Born in Titan, a popular neighborhood in Bucharest, Kajet it is a textual and visual collection of thoughts, a set of neglected narratives, a sequence of reflections and perspectives for a story in the making.
With a name that is the externaurope version of the French Cahier, the magazine founded by Petrică Mogoş and Laura Naum wants to be precisely a notebook that proposes, against every stereotype, Eastern European art and culture to an audience international.
Dimensions: 16 x 23 cm
Number of pages: 298
In the past three decades of heightened precariousness and insecurity, the act of reshaping the future has disappeared in the turbulent transformations that swept Eastern Europe. The very idea of imagining a better future has been relegated to a worn-out ideal, widely regarded as a by-product of privilege, or completely removed from the collective imagination.
Who has time to think about the future in the era of semi-capitalism, when ideology has pervasively penetrated all forms of existence? Contrasted between utopia and absurdity, even the possibility of fantasizing about what is to come has been discarded and canceled.
The main intent of the fifth issue of the Kajet Journal is to provisionally outline a re-conceptualization of the future of Eastern Europe: to formulate a new prototype of Eastern Futurism, which is by no means exhaustive but should be read as an invitation to new and activist entities to develop their understanding of the concept.