Inauguration of CAS Researchers
Friday, Mar 10 2017

An inauguration of the 5th and 6th generation of guest researchers will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the UNIRI Student Centre Restaurant “Campus” Aquarium on the occasion of presenting the new research season of the University of Rijeka Center for Advanced Studies - Southeast Europe (CAS - SEE). Over the next 10 months, guest researchers will stay at the University of Rijeka and present their research to the representatives of the University, the academic community and the general public during the season spring/summer and autumn/winter 2017/2018.

The University of Rijeka Center for Advanced Studies, Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) aims to bring together young researchers who, despite their doctoral degrees, fail to find employment at universities and scientific institutions in the region and in Europe.

The topics of their research are relevant for the contemporary socio-humanistic and political issues: (1) the production of inclusive societies and cities and participatory ways of management and (2) the critical social theory. There is a significant and growing need of the society for a critical debate and a reflection on relevant regional and global phenomena that involve scientists, intellectuals, practitioners and the wider community in order to motivate the region to move towards a full integration into the wider European and global intellectual and scientific space.

During their stay and work in Rijeka, the CAS researchers will, in accordance with the selected research topics, be included in the work of the programme line Sweet & Salt, headed by the Center for Advanced Studies Southeast Europe as a part of the Rijeka - European Capital of Culture 2020.

The Vice-Rector for Studies and Students and the newly elected Rector of the University of Rijeka, Professor Snježana Prijić Samaržija, the Executive Director of the CAS and Vice-Dean for International Relations of the University of Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts, Assistant Professor Sanja Bojanić, Ph.D., and the Director of the CAS, Professor Petar Bojanić, Ph.D., are set to welcome the fifth generation of guest researchers at the inauguration.

The guest researchers of the 5th and 6th generation of the CAS with their research topics:

Mateja Kurir Borovčić (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Architecture as ideology: the perspectives of critical theory from modernism to the present

Gruia Badescu (University of Oxford, Great Britain) Spatializing Cultural Policies and Activism in Croatia and Romania: A Comparative, Transnational Study
Marek Szilvasi (Budapest, Hungary) Between Commodity and Common Public Good: Access to Water urban movement and its Relevance for Roma People in Europe
Natasha Sardjoska (Skoplje, Macedonia) Mapping of spatial memory in limitrophe cities, landscapes, borders and bodies in Istria
Gregor Moder (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) Critical Theory. Truth in Politics: Comedy, Sophistry and Critique
Marija Ott Franolić (Zagreb, Croatia) Read, Think, Act
Milorad Kapetanović (London, Great Britain) Regulation of Informal Construction in Rijeka in the Anticipation of European Capital of Culture Rijeka
Mónica Cano Abadía (Zaragoza, Spain) The Re-Radicalization of Critical Thinking: Toward a Global Social Justice
Chiara Destri (University of Milan, Italy) No Democracy For Devils: Democratic Authority, Citizenship and Parties
Caterina Bonora (University of Bremen; Jacobs University Bremen, Germany) Ne da(vi)mo Beograd and the “new wave” activism in the post-Yugoslav space
Tom Whyman (University of Essex, Great Britain) Research Proposal: Adorno’s Concept of Natural-History: Crisis and Critical Theory
Davide Pala (University of Torino, Italy) World Poverty, Radical Inequalities and Neo-Republicanism: What Does Non-Domination Normatively Demand and Institutionally Imply in regard to the Poorest?
Carlo Burelli (University of Milan, Italy) A Theory of Order

More information about the CAS is available on the Center's
official website as well as its Facebook page

Translator: Erna Halilović, University of Rijeka student-volunteer
English Language Editor for UNIRI: Iva Tijan, MA


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