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#culturalinfrastructure of “Creative Mentorship”- First stop: Kosjerić

#cultural infrastructure is a new category in the Creative Mentorship news. Through conversations with our mentors and mentors, we explore places where conversations and cultural planning take place, places that inspire, places of remembrance, places that arise, places where some future projects and imagined developments take place in neighborhoods across Serbia.

We start with Kosjerić – Janko Belić, a mentee of the current cycle of Creative Mentorship is a member of the K-town Group Citizens Association and one of the coordinators of the International Art Camp in Kosjerić. Janko talks about three places in Kosjerić that are important for the development of the local cultural community, but also which are part of his life in Kosjerić. We hope this map takes you outside your rooms and encourages some new quarantine trips!

Author: Janko Belic

Brezin Sokak: The unique place in Kosjerić where activities and ideas of our association (K-Town Group) are most concentrated. The Breza Cafe is a gathering place for people of all ages and areas, so it can never be boring. An extremely comfortable atmosphere where anyone can find a place for themselves, whether you come to just drink a drink, listen to quality music, or have a cup of warm conversation. As part of the “Birch summer program”, various concerts and author and cover bands are organized that bring together a large number of people from the region. The haunting atmosphere of the hawks is complemented by murals created during the previous camps.

Sports Hall Mural: The old sports hall mural has a special meaning for me. This is mostly due to the fact that it may be the most memorable mural in the 15 years the International Art Camp has been held. It reminds me that it is always worth going further and fighting for what we believe in because it was painted in the post-crisis period in the organization, after a two-year hiatus with the realization of the camp. A special charm to the mural is the fact that the children from Kosjerić participated in its creation at the very beginning. It is located across the street from Mito Igumanovic Elementary School and is always in the eye of the students of that school, enriching the entire space in which it is located.

Emerging AKC: I’m sure this is the future space for an alternative cultural center! Although this is only the first step in the implementation of this project, I am deeply convinced that it will deliver outstanding results in the field of promoting alternative culture in Kosjerić and the region. Space is located within the sports and recreation center, known locally as the “Polygon”, which in some way gives it added value. There is no doubt that during the complete renovation, this space will serve to enrich the cultural offer of the city throughout the year with various amenities that we plan for children and young people primarily, and for all our fellow citizens. Heard more about this soon!

You can also find all the places on the #creativeinfrastructure map.