вторник, 16 октомври 2012 г.

Една стъпка напред за популяризиране на българското изкуство в чужбина - изложба на Анастас Камбуров/ One Step Ahead in Promotion of the Bulgarian Art Abroad - an Exhibition of Anastas Kamburov




In Bulgarian:
 
Форумът за изкуство Leading Art /www.leading-art.com/ започва своята публична дейност с изложба на Анастас Камбуров, един от водещите представители на модерната българска живопис. Изложбата ще бъде открита на  26.10.2012 г. в Базел, Швейцария . 

Идеята за създаването на форум за изкуство Leading Art принадлежи на българския оперен певец Владимир Василев. Завършил Държавната музикална академия „Панчо Владигеров” и специализирал в Рим при именития певец Борис Христов, към настоящия момент Владимир Василев работи в Театър Базел, Швейцария. Съзирайки възможността  чрез изкуството да се заговори с интерес и уважение за България, той, съвместно с Росен Янев, един от най-добрите специалисти в областта на интерактивния дизайн в Канада, разработва и създава Leading Art през лятото на 2011 г. В самото начало форумът е израз на духовната нужда на двамата съмишленици да изразят виждането си за синтеза между различните видове изкуства и на търсенията им на непреходното в съдържанието и естетиката на съвременното изкуство. Впоследствие идеята се обогатява, поставяйки си за цел да популяризира българската култура, за която се знае, че носи огромни традиции, но все по-рядко присъства в международния информационен поток.

Изложбата на Анастас Камбуров в Базел, Швейцария е първата значима проява, организирана  от Leading Art. Изборът на твореца не е случаен – Атанас Камбуров има многобройни самостоятелни  изложби и взима участие в редица  международни проекти в България, Франция, Мароко, Австрия, Швейцария и САЩ. Поканен е от френската Société Nacional de Beaux - Arts в Salon 2000 in Carousell de Louvre Paris, като признание за цялостното му творчество. Негови идеи в областта на дизайна са многократно популяризирани в много градове на САЩ, а негови картини са част от най-реномирани и частни колекции в София, Атина, Париж, Виена, Милано, Филаделфия, Ню Йорк. Повече за художника можете да прочетете тук:
Проявата се реализира в партньорство с Посолството на Република България в Берн, Швейцария и с активната подкрепа на д-р инж. Меглена Плугчиева - извънреден и пълномощен посланик на Република България в Конфедерация Швейцария.  
Далеч преди началото си, изложбата вече предизвиква интерес у местните културни среди, а нейният успех ще бъде един от шансовете за популяризиране на българската култура и изкуство пред света.

