They were, those people, a kind of solution

The project They were, those people, a kind of solution is funded through European Union’s Creative Europe program.

Public programs

They'll Never Walk Alone: Remembering Gastarbeiters in the Neoliberal Age

Today's so-called migrant "crisis" has not only seriously shaken the existing order, it has exposed links between current and historical forms of oppression and exclusion.

Mediation: The Art Porch

The porch at Tensta konsthall becomes a venue for young and old interested in art, crafts and handicrafts. There are sewing machines to use and materials to experiment with.

Facing structural racism – the unraveling of the NSU Complex

On April 6, 2006, twenty-one year-old Halit Yozgat was shot dead in his family run Internet café in Kassel. The presentation will explain what led to the investigation.

Remember the gastarbajters (guest-workers)! – so you don’t forget the reality you live in

The conversation between Boris Buden and Sandro Mezzadra will focus on how today’s global multiplication of work translates the historical experience of gastarbajter and what has changed in the form and function of labor migration.

It is obvious from the map

Sohrab Mohebbi talks about the exhibition It is obvious from the map co-curated with Thomas Keenan. The talk reviews some aspects of the exhibition that looks at the role of map-making in the current refugee crisis in Europe.

Lecture by Tatomir Toroman

Tatomir Toroman is an anthropologist and curator at the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade. He will present the exhibition Juga, my Juga - Gastarbeiter stories that was focused was on Yugoslav guest workers in Germany and Austria.

Lecture by Frederikke Hansen and Kamilla Askholm Jørgensen

The lecture presents two Copenhagen self-organized micro-institutions CAMP and Trampoline House Copenhagen that try to respond artistically and curatorially to political neglect and to devise sustainable responses to the challenges of displacement and migration.

The Future of gastarbajter: from the migrant guest worker to migrant and back

Lecture by Manuela Bojadžijev analyzes migration as one of the most relevant dimensions of Europeanization, but also the crisis of Europeanization, which we are currently experiencing.

Architecture of exile: the spatial order od refugee camps

Refugee camps should not exist in the first place: they represent a crime and a political failure. Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti have developed a research-project based artistic practice that is both theoretically ambitious and practically engaged in the struggle for justice and equality.

Lecture by Stefan Nowotny and a conversation with Boris Buden

We will discuss the impact of these changes on our understanding of linguistic practices and explore their social and political effects as well as the theoretical limits of the structuralist Saussurean linguistics.

First Creative workshop for social change

First in a series of three workshops held for migrants, refugees, artists, designers and cultural workers in Croatia, to support them in finding creative ways of expressing problems in integration.

Second Cceative workshop for social change

The second workshop was held by a Creative women's group, an women to women empowerment group.

Developing the model for Integration-intercultural Centre

As a part of the public campaign and advocacy for Integration-intercultural Centre, CMS worked on developing its architectural model.

5-day educational training for migrants and refugees

To foster sustainable integration practices, CPS organized a 5-day training that focused on non-violent and intercultural communication, exchange of culture, solidarity, as well as fighting justice, stereotypes and discrimination.

Expert meetings and development of architectural model for Integration-intercultural Centre

Following the initial 2-day workshop on Sljeme (Zagreb) two architects were invited to work on a creation of architecture model for the Integration-intercultural centre.

Four support groups for migrants and refugees

The participants of educational training for migrants and refugees on integration practices established 4 support groups according to different fields of interest: for example – advocacy, education, sports etc.

Public Forum with representatives of migrant groups from Austria, Germany, UK, Croatia and Sweden

Migrant movement has much more impact in EU countries, where many migrant communities join together in order to achieve their rights. To empower migrants and refugees in Croatia, Public Forum introduced them with experience of migrant movements in other European countries.

Series of public dialogues on roots of migrations and integration practices

Asylum seekers in Dugave community and Why nonviolence and resistance works better than military interventions?