Nataša Janković

Fellows at the “TESTIMONY. POETRY. LANGUAGE.” Conference

The conference investigated the concept of testimony, notably war testimony, from different perspectives, i.e., literature, philosophy, sociology and political activism.

The first day of the conference and a roundtable on the third day were entirely devoted to the analysis of the holocaust poet Paul Celan through the contributions of Sue Vice, Pajari Räsänen, Matthew Boswell and Nina Čolović. A philosophical analysis of Celan’s poetry was provided by Petar Bojanić, while Bertrand Badiou was a key figure, providing testimony of Paul Celan’s poetry and biography.

The second day, with panels chaired by CAS Fellows Mónica Cano Abadía and Olimpia Loddo, focused on the role played by poetry in the testimony of the Yugoslav war. A first-hand testimony was offered by the Bosnian writer Asmir Kujović, while Lidija Dimkovska, a Macedonian writer based in Slovenia, paid a moving tribute to a long list of writers that are the voice of a post-Yugoslav languages. Andrijana Kos-Lajtman analyzed the influence of Dadaism on Manifest Mlade Bosne by Darko Cvijetić. Senadin Musabegović described the role played by poetry in testifying the real face of nationalism.

In the panel “Rhetoric, Politics and Poetry after Yugoslav Wars,” Jay Surdukowski showed how Radovan Karadžić used poetry to justify his war crimes. In her presentation To War or to Write, Elizabeta Šeleva described poetry as a means to redesign reality through the creation of an alternative “literary ought.” Goran Lazičić described the rhetoric and politics of testimony in the novels of the Serbian writers Svetislav Basara and David Albahari.

During the third day of the conference, with panels chaired by CAS Fellow Davide Pala, Olivera Marković-Savić showed the use and misuse of the term ‘veteran’ after the end of the Yugoslavian war, and she stressed the legal misrecognition of veterans by the Serbian state. Šeherzada Džafić talked about poetry focussing on war as a powerful form of both testimony and ethical learning, while Selma Zilić Šiljak presented the clash between dominant narratives of war and the horizontal and private accounts of it in Velika Kladuša.

In the first panel of the fourth and last day, chaired by CAS Fellow Mišo Kapetanović, Cornelia Grabner gave voice to the Movement for Peace in Mexico, while Robert von Hallberg focused on the relationship between testimony and poetry in the US. Danijela Majstorović shared her research on the construction of the Yugoslav new woman and the role of the Women’s Antifascist Front (AFŽ). Marzuq Al Halabi talked about Mahmoud Darwish, the prophet of the Palestinian revolution who created a bridge between Palestine and other international movements.

The last panel, chaired by Marco Abram (Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso), revolved around memorial sites in Rwanda (Matthew Boswell) and the role of women poets in the peace process in Colombia (Cherilyn Elston). Afterwards, Djurdja Trajković moderated a roundtable in which the role of poetry as a form of testimony was discussed. A poetry reading about conflicts in peripheral capitalism closed the conference.

After the conference, the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of Belgrade hosted one workshop and two lectures. The workshop consisted in a critical discussion of the important book “Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities” by Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein. Fourteen commentators highlighted different aspects of it, e.g., the relation between race and nation (e.g., Carlo Burelli, Davide Pala), on the one hand, and the link between race and gender, on the other hand (e.g., Mónica Cano Abadía). Djurdja Trajković closed the workshop by stressing the strict historical connections between nationalism, racism, and classism. The first lecture, given by Manuela Bojadžijev and entitled “Is (neo-)racism a form of violence of the past?”, provided a conceptualization of the distinctive features of racism and a great overview of the main literature analyzing racism from the 50’s onwards. The second lecture, given by Sanja Milutinović Bojanić and entitled “Rhetoric of Emancipation vs. Rhetoric of Misogyny”, showed the central traits of the rhetoric of both emancipation and misogyny and illustrated them through the analysis of several historical occurrences of both emancipation and misogyny.

– CAS SEE Fellows

FASHION WEEK WINTER 2017

Fashion Week is a seasonal showcase of the Sweet and Salt flagship, which is a part of a project Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020, presenting us with themes, concepts, works, plans and cooperative developments connected to the understanding and designing the future city through the context of Rijeka and the S&S territory. This year’s event took place 19th – 21st December at the DeltaLab, presently situated in the exIvex building, and its themes were the reinvention of Delta Hood and the introduction of the newly formed DeltaLab.

