The upcoming conference will be dedicated to the study of the "eternal" against the backdrop of the modern and ever-changing world with its hardly evident, let alone predictable events. Last year we discussed the transformation that everyday life had undergone since the onset of the pandemic. Now we seem to have embraced the new post-pandemic reality - wearing masks, frequent lockdowns, whole areas of life going online - these are all considered the new norm rather than a temporary nuisance.
The theme of SmolCon-22 is "Spaces (out) of time". "Spaces" should be understood in a much broader sense - not only as material, tangible planes but as fields of thought, science and art.
The parentheses in the title call for discussion. We invite you, as authors and researchers, to make an effort to unravel this dilemma: are ideas confined by their "expiration date" or, rather, they exist out of space and time? Are the questions raised by modernity inherent to our time only or, rather, they are variations of the timeless, global dilemmas faced by every generation?