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[open call] SUMMER SCHOOL DESCHOOLING CLASSROOM(o^o) / deadline: 10. 08. 2009 / Ohrid (Macedonia)


16-22 August 2009, Ohrid (Macedonia)

Deadline: August 10, 2009

The summer school Deschooling Classroom is a consisting part of the three year project on collective self-education in the arts and culture Deschooling Classroom(o^o). The project is organised by TkH (Walking Theory) platform for performing arts theory and practice from Belgrade ( and the organization Kontrapunkt, from Skopje (, with the financial support of the Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans.

TkH and Kontrapunkt announce the call for participation at the one-week Summer School Deschooling Classroom project for collective self-education. The Summer School programme comprises of different activities such as lectures, workshops, seminar readings in groups, discussions, film projections, and other events related to the issues of self-education and self-organisation in the context of alternative education in arts and culture. The Summer School is aimed to students, cultural workers and emerging professionals in the fields of contemporary art and culture from Serbia and Macedonia and elsewhere.

Deschooling Classroom Summer School and the project in general address the contemporary independent cultural scenes in the region and aim to research and promote alternatives to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture. The project moves away from the concepts of individual authorship and expertise and advocates open collective educational structures where self-organised communities facilitate horizontal production, exchange and distribution of knowledge.





Besides the attendance at the open lectures, reading seminars, film projections and the other events that are carefully organised during the one-week programme to take place in Ohrid, Macedonia (16-22 August, Hotel Park), the participants will go through an intense process of collective self-education and simultaneously will develop collaborative cultural initiatives throughout the workshops of the working groups.


The programme activities were created according to the various themes and fields of interest of the participants in the one-year project such as: self-education and self-organisation in curating of visual and non-visual arts, interdisciplinary dramaturgy, free software and open source technology, etc.

According to this, the open programmes will be lead by various invited guests and collaborators, such as: Marina Gržinić (SLO/A), Dmitry Vilensky (RU), Goran Stefanovski (MAC/GB), Vladimir Jerić (SRB), Ana Vujanović (SRB), as well as by the others involved in the project.


All open programme activities are in English language. The language of the events and meetings organised by and for the very participants depends on the structures of the participants involved (it can be English, Serbian, or Macedonian).






Both individuals and groups can apply.

Any discrimination on ethnic, gender, generational, sexual, religious, etc. basis is not accepted within this project.


Please send your application consisting of:

    * narrative biography (up to 500 words);
    * one page motivation letter, with indicates field of interest; and
    * your contact (email and cell phone).



Deschooling Classroom :: dsc [at]


Deadline: August 10, 2009.

The decisions will be announced to the applicants by August 11, 2009.


Please note that anybody can apply to participate the Summer School. The participants of the one year project Deschooling Classroom are automatically involved in the School, and do not need to apply particularly for the Summer School. The applicants who want to take part only at the Summer School and did not apply or were not admitted during the open call for the one year project Deschooling Classroom, do not pay participation fee. They need to pay only 228 (for double room) or 252 € (for single room) that covers the accommodation and full board for six days in Hotel Park. The project team can organise their stay in Ohrid, together with the other participants.    



For further information contact us at:

dsc [at]

Contact person: Vladimir Jankovski (++ 389 75/441763)