“Live dangerously. Safety is often built on a world as imagined by authoritarian narratives and top-down control, rather than the reality as done by those getting on with their lives. Safety is just part of what we do, not the main focus of why we are doing it.” - Carol
Interview with Andrey Makarychev, Russian professor living in Estonia, who said that the number of applications for Estonian citizenship has risen since the start of the war among the Russian speakers. Our interview from Estonia where society changes significantly since the war started.
The Russian border is only about 55
Russian society is fragmented and atomized, and does not believe in collective public action—said Andrey Makarychev, Professor at University of Tartu, who left Russia a decade ago. He explains how Russia lost huge parts of its population during the last century, and much more. Interview on Hype&Hyper.
Luxury cars, expensive hobbies, designer clothes—since the dawn of time, there have been things that only the wealthy can afford and that serve their owners not only in terms of functionality but also in terms of symbolic value. The term used for such things is ‘status symbol’, which communicates
The 21st century has undoubtedly put religion in a new perspective: while Christian communities took the continuation of tradition for granted a few decades ago, today’s youth started to question the importance of religiosity, not to mention the religious institutions’ moral integrity. Poland is no exception; the Central European
When it comes to inclusive design in Hungary, the name of the Dress-coding team will definitely come up. Whether it’s a stylishly comfortable corset or custom-made occasional wear for a painter with Down Syndrome, social empowerment and innovation go hand in hand. And in their latest project, they’re
Do emojis convey our wordless emotions, or perhaps facial expressions? It is safe to say that there is almost no one in the world today who does not use a wide range of emoticons to express themselves. Emojis are essentially pictograms and emoticons used on websites and in electronic messaging.
How and why did the stereotypes about Eastern European women emerge?
Stereotypes have been, are, and most probably will be in the future, and females are highly affected by them: there are stereotypes based on women’s age, body type, social class, and background. The „Eastern European woman” has always
Fashion is not just a noble pursuit; it is a philosophy of life. At least that’s the conclusion we can draw after learning the story of Lviv’s oddball, Slavik. The trend-conscious homeless man’s daily outfits were captured and cataloged by Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn, and today more
The unjust Iraq War blackened the West, but the obscenity must be washed away – a panelist said at The Riga Conference 2022. Hype&Hyper’s conference coverage from Latvia.
Realpolitik partially failed when Russia launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. We attended The Riga Conference 2022, where
Stereotype or reality? - alcoholism in our region.
Alcoholism is probably one of the most complex addictions: Firstly, alcohol is easily accessible; thus, many people can become addicted to it. Secondly, it is part of our culture to a large extent, so drinking alcohol is socially acceptable. Thirdly, alcoholism is
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