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LJUBICA LETINIĆ & BLOK: RADIO BAZA

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one-day radio station

12 October 2018

93.9 MHz, broadcast from Adžijina 11


Zvuk se sa zvukom mazi na Radio BAZI (Sounds pet sounds at Radio Baza...) Last year’s playful slogan brought together a number of artists, radiophonicists, researchers, activists and musicians in Trešnjevka, Zagreb, where it provided commodified ‘airtime’ for joint production, through a revival of the radio as a tool for broadcasting critical ideas about the contemporary issues of housing, and as a space for radiophonic and artistic experiments. This year we also approach the issue of housing from a feminist perspective and through the prism of the spatial organization of everyday life. While last year’s focus was on the kitchen as the place of women’s exploitation, this year we zero in on the bedroom and the issues of sex life and work, domestic violence, carework and reproductive rights. We also make room to address issues with sleeping [...]



PETRA BELC: HOUSING ON FILM

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The second evening of the new season of Housing on Film, curated by Petra Belc

Friday, July 13th 2018 at 9 pm
Green market at the Trešnjevka Square

 
 
Ježeva kuća / Hedgehog’s Home, animated film
10', 2017
Director: Eva Cvijanović
Producer: National Film Board of Canada; Bonobostudio
 
Grad Trešanja / Cherry Town, musical film
92', 1963
Director: Herbert Rappaport
Producer: Lenfilm
 
 
Kućico draga, slobodo moja! / Home, sweet home, freedom of mine!


In the mid-1950s, a residential community was built in Moscow and named Cheryomushki (Черемушки, rough translation: Cherry Town). It quickly gained international notoriety and became a “metaphor of modernity”. Many Soviet cities soon started building their own “cherry tree” suburbs, following a simple design with plenty of green spaces between apartment blocks, alongside children’s parks and a complete infrastructure. It was an ambitious response to the post-war housing crisis: these five-storey buildings made of concrete panels represented the solution to the housing problem for more than a hundred million people across the Soviet Union. The social significance of Cheryomushki is recorded in the cultural history of the USSR in the shape of Moscow, Cheryomushki (1985), an operetta in three acts by Dmitri Shostakovich, which was made into a film by Herbert Rappaport four years later, under the title Cheryomushki [...]



RAFAELA DRAŽIĆ: LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE

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THURSDAY, JULY 5 at 8 PM
BOŽIDARA ADŽIJE STREEt 7-9, ZAGREB

 

The intervention consists of laying the foundation stone with an inscription inspired by the model workers’ settlement project that the local government had plans to build in Bubara in the 19th and early 20th century. The inscription also serves as something of a homage to female workers, given that the jobs in the former Bubara were performed by predominantly women. At a time when workers’ housing was ‘dealt with’ through market mechanisms, the project was abandoned. Today, when the land is privately owned, one can hazard a guess as to what type of ‘investment’ might take place there [...]



education

HERITAGE FROM BELOW

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seminar
28th and 29th September, BAZA, B. Adžije 11
 
field seminar
30. rujna, Drežnica, šuma Javorica
 
The title of this year’s Micropolitics seminar is a syntagm borrowed from historian Ian J. Robertson. Robertson defines heritage as "people – collectivity and individuals – and their sense of inheritance from the past and the uses to which this sense of inheritance is put". The concept of heritage from below, according to Robertson, stems from the presumption that, although it is not a financially independent process, "there exist uses of the past in the present that are only minimally related to the economic and that such uses can function as cultural resources for counter hegemonic expressions" [...]


FIRST PUBLICATION IN THE TENDENCIJA (Tendency) BOOK SERIES

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JOHN BERGER: UMJETNOST I VLASNIŠTVO DANAS I DRUG ESEJI

(Art and Property Now and Other Essays)

... AVALIBALE IN CROATIAN ONLY...
 
Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 7 p.m.
BAZA, Adžijina 11

We are happy to announce the first translation of Berger’s texts into Croatian, and particularly pleased to have this precise release lay foundation for the Tendencija (Tendency) book series."

Speakers:
Stipe Ćurković (Centre for workers Studies)
dr. sc. Ljiljana Kolešnik (Institute of Art History, Zagreb)
dr. sc. Ivana Perica (University of Vienna, Department of Political Science)
Vesna Vuković (BLOK, co-editor and translator)
 
 
"...Marxist literature and affiliation, to which he remained true to the very end, helped him realize early on that capitalism, as a specific historical order and, above all, as a socio-proprietary relation, is a source of injustice and inequality, and that these relations also build the sphere of art and are reflected in it, so he took it upon himself to, “help in the destruction of this society, no matter the size of [his] contribution” [...]


FINAL EXHIBITION

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June 8 – September 8 2018


"Youth (in) Culture", an exhibition in the lobby of the House of Culture in Đurđevac, presents the results of the three workshops held as part of the project. The visitors can leaf through the Hasanaginica 2.0 art book, created by the students of the Dr Ahmed Smajlović Islamic Secondary School in Zagreb together with designers Nina Bačun and Roberta Bratović of the OAZA collective; and view the Train in the Snow 2.0 collage film, created by the students of the Zagreb Technical School together with artists Srđan Kovačević and Bojan Mrđenović; while the PMotives of Podravina 2.0 workshop is presented through a series of drawings and paintings by the students of the Dr Ivan Kranjčev High School in Đurđevac. The graffiti piece the students have painted together with graffiti artists Mario Miličić and Antonija Bačić can be seen on the school’s wall, a short walk from the House of Culture [...]