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SLOBODAN ŠIJAN: FILM leaflet
1.october 2012.
BJORN MOSSEBERG: PHOTO EXHIBITION: 100 IMAGES OF SERBIA
30.may 2012.
NEW POLITICS OF SOLIDARITY: I NEED A COUNTRY RIGHT HERE!
23.may 2012.
VOICE FOR CHANGE
14.may 2012.
The New Politics of Solidarity
23.february 2011.
Freedom Containers
25.january 2011.
Seminar "COLD WAR - PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE"
1.december 2010.
Autonomous Women's Center at CZKD
29.november 2010.
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights at CZKD
28.november 2010.
VOICES FROM SWEDEN
13.october 2010.
Opening of the exhibition "Who is Reihl-Kir to you?" in Zagreb
17.september 2010.
"Will You Ever Be Happy Again" wins prestigious Dutch BNG Nieuve Theatermakers Prijs 2010
14.september 2010.
CZKD (PAVILION VELJKOVIC) - OLD AND NEW ROOF, BEFORE AND AFTER ADAPTATION
4.september 2010.
NEW INTERNET PRESENTATION OF THE PUBLISHING HOUSE "LIBRARY XX CENTURY"
28.september 2009.
PROGRAMS
LIVING DEATH CAMP I FORENZIČKA ESTETIKA: TAMO GDE JE POTČINJENO ZNANJE NASTAJE DRUŠTVENOST

LIVING DEATH CAMP AND FRORENSIC AESTHETICS: WHERE SUBJUGATED KNOWLEDGE IS - SOCIALITY OCCURS
thursday, 5.april 2012. − 12.april 2012.
16:00, CZKD

Living Death Camp and Forensic
Aesthetics:
Where subjugated knowledge is,
sociality occurs


We would like to invite you to be part of our Public working gatherings(public working meetings, lectures, discussions)held at the Centre for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD):

APRIL 5

11h-14h
Savski trg

Public working visit:
The Monument dedicated to all victims and defenders of the
Fatherland in the wars on the territory of the former
Yugoslavia during the 90s, Guided tour and discussion, Milica Tomi



16h-18h
Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Birčaninova 21, Belgrade

Public discussion with the audience and participants of the Reading Groups:
Forensic Architecture
Moderation: Andrew Herscher, writer and theorist of architecture, Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

APRIL 11

16h-20h
Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Birčaninova 21, Belgrade

Public Working Meeting Forensic Aesthetics

Moderation: Damir Arsenijević, Eyal Weizman

Introduction:
Borka Pavicevic, Grupa Spomenik/Monument Group (Damir Arsenijević, Milica Tomić, Branimir Stojanović) and Working Group Four faces of Omarska (Srdjan
Hercigonja, Mirjana Dragosavljević, Jovanka Vojinović, Dejan
Vasić, Vladimir Miladinović, Milica Tomić)

Presentation of the project Forensic Aesthetics:

Introduction (EyalWeizman); Forensic Architecture (Susan
Schuppli); Forensic Oceanography (Lorenzo Pezzani); The Image of
Muammar Gaddafi (Ayesha Hameed); Radical Meteorology (Nabil
Ahmed); The Political Body of Hugo Chavez (Godofredo Pereira);
Forensic Audiology (Lawrence Abu Hamdan); Forensic Archaeology
(Caroline Sturdy Colls)

Forensic Architecture Existing at the intersection of architecture, history, and the laws of war, forensic architecture refers to an analytical method for reconstructing scenes of violence as they are inscribed within spatial artefacts and in built environments.
 
It employs new modes of technical visualisation to generate complex knowledge about the spaces and histories of violence; transforming mute architectural products into active material witnesses that can be interrogated within public and legal forums.


