symposium - - Vasilis Marlantis and Alex Muresan are two self-taught filmmakers, photographers and creatives who started SYMPOSIUM as an art and clothing project. Designed to fight stereotypes and preconceived ideas, it showcases artworks made by young Romanian artists on t-shirts. However, as the project evolved, it became wider. SYMPOSIUM became a symbol, a project which represents the unknown. It sets out for people to have a new perspective on what they think they know. SYMPOSIUM has the goal to raise questions and start "a philosophical discussion" which will hopefully change people's perception of the world in which they live. The first collection of t-shirts was realised in collaboration with UAD Cluj and will launch exclusively at UNFINISHED Festival.
Tehching Hsieh - was born on December 31st 1950 in Nan-Chou, Taiwan. Starting in the late 1970s, Hsieh made five One Year Performances and a ‘Thirteen Year Plan’, inside and outside his studio in New York City. Using long durations, making art and life simultaneous, Hsieh achieved one of the most radical approaches in contemporary art.
Vlad Tenu - is a Romanian architect based in London, operating at the intersection of design, art, fashion and technology. From architectural design to art installations and teaching, his work involves a continuous explorative research into spatiality, scale and materiality. Inspired by the underlying processes of nature, his workflow is a symbiotic mix of art and science including mathematical and programming techniques materialised into sculptural artefacts, jewellery, garments, product design or architectural pieces. He also co-founded FORÆVA together with the fashion designer Lana Dumitru, a multidisciplinary design lab that has debuted with a project in collaboration with Swarovski - a sculptural dress that has been worn by Björk on stage as part of her Utopia tour in July.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: #UNFINISHED18 will take place September 27th – 30th, 2018!
Thu. 27
Fri. 28
Sat. 29
Sun. 30
Thursday 27.09.2018
16.00 - 18.30 EEST
Participants' Registration
Check-in, meet the team, get your badge; start exploring the exhibition space and meet the community!
18.30 - 19.00 EEST
Opening Session
19.00 - 20.15 EEST
The Universal Language of Time
Nicknamed the grandfather of performance art and internationally known for his seminal one-year-long performances,Taiwanese artist Tehching Hsieh presents a lifetime of high-stamina projects. Living and breathing the freedom that illuminates those who manage to create their own systems despite the rigidity of our society, his work will inspire anyone who seeks to breach the walls of their societal cages.
Tehching Hsieh
20.30 - 21.30 EEST
Unfinished; Technology, Transhumanism and the Future of Human Imagination
Technology is upending the world. Change is the new normal. Disruptive innovation has become the status quo. Everything is up for grabs: the future of business, of consciousness, of the planet. Television personality and NatGeo’s BrainGames TV host Jason Silva maps out this unique inflection point in human history, where exponential technologies are revealing to us just how ‘unfinished’ we truly are, and rather than fear this coming transformation, we should embrace it as the ultimate opportunity to self-direct our own evolution and literally render our own imaginations.
Jason Silva
21.30 - 23.00 EEST
Drinks and Concert
Roman & Voloka and Kosmic Blues
Friday 28.09.2018
9.00 - 10.00 EEST
A Moment of Mindfulness, a Loving Kindness Meditation Session
Mindfulness is about bringing attention on purpose, on the present moment, non-judgementally. Experiencing mindfulness practice is about our full commitment to be present in each moment, it’s about inviting ourselves to face this moment in full awareness, with acceptance, kindness and compassion.
Simona Chesaraicu
10.00 - 10.30 EEST
Coffee Break
Coffee provided by STEAM.
10.30 - 11.30 EEST
The Case for the Social Enterprise
How is it possible that cities function so radically di􀇚erently than professional organizations? And how could we get inspired from them to build the organizations of the future? This presentation will make the case of bringing back social values and norms into the intimate fabric of corporations and why this is something that expands the pie for all constituencies involved.
Adrian Stanciu
11.30 - 11.45 EEST
Break
11.30 - 12.30 EEST
Psychiatrist: the Hitchhiker's Guide through the Galaxy
An homage to Douglas Adams' fabulous life work and an analysis of misleading perceptions about mental illness, from its out-worldly perceptions to the rationalized python-esque stanza of "disorder" and the social games of stigma and antistigma surrounding it.
