This ‘coloring book’ and exhibition is a result of a series of visual artistic transformations, adapted from the project Color Up Peace. Color Up Peace invites people from all over the world to submit photographs of what peace represents to them (some elements which inspire thoughts of peace, something which may symbolize peace, something potentially crucial for peace efforts based on the experiences of the photographers) and turns these photos into coloring pages.
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Report of a Mobility Fund supported project on the peacebuilding aspects of coffee-making/drinking in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Outlining the development of the project from creating a podcast (“The Late Art Show with Berina and Lisa”) exploring the intersections of peace work, coffee-making and feminism in Sarajevo, and how the project changed with the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Blog (2021/03/26) Field research in the time of COVID-19: how creativity saved the day
Blog (2019/06/02) Storytelling in Film and Youth Activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Blog (2019/07/10) IZAZOV! Change is a Creative Moment
Blog (2019/11/26) Izazov Filmmakers: On being young in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Blog (2020/01/03) #CTStakeover: Izazov (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
This article by Henry Redwood, Tiffany Fairey, and Jasmin Hasić provides an analytical case study of a participatory youth-led filmmaking project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Using the conceptual framework of hybridity, it critically considers whether and to what extent youth centred, participatory arts projects can facilitate the emergence of a positive hybrid peace.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Policy Since Independence, edited by Hasić, Jasmin and Karabegović, Dženeta (2019). This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the foreign policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a post-conflict country with an active agency in international affairs. Bridging academic and policy debates, the book summarizes and further examines the first twenty-five years of BiH’s foreign policy following the country’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1992.
Find out more about the Changing the Story Consolidating Learning project CoLearnSEE. Highlights projects across South Eastern Europe
An introduction to 'How I Learned to Dance' featuring Writer and Director – Francesco Pipparelli and Film and Stills – Georgina Rose Swanson
Opera Circus, a performing arts organisations in the UK worked with Changing the Story with a small project in Bosnia and Herzegovina called Izazov! (provocation/challenge). 4 films were made by 5 young people from BiH, UK and Italy which expressed their concerns about their lives, their families and their future. None of them were trained in the making of documentary films. Robert Golden professional photographer and film maker mentored the process which was researched by 3 academics from Kings College London and Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. CtS was led by Leeds University UK.
Izazov is a Changing the Story Phase 2 ECR project which aims to build the capacity of young change-makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to further connect with youth civil society networks and to engage Bosnian youth in inclusive civil society activities. Discover the project highlights in this bite size case study.
In 2019, Changing the Story (CTS) launched a Mobility Fund, offering financial support of up to £1000 designed to enhance the mobility and professional development of CTS grantees based in the 13 project countries (researchers, practitioners and youth partners). The fund has proven hugely popular, providing excellent networking, knowledge exchange and additional research dissemination opportunities, beyond what grantees originally envisaged at the project application stage. This reports captures some of the opportunities and experiences made possible by the fund, which remains open until June 2021.
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Bahtijara Hodzic introduces The Place Where the Sky Kissed the Earth
Hana Hasanefendić introduces the film which is a youthful, rebellious and cynical critique of B&H’s national mentality. From the very beginning the film criticizes the way our youthful generations were raised. The film ridicules the way generations have been raised in the country, however sincerely questions the outcomes of having a careless, and corrupted nation. Although the film begins as a critique, it ends with an open question left to be interpreted by every young individual in the country. Every generation has their own share of time, but one day our time will come, too!