Program

Sunday 22.6.

17-19h: General Belgrade tour (optional)

•        Open-top Bus Sightseeing Tour / Gathering at Nikola Pašić Square in front of the monument
•        Sightseeing by Foot / Gathering at Nikola Pašić Square in front of the monument
•        Bike Tour / Gathering at Cultural Centre Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4

19h: Gathering

Venue: KC Grad, Braće Krsmanović 4


Monday 23.6.

9:30h: Official opening, welcome note

10:00h: Panel – General introduction to Belgrade development

Urban development of Belgrade in just few decades has gone from socialist centralized
system, through chaotic construction in the nineties to free market development.
Looking at the nature of these changes, we have a clear dominant development
paradigm which runs in urban management and defines a new identity
of the city, including it in the processes of regional and global integration. Urban
physiology is being redefined in order to increase the attractiveness of the city and
facilitate participation in the global competition. In these circumstances, the needs
of the local population are being neglected.
On the other hand, following economic and political decline in the nineties, and as
its result – collapse of the many urban functions, we have a spread of informal
development paradigm that simultaneously takes place where local communities
try to solve basic needs, achieve individual freedom and the establishment of a
type of collectivity. Although they have an illegal status, most of them still tends
to adopt regular features of city plans and programs.

Speakers:
Marija Maruna, Milan Prodanović, Vladimir Dulović, Milica Vasilijić
Moderation: Mia David

Venue: Municipality Novi Beograd, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 167

12:30: Energoprojekt tour and lunch

Venue: Energoprojekt,Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 12

15h: Tours – New Belgrade 

19:00h New Metropolitan Mainstream: Exhibition opening + cocktail 

Venue: Street gallery, Bezistan


Tuesday 24.6.

10h Panel – Housing as Right and Commodity

Gradual disintegration of welfare state and deregulation of housing policies have
left many people without a decent and affordable housing and not rarely even
without any accommodation This raises the question of the role of the state and
its responsibility for vulnerable citizens. And while the debate can go on for a long
time, those in need have to find their own solutions by joining together and figuring
out models of financing and (re)constructing their future homes.
On this panel we will discuss housing policy in Serbia in the past 60 years and
recent trends in the Netherlands and Switzerland and explore the models of cooperative
housing as an affordable alternative for those who cannot satisfy their
needs on the market or through state programs

Speakers:
Smarter building, Miodrag Ninić, Andreas Wirz, Arie van Wijngaarden
Moderation: Michael Edwards

Venue: Cinema Rex, Jevrejska 16

Listen to the audio recording of this panel on this link.

13:00h Tours and lunch

19:00h Public event – Belgrade on Water

In Serbia, since the market economy became the heart of a new development paradigm,
the country began to open up to global influences and direct foreign investments.
The political elite assures citizens that ambitious, expensive and prestigious
projects on valuable urban locations will bring a large and sustained profits.
Transforming neglected waterfront areas into attractive locations with multipurpose
content has been the practice for a long time in the world. Belgrade, at the Sava
amphitheater – a waterfront area which was left to devastation and physical deterioration,
is preparing for the megalomaniac project “Belgrade on the Water.” Two
million of square meters of combined facilities, luxury hotels, offices and residential
buildings, tower of 180m and the largest shopping mall in the region are envisioned
to rise on the surface of today’s main Railway station in Belgrade, port and industrial
facilities, in the area of about 185ha. The project was launched during the election
campaign in 2012, but until today there are still no precise information about
the project, although in the meantime it gained the status of “national importance”.
The information on the content, purpose and appearance can be gathered only from
paid articles in local newspapers and several three-dimensional views that changed
significatly from the initial idea to the latest version. What is well known is that the
investment is coming from the United Arab Emirates in the amount of three billion euros.
Laws, regulations, decisions and planning documents are rapidly being changed
in order to accompany the project. However, it remains unclear how the project will
effect the city and its citizens.
This panel will put the case of „Belgrade on the Water“ in the context of similar projects and the offered dominant paradigm of urban development and justification of such projects and investments.

Speakers:
Ute Lehrer, Kate Shaw, Goran Milićević, Rastko Novaković.

Moderation: Vladimir Vuksanović

Venue: Kulturni centar Beograda (Movie Theater), Kolarčeva 6 

Listen to the audio recording of this panel on this link.


Wednesday 25.6.

9:30h Panel – Urban Development and Civic Struggles
(this panel is organized with support of Heinrich Boll Stiftung)

Serbian privatization of land and urban structures, badly implemented government
decentralization, and an abundance of urban stakeholders with blurred individual
interests, resulted in gradual disappearance of public spaces and places for nonprofit
activities. In such circumstances, the culture is perceived as a mere expense
on one side, but also as a potential for future economic development and job and
capital creator on the other.
In this panel, we want to tackle what are possible interpretations of role of the
culture in city development. What is its role in urban renewal and regeneration?
What are the potentials to the local environment and how does its change local
identities? Are these usages of culture anyhow connected to city strategies? What
is the role of artists in urban renewal and capitalistic production?

Speakers: Tomislav Tomašević, New Media center_kuda.org, Tatjana Rajić, Darjan Bilić, Ivana Dragšić
Moderation: Marko Aksentijević

Venue: Cinema Rex, Jevrejska 16

Listen to the audio recording of this panel on this link.

11:30h Coffee break

12:00h Panel – Art and Culture Strategies in City Development

Serbian privatization of land and urban structures, badly implemented government
decentralization, and an abundance of urban stakeholders with blurred individual
interests, resulted in gradual disappearance of public spaces and places for nonprofit
activities. In such circumstances, the culture is perceived as a mere expense
on one side, but also as a potential for future economic development and job and
capital creator on the other.
In this panel, we want to tackle what are possible interpretations of role of the
culture in city development. What is its role in urban renewal and regeneration?
What are the potentials to the local environment and how does its change local
identities? Are these usages of culture anyhow connected to city strategies? What
is the role of artists in urban renewal and capitalistic production?

Speakers:
Katarina Živanović, Maja Lalić, Philipp Klaus, Radomir Lazović, Ana Vilenica
Moderation: Milica Pekić

Venue: Cinema Rex, Jevrejska 16

Listen to the audio recording of this panel on this link.

15h Tours and lunch

20:00h Dinner and Party on Boat

Gathering: 19:30h Sava Harbor

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