Gabriel Diaconu
12.30 - 12.45 EEST
Break
12.45 - 13.30 EEST
I'm Listening
Herzog takes us through ideas that have manifested as projects that he’s done with Google, his studio HAWRAF and his self initiated works.
Andrew Herzog
13.30 - 14.30 EEST
Lunch
14.30 - 15.00 EEST
Social Sculptures
An open artist talk from behind the scene of Numen’s site-specific tape installation and the collective’s hybrid, social and experimental practice.
Nikola Radeljkovic / Numen/For Use Art Collective
14.30 - 15.00 EEST
Bits & Blocks: a Fireside Chat
A casual conversation to warm up about blockchain, bitcoin, virtual reality and mixed reality between two entrepreneurs using immersive and ever-evolving technologies to change the ways in which we see, work, invent, empower and— ultimately—impact the world.
Antonio Eram, Ian Daly, and Adina Popescu
15.00- 15.45 EEST
Conscience (in) Progress
No team, no budget but a license to create: a talk about ways to make an idea come true, from organic agriculture, women leadership and a range of yogurt to call for tolerance.
Anne Thevenet-Abitbol
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Office Hours: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (Part 1/3)
A 3 day sensorial installation / workshop exploring normative methods of productivity and ideation in a faux corporate environment. As the corporate environment shifts to being an increasingly performative endeavor, "Office Hours" will examine the effect of pure conceptual exploration on the biological surroundings. Using plant sonification technology as a metaphor for the traditional “water cooler”, we will transform the space into an environment that responds in real-time to the input/output of a participant’s involvement. Over the course of 3 days, participants will produce work based on different prompts in an effort to effect the dynamics of their corporate environment.
Joel Evey, Jeffrey Franklin, and Archie Lee Coates IV
15.00 - 15.45 EEST
Museum Tour
15.45 - 16.00 EEST
Break
16.00 - 17.00 EEST
Threads or Threats: Fibers of the Community
In Herman Melville’s words, “a thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” The speed of our technology revolution comes with great potential yet heavy responsibility. The speakers on this panel will discuss how, in a hyperconnected world of twitter politicians, smart homes, fake news, big data and online healthcare, campaigns and communities, their respective industries handle connectivity and particularly the risk of disconnecting physically while connecting virtually.
Dragoș Stanca, Murielle Lorilloux, Fady Chreih, Ian Daly, and Duncan Wolfe
16.00 - 18.00 EEST
The Happy Film screening
Can you impact on your own happiness? Most of us have grappled with career goals, relationships and even our own happiness. But how many of us have taken the time to really explore what can make us happy? Would it be meditation, therapy, drugs, or something else? Could you achieve happiness by design? Turning himself into a design project, New York-based designer Stefan Sagmeister attempts to change his personality to become a better person. And in the process he takes us on a personal journey to find out what causes happiness. Things don't go as planned.
Stefan Sagmeister
17.00 - 17.30 EEST
Coffee Break
17.30 - 18.15 EEST
Building the Future with Future Buildings
A discussion about #casabuhnici—the first premium passive house from Romania and one of the top 10 houses around the world—and about sustainability, environmental impacts of buildings and how our living style influences our thinking of new buildings.
Marius Șoflete Eremia and Sandra Nives Șonei
17.30 - 18.15 EEST
Against All Logic: an Interview with Nicolás Jaar
Call him composer, DJ, artist, sound maker or disrupter, Nicolás Jaar has produced a multitude of awe-inspiring projects over the past decade and has been hiding a myriad of even more mysterious ones up his sleeves. In this live interview of one of the most defying sound makers, Farah Nayeri will enquire about his against-the-grain practice, the importance of curiosity, and the urgency of taking risks and blazing new paths.
Nicolás Jaar and Farah Nayeri
18.15 - 18.30 EEST
Break
18.30 - 19.30 EEST
Politics, Patience & Pride: from Pakistan to the World
At 31, Gulalai is Pakistan’s youngest parliamentarian and the first woman from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to hold such office. Come witness the first-hand account of a humbling and awe-inspiring life dedicated to defying norms, fighting for change, speaking against harassment, standing up in the face of attacks of all kinds, and keeping course despite the storms that can steer one adrift.
