The neighborhoods of Plovdiv – TOGETHER

December 3rd, 2020|

Together we present the neighborhoods of Plovdiv! ACEA "Mediator" is a partner in the project "Plovdiv Neighborhoods Together", which is part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. The neighborhoods of the city have their own lives, their memories and images, which often remain unknown to others. The project team carries out ethnographic and visual mapping of Plovdiv, which aims to present [...]

Mediation Month

December 3rd, 2020|

JULY is the month of MEDIATION and the MEDIATOR. What exactly is mediation and how does it develop in our country? What does it mean to mediate, to be a mediator? Is it a profession or a mission or both? What does this mediator do and when can it be sought? Are they looking for him at all? July 16, 2018 meeting-talk with AKEA "Mediator" on the topic: "Who [...]

ART therapy with Daniela

December 3rd, 2020|

To color the gray things of your everyday life! If you are experiencing stress, insecurity or lack of motivation, ART therapy with Daniela is the right endeavor for you. You will get 1 hour of peace, 1 hour full of games and interesting tasks for drawing, modeling and many other activities related to art and self-expression. You will have the opportunity to relax and think for at least [...]

“City and Vision”

December 3rd, 2020|

In the City and Vision Sensory Laboratory, we challenged ourselves in specially prepared sensory experiments to understand the urban environment and reach a new vision for the city. We imagined the city limits, certain signs and images. We understood how we perceive the environment around us and how we can describe it to others.

Voice and group work

December 3rd, 2020|

If you work with groups - as teachers, trainers, therapists. If they want you to rely on a strong, clear and pleasant to listen voice. If you have difficulty - fatigue from a lot of talking, tension, shortness of breath, hoarse or at times squeaky voice. If you are often told to speak louder or they do not understand you. If you feel you need to shout to bring [...]

Bullet Journal workshop

December 3rd, 2020|

Wondering what the Bullet Journal means? Do you have a Bullet Journal and don't know how to get started? Want to find new ways and ideas for your diary? In a workshop for Bullet Journal you can share your passion with other people and get new and interesting guidelines on how to express yourself. What you will learn in the workshop: -How to use the elements of the Bullet [...]


December 3rd, 2020|

We took the first steps to create a club at ACEA Mediator. At an information meeting on February 18, 2020, the goals and activities of the Club Sphere were presented. The mission of the club is to provoke critical thinking and attitude towards the world by creating a community of people with diverse interests, experience and knowledge to unite around anthropology as a science and way of life. The [...]

Lecture by Vanessa Videnova

December 3rd, 2020|

"What you were born for is what you are most condemned for" We start the month of March with an event by the inspiring Vanessa Videnova. How would Vanessa Videnova best celebrate her birthday? By dedicating it to work, of course! Especially when your job is one of the things you love to do. Join to receive a valuable gift - the formula with which to discover your vocation [...]

Mind Mapping for begginers

December 3rd, 2020|

Making mind maps is one of the most effective tools with which we can assimilate and reproduce a large amount of information. The use of mind maps improves concentration, memory, creativity and communication in every aspect of our lives. If you want to organize your thoughts, memorize information with ease, save time and create new mental connections, this workshop is for you. Take a step towards unleashing your potential! [...]

With puppet theater at school

November 17th, 2020|

We present you the project "With puppet theater at school - an interactive online performance for children from Bulgarian schools abroad". It will include a puppet theater in the education of children of Bulgarian communities abroad by inviting puppet actors in class in Bulgarian language and literature for students I-IV class interactive online show "Dvamata startsi i mesechinkata." The tale raises important topics about environmental education and attitudes towards the [...]

City and markets

August 11th, 2020|

We present opportunities for the development of alternative cultural tourism related to urban markets. In our new project we will talk about the markets in Plovdiv and for the first time we will focus on their cultural heritage and how they can be part of cultural tourism in the city. Markets represent the living culture of people and places. They are a kind of "living museums" representing the cultural heritage [...]

What is to be an anthropologist?

April 24th, 2020|

The profession of the social and cultural anthropologist is multifaceted, like anthropology itself. The social and / or cultural anthropologist is a scientist, researcher, practitioner and mediator. The anthropologist is doing research. He mainly uses the so-called "qualitative" rather than "quantitative" methods in the social sciences and humanities. They are related to ethnography and methods such as observation, participation, conversation, interviewing and description. Such is, for example, the field ethnographic [...]

