The Faculty of things that can’t be learned - Ivana Samandova, Dimitar Milev, Tamara Djerkov, Martina Peneva, Filip Jovanovski

Ivana Samandova ( Macedonia ), Dimitar Milev ( Macedonia ), Tamara Djerkov ( Macedonia ), Martina Peneva ( Macedonia ), Filip Jovanovski

The Faculty of things that can’t be learned (FR~U) is an organization of cultural workers operating in the fields of education and production of contemporary visual arts and culture, with a distinct focus on methodology of research, engagement and collective action in different socio–political and cultural contexts. The idea of the faculty is referring to an educational as well as practical structure, consisting of things/subjects/classes that propose and research new models of teaching and learning, as well as insist on the principle of sharing, collaboration, self-organization and mutual learning. It was created in 2000 as an informal platform of several artists, theatre, visual arts and architecture students and in 2003 it was established as an organization for production of contemporary arts and cultural events.

The Active City(ZENS) project gathers four partnered organisations to convey various performative interventions to the public space. The aim is to develop prototypes of situations in varied time spans and initiate thoughts and conversations about the position of culture in everyday life, in unexpected locations with a potential to approach new audiences. The partners created a system of 10 days, 10 minutes, 10 seconds.

The 10-minute format was used by FR~U. Their performative situations are focused on the preservation of brutalist architectural gem Domce, by placing “simple periodically changing banners and signs on its facade, attracting the attention of the surrounding community including everyday passersby, using time to develop expectations and produce an hour-long live event putting both community and the building into central focus.”


(c) Elisa Georgi, 2024
(c) Elisa Georgi, 2024

This residency is realised within the Active CITY(zens) project, funded by the Creative Europe Programme.