From 14-16 July five parallel mobile mini conferences will move from a starting point somewhere in the Western Balkans, to arrive to Skopje for a two days summit on 17-18 July. Investigating the locally emerging concepts and speculating their impact on a wider context, their input will be brought together at this summit. The 'moving conferences' are formed by teams of artists, architects and theoreticians who will be contributing to the Lexicon for the Future. The teams self-organise their trip and stay during their travel, which means they can decide to spiral around, make a de-tour, or stay in one city to make a dense set of meetings (>).
During the summer and autumn 2007 a number of activities and events, following the Lost Highway Expedition of last year, are taking place. Through working sessions in the Western Balkans region, the project’s ‘sourcebook’ is collaboratively created and will be printed in a format of a manuscript. The main part of it is a lexicon of terms and (re)definitions imagining the Western Balkans as a vital and important source for the possible futures of Europe. From 14 – 19 July the second session of making the project’s 'source book' brings together about 25 participants, for a travel and two days summit in Skopje and to cotribute their entries to this 'Lexicon of Provisional Future(s)' (>).
European Investment Bank: Urgent Investments for Basic Infrastructure in FRY, 2000
[last page has a map of the list of projects]
Between 1977 and 1990 the Bank awarded 15 loans to SFRY for infrastructural improvements. Eight loans were for the highway, totalling $171,998,502.60 euro. Outstanding arrears of the loans stood in 2000 at 207.3 million. (see p. 8)
War damages were concentrated on transport infrastructure, and estimated at 1 billion euro (however this is uncertain) (p. 12)
Advice: rehabilitation projects should take precedence over new construction (p. 13)
Main road network of 6,500 km including 420 km of full motorway and 220 km of morway with one lane