BLKN Mobile Forum
Cross-Balkan journey, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Tirana, Ioannina, 2022
A mobile assembly space that travels across Balkan cities, enabling cross-border dialogue, connecting local cultural practitioners, communities of practice and artists.
For one month, through six countries, a van full of artists and a team from across a wide international network all came together to encounter the Balkans through art, commons, history, activism and patience.
The SCUB artists Jelena (Jelly) Luise, Ale Riletti, Lea Blau, Lori Lako, Jelena Gajinović, Diona Kusari, Mary Marinopoulou and Sezer Salihi embarked on a journey in a discursive program curated by Kumjana Novakova. You can read and see what we felt and took away from time spent in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Tirana – for a program curated by Bora Baboci – and Ioannina for a program curated by Elli Leventaki, Katerina Zachou and Mariana Ziku, with photographs by Tamara de la Fuente and words by Farah Hasanbegović. Our tireless travelling support team were Chiara Dona, Viola Gaba and Jovana Jankov. Our stunning new visual identity was produced by Eva Simona from Manifattura Tabacchifi