Drugost – Magazine for cultural studies

Editor: Josip Potnar
Publisher: Udruga studenata Inicijativa Kulturalnih Studija, Rijeka
Content: 100 pages
ISSN: 1847-6678
Year: 2012

PATTERNS Lectures supported a special issue of Drugost (Otherness), the student journal of the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka. The goal was to encourage students who took the class The Comparative History of the Culture of Memory and participated in the study trip to sites of memory in the northern Adriatic region (Croatia, Slovenia and Italy) to prepare academic research papers and publish them in a journal with high academic criteria but edited by students themselves.

The professors acted as guest editors, but the bulk of the work was undertaken by students who were given considerable freedom in producing the final product. Award winning local graphic designers were chosen to give the journal its unique look, and the journal has been extensively distributed in Rijeka and internationally as a way to promote the Cultural Studies Department of the University of Rijeka.

The journal consists of eight essays chosen from among the submitted texts, along with an introduction and an extended interview with Katia Pizzi, a guest lecturer of the PATTERNS Lectures course in both 2011 and 2012. This special issue of the journal Drugost contributed to dynamic international cooperation, student exchange, professional development of scholars in the region, and high quality production of scholarly publications.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.