APRIL 12

10h-12h
Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Birčaninova 21, Belgrade

Public lectures and discussions:

Milan Radanović: Historical context of the crimes of Nazi German occupiers on the territory of Serbia and Belgrade 1941-1944.
Olga Pintar Manojlovic: Camp after Camp

12h30min-18h
Staro Sajmište

Public working visit: Caroline Sturdy Collsi: Forensic Archaeology: Introduction to non-invasive research methodologies

Jovanovic Weiss: Walking the Line: Through contemporary layers of Staro Sajmište

Forensic esthetics The end of the 20th century, often signified as an „epoch of witnesses,“ is over. Physical evidence, obtained through scientific procedures and forensic analysis, took precedence over human testimony. This event marks the beginning of invasion of Science on the foundations of law and culture which both had been traditionally connected to human speech. As a “side effect”, the process of forensic analysis produces esthetics, which is necessary so that non-experts, who partake in the process of judging the evidence validity, could make decisions that are solely in the domain of expert knowledge. These objects and discussion about them produce a new kind of object, an object - interpretation, which, as new form of materiality, needs a new infrastructure for its existence.

The concept of subjugated knowledge, defined by M. Foucault, shows that, along with the expert knowledge of forensics and the position of a witness, another position is present, the position of a survivor who is the carrier of subjugated knowledge. This knowledge is incommunicable due to its structure and is a result of the survivor’s failure to find a space of sociability which would be able to integrate the experience of total defeat and loss as its own. Are politics of subjugated knowledge possible at all, and, if so, what would they be? What would its subjectivization be like, on the other side of resentment, revenge and victim’s position?

Concepts of forensic aesthetics and subjugated knowledge will be considered in the light of actual “Living Death Camps,” i.e. unmarked death camps:
1.    Omarska concentration camp, a 1990s’ camp for non - Serb population in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
2.    Staro sajmište, a WWII concentration camp in Belgrade.

The „Living Death Camp“ concept is based on the assumption that death camps (cases of these two camps) still operate within new intentions and still reverberate with the logic of politics of segregation and discrimination, just like they did when they were active as concentration camps. The only political intervention that suspends the logic of the camp is to pronounce this place—the empty space of the plenum.


Nabil Ahmed, artist, writer and musician, one of the founders of the artistic collective “Call and Response”. He is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London.
Damir Arsenijević, cultural workder and theorist literature and culture; member of the Grupa Spomenik (Monument Group); member of the Centre for research, Art and Civic Angagemant „The City“, Tuzla.
 
Caroline Sturdy Collsi, teacher of the forensic archeology, Staffordshire University

Grupa Spomenik (Monument Group), artistic-theoretical group

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, artist, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture , Goldmiths University of London. The focus of his work is the politics of listening.

Ayesha Hameed,theoretician and artist, she was a part of the editorial team of the Fuse Magazine. She is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London
Olga Pinter Manojlović, historian, scientific assistant at the Instute for New History.

Godofredo Pereira, architecture, one of the editors of the Portuguese magazine Detritos. He is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London
Lorenzo Pezzani, researcher at the Centre for Research Architecture in London, Goldsmiths. His focus is on the space politics, human rights and media.  
Working Group Four Faces of Omarska, artistic-theoretical working group gathered on the “Four faces of Omarska” project.

Milan Radanović, carpenter and student of history on the Faculty of Philosohy in Belgrade

Susan Schuppli, artist, theorist of culture, scientific assistant on the project “Forensic Architecture”, Goldsmiths, University of London; member of the editorial team of the SITE magazine (Stockholm); member of the Photo-Lexic Research Group based in Tel Aviv.

Eyal Weizman, architect; professor at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London; founder of the architectural collective DAAR in Palestine; scientific assistant on the project “Forensic Architecture”, Goldsmiths, University of London
Srđan Jovanović Weiss, architect; Assistant Professor of Architecture at Temple University Tyler School of Art, founder of the Normal Architecture Office (NAO)and one of the founders of the of the School of Missing Studies ; research fellow on the project “Forensic Architecture”, Goldsmiths, University of London

Public Working Meetings and Public Working Gatherings are realized through the cooperation of The Working Group „Four Faces of Omarska“, Grupa Spomenik (Monument Group), Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London; produced by the Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Initiative for Contemporary Art and Theory, and Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.

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