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PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK: “DESCHOOLING CLASSROOM TOOLBOOK”

Speakers and moderators:

Ana Vujanović was born in Belgrade in 1975 and now bases herself in Belgrade, treatment Berlin and Paris. She works as a freelance theorist, researcher, writer, lecturer, organizer and dramaturge in the field of contemporary performing arts and culture. Vujanović graduated in Theatre and Radio Production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, and wrote her PhD dissertation on the field of Theatre studies. She also attended the School for Image and Politics at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, and graduated from the Culture and Gender Studies department at Belgrade’s Alternative Academic Educational Network. She is a member of the editorial collective TkH (Walking Theory) Platform (Belgrade), and is editor-in-chief of the TkH journal for performing arts theory.

Iskra Geshoska is executive director of NGO Kontrapunkt(Cultural center Tochka). She is working in the field of cultural policy especially concerning the issue of independent cultural scene. She was consultant in the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia in the period of 2002-2006. She is publishing essays and theoretical overviews concerning cultural studies and performing arts.

Dr. Marina Grzinić, philosopher, artist and theoretician. She works in Ljubljana and Vienna. Grzinic is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Institute of Fine Arts, Post Conceptual Art Practices. She is researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She also works as freelance media theorist, art critic and curator.

Milena Dragićević Šešić is Cultural policy amd management professor, researcher, author, consultant and editor. Author of numerous books and studies translated in 15 languages. An international lecturer on cultural policy and management. Expert and consultancy work in cultural policy and management for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, Pro Helvetia, British Council…

Jasna Koteska (born 1970, Skopje, Macedonia). Works as an Assistant Teacher at the University Sc. Cyril and Methodius, and as a Lecturer at the Center for Women Studies in Skopje. Holds master degrees in literature (University of Skopje) and in gender studies (Central European University, Budapest). She is the editor of Sexualities in the journal Identities. Jasna Koteska was editor of Blesok Reviews.

Miško Šuvaković was born in 1954 in Belgrade. He was a co-founder and member of conceptual artistic Group 143 (1975-1980), a co-founder and member of informal theory and art group “Community for Space Investigation” (1982-1989), and is a member of platform for performing arts theory and practice Walking theory (TkH, from 2000). He is a professor of aesthetics and theory of art at the Faculty of Music and Interdisciplinary studies at the University of Arts, Belgrade. He published numerous essays and books in Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Hungarian, Chinese and English languages: Impossible Histories (2003, 2006), Epistemology of Art (2008), Konceptualna umetnost (2008),The Clandestine Histories of The OHO Group (2010).

Tomislav Medak is a philosopher with interests in constellations contemporary political philosophy, media theory and aesthetics. He is co-ordinating theory program and publishing activities of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA (Zagreb, Croatia). He’s a free software and free culture advocate. He’s project lead of Croatian Creative Commons team and board member of international commons organization iCommons. He’s member of urban activist initiative Right to the City.He is a member of the Zagreb based theatre company BADco and of Multimedial institute, Zagreb.

Jelena Vesić is an independent curator, art critic and editor, member of Prelom editorial board and Prelom kolektiv.

Teodor Celakoski is project coordinator at Multimedia Institute, Zagreb. In last ten years he initiated several projects and platforms focused on advocating change in the Croatian culture policy field like Clubture, Zagreb Culture Kapital of Europe 3000, Alliance for Center for Independent Culture and Youth. Recently he is engaged with The Right to the City campaign fighting against devastation of public spaces in Zagreb and Croatia.

Marta Popivoda (Belgrade, 1982) is film and video maker, but also cultural worker from Belgrade. She is part of the TkH collective of theorists and artists (TkH=Walking Theory), which deals with the problematics of performance paradigm in art, culture and theory. TkH is mostly active on the independent art scenes in Belgrade and Paris. In her solo projects she explores cinema as a medium and format of contemporary art and as a tool of knowledge production. Her most widely known work is illegal_cinema (2007-…), which has been presented in France, Turkey, Spain, Croatia and Serbia. She also collaborates in theatre performances and contemporary opera as video artist. Occasionally publishes theoretical texts and reviews

Slavčo Dimitrov

Marijana Cvetković

Vida Knežević

Marko Miletić

Vladimir Jerić

Participants:

Aleksandra Sekulić (CZKD, Belgrade)

Amila Puzić (Abart, Mostar)

Anja Bogojević (Abart, Mostar)

Asja Trbović (Crvena, Sarajevo)

Bertan Selim (Amsterdam/Skopje)

Biljana Dimitrova (FRIK festival, Skopje)

Bojana Matić Ostojić (SCP, Sarajevo)

Bojan Đorđev (TkH, Belgrade)

Dragana Jovović (TkH, Belgrade)

Dragana Zarevska (Skopje)

Dren Berishaj (Stacion, Prishtina)

