The Oxygen program deals with current topics of public interest to all citizens and is intended for the general public who can follow this program via live streams on Mikser’s YouTube channel. The first day of the O2 Mikser Festival stage program is dedicated to talks on building a better society, and attitudes towards vulnerable social groups whose voices are muffled by the cacophony of daily economic and political interests. In addition to analyzing the current state of society, the discussions on the first day of the Oxygen Program bring concrete proposals on how to empower women, the elderly, refugees, and other sensitive members of our society in gaining full equality and access to facilities and services of public interest, and jointly creating sustainable environmental, economic and cultural scenarios.
With the conversation “Connect to (Ex)Change” we re-examine the attitude towards senior citizens, their position, and opportunities to remain active participants in all social flows through intergenerational cooperation.
The “Gender-responsive cities” forum examines the sustainability of urban solutions tailored to the “neutral” male model and presents the views of over 1,000 women of all ages, to map the necessary and possible interventions for adapting cities to women’s needs, and all other neglected social groups.
The discussion “Philanthropy and the Circular Economy” invites us to think about the ways we produce, use and discard things, from food to objects for everyday use, as well as the possibilities to turn our habits into a more responsible attitude towards members of society at a disadvantage.
Editors of leading independent media houses gathered around the round table “Media and Green Policies” compare the views on current green policies and the readiness of their newsrooms to make a more significant turn towards reporting on environmental issues and alerting the public about flagrant examples of natural resource usurpation.
The “Spomenik” debate deals with our monumental practice, the influence that daily politics have on it, the position of the profession in society, as well as what are the values that we want to affirm with the monument. What message are we sending about ourselves to generations to come?