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.

 Practicing community: methods and perspectives [2019]

The topic we are currenty working on is the question of ‘practicing community in the post-Yugoslav area.’ As we tend to find the most adequate methods of analysis, we decided to launch first a pilot project, in order to discuss possible approaches with experienced and inspiring scholars with different background. They have all successed to reveal aspects of practical and performative side of the community-being, but with different sources and different approach within human and social sciences. Invited scholars, who accepted to participate in our seminars, are Christian Voß, Xavier Bougarel, and Dragan Damjanović.

The project was financed with the support of the rector of the University of Warsaw and the dean of the Faculty of Polish studies.


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

Miasto postjugosłowiańskie [Post-Yugoslav City]