Donor of the bricks for the exhibition: YTONG www.ytong.si
Zalog is one of those Ljubljana neighborhoods that can build a unique urban identity on its diversity. The project focuses on teenage descendants of immigrants pushed to the city margins. They grew up in a time of drastic social changes and nationalisms, which led to their non-inclusion in urban transformations. Their continued non-inclusion in the processes of urban development increasingly produces apathy on their part. The project reveals the Zalog teenagers’ attitude to their own space. The work process opens a creative field for users on several levels of the city. It brings together recognition of new spaces and their contents as well as educates and involves younger, marginalized generations from the suburbs to creatively participate in shaping new perceptions of the city. The younger generations give us an insight into their uses of their environment and their expectations for the future. Zalog is the Zone, a site of inspiration for work, and a limitless source of information and expectations.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF THE PROJECT:
ZALOGRAD and GRADITI JAVNO-ST: Tina Cotič, Boštjan Bugarič, Domen Grögl, Ognjen Radivojević, Tamara Rijavec, Milan Dinevski, Luka Bogovčič, Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited), Ružica Jovanović, Milica Tasić, Erika Dolenc and Marko Taljan (ČAMAC – Četrtni mladinski center/Zalog, Javni zavod Mladi zmaji), young people of Zalog
In the framework of the project CULBURB (Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG 2012-13), urban acupuncture was performed by four artist groups selected at a public competition:
THE MEETING STRIPE: Nina Mršnik, Vahakan Matossian Gehlhaar
WOMENSPACE: Tanja Maljevac, Tina Cotič, Martina Mihić, Ida Hiršenfelder, Pentakord choir, Minka Jerebič, AIO, PAZ!PARK, KUD Ponor – BITNAMUUN
DESIGN YOUR CITY: Daniel Diaz Vidaurri, DJ Borka
CONVERSATIONS: Jane Čalovski, Hristina Ivanoska Čalovska, Anette Lundebye
DOWN BY THE WATER: Boštjan Bugarič, Robertina Šebjanič, Tina Cotič, Domen Grögl, Polje district, Marko Taljan and Doris Novak (ČAMAC – Youth center Zalog)
Sound editing: Zdenko Cotic
KUD C3 answers questions concerning the development of urban communities. It involves various actors in its projects for a better understanding of relationships and communication in space. Giving the local residents of marginal city districts an opportunity to creatively participate in its projects, KUD C3 addresses their needs, transforming them into points of departure for urban development, and directly involving the local community in the project. The right to the city creates a new cultural charge, going beyond the invisible borders of neighborhoods that seem insurmountable at present.