Balkanising Taxonomy - A symposium & an exhibition supported by the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles and Graduate School, Goldsmiths, University of London
_Archive as practice
Exploring the nature and methodology of collecting Balkan artefacts.
Is it any different from collecting other artefacts, due to elusive nature of the territory, disciplines, or identity of the people?
What are the challenges, and are they the same in some other areas?

_Representation and the Balkans
Allocating the labels - power relations between east and west.
Why/how are the Balkan nations/people classified?
Taxonomising through art and media.
Problems of re-presentation from inside/outside.

_Taxonomising the Balkans
How much do politics influence the cultural view of the Balkans?
What kind of media presentations affect the image of the Balkans?
Relationship between Balkan countries and the European Union.
Does the representation of history politically shape the Balkans?

_Balkanised art practices
What does it mean to be a Balkan artist today?
Do you think this is more relevant to you or to the person posing this question?
How are the Balkans reflected in your practice?
What are the advantages/disadvantages of being an artist from the Balkans?

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