Lost Highway Photobook is available at:
Veenman publishers or at
LHE participants please contact Skuc email@example.com to get a copy of the book.
Lost Highway Expedition Photobook is a selection of over 500 captioned photographs by 31 participants in the Lost Highway Expedition, which took place during August 2006 through the emerging capitals of the Western Balkans. The book’s aim is to demonstrate the transitions and different speeds of recent urbanization that are challenging nine major cities in the Western Balkans.
CAVS staffer finds herself on Lost Highway
MIT affiliates among planners of art experience
Deborah Halber, News Office Correspondent
September 25, 2006
Soon after Meg Rotzel arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia, this past July, she met up with 25 strangers at an art gallery, and they all set out to spend the next three days together--as fellow travelers on the Lost Highway Expedition.
The expedition, which ran from July 30 to Aug. 24 in the Western Balkans, drew some 300 people to what its organizers called "a massive intelligent swarm" of individuals, groups and institutions from the United States, Europe and elsewhere. The expedition was loosely centered around art, architecture and culture.
Rotzel, curatorial associate for MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), became intrigued by the ambitious project when she worked with some of the event's planners at CAVS.
Life is a highway
‘Lost Highway Expedition Symposium’ at MIT; ‘Inspired by China’ at the Peabody Essex
By: RANDI HOPKINS
10/17/2006 5:03:10 PM
In August 2006, in a spirit of shared purpose that could serve as a brave new model for political activism, more than 200 artists, architects, and assorted citizens of the world traversed the former Yugoslavia’s former Highway of Brotherhood and Unity (lately referred to as the “Highway of Post Brotherhood and Non Unity”), exploring the cultural and urban landscape of nine cities in the Western Balkans as an experimental, temporary society. The trek, called the “Lost Highway Expedition,” was initiated by two international cultural collaboratives, the School of Missing Studies and Centrala, Foundation for Future Cities, that were interested in seeing what new projects, artworks, architecture, and networks could be generated by sending a swarm of thoughtful folks along a road created in the 1960s to unite the many nationalities that once constituted Yugoslavia.
Ivan Kucina, arhitekta, docent, član Upravnog odbora Društva arhitekata Beograda i Saveta Oktobarskog salona, nažalost mnogo je poznatiji u inostranstvu nego u rodnom Beogradu. Naime, ako kliknete Google, pretraživača na kompjuteru, dobićete nekolicinu stranica o akcijama i projektima u kojima je učestvovao Kucina kako u inostranstvu tako i u sopstvenoj domovini. Slična je situacija i sa domaćim pretraživačem Krstaricom.
Newspaper article from an Albanian newspaper Shqip, in Albanian. File attached.
Podgorica's independent daily Vijesti has published two articles on LHE, by Borislav Vukicevic.
To read the articles follow the links or downlad two attached pdf files:
'Nomadska potraga za srecom' ('Nomadic Search for Happiness') / 19/08/2006 / http://www.vijesti.cg.yu/arhiva.php?akcija=vijest&id=209755
'U potrazi za najdebljim hladom' ('In Search for the Deepest Shadow') / 26/08/2006 / http://www.vijesti.cg.yu/arhiva.php?akcija=vijest&id=210462
Podgorice Vijesti objavile su prevod clanka Stephen Zaks-a, objavljenog u New York Times-u!
http://www.vijesti.cg.yu/arhiva.php?akcija=vijest&id=211194 ili dowloadujte pdf file u attachment-u.
A Pilgrimage Through the Balkans, Looking for Dots to Connect
By STEPHEN ZACKS
Published: August 29, 2006
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug. 25 — A guard approached a vehicle on the border of Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Something was slightly suspicious. He asked the occupants to get out. A Catalan wearing a multicolored beanie, a Korean-American with longish hair and a camera hanging from his neck, a blonde from Finland and a Serbian girl with a yellow towel wrapped around her waist emerged from the small Volkswagen. The occupants of the three cars behind them — four Americans, a Slovenian, two Serbs, a Dutchwoman, a Spaniard and an Australian — started laughing at the improbable sight. Pretty soon the guard was laughing, too.