Politika

THE NEW BALKAN LEFT

Struggles, Successes, Failures
On the morning of 15 April 2009, students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Filozofski fakultet) in Zagreb interrupted classes to declare a blockade (blokada) of the premises. What began as just another student strike against the rampant commercialisation of higher education would become the day the Left was born—or rather re-born—in the post-socialist Balkans.

ART AND CULTURAL WORKERS CONGRESS

The proverbial prestige of artists and cultural workers skilfully conceals the nature of work in this field, dominated by unrecognized and unpaid work. Where, until recently, there were stable jobs, atypical forms of work prevail today, and with them a growing reserve army of cheap labor. A neoliberal invention, 'project culture' - quite contrary to the discourse in which it proclaims 'democratization' and 'decentralization' - has profoundly transformed the role of art and culture in society.
28.02.2021.
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WHEN DOCUMENTS ARE FAR FROM REALITY

From political education towards self-organisation
The publication represents a collection of critical texts created as a result of years of work of the Roma Forum of Serbia on the programme of political education.

The Non-Aligned Movement & Socialist Yugoslavia

Exploring social, cultural, political and economic imaginaries / Tuesday 23 February – Friday 26 February 2021 / 15.30 – 18.00 CET

ONLINE DIALOGUES

THE DARK SIDE OF EUROPEANISATION

Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Border Regime
Examining migration movements, policies, public discourses and struggles in the Balkans between the summer of migration in 2015 and the pandemic crisis in 2020, this study provides an analysis of the impact of the EUropean border and migration regime in the region, which has become a buffer zone for people on the move.

THE NEW RIGHT AND THE OLD LEFT IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

In recent years Europe has experienced an unexpected rise in the power and influence of the far-right.

CLIMATE AND ENERGY TRANSITION IN THE BALKANS

While political elites do not even use euphemisms for their practices, mostly corrupted by western European capital, grassroots struggles and left political views on parliamentary levels are seldom (in non-EU countries) if not non-existant (in EU countries). Reason for this is a «shock doctrine».

LIKE A CLAP OF THUNDER

Three essays on Rosa Luxemburg
Ankica Čakardić’s monograph Like a Clap of Thunder is an extremely valuable, powerful and above all inspiring triptych of sharp and energetic philosophical-political essays on Rosa Luxemburg

PRECARIOUS IN CAPITALIST CULTURE

The symposium focused on the topic of precarious conditions that workers are facing in today’s capitalist world in order to exchange experiences, discuss existing models and share strategies for labor organization in culture and art and concerning possibilities of transnational organization.
29.11.2019
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Kino Kultura, Skopje
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PRECARIOUS IN CAPITALIST CULTURE

Should we continue living like this?
SYMPOSIUM ON THINKING THE FUTURE FROM A LABOR PERSPECTIVE | 29 - 30 NOVEMBER 2019 Curated by Ivana Vaseva Speakers: Antonia Alampi, Kristina Ampeva, Corina L. Apostol, Djordje Balmazović, Karla Crnčević, Iliana Fokianaki, Vladan Jeremić, Filip Jovanovski, Violeta Kachakova, Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski, Krunoslav Stojaković, Tara Rukeci,...