LOST HIGHWAY EXPEDITION. Highway is lost. Expedition is lost. Lost is found.
written by Iva Petkovic
Professor: Enrique Walker
Barcelona Institute of Architecture. The Ordinary.
reading: Maria Todorova: History of the Term Balkanization, from Imagining the Balkans, chapter I
Goldsworty: Balkanization, from Balkan as Metaphor, MIT Press
reading: Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss: Meanings of Balkanization
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss_On Positive Aspects of Balkanization: Distinction
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Design
Seminar: Fall 2008
Title: Balkanization: from Metaphor of War to Shaping of Cities
Topic: Agents of Urban Distinction
With: Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
Imagine 10 years from now - year 2018. You are still a cultural practitioner, or maybe not. What are you busy with? Where are you located, does your organization still have the same address as in 2008? What is your network? Where do your resources come from (what is your economy) and in what kind of cultural climate is your country/city? How local is your scene and with whom are you (not) cooperating? Are you busy with these issues at all?
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
www.thenao.net / architecture
www.schoolofmissingstudies.net / shared knowledge
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Galeria EXIT / Gallery EXIT, Enver Hadri / 23,Pejë,Kosovë
07.08 – 28.08,2006
Kurator /Curator: Erzen Shkololli
Organizuar nga /Organized by:
Instituti per art bashkëkohor EXIT,Pejë,Kosovë / Contemporary Art
GALLERY EXIT, Pejë is delighted to announce our first exhibition with
Akram Zaatari, which will open to the public on, Monday, August 7th, 8
pm and will run through Monday, August 28th.
This first solo show of Lebanon artist Akram Zaatari at Gallery EXIT
will include 2 videos made between 2003 and 2005 – THIS DAY, 2003 and IN
THIS HOUSE ,2005
The Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics, announces a new Report prepared on the basis of a workshop held jointly with the Finnish Presidency of the European Union (17 May 2006, Helsinki). The Report summarises discussions and recommendations for developing a human security approach for the EU in the Western Balkans.
For further information please contact Iavor Rangelov at firstname.lastname@example.org
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just below the window where you type in a text, you see a little icon that consists of a picture and a "+" attached to it. just click on it and it will guide you through the selection of images. it will then include the code necessary in your posting. just play around with it and you'll figure it out. it s easy to understand. in later versions this will most likely will be drag and drop. for now this is how it works.
I had a question about the poll that is how to view the results?
Can anyone see them?
Yane Calovski from Press to Exit in Skopje is in NYC for a bit, and we had a great exchange yesterday. Yane has met a few times with Filip Jovanovski [SMS participant from Looking for October] so they will be working together on organizing events. Also Yane recommended Basak Senova (nomad tv) from Istanbul also to take part. She brought Erzen from Missing Identity from Kosovo and Margarita from Rotor to Skopje and Press to Exit hosted them, so we invited Press to Exit to join the expedition and travel to Pristina to continue their interaction.
We discussed possible project ideas, other organizations in Skopje to involve (Tochka for example) and sites (Opera, universal hall, highway, stretched main axis) and processes (downtown as mini-valley after 60s reconstruction) of interest in Skopje. Also we remembered that Filip had said that the "origin" of the highway was somewhere near Skopje, and it was inaugurated there. So we spoke about exploring spots on the highway outside of the city.
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Web design: Beatrice Gibson / London
School of Missing Studies - SMS / http://www.schoolofmissingstudies.net/
Is an experimental and fluid collective scouting for knowledge about cities that are marked or are undergoing abrupt transitions. Cities are in constant dispersion and growth from social, migratory and immaterial factors; they are places where reality reflects uncertainties. Research produced by SMS is generated from the speculation that crisis can only grow. A proportional amount of knowledge acts as a balance to this process. Education has fallen behind other forces like politics and economy that more forcefully generate our perception of culture. SMS approaches this crisis not as something negative, but as a situation from which to extract opportunities. Since 2003 - when SMS was initiated – projects and initiatives have been presented at the Kunstverein Munich, Van Alen Institute New York, SKC Belgrade, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Performers Guest House 2005, Trans:IT Olivetti Foundation Venice Biennial 2005, Whitney Museum IPO Lecture Series, Conference Free-Cooperation Department of Media Studies Buffalo NY and published in books: [No]Where Europe [Olivetti Foundation, Venice 2005], 3D Zurnal [Platforma 9.81, Zagreb 2003], Metropolis Magazine [New York 2005] Urban Ecology [MAP Publishers, 2005] and Did Someone Say Participate [Revolver&MIT Press, upcoming 2005]. SMS are: Liesbeth Bik, Katherine Carl, Ana Dzokic, Ivan Kucina, Marc Neelen, Milica Topalovic, Stevan Vukovic, Jos Van Der Pol and Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss. It is in the nature of SMS to collaborate and share networks across cultural spectrum of cities involved in research.