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BLOG RESSUME: The presentation of the book DESCHOOLING CLASSROOM TOOLBOOK

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Speakers and moderators:

Ana Vujanović was born in Belgrade in 1975 and now bases herself in Belgrade, viagra sale
Berlin and Paris. She works as a freelance theorist, approved
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 independent  curator, cultural activist and editor based in Belgrade. Co-editor of Prelom – Journal of Images and Politics 2001-2009 and founding member of independent organization Prelom Kolektiv . Also, founding member of the network of independent organizations Other Scene (Belgrade)  and co-editor of Red Thread – Journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism (Istanbul) since 2009. Her research is dedicated to the politics of representation in art and visual culture, practices of self-organization and politization of cultural work. Her curatorial practice often experiments with frameworks, methodologies, and contextual and collaborative aspects of art.

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 (b. 1984) holds a diploma for Comparative and General Literature at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius and holds MA in Gender Studies and Philosophy, on the subject of: Genealogical Deconstruction of the Confessional Subject: Political and Ethical Implications. He is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies and Philosophy. He is working as a researcher, teaching assistant and project coordinator in the Visual and Cultural Research Centre at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Euro-Balkan, Skopje.


Marijana Cvetković is PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade (museum management and development). Founder of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts. Cultural activist at the independant cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Since 2009 teaches as guest lecturer and teaching assistent at the MA in cultural management and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair). Since 2011 teaches at MA in performance research programme at the same university (in cooperation with Warwick University, UK and University of Amsterdam).

Vida Knežević and Marko Miletić are working together within Kontekst collective. Through their work, constant learning process and interaction with local and international art and activist scenes, they developed an understanding of their work as a space for critical and political action through contemporary art and culture.

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, therapist
Berlin and Paris. She works as a freelance theorist, read
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 independent  curator, cultural activist and editor based in Belgrade. Co-editor of Prelom – Journal of Images and Politics 2001-2009 and founding member of independent organization Prelom Kolektiv . Also, founding member of the network of independent organizations Other Scene (Belgrade)  and co-editor of Red Thread – Journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism (Istanbul) since 2009. Her research is dedicated to the politics of representation in art and visual culture, practices of self-organization and politization of cultural work. Her curatorial practice often experiments with frameworks, methodologies, and contextual and collaborative aspects of art.

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 (b. 1984) holds a diploma for Comparative and General Literature at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius and holds MA in Gender Studies and Philosophy, on the subject of: Genealogical Deconstruction of the Confessional Subject: Political and Ethical Implications. He is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies and Philosophy. He is working as a researcher, teaching assistant and project coordinator in the Visual and Cultural Research Centre at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Euro-Balkan, Skopje.


Marijana Cvetković is PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade (museum management and development). Founder of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts. Cultural activist at the independant cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Since 2009 teaches as guest lecturer and teaching assistent at the MA in cultural management and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair). Since 2011 teaches at MA in performance research programme at the same university (in cooperation with Warwick University, UK and University of Amsterdam).

Vida Knežević and Marko Miletić are working together within Kontekst collective. Through their work, constant learning process and interaction with local and international art and activist scenes, they developed an understanding of their work as a space for critical and political action through contemporary art and culture.

Vladimir Jerić Vlidi is musician and digital tourist based in Belgrade. Founding member of self-organized networks Slobodna kultura  and Druga scena.

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, dosage
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 independent  curator, cultural activist and editor based in Belgrade. Co-editor of Prelom – Journal of Images and Politics 2001-2009 and founding member of independent organization Prelom Kolektiv . Also, founding member of the network of independent organizations Other Scene (Belgrade)  and co-editor of Red Thread – Journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism (Istanbul) since 2009. Her research is dedicated to the politics of representation in art and visual culture, practices of self-organization and politization of cultural work. Her curatorial practice often experiments with frameworks, methodologies, and contextual and collaborative aspects of art.

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 (b. 1984) holds a diploma for Comparative and General Literature at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius and holds MA in Gender Studies and Philosophy, on the subject of: Genealogical Deconstruction of the Confessional Subject: Political and Ethical Implications. He is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies and Philosophy. He is working as a researcher, teaching assistant and project coordinator in the Visual and Cultural Research Centre at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Euro-Balkan, Skopje.


