Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The School in Potocari

Begija Fejzagic works at the school in Potocari, a few kilometres outside of Srebrenica. The school is one of the satellite schools connecting to the district. As all schools are somewhat deprived of certain basic facilities, the satellite schools seems to suffer the most. The photograph shows the schoolyard that is surrounded by neighbour houses, all still scared by bullet marks from the war that took place over 17 years ago...
Begija Fejzagic's son in the school yard where his mother teaches.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bomb at Srebrenica School, 12th of April 1993

On April 12th 1993, two years before the genocide, UN representatives was arriving in Srebrenica. Children thought they would be safe... Hasan Hasanovic was amongst the 200 or so kids playing in the school yard during the afternoon. His parents could see them from their appartment window overlooking the court when suddenly a bomb was fired. 74 children died instantly, approximately 150 was injured. Hasan was knocked unconscious. When he woke up, he was looking at bodies without arms, legs, heads... Hasan escaped without physical wounds.
Hasan Hasanovic standing at the same spot where he was on April 12th 1993. His parents was witnessing the event from their apartment in the white building behind.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Tunnel of Hope, Sarajevo

"Between May 1992 and November 1995, during the Siege of Sarajevo and in the midst of the Bosnian War the Sarajevo Tunnel was constructed by the Bosnian Army in order to link the city of Sarajevo, which was entirely cut-off by Serbian forces, with the Bosnian-held territory on the other side of the Sarajevo Airport, an area controlled by the United Nations. The tunnel linked the Sarajevo neighbourhoods of Dobrinja and Butmir, allowing food, war supplies, and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and people to get out. The tunnel was one of the major ways of bypassing the international arms embargo and providing the city defenders with weaponry".- Wikipidia. The tunnel is 800 meters long was built during 4 months, by hand. 
It is possible to visit the tunnel, 25 meters of it is accessible to visit. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Musée de l'Elysée.

Last week, I presented the project "The Long Road" at the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne. This is a great Museum and I am really happy to have had the opportunity to show one of my projects there. Hopefully it is not the last time! Next week, I will be back in Srebrenica in order to continue the project.
Here is a link to the story on foto.no, a Norwegian photo website.
Mothers of Srebrenica, Hajra Catic

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creative Workshops with Bambi @ Flux Laboratory

Bambi foundation helps vulnerable children in Colombia. 

"We offer them an environment of safety, affection and basic care in order to ensure their present and future well-being" - Bambi

Flux Laboratory is an amazing space in Geneva dedicated to art... Have a look at their website for inspiration!

On Tuesday, a group of students between 15-18 years old came to Flux to explore ideas on creating a project that could benefit Bambi. They were helped by a professional Architect, Designer, Marketing people as well as staff from Bambi. The setting was fantastic as it was hosted in the studios at Flux!
Group workshops 
Designs to illustrate a "flashmob" event
Students getting advice
Flux creating an inspirational work place
Drawing ideas, inspired by art on the walls...
Ideas written down, presentations almost ready.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Another quick note: Screening @ Musée de l'Elysée, this Thursday

Here is a quick note; I will be showing part of my project on Srebrenica and Bosnia Herzegovina on Thursday October 3rd, at 18:30 at the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne. Drop by if you have a chance!
Mars Mira/ Peace March participant, July 2011.