In English:
The Leading Art forum (www.leading-art.com) begins its public activity with an exhibition of Anastas Kamburov, one of the leading representatives of modern Bulgarian painting. The exhibition will be opened on 26.10.2012, in Basel, Switzerland.
The idea of ​​creating 'Leading Art' forum belongs to the Bulgarian opera singer Vladimir Vasilev. Vladimir Vassilev, the Bulgarian born Bass, started his musical training in his hometown, Sofia, at the Music Academy under the tutelage of Prof. Iliya Iossifov.After finishing his studies in Rome with Boris Christoff, Mr Vassilev made his debut in 1997 in Vienna singing Crespel in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. Following several Engagements in different famous opera and festivals. Many years he worked together with Conductors as: Kenneth Montgomery, Sylvain Cambreling, Ernst Märzendorfer, Riccardo Muti and stage-directors as: Einar Schleef, Gianfranco De Bosio, Peter Zadec, Luca Ronconi, Giuseppe Frigeni. Vladimir Vassilev is living in Basel, Switzerland.  
Seeing the possibility of using art to speak with interest and respect for Bulgaria, he, together with Rosen Yanev - one of the best specialists in the field of interactive design in Canada, develop and produce Leading Art in the summer of 2011. At its very beginning, the forum is an expression of the spiritual needs of both followers to express their opinion on the synthesis of various art forms and their eternal search in content and aesthetics of contemporary art. Subsequently, the idea is enriched aiming to promote the Bulgarian culture, which is known to have brought tremendous tradition, but more often present in the international flow of information. 
Anastas Kamburov exhibition in Basel, Switzerland, is the first major event organized by Leading Art. The choice of the artist is not accidental - Atanas Kamburov has numerous solo exhibitions and taken part in many international projects in Bulgaria, France, Morocco, Austria, Switzerland and the USA. He was invited by the French Société Nacional de Beaux - Arts Salon in 2000 in Carousell de Louvre Paris, in recognition of his work. His ideas on design have repeatedly promoted in many U.S. cities, and his paintings are part of the most prestigious private collections in Sofia, Athens, Paris, Vienna, Milan, Philadelphia, New York. Born on February 12, 1950 in Shumen, Bulgaria, Anastas now lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he creates in such diverse media as painting, varnish painting, mural painting, glass staining, interior design, fashion design, and stage design, as well as art direction for cinema and TV. Anastas also established PINTO design studio, which became a brand name of exclusivity and synthesis in design. More about the painter could be found here
The event is implemented in partnership with the Embassy of Bulgaria in Bern, Switzerland, and with the active support of Prof. Dr. Meglena Plugchieva - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria in Switzerland.  
Long before its launch, the exhibition has aroused interest among local cultural society, and its success will be a chance to promote Bulgarian culture and art to the world.

сряда, 3 октомври 2012 г.

Участвах в заключителната конференция на проект walqing /Participated at the final conference of walqing project




 I participated at the Final Conference:

Hard work?
Pursuing quality of work and life in European low-wage sectors
of the EU-funded walqing project

Vienna, Austria
19-20 September 2012

Venue: vista3, Alfred-Dallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Times: 19 September 2012, ca. 2 p.m. – 20 September 2102, ca. 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.walqing.eu


 
“Creating “more and better jobs”: With this formula, the European Employment Strategy announced its main aim for the following decades in 2000. But has this double objective been put into practice? In which areas have additional jobs evolved? Which new jobs face problematic working conditions or low wages? What vulnerabilities are workers in these jobs exposed to?
In the course of three years of research, the EU-funded walqing project carried out by research institutions in eleven European countries has investigated these questions from different angles.
Indeed, walqing found that about half of the jobs that were newly created between 2000 and 2007 have problematic working conditions. They concentrate in expanding sectors that often have low skills and wages, are faced with considerable restructuring and cost-based competition, offer few possibilities of advancement or voice at work, but contribute centrally to European societies’ quality of life. The project has focussed on five selected sectors and central groups of employees:
  waste collectors in the waste sector,
  office cleaners in the cleaning industry,
  builders in green construction,
  mobile elderly carers in the health and social sector,
  and catering staff in the hotels and restaurants sector.
While we find various patterns of poor quality of work that enhance the social vulnerability of groups and individuals, the research also shows that work in “simple services” can be shaped in favourable ways. Social partnership, smart management strategies and employees’ voice can contribute to solutions to sector-specific and cross-sectoral challenges such as precarious work, high labour turnover, health hazards or work-life imbalances. Not least, employees’ occupational trajectories, experiences and aspirations need to be taken into account to improve jobs in these sectors. 
Now, towards the end of the project, the research team is looking forward to presenting results of its research activities. 

