On November 29, 2021, students majoring in “Sociology” and lecturers of the Department of Sociology and Mass Communications actively participated in the presentation-quest “From Imaginary to Technologies of Postmodern Modernity” on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Gilbert Durand and the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Academy of Technology.
Organizers of the event were the famous Ukrainian sociologist Eduard Afonin and the Ukraine School of Archetypes and the French sociologist Michel Maffesoli and the French School of Archetypes.
Famous Ukrainian philosophers, sociologists, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ukrainian and French scientific schools of archetypes, Ukrainian Academy of Technology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Economics and Forecasting of NAS of Ukraine took part in the quest.
The quest program included:
1. Poetic ode of creativity: Jacques Prevert “To Paint the Portrait of a Bird” and Lina Kostenko “Kryla” (performed by Larysa Afonina).
2. Presentation of the French-Ukrainian translation of Gilbert Durand’s book “Les Structures anthropologiques de l’imaginaire” (1960).
3. Lecture by Honorary Professor of the Sorbonne Michel Maffesoli on “Digital Culture and Postmodernism”.
4. Towards the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Academy of Technology (pages of UAT history from the words of President Ihor Polovnykov; culture of Ukrainian civil servants in the mirror of sociology – presentation by Olha Balakriieva, Head of the Monitoring Research Department of Socio-Economic Transformations of the Institute of Economics and Forecasting).
The project was initiated within the framework of five-year cooperation between Ukrainian and French scientific schools of archetypes and supported by the Ukrainian Academy of Technology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.
The event was broadcast on the website and YouTube channel of Ukrinform.