FW2017 kicked off with a Reinventions Live workshop which gathered architecture students, exIvex residents and Rijeka “creatives” for the task of reinventing the exIvex building by coupling the various unexpected potential users with a variety of non-physical contexts. In the second part of the day, Urbanist Platform provided the trip to Lipa Remembers museum and conversation with the exhibition authors and the curator, as well as the trip to the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art and the conversations with the director and the author of the reconstruction.

The second day started with the opening of the exhibition and the presentations of Reinventions – Delta Hood, beginning with the thought-provoking results of the previous day’s workshop, which sparked off debates concerning the future developments of tourist, military, agricultural and administrative realities. The debates continued with the presentations of the outstanding student works, including the reinventions of exIvex, reinventions of ExportDrvo and the reinvention of Delta Beach. These were followed by the presentation of the “reinvention” of the two-week European architecture students assembly taking place in Rijeka in the summer of 2018 – Re:EASA.

After lunch, DeltaLab was introduced as the new center for urban reinvention, a  platform for research, education and policy development, and Vedran Mimica gave a lecture on Berlage Affairs, reminding us of what a vibrant alternative institution such a center could become. The day ended with the Understading the City roundtable, with Vedran Mimica, Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Idis Turato, Mia Roth-Čerina, Dinko Peračić and Leo Modrčin discussing the possibilites, challenges, risks and reinventions of education on the contemporary and future urban issues, moderated by Luka Skansi and Nebojša Zelič.

The third day of FW2017 was reserved for discussing the themes and results of the Mare Monti project, an inquiry into the contrasts of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

FW2017 ended buzzing with discussion about the futures, of DeltaLab, of the city of Rijeka, of the numerous concepts we once held as familiar which we now recognize to be in the state of strange transformation, of cities, of the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Week Winter 2017

Fashion Week is the seasonal showcase of Sweet&Salt flagship, which is part of the Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020 project, presenting the themes, concepts, works, plans and cooperative developments connected to the understanding and designing the future city through the context of Rijeka and the S&S territory.
The themes of this year’s program are the reinventions of “Delta Hood”, the lower part of Delta, which will be presented and made open for discussion and rethinking through Exportdrvo building, exIvex and the Delta beach. DeltaLab – Center for Urban Reinvention, which just moved into new spaces of exIvex and is part of one such reinvention, is the other relevant focus of this year’s program.

PROGRAM

19.12.2017 @ EXIVEX & MMSU RIJEKA 

09:00 – 14:00   REINVENTIONS LIVE @ EXIVEX, Delta 5
Workshop with Youth Section of Society of Architects Rijeka, exIvex users and Rijeka’s “creatives” / Leaders: Gorana Stipeč Brlić, Ida Križaj Leko and Marko-Luka Zubčić

14:00 – 15:30   Break

15:30 – 19:00   URBANIST PLATFORM @ MMSU RIJEKA, Block Benčić

15.30 – 16:00   Gathering in front of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka / Block Benčić and departure with a bus

16:30 – 17:30   Visit to the Memorial center “Lipa Remembers” and a conversation with the exhibition authors and the curator / Damir Gamulin, Antun Sevšek and Vana Gović

17:30 – 18:00   Return to Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka

18:00 – 19:30   Visit to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka and a conversation with the author of the reconstruction and the director / Dinko Peračić and Slaven Tolj


20.12.2017 @ EXIVEX

08:30 – 09:30   INTRO
Arrival and gathering of participants and guests, introductory mingling, the ”Reinventions – Delta Hood” exhbition and the manifestation opening

08:30 – 09:00   Arrival and introductory mingling

09:00 – 09:30   Introduction / Idis Turato and Snježana Prijić-Samaržija

09:30 – 12:30   PRESENTATIONS ”REINVENTIONS – DELTA HOOD”

09:30 – 10:45   BLOCK 1 / REINVENTION OF ExIVEX

09:30 – 10:30   REINVENTIONS LIVE
Presentations by the groups of the workshop results from the previous day / Leaders: Gorana Stipeč Brlić, Ida Križaj Leko and Marko-Luka Zubčić

10:30 – 10:45   REINVENTION OF EXIVEX / RAP3 @ AFZG
Mentors: Mateo Biluš, Vedran Duplančić and Zorana Protić / Students: Ivica Keršić, Ivana Lazar, Anja Štimac and Elena Tikvić / Acad. year: 2016./2017.

11:45 – 11:00   Break

11:00 – 12:00   BLOCK 2 / REINVENTION OF EXPORTDRVO

11:00 – 11:15   REINVENTIONS OF EXPORTDRVO / MA THESIS /
Mentor: Idis Turato / Graduates: Enia Kukoč and Nenad Štrbac / Acad. year: 2016.

