Socially owned property is a guarantee for self-governance and self-management as well as for the protection of common societal regards, contrary to self-organisation driven by joint individual/private interests. Privatisation concerns not only material property like equipment and real-estate or means of production such as factories and internet-based social networks; it also includes the ownership of work capital along with symbolic capital and the means of production of historical narratives or cultural values privatised through authorship, expertise and excellence. The normalisation of private property in all spheres of social relations and human existence constantly prevents us from imagining any other concept of property.
Four round tables on the topic of socially owned property in relation to knowledge, physical or financial capital, ways of self-organisation and social capital will be organised in the public space.


Take a look behind the scenes: in the LAB, the artists are developing their projects online. Your contributions and comments to the work in progress are welcome!

  • Zagreb opens exhibition with basketball match

    4 September 2017 14:57 by ACTOPOLIS

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    A colorful, festive as well as sweaty programme characterized the exhibition opening at the Student Centre in Zagreb on June 8th 2017.

  • Zagreb Exhibition June 8-21

    9 June 2017 12:56 by ACTOPOLIS

    flyer actopolis zagreb exhibition
    From June 8 to June 21, the Zagreb edition of the ACTOPOLIS exhibition will provide a comprehensive presentation of the artistic and activist productions of last year's ACTOPOLIS programme in Zagreb and beyond. The entire programme of the exhibition can be found on Facebook event page.

  • Artıkişler (Özge Çelikaslan and Alper Şen) about their microresidency in Zagreb

    17 June 2016 19:20 by ACTOPOLIS

    Housing for migrants in the city of Kutina, Croatia © Özge Çelikaslan/Alper Şen
    “Our microresidency in Zagreb was connected with our multimedia research The Residual. Developed within Actopolis, the research project focuses on two aspects; it attempts to narrate the tragic story behind the traces left behind by the flows of migrants in various cities in Syria, Iraq, Turkey and countries of the Balkans. Secondly, it reflects a strong sense of excitement about the new commoning experiences in the cities which migrants have been passing through or already left.

  • INTERVIEW: Ana Dana Beroš about the project Invisible Belonging in Zagreb

    27 May 2016 10:09 by ACTOPOLIS

    In an interview with Ana Dana Beroš spoke about the idea of belonging in the context of mass migration and her ACTOPOLIS project “Invisible Belonging”. Below an excerpt (to read the full article follow the link at the bottom of this entry).

  • TV interview with Ana Dana Beroš

    5 April 2016 18:36 by ACTOPOLIS

    Croatian TV channel Moj HRT invited curator Ana Dana Beroš to give an interview about ACTOPOLIS and her project “Invisible Belonging”. To watch the interview, follow this link and select April 3rd 2016 at the bottom right of the media player. The interview (in Croatian) starts at 00:06:55.


Vahida Ramujkic & Noa Treister

Vahida Ramujkic & Noa Treister

Actopolis-City: Belgrade

Vahida Ramujkić is an artist and activist born and living in Belgrade. The long-term research projects that she evolves mostly pass through different stages, and took on different forms and formats: books, events, workshops, etc. Conceived as collaborative processes/practices, her artwork/research focuses on designing protocols for augmenting and employing skills and knowledge for establishing new social relations through creative work/engagement. In 2001 she co-founded the Rotorrr collective in Barcelona with Laia Sadurni. Until 2008 they have carried out a series of collaborative researches, staged events and produced works in public space related to the ongoing urban transformations in the neighbourhoods of Barcelona (Explorations Poble NOW, Sculptures’ Climbing Olympics, Telechronicas, AirAutonomy, Manual GPS, etc.). Research in the field of EU foreign policy culminated in a book: Schengen with ease (2006). Her most important long-term and ongoing projects are Disputed Histories (since 2007), a history textbook library and a series of workshops that compare and analyse opposed historic narratives; and Documentary Embroidery (since 2008), a project and a technique for documenting social reality from multiple perspectives.

Noa Treister – An artist, curator and activist whose work is dedicated to the articulation of various possibilities of economic and political relations and scission in society. Graduated from the Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem, Israel and is currently pursuing Postgraduate studies in the Media and Communications programme of the European Graduate School. Treister focuses on re-thinking socio-economic-political issues in both curatorial and artistic projects. Since 2011 she has been a founding member of the Ignorant Schoolmaster and its committees – a platform for self-education. Within that that framework she is the co-author and leading member of Naming IT War – a cooperation of war participants and anti-war activists of the 90s War against Yugoslavia; a member of Legal Help for Workers Fighting against Privatisation and for Workers’ Rights and a founding member of the cooperative Proleterka.