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir
19.45 - 20.00 ESST
Break
20.00 - 21.00 EEST
Work Reinvented: Pleasure, Commitment and the Best Way to Solve Complex Challenges
A presentation about the MESA METHOD—a team-based work system designed to solve complex challenges by unleashing human potential to process more and execute faster. Going over the last 6 years during which 132 MESAS were led in more than 50 di􀇚erent organizations from all over the globe—including Google, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Auckland Council—with some of the most brilliant professionals of our generation—including Kobe Bryant, Perry Chen, Cindy Gallop and Neil Harbisson, we'll share learnings and examples of successful cases, as well as practical tools to allow people to work in a more efficient way.
Barbara Soalheiro
22.00 - 23.00 EEST
Drinks & Concert
YCCMD
Saturday 29.09.2018
8.00 - 8.30 EEST
Sunrise Meditation
Building on Carlos L'Abbate's "Yoga of Presence" practice, yet open to any level of experience and all forms of meditation, this session welcomes you to reconnect with this moment, the world and yourself in a silent embrace of the whole.
Carlos L’Abbate
9.30 - 13.00 EEST
Himalayan Traditional Hatha Yoga
Unifying the mind and body cleares the path for the true nature of the Being to unfold. With deep awareness towards breath and posture, the class is focused on clearing the energy channels in order to find that space inside where infinite possibilities reside. Simple yet profound, a class tailored for every body.
Alexandra Simiean
10.30 - 11.00 EEST
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00 EEST
The Center is Everywhere
Inviting artists from the #UNFINISHED18 exhibition “UNKWOING KNOWNS | KNOWING UNKNOWNS”, moderator Farah Nayeri will explore with them the ways in which their work engages with the investigative and cross-disciplinary importance of research, context and looking beyond our field of vision.
Kitra Cahana, Admire Kamudzengerere, Farah Nayeri, and Oana P. Vainer
12.00 - 12.15 EEST
Break
12.15 - 13.15 EEST
The Long Match @Throne Hall
Defending risk-takers from across the globe, Attorney Kimberly Motley introduces her client Maria Toorpakay Wazir to share her story and daring path of human rights fights and legal battles. A horizon-opening look at how creative one can be about making justice, breaking molds, defying systems and cracking open new ways even in the most deadlocked of situations.
Maria Toorpakai Wazir and Kimberley Motley
13.15 - 14.00 EEST
Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 EEST
Seeds of Utopia @Throne Hall
Coming from a wide range of professional horizons, participants of this round table will discuss creative strategies from their respective industries—from hospitality, conservation, VR, creative marketing and conflict resolution—to better build societies and empower people from the bottom-up. A talk about how utopian ideals can be implemented into real life principles across the world and across disciplines.
Adina Popescu, Barbara Soalheiro, and Farah Naye
14.30 - 15.00 EEST
365 Days with Harmonica @Auditorium
A live performance by the artist who will play a conceptual piece of music composed from all her receipts collected over an entire year, transcribing sums into notes and in so-doing transforming the very evidence of her consumerism into a unique dadaesque ode.
Oana P. Vainer
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Office Hours: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (part 2/3) @Workshop Space
A 3 day sensorial installation / workshop exploring normative methods of productivity and ideation in a faux corporate environment. As the corporate environment shifts to being an increasingly performative endeavor, "Office Hours" will examine the effect of pure conceptual exploration on the biological surroundings. Using plant sonification technology as a metaphor for the traditional “water cooler”, we will transform the space into an environment that responds in real-time to the input/output of a participant’s involvement. Over the course of 3 days, participants will produce work based on different prompts in an effort to effect the dynamics of their corporate environment.
Joel Evey, Jeffrey Franklin, and Archie Lee Coates IV
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
The Beauty of Law @Auditorium
Armed with an unwavering determination and a passion for justice, former beauty queen Attorney Kimberly Motley has earned the reputation of one of the world’s most respected and successful international lawyers. Her presentation will survey some highlights of her vast experience representing people on almost every continent and showcase her talent for challenging outdated illegal cultural norms and focusing on laws that are underutilized.
