In from the margins – Sharing footnotes of subaltern knowledge and practices: Questioning North – South relations and ethics of international collaboration (26-28th June, 2023)

International Conference, University of Arts in Belgrade (in-person) 26-28th of June 2023

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University of Arts, one of the partners of EU’s Erasmus + program on project SHAKIN’ Sharing Subaltern Knowledge Through International Cultural Cooperation is announcing an International Conference In from the margins – Sharing footnotes of subaltern knowledge and practices:  Questioning North South relations and ethics of international collaboration which will take place from 26th until 28th of June 2023 in the premises of the University of Arts in Belgrade, Kosančićev Venac 29.

This final multiplier event of the project is made possible through a European collaboration supported by the EU’s Erasmus+ program: Strategic Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation.

The project is carried out by six partners from four countries (France, Germany, Serbia, Sweden): three universities (University Lumière Lyon 2Bauhaus-University WeimarUniversity of Arts Belgrade) and three cultural organizations (Association Independent Cultural Scene SerbiaStockholm Museum of Womens’ History, le LABA), all of them being internationally recognized in their domain of activity.

Abovementioned partners, joined their expertise to find new ways to think, work and collaborate addressing crucial contemporary challenges that are affecting European culture field, in order to provide students with adequate professional ethos for the jobs of tomorrow.

We aim to engage with perspectives, knowledges, methods of learning and knowledge sharing which are on the margins of the current dominant ways of schooling and professionalizing in culture and media fields: (

In this framework, the global community of cultural activists, researchers, scholars, teachers, artists and cultural operators are invited to present their papers, artist talks, experiences, projects, educational demonstrations and workshops.

To discuss and initiate debate on issues raised by SHAKIN’ research, we have invited renowned keynote speakers:

Basma El Husseini, Action for hope, Beirut

Gerty Dambury, writer, educator and theatre director from Guadalupe, founder of the artistic collective Décoloniser les arts Paris

as well as an activist-artist Tanja Ostojić (Berlin – Belgrade) that through a lecture and film projection will raise numerous issues related to migration, feminism and human rights.

Conference program

In accordance with the values of SHAKIN’ project the registration is free of charge, but still obligatory due to the rules of the Erasmus + projects.

The official language of the conference is English.
Serbian language will be used for specific workshops and within art works.

Organization of the Conference

The Conference is organised by the UNESCO Chair for Interculturalism, art management and mediation in the Balkans of the University of Arts in Belgrade in collaboration with the Association of Independent Culture of Serbia (AICS).

Conference programme board:

  • Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of Arts Belgrade) and Sarah Cordonnier (University Lyon II), co-presidents
  • Eva Krivanec, University of Weimar
  • Camille Jutant, University of Lyon II
  • Višnja Kisić, University of Arts Belgrade
  • Goran Tomka, University of Arts Belgrade
  • Nina Mihaljinac, University of Arts Belgrade
  • Marijana Cvetković, AICS, Belgrade
  • Anna Tascha Larsson, Stockholm Museum of Women’s History
  • Pierre Brini, LABA, Bordeaux
  • Avril Joffe, de Witts University South Africa
  • Pascal Gielen, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Lluis Bonet, University of Barcelona
  • Bojana Videkanic, University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada
  • Monika Mokre, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Svetlana Hristova, South-West University in Blagoevgrad
  • Dunja Babović, secretary of the Program Board of the Conference