Befem 2013

Welcome to the 5th BeFem festival!

Back in 2009, when we started to play with the idea of organizing a feminist cultural festival in Belgrade, our biggest motivation was to make an event that we would like to attend ourselves – a fun and creative place to discuss feminisms.

We wanted, and still want, it to be an open space, easy to drop in to, and a place where the threshold for entering a discussion should be low, because of course everyone can talk about feminism, if entering the discussion with a readiness to change some of what we have learned about how “things should be” so far. We feel proud that BeFem over the past years has showed that things don’t “have to be” in a certain way at all, quite the opposite, they can be in all sorts of ways!

We hope you will like this year’s edition of BeFem festival. As always it is impossible to summarize the program, but let’s say it reaches from clitoris to anti-racism strategies, via some queer salsa and turbo folk. As eclectic and political as usual, with other words.

Come, join and change the world!

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Program, BeFem Festival 2013.

SATURDAY 7th of December

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13.00

Opening of the 5th BeFem festival

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13.30-15.30

Let’s talk about (clitoral) sex!

How does the body work and how can we enjoy? During this combined lecture and workshop you get to learn all there is to know about the clitoris, and how to enjoy clitoris sex, on your own or with others.

With space for questions.

With Sandra Dahlén

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14.00-14.45

A lesbian room of ones own

A presentation about the project "I'm Every Lesbian" and thoughts about separatism.

With Sofia Hultin

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15.00-16.00

Shared parental leave, economy and gender equality

How is the gender pay gap related to parental leave? Shadé Jalali, researcher at the think tank Arena Idea with a background as equality specialist, will talk about the Swedish law on parental leave, break some stereotypes about the “gender equal Sweden”, and discuss what shared parental leave can do for gender equality on the labor market. We will also talk about the situation in Serbia.

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15.45-17.30

“Turbo Folk” as an (emancipating) social practice

Much has been said about the social and cultural phenomenon of turbo folk music. However, several questions were sidelined in the approaches taken thus far. Above all else – whether we can discuss at all of TF or “TF culture” as a social formation (or whether this is a sort of discourse related bond, an ideological clasp we use to situate ourselves as the subjects)? What sort of reception did TF have and what influence did it exert in the wider post-Yugoslav space and experience during the 90s, and what is that situation like today? And last but not least, does TF – as a popular form of everyday life, which we can see around us these days – really accomplish the wider output of emancipation, in which way and for whom? Olga Dimitrijevic, Ivana Kronja, Milica Tomic and Dusan Maljkovic will talk about feminism and turbo folk, as well as possible queer interpretations of turbo folk.

Moderated by: Tanja Markovic, Iva Nenic

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16.00 – 17.00

Women in documentary movies

Why do we see so few women in the media? What topics are (additionally) considered to be women’s subjects? When making documentary shows and TV specials aimed at supporting and empowering women, what precedes the recording? First we will see clips from some documentary shows made by Sandra Mandic: I, A Village Woman, Macho Men and Tomboyish Women, Women’s Dialogues, Women in the Army, followed by a discussion with the author.

Katarina Loncarevic will moderate the discussion.

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17.00-18.00

Girls behind Ljubljana Pride

We will talk about the organization process and struggles of Ljubljana Pride. What is the connection between Ljubljana Pride and activism? What are the clashes between some activist groups and Ljubljana Pride. The lecture will be accompanied with photo and video material.

Discussion with Nina Hudej, the president of Ljubljana Pride and Simona Jerala.Â

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17.45-19.15

Try QueerSalsa!

Everybody is welcome, you all get to dance with each other (no partner required) and everybody gets to both lead and follow!

With Peter & Marcus from Stockholm

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18.00-19.00

About friendship, feminism, art and the everyday

A presentation/discussion with h.arta group

Referring to issues such as public space, shared space, education, urban gardening, collectivity and friendship as a model for feminism, we would like to reflect on the relation between the possibilities and limits of political art and the complexities of the messy, unclear, banal everyday.

h.arta with Ivana Smiljanić

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19.30

Opening of the photo exhibition by Bojana Minovic

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20.00-21.30

Live talk show: Moa Svan with Guests

After sold-out nights in Stockholm and Malmö it now arrives in Belgrade! Moa Svan with Guests is a talk show produced beyond the establishment, rules and requirements.

Host: Moa Svan, famous from Swedish TV and radio.

In-house band: Gunilla Baby

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22.00-02.00

Confessions on a dance floor

The party kicks off with Peter & Marcus who shows us all how to shake our hips in an energetic and inspiring QueerMerengue! And everybody gets to join!

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23.00

*Wanda & Nova deViator: Pacification* is an outspoken electronic braindance music with a punk attitude and occasional excursions into triphop using a language of electronic rhythms, repetitive patterns of metalic melody, violent funk and carefuly crafted dynamics of suspense, peaks and minimalism.

http://kamizdat.bandcamp.com/album/pacification

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00.00

DJ collective Female’s’Cream from Ljubljana

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SUNDAY 8th of December

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11.30 – 12.45

1, 2, 3, action – what forum theater is capable of doing

Forum theater is one of the techniques of the Theater of the Oppressed which contains a short scene from real life showing violence and discrimination. The audience actively participates in the discussion, gives suggestions and tries out potential solutions to the given problem. The scene which will be presented by ALTERO Association for Personal Training, Education, Development and Empowerment will deal with domestic violence and gender roles as part of patriarchy.

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13.00 – 14.15

Think outside the cocks

A guide through feminist de/construction of media practices which deal with production and representation of gender identities and new media activism against patriarchy and misogyny. Take a courageous cyber ride with a new generation of feminists.

Speakers: Svjetlana Knezevic (Libela), Gabe Ivanov (VoxFeminae), Vedrana Sunko (Biro Radost), Hana Grgic (Libela), Leila Seper (blogger), Anneli Carnelid (Bang), Brita Lindvall (Bang), Tatjana Nikolic (Femix)

Moderated by: Angela Ceh

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14.00-15.30

"I'm Every Lesbian” - presentation and guided tour

"I'm Every Lesbian” is a city walk and an audio guide that tells parts of Belgrade's lesbian history. Based on interviews with lesbians living in the city during November this year, the walk tries to capture both some of the personal as well as the official lesbian history of Belgrade. The project was also done in Tirana, Albania in September 2013 and will be executed in Norrköping, Sweden in the spring of 2014. The walk is about solidarity and history writing because when no one is writing our history for us - we have to write our own.

With Sofia Hultin

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14.30 – 15.30

Post it on Facebook and kill patriarchy

How can I utilize the media as an activist and feminist? How can I make interventions in media spaces? How to spread feminism and activism just by clicking, while simultaneously smashing patriarchy? Answers to these and many other questions await you at the workshop lead by/moderated by/controlled by editors of the feminist and activist portal “Libela.org” – Hana Grgic and Svjetlana Knezevic.

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15.00 – 16.00

Feminism – village style

Women living in Vojvodina’s villages will talk to you about feminism in rural regions, new strategies of conquering freedom and innovative approaches to economic organizing and empowerment of women. They have faced numerous difficulties but that has not stopped them in courageously defying patriarchy, stereotypes and capitalism.

On this occasion we will also enjoy a presentation and sampling of gastronomical creations made by village women.

Speakers: Dragana Todorovic (IPA project manager – Business Connections among Women Living in Rural Regions), Blazenka Beronja (rancher and gastronomy designer), Marijana Gagro (master of the Bezdan strawberry fields), Mirjana Hemun (inventor of the famous Skocko)

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15.45 – 16.45

PR for the poor

Biro Radost is a non-profit service for public relations, with the aim of raising visibility of organizations and projects of civil society, or those from the cultural, art and media spheres; as well as raising visibility of socially responsible entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. They work on developing PR strategies and managing public relations, from the project preparation phase all the way to the project reporting phase. Biro Radost will hold a one-hour workshop where we will brainstorm ideas on how we represent ourselves, analyze media editorial policies and then see how these two components come together in a very brief but very often the most important instance – the media headline.

The workshop is moderated by Vedrana Sunko.

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16.00 – 17.00

Yarn Bombing / activist knitting / activist crocheting

This is a new form of activisms which consists of using tools once considered symbols of women’s oppression and installing products of that work into public space. In that way we will show our respect for unpaid work that has unjustly been undervalued, ignored and simply perceived to be of less worth because it was mostly done by women. Join us and show us your skills, come to remind yourself or learn about the basics of knitting/crocheting. Everyone is welcome regardless of previous experience. While we work with our needles we’ll discuss important issues, just as our ancestresses did before. On this occasion we’ll go through activist, feminist and political topics.

The discussion will be led by Leila Seper.

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17.00-18.00

Racial Roulette Valerie Kyeyune Backström main focus is questions surrounding racism, whiteness as norm, whiteness as superior and how it affects our daily life. In this interactive workshop she will adapt a broader intersectional approach to show how we all are constantly disadvantaged and privileged in the system – and how different ways of oppression interacts.

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18.30-19.30

Internally Displaced (2013)

Internally Displaced is a theater performance created during five days of the documentary theater atelier ‘Transforming Trauma through Art: War Rape and Collection of Self and Community’, which was organized by Forum Civil Peace Service, forumZFD, Kosovo office. The atelier used excerpts of war rape testimonies from the OSCE Verification Mission report ‘Kosovo as seen, as told’, which documented, among other atrocities, the rape of women in the Kosovo war, as a source for getting to know the matter as well as for building the performance. The words spoken at the performance are direct words taken from the testimonies of rape survivors. The documentary theatre atelier was realized in partnership with Kvinna till Kvinna in Kosovo.

Conceived and directed by Elizabeth Hess, in collaboration with the ensemble.

Languages: Albanian and English

Time for discussion with the ensemble after the performance.

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20.00 – 20.30

Do you have a boyfriend?

Selma Selman

“This work refers to my Roma tradition, because we are forbidden to have a boyfriend. Young women should be married by the time they’re 18 years old. I am 22 years old, and am not married and don’t have a boyfriend. People don’t ask me how I am, but rather whether I have a boyfriend”.

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21.00 – 22.00

BRING POETRY INTO YOUR LIFE!

How do you sing feminism?

You will be given an opportunity to see poetic performances especially prepared for BeFem on how regional poets create poetry, consume and demonstrate feminist practices.

The following poets from the region and from Belgrade will perform: Mina Damnjanovic (Belgrade), Marija Obradovic (Belgrade), Enesa Mahmić (Zenica, BiH), Jasmina Šušić (Kutina, Hrvatska), Kosmogina (Belgrade), Tamara Suskic (Belgrade), Aleksina Dordevic (Pozarevac).

Host: Dragoslava Barzut.

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22.00-22.30

Concert with Gunilla Baby, singer-songwriter from Stockholm

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22.30-00.00

DJ Meckica, star of the feminist dance floor. Soul and rock’n’roll, free style.

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ALL THE TIME AT BEFEM

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Bojana Minovic’s exhibiton

Bojana Minovic’s photographs are apologetics of the locality. Home life, everyday life, famous people and scenery are all key points on how she experiences the world around her. Her greatest inspiration, aside from mountainous village scenes, domestic animals and natural elements, are village women and Roma women. It is precisely these women whom she represents as she sees them – inseparable from life, from the simplicity of everyday life, from the lyrical environment which these women chose to define with their presence. Most of Bojana’s photos are marked by a vibrant empathy and a dose of humor.

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Sunkoplet exhibit

Vedrana Sunko’s Sunkoplet. Sunkoplets are mostly considered to be bracelets. However, they should not be limited by such crude thinking. Their mission is to overcome all gender, sex, racial and age divisions, and that’s also precisely the reason why everyone likes wearing them. Sunkoplets, as an example of positive practice, are meant to empower women to remain true to themselves and their intuition, and to take steps down the smaller or larger paths of entrepreneurship, and the big roads too.

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Silent disco corner

Femix will present their compilations of women musicians from the local music scene.

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Book corner/Book swap

Had enough of talking, listening, dancing? Take a break in our book lounge and read some feminist literature. Bring books you have read and pick up a new one in the BeFem book swap!

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Photo corner

Get your photo taken in the “This is what a feminist looks like” corner!

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BeFem Café

The café and bar in kc Grad is open from 12.00 every day.

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Twitter

Follow what’s happening at BeFem Festival via hashtag #BeFem 

Performers, BeFem Festival 2013

Sandra Dahlén

Sandra Dahlén

Sandra Dahlén has worked with issues such as gender, discrimination, norms and sexual education for more than 15 years. She is the author of the book “Hetero”, the first book about hetero normativity, outside the academic sphere, in Sweden. She has also written a feminist and norm critical book on sexual education for young persons. She works as an independent educator and writer.
foto: Ulrica Zwenger
Sofia Hultin

Sofia Hultin

Sofia Hultin (1982) is an artist based in Stockholm. She works with performance and music and her work often takes the form of a guided tour, a musical or a lecture, sometimes all three at once. She is interested in marginalized stories and through her work she explores existential questions hidden in everyday situations like in the supermarket, the school gym or at the disco. Since 2009 she has worked with the performance collective Hägerstens Botaniska Trädgård (Johan Eriksson, Sofia Hultin and Ingela Ihrman) and in 2012 she took her masters degree at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Her work has been shown at art institutions in Sweden like Liljevalchs Konsthall, Tensta Konsthall, Gävle Konstcentrum and Norrköpings Konsthall. Abroad her work has been shown in Helsinki, Frankfurt, Kiev, Belgrade and Tirana. www.sofiahultin.com"
Shadé Jalali

Shadé Jalali

Shadé Jalali is a researcher at the thinktank Arena Idea with a background as equality specialist working for a trade union. She has studied gender, sociology and international migration and ethnic relations.
Dr Ivana Kronja

Dr Ivana Kronja

Dr Ivana Kronja, filmolog (r. 1970) magistrirala je i doktorirala na FDU, UU u Beogradu sa tezom Rodne teorije avangardnog i neoavangardnog filma(2010). Autorka studije: Smrtonosni sjaj: Masovna psihologija i estetika turbo-folka (2001) i brojnih naučnih radova u: Slovo, Anthropology of East Europe Review, Film Criticism, Ethnologia Balkanica, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, Kinokultura, Novi Filmograf, TFT, QT, Kultura, Republika, i knjigama: Stereotyping: Representation of Women in Print Media in South East Europe (2006), Introducing Youth: Self-Reflections on Serbian Cinema (2008), Dušan Makavejev: Eros, Ideology, Montage (2014). Priprema knjigu eseja i kritika Zašto gledamo filmove? (2014). Akademska interesovanja: popularna i masovna kultura; muzički video; turbo-folk; srpski i eks-jugoslovenski film; autorski, eksperimentalni, i LGBT film; studije kulture i roda.
Tanja Marković

Tanja Marković

Tanja Markovic is a psychologist and feminist activist. She is one of the founders of the Queer Studies Center and Uzbuna – a work community for social-political theory, activism and art. With her work she questions how art and activist practices are connected.
Iva Nenić

Iva Nenić

Iva Nenic (1979) is an art and media theoretician, ethno-musician, feminist and mother. She is interested in theory of ideology, popular culture, music and gender identities, as well as development of interdisciplinary platforms and social actions for feminism, culture studies and theory of art studies.
Sandra Mandić

Sandra Mandić

Sandra Mandic is a documentary movie maker, director and journalist. She works on human rights, especially women’s issues and advocates for increased representation of women in the media. She worked on TV B92 shows which were part of B92 Research and Reactions. She established a movie and multimedia production house LUPA STUDIO.
Peter Csaszti

Peter Csaszti

Peter Csaszti is one of the teachers who developed the queer feminist pedagogics that are used in QueerSalsa and QueerLindy. He teaches in Stockholm and around the world, bringing these feministic, free & fun dance forms to more and more people each year.
Marcus Helm

Marcus Helm

Marcus Helm has a background in jazz and is one of the other teachers at Peter's dance school QueerSalsa Stockholm. Last year Peter and Marcus were invited to Mexico City to bring awareness to the feministic aspects of couple dancing.
H.arta

H.arta

H.arta is a group of 3 women artists whose projects focus on knowledge production and alternative educational models in a feminist frame. We use different forms and formats, such as events, discussions, publications, everyday objects attempting to create new spaces for political expression and action. Our projects are most of the time based on collaboration and we frequently work together with other artists, NGOs, human rights activists and schools. Our methodology is based on friendship, which we understand as an everyday negotiation of differences, as a way of learning from each other, and as a political statement about the power of solidarity. H.arta: Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant and Rodica Tache. www.hartagroup.ro
Bojana Minović Pastirica