Social and cultural anthropology in Bulgaria

April 21st, 2020|

Social anthropology entered Bulgaria relatively soon, while cultural anthropology (still developing as ethnology) and physical anthropology were studied earlier. Important for Bulgaria is the development of the so-called anthropology at home, urban anthropology, anthropology of marginal groups and communities, anthropology of migrations, etc. These, of course, are only part of the fields of work of researchers. Important for Bulgaria is the development of the so-called anthropology at home, urban anthropology, [...]

Event in March

February 13th, 2020|

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February 13th, 2020|

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January 20th, 2020|

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“No Frames” was presenter for second time in Plovdiv

November 25th, 2019|

The interactive sensory exhibition "No Frames" was presented for the second time this year on November 22nd and 23rd at the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", thanks to the Department of Ethnology at the Faculty of Philosophy and History. Admission was free, but places were limited. Nearly 40 people managed to pass through it without seeing, with the help of guides and curators in the exhibition. Students, [...]

Exhibition “No Frames

July 1st, 2019|

The interactive exhibition was opened and presented on June 15, 2019 in Plovdiv by the participants in the youth workshop "Feel the City", who were curators and leaders in it. "No frames" challenges the senses and presents in a new way part of the urban cultural heritage of Plovdiv. The guests pass it with closed eyes and are guided by its curators. The exhibition is also suitable for people [...]

“Feel the city” workshop in Plovdiv

June 26th, 2019|

Youth workshop "Feel the city" provoked the sensory thinking of young people and introduced them to part of the urban cultural heritage of Plovdiv. Младежите научиха как да интерпретират и как да представят значими места и обекти от града. Научиха кои са основните умения за водене на хора със зрителни затруднения. Разбраха как да работят по-добре в екип и как да се забавляват докато творят. Важно за [...]

Students from France got to know Plovdiv in a sensory way

May 31st, 2019|

“Feel the City” – Plovdiv was demonstrated for students of cultural management From the Institute for management in Versailles, France on the festive day of the slavic writing and culture 24the of may 2019. Студентите имаха възможностт да опознаят и усетят част от Пловдив чрез слуха, осезанието, мириса и уменията си да разказват истории, докато бяха поставени "в обувките" на хора със зрителни затруднения. Те успяха [...]

Youth workshop “Feel the city” in Plovdiv

April 19th, 2019|

Young people are creators of change and can offer possible solutions to social and cultural problems. One of them today is improving the access to culture of people with visual impairments, whose access to public spaces is further hampered by infrastructural barriers. The project "Youth Workshop" Feel the City aims to introduce young people to part of the urban cultural heritage of Plovdiv and to help them recreate part of [...]

The puppet theater for adults in Plovdiv, and then in other cities.

March 20th, 2019|

On March 20 the meeting-talk with Viktor Boychev - director of the State Puppet Theater Plovdiv took place, from whom we learned more about the puppet theater for adults in Plovdiv, as well as in other cities. Разбулихме слуховете, че кукления театър се свързва най-често с представления за деца. Научихме за традициите и развитието му в Пловдив и за изключителните традиции на Държавен куклен театър Пловдив в [...]

“Documentary theater and the social position in the performing arts”

March 1st, 2019|

On February 26, 2019, a meeting-talk was held with the theater critic and director Boris Zafirov on the topic "Documentary theater and the social position in the performing arts." Срещата продължава темата за театъра и неговите форми и роли извън класическото разбиране за сцена и публика. Видео от срещата може да гледате тук: Говорихме си за различните форми и функции на съвременния театър и конкретно [...]

“The Culture together (notes on an opening)”

January 31st, 2019|

A meeting-talk with Stoyan Antonov, PhD was held on January 24 2019, in Plovdiv on the topic “The Culture together (notes on an opening)”. You can watch a video from the meeting at Разговорът засегна теми като символиката и значението на празнуването заедно, преживяното и личната гледна точка и представи една възможна социална диагностика на откриващото събитие на Пловдив - Европейска столица на културата 2019. [...]

