Dealing with the Past – Looking at the Future / In Search of Europe

The first panel discussion within the project ‘In Search of Europe’, entitled ‘Dealing with the Past – Looking at the Future’, will be held at the Svilara Cultural Station on 2 July as part of the Fortress of Peace programme arch.

The debate program will be organized within the programs ‘In Search of Europe’ and ‘Open Process’

In the first part of the program, starting from the exhibition ‘In Search of Europe’ exhibited on 10 panels on the Novi Sad quay, from the entrance to Štrand to KC Svilara, we discuss the topic of dealing with the past and the culture of memory at European and national level. a new wave of anti-Semitism and the distortion and politicization of history.


prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jerkov, Director of the University Library ‘Svetozar Markovic’

Dr. Vojislav Klačar, President of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS) and Professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts

Sunčica Marković, Deputy Director of the Cultural Center of Novi Sad, cultural worker

In the second part of the program, starting from the exhibition ‘Open Process’ exhibited at KC Svilara, we discuss the radicalization of the right, violence against minorities, and the culture of remembering the suffering of Roma during World War II, with the following guests:


Marta Stojić Mitrović, ethnologist-anthropologist, research associate of the Ethnographic Institute of SANU,
Ljuan Koka, journalist and screenwriter, political scientist,
Aleksandar Marković, Legal Adviser, Forum of Roma of Serbia, Master of European Integration, Assistant at the Faculty of Law, Megatrend,
– Moderator: Miško Stanišić, Terraforming

’In Search of Europe’ is a multi-layered multimedia concept that combines several types of expression and different ways of interacting with the audience, including an exhibition, debates with international guests, and online production.

This is a story about the creation of post-war Europe and the Europe we have yet to create. Several historical figures will serve as symbolic guides through the historical and social processes of post-Holocaust Europe. We will get acquainted with the dilemmas faced by post-war Europe and the social changes that enabled the creation of Europe as we know it today. The citizens of Novi Sad, as well as the citizens of other cities in Serbia and Europe, will lead a direct dialogue on the future of Europe and the challenges we face today in order to achieve the Europe we want together.


The event is accessible to persons with physical disabilities.


Photo: Miško Stanišić



02. Jul 2022.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Svilara Cultural Station
Đorđa Rajkovića 6b, Novi Sad



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