Report from Beograd

Belgrade: recalling and mapping one year of insurgent solidarity and its possible aftermath

Stalker first short workshop at Mikser Festival wants to start up a collaborative mapping process of the events related with the epic exodus of eastern refugees through the Balkans to be presented, implemented and developed, in the frame of Biennale Urbana 2016 in Venice. The goal is to activate, comprehend and share what leaded to the “uprise of solidarity emotions” that shaped informal insurgent actions, practices, strategies and tools of a possible bottom up shift out of the cynic and hopeless Contemporary social and cultural boundaries in Europe. The aim is to gather, starting from Mikser organization, NGO, artists, activists, simple citizens that provided help to face the flux of refugee and to collect testimony and materials of their action and investigate together how that took place, how the action could be improved and developed.

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“Mikser is cultural center that since last year opened a place for refugees aid in Savamala called Miksaliste. The center has been demolished in may within a contested program of urban renovation of Savamala and reopened june 1st in a place near by. Savamala is very close to the bus station gardens where refugees has been gethering since the balkan route started. Nowaday there is about 300 /600 refugees arriving daily in Belgrade. Since april they are not allowed to sleep in public space, one camp has been opened 1hour bus ride away from the gardens, that is still the gathering point in the daytime. The bus that connect the camp and the gardens is free and in the camp for the moment they don’t ask documents nor ask fingerprints…”
LORENZO 07 Jun 14:19
Refugees capsule by IKEA...

Refugees capsule by IKEA…

This is the new refugee “house” developped by Ikea for the UN…

The developpement of this prototipe costed 9 millions euro…

To justify those costs the UN ordered 40.000 units…

Even if the test done in refugee camps was very negative, people don’t like to live in it!

The source of this information is trustble but preferes not to be mentioned…

LORENZO 08 Jun 20:02
And the an art festival in an abandon factory..

art festival in an abandon factory..

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