Chat is a really good way to meet each other:
I propose a chatroom for LHE:
You need any chat client software: xchat.org, ...
About goto10: http://goto10.org/-/info.html
I'll be there....!
Join the chat during the roundtable discussion about the Lost Highway Expedition at LMCC conference: Cities, Art and Recovery. http://www.europelostandfound.net/chatbox?autolaunch=1
Friday, September 15, 2006; 2:00PM - 4:00PM
or welcome in person to
Resurgent Cities: On the Lost Balkan Highway with: Dragan Protic (Serbia), Marko Sancanin (Croatia), Yane Calovski (Macedonia) and Zoran Pantelic (Serbia) in conversation with Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss (Serbia/USA)
Place: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at the New School, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor
Limited seating. RSVP recommended
reserve your seat here: http://www.formassembly.com/forms/23452
wizards of os is taking place in berlin, from the 14th until the 16th of september.
Sarajevo program was really great and quite packed. We met an amazing number of interesting people and with their stories very specific cross-sections through the city. Thanks to Stjepan, Said, Asja, Dunja, brothers Kresevljakovic, Namik, Aida, Damir, Sendain and Igor and specially Azra who brought them all together!
Next to Ribnica, Cijevna and Moraca river we managed to survive Podgorica at 40 C. These rivers are really amazing and the most beautiful part of the city. At Karver bookstore and amphitheater next to it we had the first group face-to-face contact with local youngsters. We spoke and they danced, break-danced. Things started to blur. Thanks to Slavica, Boro, Bobo and students for two interesting days!
In Tirana we had a few amazing and unusual events. Presentation from Stefano Romano and 1.60 Insurgent Space at the Backpacker Hostel, with 40 people in one room, drive around the city peripheries in 5 taxies, presentation and discussion at Guva hotel terrace and night visit to one of the richest Tirana all-under-construction neighborhoods by night!
With this fountain intervention at the last station of Lost Highway Expedition, the fountainescort will react on Sarajevo's surrounding and LH experiences.
Thursday, August 24 17:15 sharp, in front of the Sarajevo train station.
The performance will stream for about 15 minutes.
Prishtina was the peak of self-organizing. Even without really fixed program we managed to see quite a bit - with help of Petrit, Erzen and some of their friends. Prishtina is really a lively place and definitely the most dense city structure we saw until now. The new developments on the city edges are wow and almost every ground floor apartment in the city has been turned into commercial activities or quite fancy cafes.
In Skopje we had a great more than two days, thanks to Yane, Hristina, Biljana, Aleksandra, Velimir, Danilo, Lidija, Filip of Press to Exit and volunteers and many other people that showed us the city, told us stories and made us feel really nice here! Matka Lake was great with the concert of almost real Elvis. The psychedelic Eco patrols with Aleksandar Stankoski, especially Saturday fever night in Suto Orizari were really something - thanks Aco! Stories behind the scene of Skopje city center by Oliver Musovik. Film by Hrsitina Ivanovska and talk by Suzana Milevska at the Museum and the discussion that they provoked. And many, many more things... and contrasts.
On our way to Skopje we stopped and slept in Vladicin Han - small industrial town of about 10.000 inhabitants. Suzana Stankovic showed us around and told us why places like this should not wait for better future but rather the action should be taken... Thanks Suzana! On our tour we met Marko, son of the most famous trumpet (brass) band player from Serbia Boban Markovic :))... And look at this amazing, never finished, 30 years old hotel structure in Vranjska banja!
In Belgrade at Context gallery, Rex, the Public Bath, Cultural Center Studentski grad, line 7, boats... on 08 and 09/08 were: Aaron Moulton, Aleksandar Mihailovic, Ana Dzokic, Andi Mayer, Angel Nevarez, Anna Müller, Anna Sala, Auke Touwslagger, Azra Aksamija, Diana Baldon, Dionis Escorsa, Dubravka Sekulic, Dusan Grlja, Elena Benigni, Francesca Ferguson, Giulia Fiocca, Goran Rakic, Grozdana Sisovic, Gu
In contrast to an idea of changing place that follows point A to point B in its referral to a certain logic; an odyssey, Lost Highway Expedition1 (LHE), seems to emerge in response to problematizing the issues of geopolitical fragmentation, the conflictual zones and the normalization in the former Yugoslavia since they are the important players in Balkan politics of the Danube.
The pertinence of the project in the context of this argument was revealed in Marc Neelen’s question: “what is it then this multitude of individuals is heading?” That is conceived in a shift which has occurred in the condition that it constitutes the active autonomous agent presupposing to search for “the future.”
Coinciding with remaining and current political situations in different corners of the world that propagates the actual fact of “changing places, losing the way and the expectations of return” into existence; this inter-disciplinary project thus appears to aim to create a dynamic structure against/beyond representation by introducing an incomplete open system towards static structures. What is to be said is established on the “found knowledge” in the midst of the “nomadic voyaging,” the expedition with its multitude.
Runner is a collaborative project between Amy Feneck and Laura Mansfield. We have a shared interest in alternative explorations of public space. We wish to create a network of like minded individuals, sharing new experiences of the city, playing with its infrastructure. Mapping, narrating, creating, and continuingly layering a personal history of a site.
We chose an action – to run
We took all associations the action holds
Leisure, fear, protest, fitness, freedom
To explore new space
To create a new narrative
To challenge and change our everyday.
And we are asking you to run, to draw your own line through your own city. To create a new history within the space, and tell us your experience seen with the action, passing in motion in a state of physical exhaustion.
Saturday and Sunday LHE at Kuda.org in Novi Sad. Quite a crowd! The weather got better finally, at least for a while...
Srdjan, Zoran and students from the Faculty of Architecture spoke about recreation in Novi Sad and 5 small stadiums and how do they reflect current state of affairs in the city in relation to public domain. With a question what is their future and is other than commercial use possible?
From Metropolis, January 2005
As ethnic conflict persists in Kosovo, churches and other buildings have become disputed territory.
An Italian soldier is standing in front of a sign that reads “THIS IS THE LAST CONTROL POINT IN KOSOVO” stopping cars as they weave through large concrete blocks on the road outside of Peja, formerly known as Peć, a scenic city on Serbia’s southwestern border with Montenegro and Albania. To the left of the checkpoint, a metal barrier blocks the way to the Patriarchate of Peć, one of two medieval churches placed on the World Monuments Fund’s “100 most endangered sites” list after NATO took control of the territory in 1999. Since then, more than one hundred Serbian Orthodox churches in the province have been burned down, including thirty-four last March in a series of politically-motivated riots.