Marijana Cvetković is PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade (museum management and development). Founder of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts. Cultural activist at the independant cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Since 2009 teaches as guest lecturer and teaching assistent at the MA in cultural management and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair). Since 2011 teaches at MA in performance research programme at the same university (in cooperation with Warwick University, UK and University of Amsterdam).

Vida Knežević and Marko Miletić are working together within Kontekst collective. Through their work, constant learning process and interaction with local and international art and activist scenes, they developed an understanding of their work as a space for critical and political action through contemporary art and culture.

Vladimir Jerić Vlidi is musician and digital tourist based in Belgrade. Founding member of self-organized networks Slobodna kultura  and Druga scena.

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, skincare
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 independent  curator, cultural activist and editor based in Belgrade. Co-editor of Prelom – Journal of Images and Politics 2001-2009 and founding member of independent organization Prelom Kolektiv . Also, founding member of the network of independent organizations Other Scene (Belgrade)  and co-editor of Red Thread – Journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism (Istanbul) since 2009. Her research is dedicated to the politics of representation in art and visual culture, practices of self-organization and politization of cultural work. Her curatorial practice often experiments with frameworks, methodologies, and contextual and collaborative aspects of art.

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 (b. 1984) holds a diploma for Comparative and General Literature at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius and holds MA in Gender Studies and Philosophy, on the subject of: Genealogical Deconstruction of the Confessional Subject: Political and Ethical Implications. He is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies and Philosophy. He is working as a researcher, teaching assistant and project coordinator in the Visual and Cultural Research Centre at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Euro-Balkan, Skopje.


Marijana Cvetković is PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade (museum management and development). Founder of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts. Cultural activist at the independant cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Since 2009 teaches as guest lecturer and teaching assistent at the MA in cultural management and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair). Since 2011 teaches at MA in performance research programme at the same university (in cooperation with Warwick University, UK and University of Amsterdam).

Vida Knežević and Marko Miletić are working together within Kontekst collective. Through their work, constant learning process and interaction with local and international art and activist scenes, they developed an understanding of their work as a space for critical and political action through contemporary art and culture.

Vladimir Jerić Vlidi is musician and digital tourist based in Belgrade. Founding member of self-organized networks Slobodna kultura  and Druga scena.

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, buy more about
Berlin and Paris. She works as a freelance theorist, pills
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 independent  curator, cultural activist and editor based in Belgrade. Co-editor of Prelom – Journal of Images and Politics 2001-2009 and founding member of independent organization Prelom Kolektiv . Also, founding member of the network of independent organizations Other Scene (Belgrade)  and co-editor of Red Thread – Journal for social theory, contemporary art and activism (Istanbul) since 2009. Her research is dedicated to the politics of representation in art and visual culture, practices of self-organization and politization of cultural work. Her curatorial practice often experiments with frameworks, methodologies, and contextual and collaborative aspects of art.

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 (b. 1984) holds a diploma for Comparative and General Literature at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius and holds MA in Gender Studies and Philosophy, on the subject of: Genealogical Deconstruction of the Confessional Subject: Political and Ethical Implications. He is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies and Philosophy. He is working as a researcher, teaching assistant and project coordinator in the Visual and Cultural Research Centre at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Euro-Balkan, Skopje.


Marijana Cvetković is PhD candidate at the University of Arts in Belgrade (museum management and development). Founder of Station Service for contemporary dance and Nomad Dance Academy, Balkan platform for development of contemporary dance and performing arts. Cultural activist at the independant cultural scenes of Belgrade and Serbia. Since 2009 teaches as guest lecturer and teaching assistent at the MA in cultural management and cultural policy at the University of Arts in Belgrade (UNESCO Chair). Since 2011 teaches at MA in performance research programme at the same university (in cooperation with Warwick University, UK and University of Amsterdam).

Vida Knežević and Marko Miletić are working together within Kontekst collective. Through their work, constant learning process and interaction with local and international art and activist scenes, they developed an understanding of their work as a space for critical and political action through contemporary art and culture.

Vladimir Jerić Vlidi is musician and digital tourist based in Belgrade. Founding member of self-organized networks Slobodna kultura  and Druga scena.

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 regional meeting of the participants of cultural and artistic scenes, sickness organized as the closing segment of the Deschooling Classroom project, buy more about
began after Jelena Knežević, phlebologist
the project manager and the producer, had addressed the guests and the participants. She welcomed everybody and presented all the members of the Deschooling Classroom working team.

