Workshop Modeling the Public in Dissonant Co-Spaces

Since our workshop is approaching, here are some information about it!

General Information

Place: Belgrade, Hotel Park (Njegoševa 2)

Date: 27.04 – 29.04.2017.

Organizers: Jelena Šantić Foundation (Beograd), Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (Skoplje), Loose Associations /Slobodne veze/, contemporary art practices (Zagreb)

Supported by: European Cultural Foundation and The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Government of Serbia

Working languages: English, Serbian and Croatian

Goals of the workshop

Workshop Modeling the Public in Dissonant Co-Spaces is one of the activities of  The Dissonant (Co)Spacesand its aim is to contribute to development of the governing models of these specific spaces in collaboration with various professionals in field of cultural management, sustainable development, cultural policy, political theory, economy, cultural heritage, architecture, etc. We will offer an insight into the three concrete cases (Pionirski Grad, Belgrade; Motel Trogir, Trogir; and Kino Kultura, Skopje) and work on the potential for future development of the three specific spaces/sites, having in mind the diverse context, socio-political, economic and normative frameworks as well as preservation of the memory layers of the of cultural heritage.

Additionally, through this workshop, we would like to try to articulate the following issues: what does the term “dissonant heritage” mean today, how is it perceived by the broader public; which of the examples of the 20th century architectural and cultural heritage could be recognized as worth saving, which of the values they implicitly bear, are important in larger socio-political and cultural context today and how those spaces could be reaffirmed through cultural and artistic initiatives (among others).


DAY ONE   April 27th, 2017. 

Arrival of participants, gathering in the hotel until 14.30 

14.30 – 15.00 Registration of participants

15.05– 15.10 Welcome speech, Irina Ljubić (Foundation Jelena Šantić)

15.10– 16.10 Presentation of the first results of researches

  1. Pioneer City, Belgrade (Foundation Jelena Šantić)
  2. Motel Trogir, Trogir (Loose Associations)

iii.      Kino Kultura, Skoplje (Lokomotiva)

16.10 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.15 New tendencies and conceptualization of new models of cultural spaces in actual socio-political contexts, moderator (Foundation Jelena Santic)

–         Temporary Use of Public Spaces / challenges and good practice Iva Čukić (Serbia)

–         Cultural policies and spaces of cultural production Ana Žuvela  (Croatia)

17.15 – 18.00 Discussion

18.00 Dinner

DAY TWO April 28th, 2017.

9.00 – 11.00 Study trip to Pioneer City (Kosutnjak)

11.00-12.00 Introduction of participants, work in groups that is focused on the managing, usage and functioning of concrete spaces

12.00 – 12.15 Coffee Break

12.00 – 18.00 Work in groups that is focused on the managing, usage and functioning of concrete spaces:

12.00 – 13.30 group work

13.30 – 14.30 lunch

14.30 – 18.30 – group work (refreshments and breaks according to the group dynamics)

19.00 Dinner


DAY THREE April 29th, 2017

10.00 – 12.30 Presentation of 3 groups and discussion

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break

12.30 – 13.00 Conclusions and future plans

13.00 Lunch

Ana Zuvela / Biography

Ana Žuvela is a Researcher at the Department of Culture and Communication Institute for Development and International Relations. Originally a concert pianist, Ana holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from the University College Dublin and is a PhD candidate at the University of Zagreb. She has experience in cultural production, arts management, cultural research and advocacy from working for local government bodies, non-governmental cultural organizations and cultural institutions. Her research interests include development of cultural policies and strategies, local cultural development and decentralization of cultural policy as well as new models of cultural governance.She has worked on cultural policy research and expert projects with a range of supra national and national governmental and non-governmental bodies like European Parliament, European Commission, UNESCO, Council of Europe, European Cultural Foundation, Croatian Ministry of Culture, Kultura nova Foundation etc.  Ana Zuvela served as the Co-Chair of the LabforCulture Steering Committee, as Advisor for Cultural Affairs in the City of Dubrovnik and was a Board member of Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra,independent organizations Cuter and Art Workshop Lazareti, Kultura nova Foundation’s Committee for Evaluation of the projects, and is a member of European Cultural Parliament

Iva Cukic / Biography

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade where she earned her doctoral degree in urban planning. The areas of her research include public space, self-organisation, DIY philosophy and urban-cultural discourse. In 2014. she attended a summer school for doctoral students at the Technical University of Vienna – WWTF International Summer School 2014 “Designing places of emancipation” – Cultural practices creating alternative values. In 2010. she co-launched one of the first initiatives aimed at fostering citizens’ participation in urban development, initiating dialogue between citizens, social activist, urban developers, architects and city officials about development of the city, called Ministry of space. From 2012. she is programe and art director of the Street Gallery in Belgrade, first open exhibitional space for comunity and for sharing and co-creation. She works as guest lecturer and associate on the Interdisciplinary studies at the Department for urban planning at Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade.

In 2013, she was engaged in (1) research project Urban Incubator: Belgrade-Savamala, in cooperation with the University of Arts in Zurich – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (HDK); (2) research project Mobile University Berlin-Belgrade-Barcelona, ​​in collaboration with the Technical University in Berlin and the Guggenheim Lab Berlin. Since 2014, she is head researcher of Belgrade team for The New Metropolitan Mainstream project, a research project of the international expert network INURA. During 2014. and 2015. she worked on a research project Compare: Interdisciplinary explorations of self-organization and practice, which leading partner is ETH Zurich. In 2015. she was a member of a research team Researching on Marginality: Europe, Brazil, China, in the partnership with Goethe Institut through Erasmus + Programme. From 2016. she is engaged in European Commons Assembly that advocates with MEPs for commons-based policies and institution-building. In the partnership with two NGOs from Belgrade, in 2016. she co-launched the study program “Studies of the Commons”, which seeks to explore, apply and experiment with the concept of commons in the local/regional context. Since 2006. she is engaged in professional practice, participating in numerous research projects, studies, workshops and seminars, local and international exhibitions. She is an author of the book „Map of action“ about the urban activism in Serbia, for which she got a special prize. She is a member of INURA (International Network for Urban Research and Action), Commons-watch Network (European Commons Assembly), European Network CitizensLab and Independent Cultural Scene of Serbia.

Looking forward to this exciting event!