Lexicon for the Provisional Future(s)

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Losts and Founds

November 30th, 2008

lost-and-foundThe foundations of universal humanity – liberty, brotherhood and equality have been imprinted into the constitutions of each modern state, including former Yugoslavia. However, their interpretations were simplified for ideological purposes and proliferated for media communication. Their meanings were misused in political fights and finally lost in massive consumption. Any attempt to revitalize the true power of their statement would lead toward another cycles of appropriation and degradation. Looking into the provisional future of the Western Balkans through (re)questioning the very foundations that were constituting Yugoslavia, new ‘founds’ have appeared to alternate for the ‘lost’ ones – lost liberty found exclusive moments of everyday practice, lost brotherhood found self organizing movement, lost equality found network diversification.
Ivan Kucina

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