long-term projects

Kontrapunkt mainly dedicates itself at present to long-term projects. These are the current and past projects run by Kontrapunkt.

Across Europe – Traversing Cultural Space (2010-2012)
In Cooperation with partners from Germany, Czech Republic and Bulgaria a literary Network shall be etsablished to promote the idea of a trans-european cultural cpace. The political borders shall be questioned by symbolic crossing and Exchange.

Deschooling Classroom – Selbstorganisiertes Lernen in Kunst und Kultur (2009-2012)
Deschooling Classroom is a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scene in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. Mainstream educational models predominantly focus on exclusivity and individuality and so impede democratisation of our countries. In response to this, our project aims to enable democratic models of knowledge production and distribution that will contribute to the cultural scenes. Methodologically, the project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise, and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, exchange and distribution of knowledge.
Cultural Center Tocka (2002-2010)
From May 2002 through April 2010 the NGO has operated the cultural center Tocka, which both served as a bookstore for the in-house publisher "Templum" as well as a venue for public debates and also artistic and cultural events.

School for Critical Thinking and Debating (2007-2008)
promotion of the concept of human rights by using methods and techniques of critical thinking and debating; improving standards of critical debate on controversial human rights issues; acquiring critical skills for promotion, monitoring and protection of human rights and freedoms

Philanthropic Hat (2007-2008)
use of neglected and inadequate exploited capacity of the cultural actors and young people through a course in self-organization and self-support in organising cultural activities

Confluent margins - production and organizational growth (2003-2006)
Improved capacities of local community in self-organisation and impact in the society; arising the awareness for the need of decentralisation in the culture; promotion of the importance of the role of the independent culture engagement in the society