She also announced the first programme: the presentation of the book “Deschooling Classroom Toolbook”, which was then introduced by the co-authors and editors: Iskra Gešoska, Ana Vujanović and Marta Popivoda. At this point, the audience had already taken the “Deschooling Classroom Toolbook”, and expressed their admiration for its conceptual design, made by Katarina Popović.  

Iskra Gešoska was the first to address the audience, saying that she had mixed feeling at the end of the three year project: „Deschooling Classroom closes, leaving many questions open. We were aware, from the very beginning, that we entered a laboratory project which explored the very bodies that assume the role of taking a critical stand towards context. However, the most complicated, the most exciting and the most excruciating point of the project, was the work distribution between the organizing team and the participants. The project was essentially based on non-hierarchical models and collaboration, but our memory is framed by hierarchical models. During the work, we kept facing the questions: what are the borders within the non-hierarchical, what are the limits of mentorship, who expects what from whom? There was discrepancy between the editorial team and the participants. We seemed to be expected to take a hierarchical position, which, in a way, was interesting. That gave birth to our most valuable lesson. For me, that was the conclusion of how much our consciousness is predetermined by hierarchical structures.”

Before she presented the content of the “Deschooling Classroom Toolbook”, Ana Vujanović acquainted the audience with the history of the project. She stated that it was initialized by the long-lasting TkH (Walking Theory) work. She reminded the listeners of the platform creation and the end of the nineties when she and several of her colleagues had gathered in an attempt to compensate for the shortcomings of the educational system. On one hand, it concerned the lack of information about contemporary art and culture, while on the other, they felt incapable of critical thinking. Walking Theory has, since then, organized numerous self-educational processes, but Deschooling Classroom was the first one with a budget, and the first one that was not organized by TkH members for themselves only.

“This was a project organized by the independent scene participants, for the independent scene participants. We accepted to work for others. Therefore, we asked ourselves if we wanted to work in the first place, and what does ‘not wanting anything in return’ actually mean. We did not want anything in return, but we did want to get an effect. We wanted to make an intervention in context”, she said.

Speaking about the book “Deschooling Classroom Toolbook”, Ana Vujanović pointed out that making methodology of self-education is not possible, as it always searches for models alternative to institutional methodology. “Therefore, this toolbook is permeated by self-reflection, with just an occasional naming of methods which could be useful to someone who would start a similar project in the region. In my opinion, the book lacks a slightly better articulation of the problem we were facing. The reason for that, I assume, is that the contributors were aware of the complexity of the organizational structure we had to deal with, so they did not want to criticize us.”

Ana Vujanović and Iskra Gešoska explained that the texts in the Toolbook could be divided into three categories. The first one consists of the texts which address the fact surrounding the project, the second one of the texts which reflect and self-reflect the process, while the third group of the texts are those written by Bojana Cvejić, Miško Šuvaković, Gerald Rowning and Aldo Milohnić, who also participated in the project and who were invited by Vujanović and Gešoska to write texts that would give an insight onto a wider reflection of the concepts that Deschooling Classroom is dealing with.

The concepts are: collectivism, collaboration, self-organization, and self-education.

Iskra Gešoska emphasized that, besides the book, a part of Deschooling Classroom’s toolbox is also the film Cultural Worker 3 in 1, directed by Marta Popivoda, which will be presented to the participants in the course of this regional meeting.

Marta Popivoda explained that the film is not a documentary which explains the Deschooling Classroom project. “My intention was not to become the project’s service, but to use the project as a framework for a film which touches upon my personal self-educative process. That is the film which involved people who participated in Deschooling Classroom. It does not present the independent scene; it was made from my personal point of view, or from the TkH point of view. In the film, nine characters express their attitudes on how the process of NGO-isation of culture has influenced their work. All the people were associates, participants in the project.”

After that, Ana Vujanović invited Milena Bogavac, who entered the discussion sharing her own impressions about the project Deschooling Classroom. As she was initially a participant and a coordinator, she pointed out that she witnessed a shift of perspective in her own view of the project. She also stated that she writes about the process of collective self-education which she went through within the Terms group and as a coordinator, in a text published in “Deschooling Classroom Toolbook”.

After a few questions and the answers, the participants decided to make a break before the next programme of the regional meeting.

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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.