The context of the third module is determined by the
erosion of social security, massive unemployment and
the unstable labour market in Croatia, which brings
crucial themes to the fore: the new poor, workers'
self-organising, direct democracy, social
solidarity, self-organised citizens' activities,
and contextual theology. In addition to activities
that include workshops, lectures, discussions and screenings
related to the main themes of the project, the central
element presented in Gallery Nova takes the form of
a portable modular spatial unit - a toolkit -
that was created by all the participants in the project.
Andreja Kulunčić proposed a collaboration with the group
Direct democracy in school, as well as with the
New Union and a series of formal and informal groups
that mostly stem from the Zagreb Student Plenum of 2009
- groups such as BRID, Women's Front, Fem Front
or Right to the City, and also with a string of other
organisations and individuals who took part in the making
of the toolkit for joint action.
Initiated in the Gallery Nova the toolkit will travel
around smaller towns in Croatia and the region with
the purpose of educating, informing, opening a dialogue,
networking and archiving of previous material.
art's resources to establish wider infrastructural support
for different forms of social activity, this project
does not reject art as its starting point, but, beginning
as well as one can, uses the exhibition as a possible
place of critical pedagogy, in which art is not the
exclusive means of representation but a cohesive force,
able to mobilise ideas, encourage discussion and initiate
"TOOLKIT" on TOUR>
Web site: www.pocetnica.org
Authors: Andreja Kulunčić, the Group Direct democracy
in school in collaboration with New Union and the Organization
for Workers' Initiative and Democratization (BRID).
Toolkit spatial elements: Mirna Horvat, toolkit graphic
design: Luka Juras and Dejan Dragosavac - Ruta. Curatorial support and project organisation:
Martina Kontošić@WHW and WHW. Production: WHW, MAPA, 2014/2015.
Supported by: Gradski ured za kulturu, obrazovanje i
sport Zagreb, Ministarstvo kulture RH, Evropska kulturna
fondacija/ECF, Programa Evropske Unije Kultura 2007-2013, Zaklada "Kultura nova" and HAVC.