Charitable organization, zeit-geist 19 is a research-led cultural enterprise that specializes in educational and cultural programs, lectures, workshops, public talks and debates, screenings, master-classes, and round tables with distinguished creative individuals, pioneers of contemporary art & culture, emerging talents, environmentalists, and entrepreneurs.
Each era has a unique spirit - a nature or climate that sets it apart from every other epoch. In German, this is known as the Zeitgeist, from the words Zeit - time and Geist - spirit. Certain thinkers have asserted that the true zeitgeist of an era cannot be known until that era has passed, others have declared that only artists and philosophers can adequately make sense of it.
Our aim is to gather representatives from various cultural segments under the umbrella of this philosophical concept, in order to explore the spirit of today.
ZEITGEIST19 HOSTS: ELIZABETH ZHIVKOVA & FARAH PIRIYE
Elizabeth is a writer, designer and an environmental activist based between Milan, Italy and Sofia, Bulgaria. Much of her work is concerned with research and implementation of conscious creation and exploring new practices for positive change, focusing on natural preservation and empowering communities. In her multidisciplinary practice Elizabeth investigates in depth cultural genocide and intergenerational trauma. Founder of NOIR CATCHER.
Farah is an independent curator, art critic and researcher based in London, United Kingdom. Her curatorial practice focuses on transnational dialogues, and on the ways history, migration, memory, identity and other social forces have shaped modern realities. Her work aims to question dilemmas of borders and freedom through theoretical research and socially engaged art projects, while exploring connections between various disciplines in order to challenge conventional definitions and forms.