workshop: 4pm-8pm 11-14 June 2012 Labor,
place: 1053 Budapest, Képíró utca 6.www.labor.c3.hu
National Textbook Committee:
editor-in-chief: Zsolt Keserue
coordinator: Petra Csizek
assistant: Réka Kenéz
Stereotype Committee: Zsuzsanna Balogh, Rebeka Takáts, Ágota Nógrádi, Zsuzsanna Dávid, Ruby Bodócs-Usher, Orsolya Fekete, Fruzsina Fazekas, Fanni Csóka, Dóra Kádár, Nóra Mihalik, Luca Nagy (students of Szilágyi Erzsébet Grammer School Budapest)
Article on the project:
The editorial board of the National Textbook is announcing a four-day open workshop in Labor Gallery.
The workshop starts to create a single copy of the new ‘National Textbook’ with collage technique using texts, diagrams, and pictures dealing with the history of Hungary taken from high-school textbooks from various foreign countries. These four afternoons offer an insight into the creative process, namely the editorial work and into whatever has been accomplished so far. Moreover, we are invited to take part in the actual editing, translating, archiving process, or to help to develop and expand the ‘collection of stereotypes’ about Hungary.
The ongoing project National Textbook creates a montage ‘publication’, which aims at gathering data about Hungary, its formation and history from textbooks used in the public education systems of neighbouring, European, and far-away countries. The probably surprising and contradictory stories – all reviewed and certified by each country’s national textbook committee – put next to one another in one publication inspire reflection upon historical memory and stereotypes, and reveals the relativity of what is generally regarded as objective. The first presentation of the project took place in March 2011 as part of the Gallery by Night series at the Studio Gallery, where six collections, based on textbooks mostly from neighbouring countries, were introduced to the public.
Organizers of the workshop kindly invite you to the open editorial hours on 11-14 June 2012 daily between 4pm and 8pm and to the closing discussion on Thursday, 14 June at 7pm.
Balázs Böcskei sociologist,
dr.István Hantos secondary school teacher (Alternative Secondary School of Economics), Renáta Kovács secondary school teacher (Szilágyi Erzsébet Secondary School of Budapest),
Dr. Anett Ragó psychologist,
Zsolt Keserue artist, project leader
moderated by: Ferenc Tamás secondary school teacher (Szilágyi Erzsébet Secondary School of Budapest).
Contributors / Special thanks Phase1-2: Judit Angel, Katalin Aknai, Judit Bajkó, Zsuzsanna Baltazarova, Miklós Bán, Sándor Bartha, Zsófia Bene, Zsuzsanna Benkő, Nóra Bürger, András Czirók, Judit Csatlós, Éva Cseryné Kislaki, Dr.Ramadan Dogan, Denis Beviz, Gábor Döme, Gianmaria Eletto, Dávid Falvay, Aysa Gasanova, Júlia Gáspár, Ferenc Gróf, Barbara Guttman, Dóra Hegyi, Előd Benjámin Horváth, Eszter Jankó, Tímea Jerger, György Jerovetz, Kitty Kenéz, Lilla Khoor, László Kojanitz, Emília Kollár, Nándor Erik Kovács, Renáta Kovács, Márta Krámli, Bettina Lehmann / Ivan Diklić, Annamária Ligosztájeva, Vesna Lomic, Viola Lukács, Geraldine Molnár, Milena Vladimirova, Orsolya Serkédi, Vera Simon, Márta Snopek, Dr. Wiltrud Steinacker, Réka Szabó, Borbála Szalai, Ibolya, Szamborovszkyné Nagy, Ferenc Tamás, Vladimir US, Ildikó Váradi-Sievers, Zsuzsanna Varga Szegedi, Veronika Wágner, Savina Zwitter
Supported by: National Cultural Fund, Studio of Young Artists Association, Polish Institute in Budapest, Finnagora, Gimnazija Bezigrad, II. Rákóczi Ferenc Hungarian College in Kárpátalja, Apáczai Csere János Library, Espell Fordítás és Lokalizáció Zrt, Szilágyi Erzsébet Secondary School of Budapest, Österreichische Schule Budapest