Food as a symbol and a good business idea

December 21st, 2018|

On December 18, 2018, our meeting-conversation with Dr. Elitsa Stoilova on the topic: "Food as a symbol and a good business idea" took place. We talked about food and its transformation into a symbol; for yoghurt, industrialization and its origin as a national symbol and 'BG product'. Expect future meetings to find out more about food as a symbol and a good business idea. Follow our Facebook page [...]

Puppetry, waving and searching

December 3rd, 2018|

На 29 ноември 2018 г. премина Срещата-разговор с актрисата и хореограф Мария Димитрова. Тя ни разказа за творчеството, за измислянето, оживяването, за осъществяването на едни от съвременните продукции на кукления театър като "Дама Пика", „Аз, Сизиф“ и др. Разбрахме защо и с какво е важен синкретизма в кукления театър. Какви са основните принципи на кукловоденето и как кукленото мислене присъства у всеки от нас. [...]

Sensory laboratory “Sense of city”

November 21st, 2018|

Sensory laboratory "Sense of city" was part of the Weekend program of Week of Inspiration `2018on November 25, 2018 at the Plovdiv Cultural Institute We have intensified our attention to the senses and the city to better understand ourselves and the environment in which we live!Within two hours we changed our ideas about the world around us. We went through various sensory tasks and became researchers of our personal [...]

Conference and sensory exhibition

November 1st, 2018|

On October 30, 2018, a conference with international participation on the topic "Sensory ethnography of the city" was held at the University of Plovdiv, which was attended by researchers from Bulgaria and France. Papers with a research approach to the city through the senses and sensory were presented. The event created a space for exchange and dialogue, which outlined possible fields for research and application of sensory [...]

Conference “Sensory ethnography of the city”

October 25th, 2018|

Welcome to the conference "Sensory Ethnography of the City" in the "Compass" hall of the University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski" on October 30, 2018. Follow the event for the current program. A sensory exhibition resulting from the project of the same name will be opened at the conference. The research approach to the city through the senses leads to a closer look at communication and connections that people performed. The [...]

Feel the City 2 in Plovdiv

October 24th, 2018|

The events under the project "Sensory presentation of urban cultural heritage" ended successfully. On October 20, 2018 with an interactive tour "Feel the city 2" we presented part of the urban cultural heritage of Plovdiv in an interactive way through sensory tasks. Its perimeter was from Tsar Simeon's Garden to St. Stambolov Square. The tour was passed with closed eyes with a pre-prepared guide. People with visual impairments also passed [...]

Sensory representation of urban cultural heritage

October 9th, 2018|

Sensory representation of urban cultural heritage is a project in which part of the urban cultural heritage of Plovdiv is studied and presented through sensory ethnography. The project includes research, a round table and a new interactive route on the perimeter from Stefan Stambolov Square to Tsar Simeon's Garden. It is implemented from August to October 2018, and its methodology is based on sensory ethnography. Round tabe [...]

Interactive tour “Feel the city 2”

October 9th, 2018|

Interactive tour "Feel the city 2" at 20 october is with tow staring hours 13:30 and 16:00 The route includes interactive sensory tasks and will be passed in pairs by guide and guided. The new perimeter from Tsar Simeon's Garden to St. Stambolov Square can be crossed by anyone who wishes and registers here: The seats are limited. Be sure to sign up. The route aims [...]

Round table “Sensory presentation of urban cultural heritage”

October 9th, 2018|

ACEA "Mediator" invites you to a round table on "Sensory presentation of urban cultural heritage" on October 19, 2018. Time: 10:00 - 13:00 Location: Hall "Compass" University of Plovdiv The round table will bring together professionals, researchers and citizens to discuss the role and challenges of presenting urban cultural heritage in a sensory and sensitive way. The needs and shortcomings of such a presentation for people with disabilities will be [...]

City and Smell

July 20th, 2018|

On July 19 in the sensory laboratory "City and Smell" we got acquainted with our perceptions of smell, our ideas about the smells of the city, what smells lead us to. We provoked ourselves to experiment and rediscover the city through the sense of smell. City and touch Next on July 26 is "City and Touch", where you will explore [...]

ART therapy with Daniela July 14

July 16th, 2018|

With the methods of art we have learned to share and express our feelings calmly and easily! ART therapy has shown us that we can be determined and brave and more importantly - to color the gray things of our everyday life! Daniela Slavcheva Daniela Slavcheva is an art therapistand works with people with mental and emotional problems. He leads creative workshops with different participants [...]