Dubravka Sekulić (Belgrade)

Dušica Parezanović (REX, Belgrade)

Gjorgje Jovanovik (Skopje)

Elena Veljanovska (Skopje)

Filip Jovanovski (Skopje)

Gjorgji Janevski (Skopje)

Hristina Ivanoska (Pres to Exit, Skopje)

Ivana Ivković (CDU, Zagreb)

Ivana Dragšić (Skopje)

Jelena Knežević (TkH, Belgrade)

Katarina Popović (Belgrade)

Katja Praznik (Društvo Asocijacija, Ljubljana)

Lidija Radojević (DPU, Ljubljana)

Marko Kostanić (CDU, Zagreb)

Milena Bogavac (Drama Mental Studio, Belgrade)

Miljenka Buljević (Booksa, Zagreb)

Saša Asentić (Perart, Novi Sad)

Siniša Ilić (TkH, Belgrade)

Tanita Zhubi (Stacion, Prishtina)

Vesna Milosavljević (SEEcult, Belgrade)

Vesna Vuković (Blok, Zagreb)

Vladimir Jankovski (Kontrapunkt, Skopje)
Speakers and moderators:

Ana Vujanović was born in Belgrade in 1975 and now bases herself in Belgrade, information pills
Berlin and Paris. She works as a freelance theorist, researcher, writer, lecturer, organizer and dramaturge in the field of contemporary performing arts and culture. Vujanović graduated in Theatre and Radio Production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, and wrote her PhD dissertation on the field of Theatre studies. She also attended the School for Image and Politics at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, and graduated from the Culture and Gender Studies department at Belgrade’s Alternative Academic Educational Network. She is a member of the editorial collective TkH (Walking Theory) Platform (Belgrade), and is editor-in-chief of the TkH journal for performing arts theory.

Iskra Geshoska is executive director of NGO Kontrapunkt(Cultural center Tochka). She is working in the field of cultural policy especially concerning the issue of independent cultural scene. She was consultant in the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia in the period of 2002-2006. She is publishing essays and theoretical overviews concerning cultural studies and performing arts.

Dr. Marina Grzinić, philosopher, artist and theoretician. She works in Ljubljana and Vienna. Grzinic is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Institute of Fine Arts, Post Conceptual Art Practices. She is researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She also works as freelance media theorist, art critic and curator.

Milena Dragićević Šešić is Cultural policy amd management professor, researcher, author, consultant and editor. Author of numerous books and studies translated in 15 languages. An international lecturer on cultural policy and management. Expert and consultancy work in cultural policy and management for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, Pro Helvetia, British Council…

Jasna Koteska (born 1970, Skopje, Macedonia). Works as an Assistant Teacher at the University Sc. Cyril and Methodius, and as a Lecturer at the Center for Women Studies in Skopje. Holds master degrees in literature (University of Skopje) and in gender studies (Central European University, Budapest). She is the editor of Sexualities in the journal Identities. Jasna Koteska was editor of Blesok Reviews.

Miško Šuvaković was born in 1954 in Belgrade. He was a co-founder and member of conceptual artistic Group 143 (1975-1980), a co-founder and member of informal theory and art group “Community for Space Investigation” (1982-1989), and is a member of platform for performing arts theory and practice Walking theory (TkH, from 2000). He is a professor of aesthetics and theory of art at the Faculty of Music and Interdisciplinary studies at the University of Arts, Belgrade. He published numerous essays and books in Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Hungarian, Chinese and English languages: Impossible Histories (2003, 2006), Epistemology of Art (2008), Konceptualna umetnost (2008),The Clandestine Histories of The OHO Group (2010).

Tomislav Medak is a philosopher with interests in constellations contemporary political philosophy, media theory and aesthetics. He is co-ordinating theory program and publishing activities of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA (Zagreb, Croatia). He’s a free software and free culture advocate. He’s project lead of Croatian Creative Commons team and board member of international commons organization iCommons. He’s member of urban activist initiative Right to the City.He is a member of the Zagreb based theatre company BADco and of Multimedial institute, Zagreb.

Jelena Vesić is an independent curator, art critic and editor, member of Prelom editorial board and Prelom kolektiv.

Teodor Celakoski is project coordinator at Multimedia Institute, Zagreb. In last ten years he initiated several projects and platforms focused on advocating change in the Croatian culture policy field like Clubture, Zagreb Culture Kapital of Europe 3000, Alliance for Center for Independent Culture and Youth. Recently he is engaged with The Right to the City campaign fighting against devastation of public spaces in Zagreb and Croatia.

