LHE is not dead, paper

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.

Joint History Project - books to download

Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe has published 4 Workbooks are now available for free download, have been made through the Joint History Project. The books have been produced in the Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English (with the 2nd edition published in the summer of 2009), Greek, Macedonian, Serbian and Turkish languages. In addition, an edition of the books in Japanese is underway.

"The goal of the Joint History Project (JHP) is to encourage debate, celebrate diversity and recognise shared suffering and achievements through a participative approach to history teaching, in order for students and teachers to develop the understanding and skills needed for sustainable peace and a democratic future.

Wonderful Neglect

Wonderful Neglect

Train Line Across the Balkans Restitches a Region--NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/11/world/europe/11train.html

By NICHOLAS KULISH
Published: January 10, 2010
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — The siege of Sarajevo had just begun the last time Vera Bagur, now 68, took the famous train line from Sarajevo to Belgrade. It was one of the few physical links that bound Muslims, Serbs and Croats.

Lala Tomljanovic and Vera Bagur, both 68, who share an apartment in Sarajevo, rode the train from Sarajevo to Belgrade for the first time in 18 years. More Photos

That unity was cracking into violence as she peered, against the conductor’s orders, out the window as tanks rolled past in the dry, unpicked cornfields.

“That was the time I realized it was going to be serious,” she said.

from Guardian: Belgrade - more contributions to the Sin City

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/jul/25/belgrade-music-serbia-gypsy-techno?page=2

Dancing on the Danube
Belgrade's clubs offer everything from Gypsy folk to Balkan bling, but whichever one you end up in, you're guaranteed a good time
Garth Cartwright
The Guardian, Saturday 25 July 2009
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Pushing the boat out ... Belgrade's waterways are home to cafes, restaurants and clubs on floating rafts called splavovi. Photograph: Image Source/Corbis

Euro Minorities

Euro Minorities

Central Europe 3

Central Europe 3

Found Map from British Travel Agency. Conceptualization of Central Europe

Central Europe 2

Central Europe 2

Found Map from British Travel Agency. Conceptualization of Central Europe.

Central Europe 1

Central Europe 1

Found map from British Travel Agency. Central Europe as a Concept.

Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilization

Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilization

Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations

Decline of the Ottoman Empire

Decline of the Ottoman Empire

Decline of the Ottoman Empire

Height of the Ottoman Empire

Height of the Ottoman Empire

Map 1. Ottoman Empire in 1683

Review of LHE Photobook

A critical review of the Lost Highway Expedition appeared in the Central & European Review, written by Antonia Young. The review can be accessed here: http://spaces.brad.ac.uk:8080/display/ssishistoryjournal/Volume+2,+2008
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"HOW SOON IS NOW?" and REPORT TO EU CONFERENCE ON CULTURE, Ljubljana

"How Soon is Now?", an exercise to imagine our provisional futures, brought together 10 cultural practitioners from 10 organisations across the so called Western Balkans - or as group rather prefers Untitled region - for a speculative imagination of their context and practices ten years from now, in the year 2018.

With the assumption that all (individuals and organizations) invited have developed over the last decade specific skills and qualities that stretch the possibilities of their present situation, we went into a collective brainstorm where will we be when/if the transition in these societies is over.

"HOW SOON IS NOW?" – SKUC Gallery, 12 May, images

Edi Muka at HSiN, LjubljanaEdi Muka at HSiN, LjubljanaParticipants HSiN, LjubljanaParticipants HSiN, LjubljanaAt Julija, Ljubljana: Albert Heta, Yane Calovski, Nebojsa MilikicAt Julija, Ljubljana: Albert Heta, Yane Calovski, Nebojsa MilikicTomislav Medak and participants at HSiN, LjubljanaTomislav Medak and participants at HSiN, LjubljanaDiscussion at HSiN, Ljubljana: Tomislav Medak, Davor Miskovic, Peter Lang, Ana Vujanovic, Alenka Gregoric, Antonia MajacaDiscussion at HSiN, Ljubljana: Tomislav Medak, Davor Miskovic, Peter Lang, Ana Vujanovic, Alenka Gregoric, Antonia Majaca

Some images from the workshop session in Skuc Gallery on 12 May 2008.

A Night of Provisional Futures - 'stations' at NAi

NoPF - audienceNoPF - audienceNoPF - monument: Site for David Maljkovic's work "Scenes for New Heritage"NoPF - monument: Site for David Maljkovic's work "Scenes for New Heritage"NoPF - museum-garage: Alenka Gregoric on provisional museumsNoPF - museum-garage: Alenka Gregoric on provisional museumsNoPF - empty lot: Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited) on project "Open Futures, still here to be claimed"NoPF - empty lot: Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited) on project "Open Futures, still here to be claimed"NoPF - parking: Insert from documentary "Pretty Dyana, gypsy recycling saga", by Boris MiticNoPF - parking: Insert from documentary "Pretty Dyana, gypsy recycling saga", by Boris Mitic[img_assist|nid=1033|title=NoPF - roof extensions|desc=Dubravka Sekuli

A Night of Provisional Futures at NAi in Rotterdam

As a part of "Happening" (http://happening.nai.nl/en), a two months program at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam a full evening program on the topic of provisional future is set-up on Saturday 19 April 2008, at 20.00

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COME AND VISIT the Provisional Future. Join in and observe, participate, discuss, relax, take notes and look around. It’s like a real city!

No one thinks the future will be shiny and rosy, but what will the future cities look like? We have gone to some of the most significant places in the new Europe to see further into the future then many have yet been able to do!

Together we will walk into the unknown, the fantastic, the commonplace!

HOW SOON IS NOW? – AN EXERCISE TO IMAGINE OUR PROVISIONAL FUTURES

Monday, 12 May 2008, 15.00 – 19:00h at Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana

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?

Disputed Histories

A nation's account of it's own history as a socio-political tool for identity engineering. Comparative case studies of the revisions of history text books in countries derived from the Yugoslavian ex-federation and the European Union.

http://www.irational.org/vahida/history/

Radical Education discussing alternative education with the School of Missing Identity, Prishtina, Kosovo

Radical Education discussing alternative education with Mehmet Behluli and Dren Maliqi of the School of Missing Identity and Rizoma / Prishtina, Kosovo

Radical Education (R.E.): What was the context in which the School of Missing Identity was initiated?

Mehmet Behluli (M.B.): We must look at the former Yugoslav territory in its cultural and also in its political meaning. As you know, Kosovo was very underdeveloped in that context and it was a society with a strong patriarchal way of thinking, as well as a closed one. In fact, only Kosovo was a big problem as regards integration into that Yugoslav society. Probably also because of the language, as our language is completely different from the other, Slavic, languages.