Ethnic Conflict, Educational Challenges, and Socioeconomic Struggles in a Bosnian Town-A Longitudinal Study
“In Vareš, promises outweigh prospects, and prospects outweigh production.” During the post-civil war period (i.e., since 1995), this phrase has become a virtual mantra for the central Bosnian town we call the “Little Apple.” The study, for which PCRC was a primary research partner, is not theoretical but rather, represents an unusual (in the field of Bosnian ethnographic research) longitudinal community appraisal of persistence, survival, and “getting by” at the margins.
Seeking Truth in the Balkans is a documentary project that explores the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from the human rights versus the jurisprudential perspective. As one of the project partners, PCRC is transcribing all interviews conducted for the film in order to create a database that houses the important information uncovered during the filmmaking process.
PCRC has joined a multidisciplinary research team to survey the current ‘reconciliation’ landscape in the Western Balkans, investigate the current and potential future role of the arts in reconciliation, and develop a framework for the evaluation of reconciliation activities, specifically those which are arts-based.
My Body: A War Zone: Documenting Stories of Wartime Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nepal
The photo exhibition My Body: A War Zone features the portraits and testimonies of women survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In an article for Journal of Arts and Communities, PCRC board member Olivera Simić analyses this transnational project (the project brings four acclaimed photographers from different parts of the globe to reconstruct women’s images and testimonies in public city spaces) and the associated programming carried out by PCRC.