Remaking History: Tracing Politics in Urban Space
We explore the similarities in the patterns of historical revisionism that occurred in Belgrade and Sarajevo after 1990 by renaming public spaces.
The project maps the names of streets and squares in two cities during and after the break-up of Yugoslavia. Its goal is to examine the impact of war in a transitional context and the constant fragmentation of a common narrative through the renaming of urban units in both cities. The research examines the political instrumentalisation of capitals in the transition from a socialist state to capitalist ethno-national entities, while at the same time explores whether there are points of overlap and common matrices that revise the past. Also, the research deals with the issue of appropriation of (representative) public space in the capitals and investigates if there is any space in them for minority narratives.
The project is implemented within the program Tandem for Culture - Western Balkans in cooperation with Philopolitics (Belgrade) and the International Burch University (Sarajevo). Project is funded by MitOst (Berlin) and European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam).
RFI: Replacing street names in aim to change history
“In Belgrade, references to the Yugoslav past, but also to neighbouring towns in the Balkans are replaced by references to a glorious, Serbian past. A way of changing our perspective on history.” RFI is broadcasting the statement by Aleksandar Obradović, our researcher from the Remaking History: Tracing Politics in Urban Space project. Click here …
Radio Télévision Suisse: Serbia changes street names in Belgrade to change its outlook on history
Swiss Radio Television broadcast a reportage on the change of the name of the streets in Belgrade in the last 30 years. Aleksandar Obradović, our researcher on the project Remaking History: Tracing Politics in Urban Space, spoke about who is remembered and who is erased from the public space of the Serbian capital. (In …
Street Revisionism: Power, Politics and Public Space in Belgrade and Sarajevo
Source: Tandem for Culture – Western Balkans Author: Daniela de Lorenzo In collaboration with Hostwriter, we have asked the Tandem Western Balkans participants to share their stories. In this story, Daniela De Lorenzo reports on Lejla Odobašić Novo’s and Aleksandar Obradović’s collaboration. Imagine waking up one morning and finding out you live in a new street. …
IBU: (Re)making History: Tracing Politics in Urban Space – Tandem Western Balkans Project
Click to go to the source of the news. This project is the result of a one-year research project funded by Tandem Western Balkans as an initiative of European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V. The Tandem consists of a collaboration between Aleksandar Obradović from Philopolitcs, based in Belgrade, and Lejla Odobašić Novo from International …
Belgrade and Sarajevo – 30 Years Later
This project is the result of a one-year research project funded by Tandem Western Balkans as an initiative of European Cultural Foundation and MitOst e.V. The Tandem consists of a collaboration between Aleksandar Obradović from Philopolitcs, based in Belgrade, and Lejla Odobašić Novo from International Burch University, based in Sarajevo. The project maps …