Short Classes of Why School
After seminars for university students and workshops for secondary school students as part of Why School, we dared to record five short classes that offer answers to the following questions:
• What is solidarity?
• Who are the others and who are we?
• How and why do we unite in collectives and what do collective identities mean to us?
• What does the Yugoslav heritage offer us?
• How to read rebelliously?
As a vulnerable group affected by the pandemic, young people are often deprived of answers and discussions to these questions. Through the intercultural programme, Group 484 and Vaša Prava BiH tried to create space for youth from Serbia and BiH to talk and find answers together.
The introductory class presents the programme and methodology of working with youth. Speakers: Tamara Cvetković – Group 484 representative, Prota Škart, Siniša Šešum-Head of the UNESCO Office in BiH.
See the introductory class of Why School
During the first short class, we spent time with Dejan Ilić, the editor of the Book Factory publishing house. Dejan is a literary theorist, a gender theory PhD. The factory in which he works produces stories.
In our school, we talk to him about what a story can be and what a story is made of.
Listen to him, share with your friends, and tell stories at the first short class.
The second short class of our Why School was held in the Museum of Yugoslavia, where we were accompanied with the curator Sara Sopić. Do not miss the opportunity to hear more about the Yugoslav heritage and the museum’s offer from our expert on relations with the past at the second short class.
During the third class, we talked to Ivana Bogićević Leko, a long-time teacher of good neighbourly relations at our school. As a theatre director and drama pedagogue, Ivana is in charge of performances, street actions, mini-plays, and other youth activities in many towns in Serbia. Listen and see more about our work with youth and intercultural practices at the third short class.
In the fourth short class, we read rebelliously and talked with the literary critic Irena Jovanović. Learn more about the region’s literary heritage, as well as alternative and feminist reading and writing, from the fourth short class.
The short classes were realised within the joint regional programme “Dialogue for the Future: Fostering Dialogue and Social Cohesion in, and between, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia”, implemented by the UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO, and funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund. (UN PBF). #DialogForFuture