Skopje-Round-Table

Meeting with focus group 1 – artists

Venue: Public Room center for design
Date/duration: 21st of March 2017 (3 hours)
Duration: 3 hours
Participants: 44 artists (different profiles) which turned to open call
Presenters: Aleksandar Velinovski, Marija Novović
Guests speaker: Mak Kapetenović – Public Room Sarajevo

Useful words: peace projection, idols, conquerors, communication, global peace, separation, isolated societies and groups.

There was a very broad discussion of how we, the organizers see the topic of “Inverting Battlefields” and how the artists relate this topic with something that has similar connotation and is related to local community. The mediation of Mak Kapetanović was very helpful in this point since he has been more experienced with this topic from the previous projects realized in Sarajevo.

Photos: Public Room Skopje

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Meeting with focus group 2 – students of the fine arts

Venue: Faculty of Arts and Design, EURM Skopje
Date/duration: 30th of March 2017(1,5 hours)
Participants: 16 students and 3 professors
Duration: 1,5 hours
Presenter: Aleksandar Velinovski

Useful words: peace, serenity, collectivism versus individualism, bright future, massages, meanings, heroes of today, new ideas

The discussion lasted for nearly 2 hours and the students of fine arts were informed about the topic, project and were invited to participate in the same. Some of them expressed interest in such a topic and for some it was not clear why this topic is elaborated within the project.

Photos: Public Room Skopje

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