Kimberley Motley
15.15 - 15.45 EEST
The Power of Journey @Lobby
For his second participation to UNFINISHED, Luca Zamoc returns with a new site-specific installation "Tempesta" that will be continuously worked on during the festival. Meet the artist in this open discussion moderated by our MC Ian Daly and, with this chance to witness an artwork in progress, let's remind ourselves of the importance of process over result, learning over learned, and journey over destination.
Luca Zamoc and Capucine Gros
15.45 - 16.00 EEST
Break
16.00 - 17.00 EEST
Esther Perel on the Future of Love, Lust, and Listening @Auditorium
A penetrating observer of cultural patterns, Esther explores the complicated and contradictory needs that are shaping relationships today. In this talk, she paves a path forward for thriving connections.
Esther Perel
17.00 - 17.30 EEST
Esther Perel Book Signing @Circular Room
Book launch and signing in partnership with Curtea Veche Publishing. Meet the author and get your copies of "Inteligenta erotica (Mating in Captivity)" and "Regandirea infidelitatii" (The State of Affairs)" signed.
Esther Perel
17.30 - 18.30 EEST
Tales of Power: Unseen, Untold & Unfinished @Throne Hall
Entering this discussion from completely different angles, this quatuor will discuss who, how and what pulls the strings in today’s political systems and international relations, looking at the power of storytelling in media campaigns, the impact of press and image(s), the potential of civic projects and grassroots movements, and the stories that governments don’t like to share.
Patricia Cohen, Duncan Wolfe, Pete Davis, Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, and Josh Begley
18.30 - 20.00 EEST
It is Diffcult @Auditorium
A performance-based lecture about the artist's most recent projects. Widely regarded as one of the world's most politically engaging yet poetic artists, Alfredo Jaar will walk us through his enlightening work ethics and philosophy, anchored in a profound understanding of the world, heavy research and an acute sensibility for enabling social and intellectual change through his practice.
Alfredo Jaar
20.15 - 20.45 EEST
Confronting Silence @Auditorium
Firmly grounded in the challenge of our current moment and worded specially for the UNFINISHED18 community, poet and activist Aja Monet will perform some of her most moving poetry. Dancing between art, activism and culture; her voice is that of a cross-border lyricist able to twist and shake the delicate balance between speech and song.
Aja Monet
21.00 - 22.00 EEST
Dinner @Royal Dining Hall
22.00 - 23.00 EEST
Drinks & Concert
GOLAN
Sunday 30.09.2018
6.00 - 8.00 EEST
Circle or Curve?
A chance to witness the creation of Andrew Herzog's site-specific public intervention around MNAR, the National Museum of Art and home of #UNFINISHED18.
Andrew Herzog
8.00 - 9.30 EEST
Mindfulness Session
Mindfulness is about bringing attention on purpose, on the present moment, non-judgementally. Experiencing mindfulness practice is about our full commitment to be present in each moment, it’s about inviting ourselves to face this moment in full awareness, with acceptance, kindness and compassion.
Simona Chesaraicu
9.30 - 10.30 EEST
Himalayan Traditional Hatha Yoga
Unifying the mind and body cleares the path for the true nature of the Being to unfold. With deep awareness towards breath and posture, the class is focused on clearing the energy channels in order to find that space inside where infinite possibilities reside. Simple yet profound, a class tailored for every body.
Alexandra Simiean
10.30 - 11.00 EEST
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00 EEST
Your Presence is Felt @Auditorium
A fairly unfocused and potentially emotional presentation of 10 years of PLAYLAB, INC., an extremely multi-disciplinary and small creative studio in New York.
Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin
12.00 - 13.00 EEST
Polymaths of the 21st Century @Auditorium
The Renaissance ideal of the polymath—a person whose expertise spans across many subjects and spheres of knowledge—has fallen out of style. Many pervasive systems, from education to profession, forces us now to specialize ourselves into niches and box ourselves into labels. The polymaths of this panel will discuss the implications of this trend and debate on the value of cross-disciplinarity today.
Joel Evey, Duncan Wolfe, Jeffrey Franklin, Archie Lee Coates IV, and Farah Nayeri
13.00 - 14.00 EEST
Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 EEST
Museum Tour @Lobby
14.00 - 15.00 EEST
Nothing (or Everything) to do with Business @ Throne Hall
We will hear more about Iulian Stanciu's professional trajectory but especially about what stretches far beyond, drawing parallels between his learnings and other areas of life; from trust, failure and partners to delegation and happiness.
