BIKECULTURE: Cycling through the Blocks – on the Trail of Non-Aligned in New Belgrade
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the official start of the building of New Belgrade, within the program Bikeculture, the Museum of Yugoslavia organizes various bicycle tours across New Belgrade. The idea of the program is to draw attention to the heritage of this part of the city and to reexamine its symbolic, architectural and historical values.
The second tour, Cycling through the Blocks – on the Trail of Non-Aligned in New Belgrade, will be held on Saturday, October 13, at 12 o’clock in front of the Obelisk near Branko’s Bridge.
While the wall that symbolized the Cold War era was being built in Berlin, and 30 years afterwards demolished, a new area was created in New Belgrade, some parts of which tell us that there was still an alternative in the world divided into blocks. During our ride, visitors will have the opportunity to hear what the Obelisk at Branko’s Bridge was dedicated to, what was the first event in the SIV building, who planted plane trees in the Friendship Park at Ušće. The cycling from SIV to the Sava Center, through the Park of Friendship and by the Energoprojekt building, will introduce visitors with key events and concepts of non-alignment policy, an external political doctrine that was one of the pillars of the Yugoslav socialist system.
The visitors will be led by Jovana Nedeljković, a historian and curator at the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade.
Route: Obelisk near Branko’s Bridge – Park of Friendship – Palace Serbia (SIV) – Energoprojekt – Sava Center
The tours are free and in Serbian.
Application is required. You can fill the form here.
Miloš Bogdanović, +381 64 17 94 160, [email protected]
Bikeculture Program for 2018:
Cycling tour (Un)realized and (Un)planned (New) Belgrade / Jelica Jovanović and Milan Popadić
Cycling tour On the Trail of the Non-Aligned in New Belgrade – Cycling through the Blocks / Jovana Nedeljković
Cycling tour Student Protests ’68 / Momo Cvijović and Tatomir Toroman
Bikeculture represents a combined action of protecting heritage and the environment. It is a research and animation project of the Museum of Yugoslavia, which reexamines the heritage of New Belgrade, deals with the promotion of the museum fund, and with attracting and developing a new audience. New Belgrade is a paradigm of the Yugoslav state and society, so the project, although conceived outside the museum complex, is thematically and conceptually closely related both to the fund, as well as to the research focus, mission and goals of the Museum.
In the past years, Bikeculture has sparked a great deal of attention of the professional public, since it has introduced a new interpretation medium into the museum practice of Serbia, thus opening the way to a different, less formal approach to the presentation and interpretation of heritage. Bikeculture proposes new models of animation and community involvement in the process of understanding and protecting the heritage and enables dialogue and exchange of views on the Yugoslav legacy, which is often labeled as dissonant.
- Day: 13.10-13.10.2018
- Time: 12:00
- Capacity: 30
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