Monthly Archives: August 2020

“Evenings at the Moise”: The Interactive Platform and Prevention of Violence

During the summer months, the Moise Palace continued to carry out educational activities and provide new facilities for its citizens and visitors. During July and August, the Ministry of Science and Education together with the Society Our Children Sisak had organized a cycle of educational workshops entitled “Interactive Platform and Prevention of Violence”.

On July 7th, Armin Hadžić, a psychologist, held a lecture dealing with “Stress, Burnout, and Health of Educators and Professional Associates in Preschool Education”. During the practical anti-stress workshop which lasted for two hours, the educators and professional associates expressed an increased risk of burnout at work in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the first part of the lecture, the participants were introduced to contemporary, holistic theories of stress and coping with stress, as well as new research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology. In the second, practical part of the lecture, the participants practiced relaxation techniques in experiential ways.

The intriguing topic “Why Children Are Different Today – A Challenge for Educators, Professionals, and Parents” was held by prof. Hadzić on August 24th. The emphasis here was on the challenges and the risks posed by the digital era from the aspect of neuropsychology and the development of psychopathology in preschool children.

The Society Our Children Sisak and Girice kindergarten continue their cooperation in the field of application of the Play Attention Program for children (attention assurance system based on edufeedback® technology created by combining brain impulse scanning, cognitive exercises, and behavioral shaping techniques) which will be led by experts in the field.

The Archipelagos of the Living

We are inviting you to participate in a workshop in the afternoon, September 3rd, to discuss the Archipelagos of the Living, a cross-country laboratory territory seeking to develop sustainable modes of life and living on Island territories.

The workshop follows from the seminar hosted by l’IRI and L’Association des amis de la génération Thunberg last June, which consisted of presentations of work already being done on the different territories : on Corsica, Cres, Sherkin in Ireland, the Galapagos Islands and Ile-Saint-Denis. Our goal at this stage is to begin implicating local actors in these discussions, to take the proposition of contributory seriously. Being unable to visit the territories, we have decided to structure the afternoon around testimonies that Sanja Bojanic and Sarah Czerny have collected from dairy farmers from Cres. We hope that working from local perspectives, concerns and savoirs-faire, will allow us to identify potential niches for contributory research, all the while touching on the methodological challenges researches are likely to meet across territories when beginning to translate the theoretical framwork behind contributory research into (multiple) practice(s).

The last part of the workshop will be consecrated to a discussion around how to practically structure the project Archipelagos of the Living the organology of the project so to speak – across different territories, different universities and on different scales; in the short-term, long-term and in the specific reality posed by post-Covid-19.

A follow-up on the first Archipelagos have happen on October 1, 2020, with friends and colleagues from the Galapagos Islands: Ester, Jose Guerrero Vera, Pablo and Noel.


You can also read ARCHIPEL DES VIVANTES, one of the last texts by Bernard Stiegler published in Etica & Politica (in French).

Open-Source Institution Talks II

Open-Source Institutions Talks 2

September 3-4, 2020

Organized by Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe

The intelligence of the next generation of European institutions hinges on a system of technologically-mediated participatory policy-making and problem-solving.

Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe (University of Rijeka) is currently developing a project in collaboration with RadicalxChange Foundation, which will test and examine several variants of vTaiwan model for open-source governance in the context of European institutions. For purposes of developing this project, we are organizing a series of talks on the relevant contemporary developments in institutional designs that utilize collective intelligence.

The workshop featured in the review of the project methodology by Shu Yang Lin, the interaction designer and vTaiwan collaborator.


3.9. Shu Yang Lin (vTaiwan) in conversation with Sanja Bojanić, Kristina Stojanović-Čehajić, Marko-Luka Zubčić, Vladan Šutanovac (Center for Advanced Studies South East Europe): Towards Open-Source Institutions in Europe – Methodology Review


4.9. Sanja Bojanić, Kristina Stojanović-Čehajić, Marko-Luka Zubčić, Vladan Šutanovac (Center for Advanced Studies South East Europe): Towards Open-Source Institutions in Europe – Methodology Development

(The workshop is a part of “AI and Democracy” program funded by the University of Rijeka.)