OBJECTIVE: To some extent the goal was … to provoke, to shock and to evoke interest, without being afraid of the public space which we used as a stage.
TEAM: The Balkan style authors of this event were: Agnes Asodi (Novi Sad), Oana Munteanu (Timisoara), Katherine Neuman (Nuremberg) and me – Yanina Taneva from Sofia.
WHEN: 1 – 5 May 2006
OBJECTIVE: Formation and training of a Bulgarian samba group, part of the international movement Rhythms of Resistance. By using music and samba-rhythm to stimulate people to be more active in the social life around them, to provide support for various public events and to add energy and emotions to our surroundings and our life.
WHEN: July 2008
WHERE: Sofia and not solely
Topics: Fair Trade, Poverty and Marginalization, Global Education, Alternative Economies, Human Rights and others, under the “Youth in Action” Programme of the European Commission.
In 2013 we intensify our partnerships with the Balkans and Romania on various topics related to non-formal education and youth participation in decision making. In 2013 we are sending Bulgarian participants in Africa for the first time. The topic is Community Arts & Forum Theater and as for the results – you will see them in Sofia and Burgas.
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In 2012 the tree set down roots and spread crown in Sofia, Burgas, Vidin and Ruse! In each of the cities we have carefully gathered its fruits – more than 1000 proposals for change. Our favorites are the sixth graders from Vidin!
Soon civic creativity will live on its own separate sub-site from which municipalities can draw inspiration and where they can press the “reality check” button.
ЕКИП: От Цирк “Кумбо”: Бенита Примо, Еми Велкова, Давид Романело; от Фабриката: Янина Танева
КОГА: 2009 г.
КЪДЕ: София, Дом на културата “Средец” (бивш “Лиляна Димитрова”)
The project creates a favorable environment for the development of creative and critical thinking society by stimulating dialogue and it seeks to build communities. The initiative is made possible by three interrelated factors: Kalina Terzieva, Ideas Factory and Yavlena Real Estate. More information can be found on the project’s website :
PURPOSE: The purpose of “O-o!” is to create an independent cultural infrastructure from atypical for the purpose places and a community of seekers who will find their urban environment for spontaneity.
TEAM: O-o! is an idea by scenographer Kalina Terzieva and “Ideas Factory ” in partnership with Yavlena Real Estate.
WHEN: March 20, 2012
What is the relationship between a clown nose and the innovative approaches to urban development, who owns the six hats for lateral thinking and how do you plant a tree of ideas – with the typical for the fabricators large scale use of various methods for creative thinking and for changing the urban environment, the team from the traveling Ideas Factory provoked the guests at the Hamalogic.
The Factory is sentimental towards Burgas, where in May 2012 the “Academy of Social Change” (www.changemakersacademy.net) was launched for the first time in Bulgaria. The Academy had a little something to do with that casual meeting in the Sea Garden!
WHERE: Burgas , Sea Garden
We started in 2011, and in 2012 we began developing our program „Ideas Factory in School”, because our educational system has a chance to motivate and inspire rather than alienate. We started with Sofia: 13th School near the Women’s Market, 22nd High School and went on with 97th High School in Lulin and classes around the country. All that we want to tell them is that they can actively shape up the reality in which they live. Through games and approaches adapted for the age group 13 to 18, we stimulated them to learn how many liters of water are required for the production of a pair of jeans and how many precious metals are there in a mobile phone. What is best about the Ideas Factory in School is that the participating students will be able to apply with an initiative of their own that aims to improve their neighborhood or their school, or to refresh their community. The plan is to create 10 school clubs “Ideas Factory” by the end of 2014. Do you want to invite us to a school anywhere in Bulgaria?
Contact us via ideasfactory.bg at gmail.com
WHERE: Sofia, for now< ,div>
You can learn what we did in the first Changemakers Academy here: