July 15, 2018

New generations contesting old troubles


The implemented activities consisted out of three panel discussion : COMPLEX IDENTITIES, COMMON HERITAGE AND REMEMBRANCE, and EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION

The conference was organized as one days /panel/ workshop activity and 30 students attended the conference

Panelist at the conference were:

  1. Dubravka Stojanović (professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade)
  2. Elma Hašimbegović (director of the Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  3. Marko Šuica (associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade)
  4. Mina Vidaković (SENSE organization)
  5. Drago Pilsel (journalist and publicist, Croatia)
  6. Milan Popadić (associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade)
  7. Maroje Mrduljaš (Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Zagreb, Croatia )
  8. Јelena Krstić (Humanitarian law center, Belgrade )
  9. Srdjan Šušnica (cultutologist),
  10. Stefan Surlić (assistant at the Faculty of Political science )

We managed to bring together interested participants from the region of Western Balkans, academics from WB universities, journalists, civil rights defenders, non-government organizations, curators, museum director, who faced the students with different topics regarding the recent past in the WB and  explored the issues from diverse angles.

Specially inspiring and motivating was the panel about identities where the participants from Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia shared their personal experience with identity crises.

In line with the ongoing exhibition in New York’s MOMA Museum featuring Yugoslav cultural heritage of the second part of the XX Century we are very appreciative  for hosting Mr. Maroje Mrduljas from University of Architecture in Zagreb who is one of the curators in MOMA exhibition and also an author of well known TV series Betonski spavaci produced by HRT (Croatian TV).

The third panel has presented the possible the role models in overcoming the regional conflict consequences rooted in the perpetuated national identity stereotypes that obstruct the development of tolerance within the region. Students have had the possibilities to share their views with university academics and other participants.