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Krieg kann nie ein Mittel sein – Nada Kokotović in an interview

Famous theatre director Nada Kokotović directed a play „Sterben in Kroatien“ with Theater der Keller, Köln. The play was inspired by Slavenka Drakulić’s essays “The Balkan Express” (in German translation: “Sterben in Kroatien”). The premiere was in November 2016.

nadaK                                                            The picture was taken by Tamara Soliz.

Nada Kokotović talked about the play in an interview for Kölner Südstadt. The interview is also about nationalism, fear, the war and the role of the theatre in today’s society.  Read the talk in German here.

The Standard of Civilization – Law and War

On Friday, March 24th, Slavenka Drakulić will participate at the panel The Standard of Civilization – Law and War, with Avery F. Gordon and Ramzi Kassem. Panel will be held at 5 p.m. at the House der Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin. It is part of the conference NOW IS THE TIME OF MONSTERS. The conference picks up a phrase by Antonio Gramsci to open up a space for the question: How can one think beyond the limits of the nation-state system?

van_der_palen_souvenir                                                                                                      Photo: Lonneke van der Palen – Souvenir

Complete program of the conference is available here.

A conversation with the curators of Now is the time of monsters and Slavenka Drakulić about national narratives, international law, and the obstacles of “official history” can be read here.