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Project book, 2015 – 2017
ISBN 978-608-245-209-8
156 pages, 82 colour images, 90 b/w images, 24 x 26.5 cm
In English only, softcover
Publisher: NGO Esperanza World Culture center, Skopje
Robert Alagjozovski, Janka Vukmir, Miroslav Karić,
Mirjana Peitler, Darka Radoslavljević Vasiljević

Authors and the participants in the project: Tanja Ostojić, Dragan Protić
(Škart), Ursula Kiesling, Anastas Vangeli, Nada Prlja, Ljiljana Deru Simić,
Marko Lulić, Vladimir Pištalo, Igor Petković, Irena Karamarković, Johanna
Marcade Mot, Milan Mijalković, Monika Mokre , Alexandra Lazar, Lidija
Dimkovska, Elizabeth Šeleva, Melentie Pandilovski, Yane Çalovski, Sabina
Guzik, Ivaylo Ditchev, Irena Bekic, Duga Mavrinac, Arian Leka, Dragoslav
Dedović, Marko Stamenković, Mladen Bundalo, DiStruktura, Adijana
Gvozdenović, Ivana Ivković, Jamesdin, Verica Kovačevska, Hana Miletić,
Mirko Nikolić, Rajko Radovanović, Vahida Ramujkić, Nermin Duraković, Hana
Miletić, Neli Ružić, Mirjana Boba Stojadinović, Janka Vukmir, Miroslav Karić.

The project “From Diaspora to Diversities” was realized during
2015 – 2017 in Belgrade, Zagreb, Graz, Skopje, Casablanca and
Maastricht, in forms of exhibitions, workshops, conferences,
discussions and presentations. The basic idea of the project was to
review the meaning of the concept of diaspora in the Western
Balkans, primarily in the field of contemporary culture, the
changing environment and the way of life in the context of
increasing mobility, globalization and cultural nomadism.

“Meditating upon the notion of diaspora itself, beyond the
predominant ethnocentric and ethnic definitions, the project
focused its research on a wide variety of experiences of both
temporary and permanent dislocations from the original
environments, that is to say, of living and/or working ‘somewhere
The re-defining of the notion of diaspora has been the focus of
theoretical debate for quite some time now.
These discussions have been further stimulated by the new
constellations produced by the global social and political,
technological and communication trends and developments, by the
increase in international mobility or, to put it differently, by the
intensification of cultural nomadism through hyper-production of
international events and artistic and other residences throughout
the world.
What are the experiences in the artists’ every day and professional
life, what are the challenges in their adjustment and interaction
with the specificities of the other environments are the starting
point of this project’s research of the different kinds of life in
diaspora and of the reasons behind the migration of the authors
with origins from the Western Balkans to the international artistic
and cultural stage.”
Miroslav Karić