Focus topic : Market of Freedom

Focus topic of  the  25th  Lviv International Book Fair and the 13th Lviv International Literature Festival

According to the one definition, freedom is the absence of obstacles to the behavior that the person wants. Therefore, the question of the freedom of the individual, company, country are the things that are determined and declared independently by every subject who strives for freedom.

Life in society makes us engage with other people (or groups of people). And for peaceful and productive existence, we must understand desires and needs, to show empathy to these people. This interaction creates the market for the needs of freedom. But the transformation of our personal needs of freedom, according to the market offer, unifies them, which can automatically become a constraint.

Within the focal theme, we want to talk about how each of us “sells” his ideas about freedom under pressure of circumstances: every time raising or lowering rates. How is the price of freedom determined, depending on the terms of trade and the entity that becomes its consumer? On the speculation of the concepts of Freedom, which are actively used in propaganda.

The choice of this year’s theme for the “Book Fair” is not accidental, as we have gathered for over 25 years different people who had different thoughts, victories, and problems. We have provided a platform for interaction and created another place where people can see their real desires.

We can not say that these were positive or negative changes, but we want to focus our visitors and participants’ attention on the fact that the changes have happened and still are going and the market is functioning indeed.