Balkan-ness in transition: Cliches vs. Varieties in the Yugosphere

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We kindly invite you to our gathering aimed at discussing the cultural phenomena from the ex-Yugoslavian countries complemented with a Balkan food&drinks exchange buffet and unplugged background music.

We will reflect on the topics of cliches and varieties and the process of transition as manifested in the contemporary political, social and cultural spheres.

We will gather at ONA Focushalle - ETH Zurich<,8.5397706,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47900a91b78e51c9:0x2717e88d9ed59c4> (Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Zurich) at 19:00 - 21:00h for a series of short presentations, discussions, and movie screenings with various scholars, architects and artists.


- "" - by Azra Aksamija, MIT Boston and Jasmin Mujanovic, Columbia University New York (Online lecture)

- "Culture and projects in the Bosnian context" - by Milenko Lazic, Ambar foundation

- "The unemployed man" - movie by Zelimir Zilnik, screening commented by Dubravka Sekulic, ETH Zurich

The event will be complemented by a Balkan food&drinks exchange buffet. Everyone is invited (but not obliged!) to bring their favourite food and/or drink from the Balkans.

We will enjoy it with unplugged background music.

Join us in this cultural, musical and culinary experience from the Balkans!

The event will be held in English.

See you there


Balkan-ness in transition: Cliches vs. Varieties in the Yugosphere

25 April 2014 - Friday, 19:00h - 21:00h

ONA Focushalle - ETH Zurich
Neunbrunnenstrasse 50, 8050 Z├╝rich