Bojana Minović Pastirica

Bojana Minovic is a shepherdess, photographer and hiker. Every day she is involved in learning processes, teaching and creating with use of tech tools. She is a feminist web and video activist.
Moa Svan

Moa Svan

Moa Svan works as a host for a quiz program on Swedish TV, has been host for several radio shows, organizes stand-up clubs and does stand-up herself. She likes football, music, TV-shows and tasty tea! Moa was guest at BeFem in 2010! photo credit: Sara Mac Key
Wanda & Nova deViator

Wanda & Nova deViator

Wanda & Nova deViator (Maja Delak & Luka Prinčič) are an artistic/performative duo that works with variety of media (performance, sound, video, physical computing, texts, situations) in order to research and artistically reflect the state of contemporary living. In early 2009 Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič created a performance called “Une façon d’aimer”, a duet that explored violence, love, sexual identities, and power relations through a fragmented mixture of various media – among them, also, a lot of music. That is where a punk rendition of proto-feminist You Don’t Own Me and sexually/bdsm-charged Domina’s Doll songs emerged. The duo reinvented themselves as Wanda & Nova deViator to extend their reach on concert stages and dance floors and continued to work on new tracks. They premièred a new performance “Frozen Images”, the performance lingered on an uneasy margin between theatre and dance floor. Their album "Pacification" is a transformation of the latter, a result of a long process of finalizing the tracks, rerecording the vocals, and collaboration with mixing engineer Igor “PlankTon” Vuk. This is outspoken electronic braindance music with a punk attitude and occasional excursions into triphop. http://kamizdat.bandcamp.com/album/pacification http://wndv.si http://www.emanat.si/en/production/wanda--nova-deviator/
Nina Hudej

Nina Hudej

NINA HUDEJ is a founding member of “Female’s’cream”, a group of electronic music producers and interpreters formed in 2009. Through their conceptually polished events they combine electronic music with social engagement. She's also a member of LovableFairy Tale crew&recordlabel (MatthewHoag, Lea Dobričič, Tino Dobrič, Kerkez, Petar Dundov and others). In her appearances and production she is primary committed to deep, tech-house and techno. In 2010 and 2011 she released with Urano Beat Records, and in 2012/2013 she released two fresh EP's with MODU Records [Dystopia] and Balkan ConnectionTech [Chasing The Particle], that were supported by many acknowledged artists. In April 2013 she was named one of the top 12 women techno producers by the Vibe Magazine, among artists like Jennifer Cardini, Joyce Munitz, Ida Engberg, Camea, Paula Tempel, Dasha Rush and others. Besides production, she's a program manager of Club Monokel in Ljubljana and also hosting a weekly (Thursdays 7pm, GMT+1) radio show "Rehumanizing" with Karin Bossman on Adrenalin.fm. http://soundcloud.com/huda http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/ninahudej http://dj.beatport.com/ninahudej
Karin Bossman (Miss K)

Karin Bossman (Miss K)

Karin Bossman (Miss K) introduced herself to the music public in 2010. Soon after she joined Female's'Cream with whom she performed and organized various venues a cross Slovenia. Her energetic sets usually include deep, tech and progressive rhythms. You might have heard her already performing in Slovenian or Croatian clubs such as: K4, Ambasada Gavioli, Metelkova mesto – Menza pri koritu, Monokel, Tiffany, Tivoli Portorož, Portorož Sensation, Mink, Alaya, Caffe Cubismo, Club Belvedere, General Lounge, Medika, etc. Every Thursday along side her colleague Nina Hudej she hosts the radio show Rehumanizing on adrenalin.fm.From 2010 she also collaborates with PositivePulse. Miss K is devoting more and more of her energy and time to music production. http://soundcloud.com/karinbossman
Nina Kodrič (Nina Belle)

Nina Kodrič (Nina Belle)

