‘Komšijski čiviluk’ je jedno od 3 pobednička rešenja konkursa ”Zajednička sreća” u okviru Mikser Festivala 2014 i izveden je u saradnji sa ‘TTK’ preduzećem za proizvodnju, prodaju i ugradnju saobraćajnih znakova. Zamisao nam je da se ‘Komšijski čiviluk’ postavi pored kontejnera za smeće da bi građani mogli da ostave hranu , odeću i predmete za reciklažu kako bi bili dostupni korisnicima na dostojanstveniji način i doprineli kvalitetu života lokalne zajednice. Prosečan stanovnik centralne Srbije zaradi 340 € mesečno a 9,2% stanovništva živi ispod linije siromaštva (podatak za 2010. godinu) i veliki je broj starih lica i ljudi bez posla koji se bore da da sastave kraj s krajem. Svrha projekta je da se dopre do najugroženijih građana pomoću građanskog aktivizma i osećaja društvene odgovornosti. Trenutno, mnogi građani ostavljaju hranu i odeću u plastičnim kesama u blizini kontejnera. Realizacijom ova umetnička grupa želi da promeni ponašanje ljudi i privuče pažnju prosečnog građanina inspirisanog da deluje.
‘Neighborly hanger’ is one of the three winning solutions of ‘Common Happiness Contest’, Mikser Festival 2014 and was performed in collaboration with the ‘TTK’ company for the manufacture, sale and installation of traffic signs. The idea is to place ‘Neighborly hanger’ next to garbage containers for citizens to be able to leave food, clothing and items for recycling to be available in a dignified manner and contribute to the quality of life of local communities. The average resident of central Serbia earns € 340 per month and 9.2% of the population lives below the poverty line (data for 2010.), and a large number of elderly people and people without jobs are struggling to make ends meet. The purpose of the project is to reach out to the most vulnerable citizens with civic activism and a sense of social responsibility. Currently, many people leave food and clothing in plastic bags near the container. Our goal is to change people’s behavior and attract the attention of citizens and inspire them to act.
by Serbian photographer Nada Pleskonjic http://www.nadapleskonjic.com/
Custom made wall lights with hand made black & white photos; porcelain, black sheet metal.
The Circle, by Andjelka Balkovic
The pleasure of taste of coffee awakens the senses in a sweet combination of scent and flavor. Indulging in the small pleasures of life, enjoying the present moment, should not evolve in the unpleasant consequences. However, abundance and consumption inevitably creates high environmental costs. The accumulation of not recycled waste threatens to engulf the cities, take away our living space and pollute the land. How to get out of the vicious circle of consumption and accumulation, pleasure and pollution, symbiotic relationship? Andjelka Balkovic, the artist who seeks to combine the applied art with sustainability, offers an alternative: a transformation from a vicious into a virtuous circle. She transforms the pleasure of coffee, through her creative process, into a new form of beauty that pleases the eyes and warms the soul. Used coffee pods that cannot be recycled will get a new life in the “precious” jewels to wear on any occasion. Their value lies in their transformational story: from a functional object and the pleasure of taste to their ultimate purpose of providing enjoyment in a form of beautiful jewelry, authentic, original and unique, through which everyone can send a message of personal responsibility and awareness of sustainable and conscientious living.