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Subcultures and Lifestyles: Audiovisual exposition, photo exhibition. February 17 - March 20 2009
Demonstration of visual materials, discussions. February 17 -21, 2009
VMU, Kaunas, Lithuania.

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Photo gallery: 25 August, 2007, Zarasai – Participation in the youth festival "Black Horned Moon" / Experimental environment  
Photo gallery: Conference "Challenges for Contemporary European Society: Cultural Communities and Identities" August 24-26, 2007, Kaunas 
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Meeting with the monks of the Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
Topic:
Buddha’s teaching can help people of the world
Presentation of Zen kompasas (The Compass of Zen) by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Vytautas Magnus University
October 31, 2006


Meeting moments



Academic Cultural Forum
Vytautas Magnus university
Kaunas, Lithuania
September 30, 2006


Academic Cultural Forum has been organized as an attempt to establish an experimental environment together with the members of sub-cultural communities in order to facilitate communication between sub-cultural groups of different values and religious beliefs, academic community and society at large. During the event members of sub-cultural groups such as Lithuanian Green movement, Visarionas, Anastasia, International Society of Krishna Consciousness, abstinent youth, punks, skinheads and bikers together with the researchers had a chance to present their world views, values, beliefs and lifestyles. Group members presented the history of the communities and their attitudes showing short films and photographs, sharing their experiences, answering numerous questions from the audience, discussing existing tensions and sensitive issues. A representative of International Society of Krishna Consciousness has performed a classical Indian dance and explained the symbolic meanings of the movements which added an exotic flavor to the event. In the afternoon members of subcultural groups gathered in Vytautas Magnus university yard where Tadas Šimkus, a student of Kaunas Art Institute, painted a graphic “Srautas” (Stream) on the walls while members of MAK group painted graffiti. At the same time participants could enjoy performances of DJs, MCs, beatbox and breakdance. To everyone’s disappointment a representative of Hip-hop subculture, Kimo Arbas could not perform as he was beaten a couple days before the event and had to stay in a hospital. This accident is the evidence that our society still lacks tolerance towards subcultures with exotic appearance and different attitudes. In his optimistic letter to the participants of Academic Cultural Forum Kimo Arbas wrote: “Violence will be defeated by Art”.


Forum moments


"Live Hip-hop"




Photo and video exhibition "Subcultural Images"
Vytautas Magnus university
Kaunas, Lithuania
October - November, 2006

On the 29th of September a photo exhibition has been opened in the lobby of the Faculty of Humanities at Vytautas Magnus University. Photo exhibition is comprised of photographs from personal archives of subcultural group members’ (authors: D. Jurevičius, V. Lekas, L. Maskaliūnaitė) and photographs made during the first fieldwork (by G. Jaronis, R. Pranskevičiūtė and E. Ramanauskaitė). Members of various subcultural groups are captured in their natural environment, during various subcultural events and concerts such as festivals D.I.Y. Open Air Jam, Rock Nights and Baltic Sound. On the opening day of the photo exhibition the same lobby hosted an audio visual exhibition representing various religious movements (International Society of Krishna Consciousness, Visarionas, Anastasia, Neo-pagans), “Taste” subcultures (goths, punks, metalists, bikers, skinheads, hip-hop, yuppies, hippies), and ethnic groups (folk groups and bands of nontraditional music). Everyone interested in the history of particular subcultures, their world views, values and beliefs could watch short video presentations made by researchers and by subcultural groups’ members.

Opening of the exhibition

September 29, 2006


D.I.Y. Open Air Jam 2006

Sirvintos, Lithuania
August 3-6, 2006


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Rock Nights 2006

Lake Plateliai, Lithuania
August 4-5, 2006


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Baltic Sound 2006

Mr. Arvydas’ place in Valiukiskes village near Kernave, Lithuania
August 12, 2006


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Gypsy Night
Deparment of Romology
Pecs, Hungary
November, 2006

Exhibition for Zilele Galatiului
27 November 2006

The exhibition took place on the 27th of November, in the Main Hall of the Faculty of Letters and Theology and consisted in a display of materials regarding the SAL project. A greater number of students were thus informed on the existence, the objectives and the activities of the project and on the availability of the UGAL research team to include new perspectives on and contributions to the SAL project.

Dissemination workshop
with MA students and undergraduates

29 November 2006

The dissemination workshop took place in the LF1 (Phonetic Lab 1) of the Faculty of Letters and Theology and included 10 participants, all of them being MA students and undergraduates. They were briefed on the interests of the project and the coming activities to take place and were encouraged to come with suggestions, to be part of the project in an active way. The results: info about the concert to be held by Puya (a well-known Romanian hip hop artist) in Braila on the 15th of December 2006 and the local hip hop bands in Braila and Galati willing to collaborate with the UGAL research team.



Hip-hop concert
Club S
Galati, Romania
October 23, 2006


The concert held by Parazitii, one of the most famous hip hop bands in Romania. As mentioned in the Report on selected activities, 64 students answered the invitation and participated in a discussion on the concert. As mentioned in the flyer, the meeting took place in Club S on Monday, the 23rd of October 2006. The main topics that generated debates and controversies were: the Romanian hip hop community (both artists and fans), the “sharing-life-experience” phenomenon, contaminated vs. authentic hip hop, the almost fully-fledged ‘jargon’ which distinguishes them from ‘the rest of the crowd’, the exclusivist attitude of hip-hoppers, and their revolt against being discriminated on different grounds. The dissemination of results is to be found in the Report on the selected activities. Organizers: the UGAL research team.

The flyers were distributed on Friday night, preceding, during and after the concert held by Parazitii, one of the most famous hip hop bands in Romania. As mentioned in the Report on selected activities, 64 students answered the invitation and participated in a discussion on the concert. As mentioned in the flyer, the meeting took place in Club S on Monday, the 23rd of October 2006. The main topics that generated debates and controversies were: the Romanian hip hop community (both artists and fans), the “sharing-life-experience” phenomenon, contaminated vs. authentic hip hop, the almost fully-fledged ‘jargon’ which distinguishes them from ‘the rest of the crowd’, the exclusivist attitude of hip-hoppers, and their revolt against being discriminated on different grounds. The dissemination of results is to be found in the Report on the selected activities. Organizers: the UGAL research team.


The Wall
Meeting place:
at the Wall
Galati, Romania
July 07, 2006


The wall is a public meeting place of members of different taste subcultures among which hip-hoppers. It is situated on the bank of the Danube. The open debate included 48 participants and focused on: the Romanian hip hop community, the “sharing-life-experience” phenomenon, contaminated vs. authentic hip hop artists, the almost fully-fledged ‘jargon’ which distinguishes them from ‘the rest of the crowd’, the exclusivist attitude of hip-hoppers, their revolt against being discriminated on different grounds. The dissemination of results is to be found in the Report on the selected activities. Organizers: the UGAL research team.


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