Greece: The End of Europe

On Wednesday, April 4, nine in the morning saw a 77-year-old man yelling in the middle of the teeming Syntagma square – the emotional centre of the Greek protests against the dictat(orship) imposed by the international monetary institutions. The old man was screaming at the hated parliament building, and his cries amounted to a seething […]




Sauvons le peuple grec de ses sauveurs!

Au moment où un jeune Grec sur deux est au chômage, où 25 000 SDF errent dans les rues d’Athènes, où 30% de la population est tombée sous le seuil de pauvreté, où des milliers de familles sont obligées de placer leurs enfants pour qu’ils ne crèvent pas de faim et de froid, où nouveaux pauvres […]




Kakanija

Moj djed Franjo Rejc život je proveo u Bosni. Kao visoki željezničarski činovnik selio se od stanice do stanice, sve dok, nekoliko godina pred Drugi svjetski rat, nije došao u Sarajevo i zaposlio se u Direkciji željeznica, sa zvanjem konstruktora reda vožnje. Kada sam u jednome proznom tekstu prvi put spomenuo djeda koji radi kao […]




Fear no fiction

When Slovenia was packing the exhibition of the best contemporary design in 2011 there was double modesty, both in title and in scale. The title was Silent Revolutions, and the content was literary defined by the scale of few travelling boxes: what fits in gets to be exhibited. So, when Slovenia travelled to London, Eindhoven […]




Volitve in parlamentarizem

Videli smo, da volitve ne izražajo ali predstavljajo subjektivnosti ljudskega gibanja, temveč mu prej nasprotujejo v korist stabilnosti države. Tisti, ki so egiptovska in tunizijska gibanja pojasnjevali kot izraz nečesa, čemur pravim »želja po Zahodu«, trdijo nasprotno. Ves čas so namreč govorili, da je pričakovan razplet protestov izvedba »demokratičnih« volitev. Če verjamete v vizijo sveta, […]




Introduction: Eppur si muove

There are two opposed types of stupidity. The first is the (occasionally) hyper-intelligent subject who just doesn’t “get it,” who understands a situation logically, but simply misses its hidden contextual rules. For example, when I first visited New York, a waiter at a café asked me: “How was your day?” Mistaking the phrase for a […]