Balkanising Taxonomy - A symposium & an exhibition supported by the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles and Graduate School, Goldsmiths, University of London
‘I thought that content – wise this was an excellent event. I would be interested in some kind of continuity of the discussion, exchange and network. Congratulations!’

‘Fina umjetnost, dobar dijalog, a nije ni pab bio bezveze. Fala sto si priredila ovaj odlican dogadjaj.’
(Nice art, good dialogue, and the pub was not bad either. Thank you for organizing this excellent event.)

‘Lots more to discuss! Issues of politics of ‘exchange’ and how to avoid stereotyping and misrepresentation. How not to become an advert or overt branding exercise but keep trying to question, challenge and effect change.’

‘A good span to refresh our cultural heritage and learn more about the region where I spent 30 years of my life.’

‘The symposium showed how The Balkans remain rich as a text, as a practice, as an experience and for many of presenters, as a memory. This does not freeze it as much of stereotypical mainstream representations discourses would attempt, but, quite conversely, it lives taking various shapes and provoking different inspirations in hand with, despite of, and definitely in relation to the “West”, which The Balkans after today’s set of sessions isn’t. Thank you for taking the effort of organizing this, hoping there will be more, more and more of this interesting reflexivity and exchange. What is it to bear a weight of historical circumstance that speaks of region and geography that cannot imagine what the troubling of conditions might signify? How is that troubling mediated, spoken of and materialised? It strikes me that the work we saw today had an abundance of richness and complexities that invite a gesture of refining what is a melancholy of psyche imagination and identities formed and reformed from that many beyond borders and nature.’

Balkanising Taxonomy