ROUND TABLE “From revisionism to revalorization. What is the place of the monuments of the PLW and the Revolution in public discourse of Serbia?”
Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade Botićeva 6
6th of May 2017 at 06:00 PM
The insight into the condition of the heritage dedicated to People’s Liberation War and Revolution in Serbia shows a broad spectrum of both positive and negative phenomena. Vandalism, deterioration, but also the examples of restoration and good maintenance, can be found throughout the country, which opens many questions regarding the present attitude towards the monuments, museums and museum settings, and the question of their future. The emergence of new actors, new – often dissonant – voices brings up the question of how to keep this heritage, whether it is possible to achieve broader social consensus on it, and if it is possible to involve the public in these processes. Due to the large number of these memorials, peculiar legal status and change of the ideological paradigm, for a while there have been discussions about the revalorization and the setup of the procedures for their guardianship. The Participants of the round table will express their opinion on this matter, based on their extensive research and field work, the experience of the competitions, design and the completion of the museum setups.
ORGANIZATION: Grupa arhitekata – Platform Inappropriate Monuments
Project partners are: Grupa arhitekata (Belgrade), SF:ius – Social fringe: interesting untold stories (Zagreb), Moderna galerija MG+MSUM (Ljubljana), Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo), Leftist Movement Solidarity (Skopje) and KUD Anarhiv (Ljubljana).
Project Inappropriate monuments is supported by the Balkans Art and Culture Fund – Bac, which is funded by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC and the European Cultural Foundation – ECF, Allianz Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Foundation Kultura Nova.