Festival of political arts and sciences, 1st edition
9-31 May 2012

Politics ain’t easy. It may not be rocket science but, in the right hands, it can achieve the status of art. Would you let it just to politicians? Neither do we.

And that’s why we invented POLIMATECA.

A chic party of food for thought on indecently hot topics, served with hors d’oeuvre and finely crafted collections for connoisseurs and debutants: Haute Culture (high class conferences with top thinkers from fields as diverse as architecture, history, medicine, economics or engineering), Prêt-à-penser (informal and slightly unconventional debates and roundtables), Handmade (events with and about civil society) and In the making (career workshops).

For the young ones we have a School of political media and communication but if you are an artist, we invite you to exhibit in the ‘Salon’ of social and political cartoons, illustration and photography. Irrespective of age, as this is the Year of Solidarity across Generations. To mark it, we will open the festival with a basketball mini-championship between journalists, politicians from across the entire political spectrum and, of course, the hosts - the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest (FSPUB).

Have we mentioned that, during and after POLIMATECA, we also host a part of the Bucharest InternationalBiennial of Contemporary Art? Interested? All events will take place on our premises (8, Spiru Haret str. and 24, Sf.Stefan str.) but more locations may be added.

Check regularly www.fspub.unibuc.ro/polimateca/program to see the continuously updated and extended program or contact polimateca@fspub.unibuc.ro .


POLIMATECA is a non partisan series of events that aims to raise awareness on the fact that political sciences do not necessarily produce politicians but train the mind in the spirit of freedom, argument discipline, curiosity, empathy and creativity, essential for crafting independent personalities capable to generate and lead successful personal and community projects. Currently at its first edition, POLIMATECA replaces a pilot project known as the Political Science Week that we initiated in 2011 to mark 20 years since our establishment as the first Romanian higher education institution created in opposition to the communist political education.

[Romanian version]



Project coordinator
Ass.Prof. Luciana Alexandra GHICA, PhD luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro polimateca@fspub.unibuc.ro

Team members

Deniz Nezahat BERIȘA
Teodora Maria DAGHIE
Iulia Andreea SIMION