Marta Popivoda (Belgrade, 1982) is film and video maker, but also cultural worker from Belgrade. She is part of the TkH collective of theorists and artists (TkH=Walking Theory), which deals with the problematics of performance paradigm in art, culture and theory. TkH is mostly active on the independent art scenes in Belgrade and Paris. In her solo projects she explores cinema as a medium and format of contemporary art and as a tool of knowledge production. Her most widely known work is illegal_cinema (2007-…), which has been presented in France, Turkey, Spain, Croatia and Serbia. She also collaborates in theatre performances and contemporary opera as video artist. Occasionally publishes theoretical texts and reviews

Slavčo Dimitrov

Marijana Cvetković

Vida Knežević

Marko Miletić

Vladimir Jerić

Participants:

Aleksandra Sekulić (CZKD, Belgrade)

Amila Puzić (Abart, Mostar)

Anja Bogojević (Abart, Mostar)

Asja Trbović (Crvena, Sarajevo)

Bertan Selim (Amsterdam/Skopje)

Biljana Dimitrova (FRIK festival, Skopje)

Bojana Matić Ostojić (SCP, Sarajevo)

Bojan Đorđev (TkH, Belgrade)

Dragana Jovović (TkH, Belgrade)

Dragana Zarevska (Skopje)

Dren Berishaj (Stacion, Prishtina)

Dubravka Sekulić (Belgrade)

Dušica Parezanović (REX, Belgrade)

Gjorgje Jovanovik (Skopje)

Elena Veljanovska (Skopje)

Filip Jovanovski (Skopje)

Gjorgji Janevski (Skopje)

Hristina Ivanoska (Pres to Exit, Skopje)

Ivana Ivković (CDU, Zagreb)

Ivana Dragšić (Skopje)

Jelena Knežević (TkH, Belgrade)

Katarina Popović (Belgrade)

Katja Praznik (Društvo Asocijacija, Ljubljana)

Lidija Radojević (DPU, Ljubljana)

Marko Kostanić (CDU, Zagreb)

Milena Bogavac (Drama Mental Studio, Belgrade)

Miljenka Buljević (Booksa, Zagreb)

Saša Asentić (Perart, Novi Sad)

Siniša Ilić (TkH, Belgrade)

Tanita Zhubi (Stacion, Prishtina)

Vesna Milosavljević (SEEcult, Belgrade)

Vesna Vuković (Blok, Zagreb)

Vladimir Jankovski (Kontrapunkt, Skopje)
Speakers and moderators:

Ana Vujanović was born in Belgrade in 1975 and now bases herself in Belgrade, more about
Berlin and Paris. She works as a freelance theorist, pill
researcher, orthopedist
writer, lecturer, organizer and dramaturge in the field of contemporary performing arts and culture. Vujanović graduated in Theatre and Radio Production at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, and wrote her PhD dissertation on the field of Theatre studies. She also attended the School for Image and Politics at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, and graduated from the Culture and Gender Studies department at Belgrade’s Alternative Academic Educational Network. She is a member of the editorial collective TkH (Walking Theory) Platform (Belgrade), and is editor-in-chief of the TkH journal for performing arts theory.

Iskra Geshoska is executive director of NGO Kontrapunkt(Cultural center Tochka). She is working in the field of cultural policy especially concerning the issue of independent cultural scene. She was consultant in the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia in the period of 2002-2006. She is publishing essays and theoretical overviews concerning cultural studies and performing arts.

Dr. Marina Grzinić, philosopher, artist and theoretician. She works in Ljubljana and Vienna. Grzinic is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Institute of Fine Arts, Post Conceptual Art Practices. She is researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the ZRC SAZU (Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art) in Ljubljana. She also works as freelance media theorist, art critic and curator.

Milena Dragićević Šešić is Cultural policy amd management professor, researcher, author, consultant and editor. Author of numerous books and studies translated in 15 languages. An international lecturer on cultural policy and management. Expert and consultancy work in cultural policy and management for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, Pro Helvetia, British Council…

Jasna Koteska (born 1970, Skopje, Macedonia). Works as an Assistant Teacher at the University Sc. Cyril and Methodius, and as a Lecturer at the Center for Women Studies in Skopje. Holds master degrees in literature (University of Skopje) and in gender studies (Central European University, Budapest). She is the editor of Sexualities in the journal Identities. Jasna Koteska was editor of Blesok Reviews.

Miško Šuvaković was born in 1954 in Belgrade. He was a co-founder and member of conceptual artistic Group 143 (1975-1980), a co-founder and member of informal theory and art group “Community for Space Investigation” (1982-1989), and is a member of platform for performing arts theory and practice Walking theory (TkH, from 2000). He is a professor of aesthetics and theory of art at the Faculty of Music and Interdisciplinary studies at the University of Arts, Belgrade. He published numerous essays and books in Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Hungarian, Chinese and English languages: Impossible Histories (2003, 2006), Epistemology of Art (2008), Konceptualna umetnost (2008),The Clandestine Histories of The OHO Group (2010).

