KAJET [ka-iɛt] is a Romanian-based journal that aims to bring unexplored Eastern European narratives to an English-speaking audience.
ϟ The ethos of KAJET is to bring unexplored Eastern European narratives to an English-speaking audience.
ϟ Matching our ambition to converge scholarly interests with artistic practices, KAJET provides a platform for academics to co-exist with artists, where intricate processes of acquiring (and redistributing) collective knowledge can take place.
ϟ Whilst approaching scholarly interests with an informal overtone, KAJET follows an interdisciplinary approach. As a platform where academia and art are equally embraced, we are foremost concerned with reversing mentalities, challenging stereotypes, shifting perspectives, and documenting lived experiences.
ϟ Quintessentially, KAJET becomes an alternative space where Eastern encounters are brought to the fore for the steady reader and, equally, for the culturally inquisitive flâneur and flâneuse.
ϟ Despite its Eastern-focused subject matter, KAJET is not an attempt to de-Westernise academic practices or to reorient the gaze toward Eastern art and narratives, but, rather, to create a viable and auspicious bridge between Eastern and Western lifeworlds.
ϟ Concentrating our scope of interest onto the PPF (past, present, future) of Eastern Europe, KAJET aims to document the life of cultural outsiders and to provide them with a sharp means of expression.
ϟ We believe in the archival & tangible quality of our publication. KAJET aspires to provide its readers with timeless pieces with an enhanced print value. Following the etymological trail of the word magazine (from the Arabic makhazan meaning storehouse, repository, depot), KAJET embodies a collection, a vault of archival documents.
ϟ Not being afraid to tackle apparently trivial matters, we consider that every socio-cultural development in the East shall be taken seriously. Everything needs to be questioned, doubted, and reinterpreted accordingly.