Prishtina, Kosovo

Populism At The Periphery And Cultural Constituencies/Counterstances

when 7 August 2023 - 19 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 470

The course will discuss the actuality of the political-economic and cultural sphere of the European capitalist periphery, focusing at the modalities and criticisms of various global-local-here-there "populist" phenomena. Thomas Frank, in some interviews related to his book "Brief History of Antipopulism", points to the targeted misuse of the term "populism" which is particularly characteristic of the era of brutalization of political discourse. Since the term is also related to "cultural wars" that occur as a compensation for the absence of more radical ideological conflicts (and thus as a smokescreen for some different horizons of the social imagination), the discussion will search for cultural-political responses both to some (pre)conditions of political conflict as well as to imposed concepts and positions of this battle of windmills against windmills (that is, advanced versions of Don Quixote under the more popular title: Let's Make Spain Great Again!). The practical goal of the course is the translation and adaptation of the proposal of the Law On The Culture At The Capitalist Periphery into as many peripheral languages ​​as possible (including Eastern Euro-English).

Course leader

Nebojša Milikić (1964) is a cultural worker and producer who lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia. Since 1990, he has been engaged in political activism, organizational, artistic and curatorial practice in visual and relational arts.

Target group

Summer School as School is an interdisciplinary education and art collaboration model designed for BA, MA and PhD students, artists, architects and researchers of visual arts, humanities and social sciences, political theory, art history and curatorial studies, architecture and design, and anyone with a keen interest in the subject area.

Credits info

5 EC
At the conclusion of each course, participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.

Fee info

EUR 470: 400 euros for self-paying students, with the offer of accommodation in student residences.
EUR 670: 600 euros for institutionally sponsored students, with the offer of accommodation in student residences.


Special conditions apply for alumni of the Summer School as School.
Scholarships are available for students from Kosovo.