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ARTWORK
NEIGHBOURS
ONLINE
Balkan - Iche Wohne in Berlin
Albanian Official Regional Map
Jovan Balov

ART WORK
IMAGE OF MEETING POINT: A SEARCH BY TANJA DABO
PHOTOG.
Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
NEIGHBOURS

Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
 
Beqiri's
Love Shop

Sokol Beqiri
 
The Fear of Newcomers
Ivana Keser
 
Liberty
Nebojša Šerić Šoba
 
Balkan - Ich wohne in berlin
Jovan Balov
 

ART WORK

 
 
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ART WORK
NEIGHBOURS

Balkan - Iche wohne in Berlin
Jovan Balov

The Berlin-Balkans of my Reality


Five official political maps of the Balkan peninsula published in five Balkan states (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia) form the constituent part of the educational program of elementary schools and high schools of these countries and thereby approved by the Ministries of Education and are thus "politically correct". These maps were all published in 2001. Placed side by side next to each other, they uncover details which compromise the tendencies of the Balkan states and peoples.

In contrast to the fact that the Balkan peninsula is always the same, regardless from which corner it is looked at (non-recognition of languages, non-acknowledgement of boundaries, non-recognition of territories, non-acknowledgement of names, non-acknowledgment of nationalities, non-acknowledgment of history, non-acknowledgment of culture, non-recognition of the church...), I wrote across each of these five political maps of the Balkans the sentence "Ich wohne in Berlin" (I live in Berlin), positioning the point of departure of the relation between the Balkan local processes of identity (actual history) with the global European trend of community (forgotten history), that is, the relation: Berlin - Balkans of my reality...

Jovan Balov
Artist based in Berlin, Germany
jbalov@yahoo.com
http://www.balov.de





REPORTS
MAP
IMAGE OF BODO KAPING
INTERVIEW
Interview with Bodo Kaping
OVERVIEW

Trafficking
Lovorka Marinović
A booming sex slavery trade --trafficking and the exploitation of women

Migration as a Global & Local Problem
Božena Katanec
Freedom, frustration, and the countries in-between

Interview with Bodo Kaping
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
Excerpt from the video "Border Crossing Services",


 WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Looking for a husband with an EU passport
Tanja Ostojić
THEORY

PRISONERS OF A GLOBAL PARANOIA
Žarko Paić
Ježevo as a permanent twilight zone between borders, politics and ideas.

Thnking in Exile
Suzana Milevska
I live, I dwell means the same as I am... Philosophical ideas connecting ourselves and our living spaces.

Jezevo - a story without a happy ending
Marina Gržinić
Ježevo as the cordon sanitaire of Europe.

Illegal migrants and late capitalism
Rastko Močnik
Unprecedented global inequality -- the final crisis of Capitalism?