The conference program was the following:

Wednesday, 19 September 2012
14:00 –15:00 Welcome and Introduction
Welcome - Marc Goffart (DG Research)
Introduction to the walqing project - Ursula Holtgrewe (FORBA, walqing project coordinator)
 
15:00 –16:00 Quality of work
Chair: Monique Ramioul (HIVA, K.U. Leuven)
Employment growth and quality of work
David Holman (Manchester Business School)
Comments
Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo (
Universidad de Salamanca)
Greet Vermeylen (Eurofound)
 
16:00 –16:30 Coffee break
 
16:30 –18:00 Quality of work in the workplace
Chair: Hans Torvatn (SINTEF)
Autonomy in unlikely places
Ole H. Sørensen (Det Nationale Forskningscenter for
Arbejdsmiljø,
NRCWE)
Monique Ramioul (HIVA, K.U. Leuven)
Rasa Naujaniene (Vytautas Magnus University)
Working time pressures in the services sector
Albert Recio, Sara Moreno (Centre d’Estudis
Sociològics
sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball,
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
How to cope with low wages
Ekaterina Markova (Institute for the Study of Societies
and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Claudia Villosio, Ambra Poggi (Laboratorio Riccardo
Revelli, Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Karin Sardadvar (FORBA)
Summary: Quality of work at work
Ursula Holtgrewe (FORBA)
 
18:00 End of Day 1
Thursday, 20 September 2012
 
9:00 –10:30 Quality of work & life
Chair: Karen Winding (Det Nationale Forskningscenter
for Arbejdsmiljø, NRCWE)
Quality of life
Claudia Villosio (Laboratorio Riccardo Revelli,
Collegio
Carlo Alberto)
Comment: Quality of life and work
Maurizio Curtarelli (Eurofound)
Careers and aspirations
Pernille Hohnen (Roskilde University)
Jolanta Kuznecoviene (Vytautas Magnus University)
David Holman, Charlotte McClelland (Manchester
Business School)
Summary: Quality of work, quality of life and the
life course
Charlotte McClelland (Manchester Business School)
 
10:30 –11:00 Coffee break
 
11:00 –12:30 What drives quality of work (down)?
Chair: Ursula Holtgrewe (FORBA)
Gender segmentation and inequality
Karin Sardadvar (FORBA)
Angelika Kümmerling (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Darina Peycheva (Institute for the Study of Societies
and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Vulnerability and inclusion
Pernille Hohnen (Roskilde University)
Discussion: Segmentation and inequality
Outsourcing, customer markets
and regulation
Karen Jaehrling (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Vassil Kirov (Institute for the Study of Societies and
Knowledge,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Hans Torvatn, Hanne O. Finnestrand (SINTEF)
Discussion: Markets and company
strategies
 
12:30 –13:30 Lunch
 
13:30-15:00 Parallel Sector Workshop 1:
Construction and Waste
Chair: Ole H. Sørensen (Det Nationale Forskningscenter
for Arbejdsmiljø, NRCWE)
Contributions by:
Ole Prüsse (3F, Denmark)
Sylvia Hils (Bremen University)
Maurizio Curtarelli (Eurofound)
Christian Fölzer (Gewerkschaft Bau-Holz, Austria)
Parallel Sector Workshop 2:
Cleaning, Care, Catering
Chair: Angelika Kümmerling
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
Contributions by:
Mechthild Kopel (WertArbeit GmbH, Berlin)
Allison Roche (UNISON, UK)
Lise Johansen (FOA, Denmark)
Marina Merana, Ileana Leardini (Comune di Torino)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Social partnership, policy gaps and
challenges
Stakeholder strategies to improve quality of work
in Europe
Vassil Kirov (Institute for the Study of Societies and
Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Policy gaps and challenges for low-wage/
low-skilled work
Steffen Lehndorff (University of Duisburg-Essen)
 
16:00-17:00 Plenary discussion: Are low-wage, poor-quality
jobs here to stay?
Chair: Jörg Flecker (FORBA)
Karen Jaehrling (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Vassil Kirov (Institute for the Study of Societies and
Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
Allison Roche (UNISON, UK)
Greet Vermeylen (Eurofound)
Sven Hergovich (Chamber of Labour, Vienna)
 
17:00 End of conference

All conference presentations could be found at: http://www.walqing.eu/index.php?id=163