Performativno, političko, značenjsko u hrvatskome javnom diskursu [The performative, political, meaningful in the public discourse in Croatia]

It was the first research problem PROP has tackled in its activity.

Since academic year 2016/17 we have been working on revealing how the public life in contemporary Croatia is crucially influenced by its performative dimension. We followed various current socio-political phenomena that occurred either in the mainstream of the public debate or in specific public niches. On the one hand we examined Zagreb protests of war veterans and staging of political forces between the most important Croatian political parties (HDZ & SDP), while on the other we looked at the activities of Montažstroj – the performance group marked by its deep socio-political involvement. During our seminar discussions, we reflected on how the cultural, social and political meanings can emerge from dynamic social praxis, social actions.

The results of this project will be presented as a set of academic papers, available in public already in 2018.


Prakse zajedništva u postjugoslavenskim zemljama [Practicing community in post-Yugoslav countries] is our second project which is supposed to start in January 2018.