Critical Practice _ MADE in YU invited to BALKAN PLATFORMS of the 27th edition of Malta Festival Poznań Poland /22-25 June 2017/

Lokomotiva’s Critical Practice _ MADE in YU programme of Life Ling Burning project participates to BALKAN PLATFORMS programme of Malta Festival Poznań from 22 to 25 June 2017.

Invitation followed as recognition to Critical Practice _ MADE in YU and its working practice involving mentoring, support to self-organisation, networking with magazines, platforms and festivals and free programmes; support given to young critics who are deficient in this field in Europe and the programme regional (Balkan) dimension.

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LOKOMOTIVA – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture in partnership with Theatre Navigator Cvetko are part of the winners of the price given by MACEDONIA INSURANCE.

MACEDONIA INSURANCE (the first Macedonian insurance company) was awarded the GÜNTER GEYER award for social awareness, a price that the company donated as award to four civil society organizations from Macedonia.
This granted award to Lokomotiva is given for the project KINO KULTURA – centre for contemporary performing arts and culture. Given grant will be used to supply Kino Kultura with lighting and sound equipment which will improve the working conditions and conditions for presentation in frame of the programs in KINO KULTURA.

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The second phase of the DISSONANT (CO)SPACES project, after Belgrade workshop is taking place in Split and Trogir (+ excursion to Makarska riviera), from June 7 to June 10th 2017.

The Dissonant (Co)Spaces is a collaborative project by three regional CSO’s: Lokomotiva from Skopje, Foundation Jelena Santic from Belgrade and Loose Associations (Slobodne veze) from Zagreb. The project aims to reflect possibilities for reaffirming derelict, abandoned or “in between” spaces (due to the unresolved ownership status or other issues) created within different socio-political and spatial paradigm, by exploring both what those spaces can denote today as well as their potential for inclusion and civic participation through public debate, arts and culture.
This project is seen as an attempt to question and explore current processes of history and space-making while preserving some of the common values and memory through developing new spaces for culture that will promote openness, horizontality, solidarity and inclusion. Our aspirations are towards reactivating and re-making the spaces by producing new content, while preserving memory layers and developing discursive field in which they will be reflected.

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Drawing by Hristina Ivanovska/ photo of the drawing- Darko Culic



Museum of women’s stories


The publication titled “Museum of women’s stories” completes a three-year (2014/2016) art research project dealing with the historical and contemporary role of the women in the larger socio-political context in the country.

“Museum of women’s stories” is published by Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture Skopje under the Decentralized cooperation programme between the Lower Normandy Region – France and the Republic of Macedonia. Read More

Workshop “Modeling the public in dissonant co-spaces” in the frame of The Dissonant (Co)Spaces, collaborative project by Lokomotiva, Foundation Jelena Santic, Belgrade and Loose Associations (Slobodne veze), Zagreb

General Information

Place: Belgrade, Hotel Park (Njegoševa 2)

Date: 27.04 – 29.04.2017.

Organizers: Jelena Šantić Foundation (Beograd), Lokomotiva – Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (Skopje), Loose Associations /Slobodne veze/, contemporary art practices (Zagreb) Read More

International working visits and meetings of the representatives of Lokomotiva in March in Vienna, Kiev and Hamburg

Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski from 23 to 26 March was a guest of TanQuartier Vienna, where has been invited as a participant of the program of the European network for dance spaces. In a three- day program Tanurovska Kjulavkovski except the opportunity to follow performances, will be part of the discussion ENROUTE- for contemporary movements in the Balkans. Read More

Project partners Internal Workshop Skopje (25/28 January 2017)

In the period between 25 and 28 January 2017 the planed Internal partners workshop was organised in Skopje. The workshop was organised by Lokomotiva – Skopje and was done with participation of the representatives of the main project partners: Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski and Violeta Kachakova (Lokomotiva – Skopje), Natahsa Bodrozic (Slobodne Veze – Zagreb) and Irina Ljubic (Fondacija Jelena Santic – Belgrade). Read More

Research and development of the first case studies drafts on Kino Kultura – Skopje, Pioneer city – Belgrade and Motel Trogir – Trogir

Research and development of the first case studies drafts on Kino Kultura – Skopje, Pioneer city – Belgrade and Motel Trogir – Trogir

/1 September – 31 December 2016/

Three partners in the local context researched and collected relevant information related to the development of the case studies of the respected spaces. Researches considered following: Read More