11:15 – 12:00   ALTERNATIVE HOUSING / STUDIO 04 @ AFBG
Mentors: Idis Turato, Nataša Janković i Milena Delavić / Students: Sandra Draganić, Tamara Radović, Milša Nikolovski, Andrijana Kuzmanović, Dunja Krstić, Kristina Komlenić and Predrag Nedović / Acad. year: 2016/2017

12:00 – 12:30   BLOCK 3 / REINVENTION OF DELTA BEACH and Re:EASA 2018

12:00 – 12:15   RIJEKA’S PARASITE / RAP3 @ AFZG
Mentors: Mateo Biluš, Vedran Duplančić and Zorana Protić / Students: Robert Barbir, Nika Bralić, Ivana Brzović and Ivan Bulian / Akad.god.: 2016./2017.
* student award Piranesi 2017.

12:15 – 12:30   Re:EASA2018
Presentation of the two-week European architecture students assembly in the summer of 2018 / Matej Antolković, Alma Antončić, Dora Gorenak, Enia Kukoč, Bruno Lang- Kosić, Vana Pavlić, Filip Pračić and Tijana Škrivanek

12:30 – 13:30   LUNCH

13:30 – 14:30   ∆LAB – CENTER FOR URBAN REINVENTION
Presentation of the structure and the mission of the new study and research center
Presenting: Slaven Tolj and Emina Višnić / Idis Turato and Snježana Prijić-Samaržija

14:30 – 16:00   VEDRAN MIMICA: “BERLAGE AFFAIRS”

16:00 – 16:30   Break

16:30 – 18:30   RAZUMIJEVANJE GRADA
Roundtable on the reinvention of the contemporary education on the urban issues
Participating: Vedran Mimica, Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Idis Turato, Mia Roth-Čerina, Dinko Peračić, Leo Modrčin
Moderators: Luka Skansi and Nebojša Zelič

18:30   Mingling


21.12.2017 @ EXIVEX  |  MARE MONTI / Contrasts of Primorje – Gorski Kotar County

10:00 – 14:00   PRESENTATIONS OF STUDENT WORKS
Presentations of student works from AFZG i TU WIEN and research project Mare Monti

10:00 – 11:30   BLOCK 1 / DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION
Students of AFZG i TU WIEN present sketches of program studies and development scenarios created during the research parts of their study / Workshop leaders: Christoph Luchsinger and Idis Turato / Guest critics: Adam Butigan, Mia Roth-Čerina, Ida Križaj Leko / Working language: English

11:30 – 12:00   Break

12:00 – 13:30   BLOCK 2 / PROJECT SOLUTIONS FOR LOCATIONS VOZ KRK AND PLATAK
Students of AFZG present projects created as a part of RAP 3 master study / Workshop leaders: Idis Turato and Maroje Mrduljaš / Guest critics: Adam Butigan, Mia Roth-Čerina and Ida Križaj Leko
Working language: Croatian


The event is part of the Sweet&Salt program, which is a part of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project.
The lead project host of Sweet&Salt flagship and the organizer of Fashion Week Winter 2017 is Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, University of Rijeka.
The program is organized in cooperation with the program platform “Urbanist Platform”, Society of Architects Rijeka, Youth Section of the Society of Architects Rijeka and Institute of Spatial Administration of Primorje – Gorski Kotar County.
The partner of the project is Rijeka 2020 LLC.
The program is supported by the City of Rijeka, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia and Primorje – Gorski Kotar County.

 

AUTUMN 2017 CAS SEE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Center for Advanced Studies – Southeast Europe (CAS SEE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Autumn 2017 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards at the University of Rijeka. The purpose of the CAS SEE Fellowship Programme is to further the research and creative work in the fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences in the Balkans. Fellows will present their work within the CAS Collegium, creating an intellectually heterogeneous atmosphere and fostering a productive self-examination or even friction, which may lead to new and unexpected ideas and innovation.

Please join us in congratulating the following Autumn 2017 CAS SEE Fellowship Awards, University of Rijeka recipients:

Mónica Cano Abadía (Zaragoza, Spain) The Re-Radicalization of Critical Thinking: Toward a Global Social Justice.

Gerrit Wegener (Berlin, Germany) Continuous architecture. The most living act of memory.

Olimpia Giuliana Loddo (Cagliari, Italy) Investigation on the Ontology of Normative Pictures.

Nataša Janković (Belgrade, Serbia) Architectural terRI[s]tories: Mapping the process of city transformation.

Davide Pala (Torino, Italy) World Poverty, Radical Inequalities and Neo-Republicanism.

Carlo Burelli (Milano, Italy) A Theory of Order.