Some Call Us Balkans (SCUB) aims to enhance intercultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators and the general public, within the Western Balkans and the EU, to create positive messages that debunk myths and misconceptions about the Balkans.
The project brings together a large consortium of partners and local NGOs as a interdisciplinary collective from different parts of Europe, to create spaces of encounter that transgress the borders of nationalism. SCUB is a transdisciplinary inquiry that since 2017 has explored and mobilised moments of collective imagination, research and multivocal representations of the Balkan region beyond borders and nationalisms.
We aim to enhance intercultural dialogue between artists, cultural operators as well as the general public in the area by creating spaces of encounter, confrontation and imagination both in the physical and digital realm. Some Call us Balkans (SCUB) project partners will conduct a series of actions whose outcome will be a mobile forum imagined as a platform for questioning, discussing and imagining different narratives of the region that defy the constraints of national borders and ethnic separation.
On the basis of an initial collection of myths and legends of the contemporary Balkans, looking at themes such as migration, gender equality, monuments, rurality, the arts, ruins, right to the city and equity, the partners will promote an open call in their local contexts. Selected travellers, the mobile forum, the route and the journey are the key elements to involve as many local communities as possible, in order to raise their capacity building and education.