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Eurovision Renaissance and the Post-Balkan Baroque

by: Mima Simić

While riotously mapping the wounds of post-Yugoslav society, Konstrakta connects the dots into a larger picture – a portrait of the post-Balkan in the neoliberal fog.

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When Dreaming, Why Not Dream More Radically?

by: Dora Sivka

Can the European Green Deal truly be transformative for the planet and society, and discontinue the “business as usual” model disguised in green?

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Terraforming a Neighborhood

by: Luka Bekavac

It's difficult to imagine that, in a thousand years, there will be something like "Trešnjevka", but the root system of the spruces along the railway allegedly has a good chance of surviving.

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Tracking the Path of Cycling Resistance

by: Vladimir Vince

From traffic safety to climate and urban-planning justice, cycling activism has, since its inception, been associated with different but mutually compatible social struggles.

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We are the ones who we have been waiting for

by: Tjaša Pureber

Events of the final conference of RESHAPE project pointed out different gestures and tools necessary for changing the (art) world.

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The Tribes of New Fascism

by: Bojana Videkanić

Tribes of Europa, a series which is problematic in many ways, treats the Petrova Gora Monument as a playground for various sadistic fantasies.

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Adopt space, preserve life

by: Dora Matić

By re-appropriating empty spaces in the old city center, project Voids is building the foundations for a new imagination of the urbanity of Split.

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Ready to Rebel, Open to Negotiate

By: Luka Ostojić

The final part of the feature on the commons examines whether physical spaces – primarily those for culture and youth – can operate outside the usual market and political framework.

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Building a Network of Solidarity

by: Luka Ostojić

The follow-up to the feature about the commons looks at Internet spaces that provide the technical framework for the exchange of goods beyond market logic, and often beyond the law.

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In Search of a Lost Alternative

By: Luka Ostojić

The commons are an attempt to improve political systems from within, but the question remains whether they can cope with the upcoming crises and, if not, what is there to replace them.

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Absence and the City

by: Andreja Žapčić

Lack of representation of women in Zagreb's public spaces reflects the patriarchal domination over policies of memory, as well as the revisionist erasure of city's anti-fascist history.

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Solidarity and Resistance Cannot Be Evicted

by: Dora Matić

Activists from Athens have turned vacant premises of Exarchia district into squats – a refuge for anarchist groups, migrants and all disenfranchised and marginalized members of society.