Tomislav Medak is a philosopher with interests in constellations contemporary political philosophy, media theory and aesthetics. He is co-ordinating theory program and publishing activities of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA (Zagreb, Croatia). He’s a free software and free culture advocate. He’s project lead of Croatian Creative Commons team and board member of international commons organization iCommons. He’s member of urban activist initiative Right to the City.He is a member of the Zagreb based theatre company BADco and of Multimedial institute, Zagreb.

Jelena Vesić is an independent curator, art critic and editor, member of Prelom editorial board and Prelom kolektiv.

Teodor Celakoski is project coordinator at Multimedia Institute, Zagreb. In last ten years he initiated several projects and platforms focused on advocating change in the Croatian culture policy field like Clubture, Zagreb Culture Kapital of Europe 3000, Alliance for Center for Independent Culture and Youth. Recently he is engaged with The Right to the City campaign fighting against devastation of public spaces in Zagreb and Croatia.

Marta Popivoda (Belgrade, 1982) is film and video maker, but also cultural worker from Belgrade. She is part of the TkH collective of theorists and artists (TkH=Walking Theory), which deals with the problematics of performance paradigm in art, culture and theory. TkH is mostly active on the independent art scenes in Belgrade and Paris. In her solo projects she explores cinema as a medium and format of contemporary art and as a tool of knowledge production. Her most widely known work is illegal_cinema (2007-…), which has been presented in France, Turkey, Spain, Croatia and Serbia. She also collaborates in theatre performances and contemporary opera as video artist. Occasionally publishes theoretical texts and reviews

Slavčo Dimitrov

Marijana Cvetković

Vida Knežević

Marko Miletić

Vladimir Jerić

Participants:

Aleksandra Sekulić (CZKD, Belgrade)

Amila Puzić (Abart, Mostar)

Anja Bogojević (Abart, Mostar)

Asja Trbović (Crvena, Sarajevo)

Bertan Selim (Amsterdam/Skopje)

Biljana Dimitrova (FRIK festival, Skopje)

Bojana Matić Ostojić (SCP, Sarajevo)

Bojan Đorđev (TkH, Belgrade)

Dragana Jovović (TkH, Belgrade)

Dragana Zarevska (Skopje)

Dren Berishaj (Stacion, Prishtina)

Dubravka Sekulić (Belgrade)

Dušica Parezanović (REX, Belgrade)

Gjorgje Jovanovik (Skopje)

Elena Veljanovska (Skopje)

Filip Jovanovski (Skopje)

Gjorgji Janevski (Skopje)

Hristina Ivanoska (Pres to Exit, Skopje)

Ivana Ivković (CDU, Zagreb)

Ivana Dragšić (Skopje)

Jelena Knežević (TkH, Belgrade)

Katarina Popović (Belgrade)

Katja Praznik (Društvo Asocijacija, Ljubljana)

Lidija Radojević (DPU, Ljubljana)

Marko Kostanić (CDU, Zagreb)

Milena Bogavac (Drama Mental Studio, Belgrade)

Miljenka Buljević (Booksa, Zagreb)

Saša Asentić (Perart, Novi Sad)

Siniša Ilić (TkH, Belgrade)

Tanita Zhubi (Stacion, Prishtina)

Vesna Milosavljević (SEEcult, Belgrade)

Vesna Vuković (Blok, Zagreb)

Vladimir Jankovski (Kontrapunkt, Skopje)

The Cultural Centre “Magacin”, here
4 Kraljevića Marka St.
Thursday, bronchi
1st March, 2012, 19h

Participants: Ana Vujanović and Iskra Gešoska


The regional meeting of the participants in the independent cultural and artistic scenes, organized as a closing segment of the three-year project Deschooling Classroom, will be opened with the presentation of the book “Deschooling Classroom Toolbook”.
The trilingual publication (in Serbian, Macedonian, and English), has been edited with combined efforts of the projects working team members, and the texts it contains not only summarize the process of the collective self-education, which was the focus of this project, but determine the place that Deschooling Classroom has within a wider perspective of the independent cultural scenes in the ex-Yu region.

One of the co-authors, Ana Vujanović, in the introductory notes, states that one of the main issues of the book is the one which concerns the socially political values of the contemporary cultural and artistic scenes in the region. The topic is addressed by numerous authors who have taken part in the project as the members of several self-organized groups, but also as lecturers and associates. The book also contains the texts which present the summarized facts of this multifaceted project which has gathered seventy participants and thirty associates from the entire region, and within which more than twenty public and semi-public events have been organized, in the form of workshops, laboratories, presentations, summer schools and study tours.

The book will be presented by Ana Vujanović and Iskra Gešoska, the co-authors of the project, and all the participants of the regional meeting are invited to enter the discussion and share their opinions on the issues it raises.

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Deschooling Classroom

Deschooling Classroom is a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scenes in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. Methodologically, the project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise, and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, exchange and distribution of knowledge.