Study Trip of the Research Training Group Identity and Heritage to Skopje, Pristina and Sarajevo
More than two decades have passed since the last Balkan war, and the territory of the former multi-ethnic state is divded up by the borders of new nation states. With its research trip to Northern Macedonia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Research Training Group “Identity and Heritage” focuses on places, things and people that can inform ways of dealing with cultural heritage that is contested or has become meaningless in the present. What pasts have left traces in the urban spaces of Skopje, Pristina and Sarajevo? What are the challenges of coexistance and of the finding of common narratives, and who are the people who face these questions?