Patricia Cohen and Iulian Stanciu
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Office Hours: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" (Part 3/3) @Workshop Space
A 3 day sensorial installation / workshop exploring normative methods of productivity and ideation in a faux corporate environment. As the corporate environment shifts to being an increasingly performative endeavor, "O􀇛ce Hours" will examine the effect of pure conceptual exploration on the biological surroundings. Using plant sonification technology as a metaphor for the traditional “water cooler”, we will transform the space into an environment that responds in real-time to the input/output of a participant’s involvement. Over the course of 3 days, participants will produce work based on different prompts in an e􀇚ort to effect the dynamics of their corporate environment.
Joel Evey, Jeffrey Franklin, and Archie Lee Coates IV
15.00 - 16.00 EEST
Deep Democracy & Civic Creativity @Auditorium
A discussion of a vision for the deepening of democracy and a strategy for how to get there.
Pete Davis
16.15 - 16.45 EEST
Still Man @Auditorium
The artist’s account of living with her father locked into his body by a severe brain-stem stroke, transcribing his words and documenting their experience together through the witnessing—and perhaps cathartic—lens of her camera.
Kitra Cahana
16.45 - 17.00 EEST
Closing Ceremony @Auditorium
Some last words from the founder... until next year!
Cristian Movila
18.00 - 19.00 EEST
Closing time
Keep the festival UNFINISHED with this late night event after hours, c/o undercover DJs OFFICE HOURS (Joel Evey and Archie Lee Coates IV).
Joel Evey and Archie Lee Coates IV
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: #UNFINISHED18 will take place September 27th – 30th, 2018!
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: #UNFINISHED18 will take place September 27th – 30th, 2018!
About us
UNFINISHED
We are a vibrant community of global thinkers and makers. Part festival, part talks, part art, part undefined, it is an experience in constant evolution. The name UNFINISHED reflects our core belief: that making the world a more conscious place is a continuous work in progress. That we should never stop growing and questioning ourselves. That we should be willing to take risks and learn from failure. That is why we bring together a wide range of exceptional people from all backgrounds and age groups, offering them radical venues and ever-evolving gatherings for honest dialogue, knowledge-sharing and the creation of lasting connections. UNFINISHED surpasses the thresholds of classic event structures and bridges the gaps – both geographical and cognitive – between people, between generations and between practices. And beyond these bridges, we delve into what sprouts in between disciplines and anticipate what is not yet defined as one. We thus celebrate curiosity as the single most important shared value in the quest for change across fields and borders.
THE TEAM
EIDOS Foundation is non-profit organization based in Bucharest, Romania, committed to supporting new cultural forms and practices on an international level and across disciplines. EIDOS operates at the intersection of creativity, technology, philosophy and business by organizing events, educational programs, experimental research and by supporting the production of artistic projects Our mission is to build bridges between thinkers and visionaries from across Romania and the world at large, and provide them with an ever-evolving variety of platforms for exchange. Our goal is to connect and inspire, in order to deepen mutual understanding across our ever-expanding community and to enable ourselves to grow with a common global consciousness: as a single species, through a common essence, and with, in Aristotle’s terms, our collective eidos. www.eidosfoundation.org
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We reserve the right to remove participants who do not comply with the proper application process, registration, security procedures or requirements of the UNFINISHED Code of Conduct hereby, outlined at any point during the event. No participants may impersonate a different person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity. Participants may not aid in gaining an unauthorized person access to an event; this is grounds for removal. Participants must not defame, abuse, harass, harm or threaten others, make any bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive statements. Participants may not advocate illegal activity or discuss illegal activities with the intent to commit such illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person or entity. Participants may not post or distribute any material that infringes and/or violates any right of a third party or any law or post or distribute any vulgar, obscene, discourteous, or indecent language or images. Participants may not advertise or sell to or solicit others unreasonably. Participants may not hand out, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose. Without limitation of the foregoing, UNFINISHED may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove any participant from the event, without explanation, either before or during the event, if such participant engages in any unlawful, unauthorized, prohibited, improper, or unethical activities, or any other acts or omissions that UNFINISHED deems unworthy of that person’s participation in the UNFINISHED experience.