Nina Kodrič (Nina Belle) is a classically trained flute player from Ljubljana. After graduation in Academy of music she continued her studies in Rotterdam, exploring jazz improvisation. She is a lead singer in an emerging new electro-acoustic band After Two but she is also flute player in more jazz oriented acoustic band Orkestrada. She started DJ-ing two years ago. Under her Nina Belle moniker she delivers dark and driving techno, ready for the dance floor.
Simona Jerala (VJ Koala)

Simona Jerala (VJ Koala)

Simona Jerala (VJ Koala) joined the group Female's'Cream in spring 2013. For the last few years her main interest is film and video making. In her documentary films she is focusing on gender identity issues. She is one of the organizers of Feminist and queer festival Red Dawns, a project manager of alternative Cinema Kiberkino, a journalist and a literary critic.
ALTERO

ALTERO

ALTERO – Association for Personal Training, Education, Development and Empowerment was established in 2008 in Belgrade in the goal of supporting development of individuals and groups, as well as the development of society as a whole. Their primary fields of work are education, affirmation of human rights and diversity and giving psycho-social support to various target groups. In their work they use drama techniques such as forum theater.
Gabrijela Ivanov

Gabrijela Ivanov

Gabrijela Ivanov was born in Zadar in 1976. She’s a computer engineer who advocates for strategic, socially useful utilization of information-communication technologies. She’s an idealist who works in the field of gender equality and media culture. She believes in the importance of personal revolutions and the power of their synergy. She works and lives in Zagreb, and is the founder and coordinator of the Space of Gender and Media Culture K-Zone association, and main editor of the Vox Feminae.net portal. She was a BeFem guest in 2011.
Leila Šeper

Leila Šeper

Leila Seper likes the fact that she’s a feminist and activist. She was born in 1982, and today is an economist. She believes that “ordinary” people are the ones who have the power and that anything is possible when they combine their strengths. She likes being online, and using social networks – in which she sees the potential for a better and more just world.
Tatjana Nikolić

Tatjana Nikolić

Tatjana Nikolic (1990) has been a coordinator of the Femix Women’s Creative Network since 2013. She participated in its establishment in 2010, and among other things managed the youth program. Tatjana has a degree in theater, radio and culture management and production, from the Faculty of Drama in Belgrade, and is also currently working as an assistant on a five year international project at the Stanica Service for Modern Dance.
Anneli Carnelid

Anneli Carnelid

Anneli Carnelid is one of two editors in chief of the Swedish feminist magazine Bang. Anneli is a journalist and has worked as editor at TV4, freelancer for Swedish Radio and as the editor of the queer feminist magazine Ful and its podcast radio show.
Brita Lindvall

Brita Lindvall

Brita Lindvall is part of the duo behind Swedish feminist magazine Bang’s concept and design. Brita is the founder of The Treasure Factory, a conceptual and visual creative studio. Earlier she has had a graphic design studio in Amsterdam and she has a strong social and professional interest for all sorts of norm critical thinking.
Hana Grgić

Hana Grgić

Hana Grgic was born in 1988 in Slavonska Pozega, and now lives and works in Zagreb. She recently got her degree in journalism at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. Since the summer of 2012 she has been one of the Libela editors. Libela is a portal dealing with gender, sex and democracy issues.
Svjetlana Knežević

Svjetlana Knežević

Svjetlana Knezevic has an M.A. in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb. She is a member of the editorial staff at Libela – a portal on gender, sex and democracy. She is a longtime editor and radio show host – presenting topics pertaining to human rights and activism – on the Expanding the Area of Struggle show on Radio Student. She coordinates the Ready to Work initiative which works on the status of young women in the work force. Svjetlana mostly focuses on issues pertaining to gender, class and activism.
Vedrana Sunko

Vedrana Sunko

Vedrana Sunko successfully combined celebrity journalism and public relations with activism, under the slogan of “let’s combine that which seems impossible”. Her wish to make civil society more attractive and visible resulted in establishment of the Biro Radost association. She has been active on the feminist scene for years, while for the last couple of years she has been a member of the Vox Feminae team. She considers knitting and her Sunkoplet brand to be the pinnacles of her feminist engagement. She was a BeFem guest in 2011.
Valerie Kyeyune Backström

Valerie Kyeyune Backström

Valerie Kyeyune Backström is a 24 year old blogger and freelance-writer, writing about racism, feminism and culture.
Prištinski umetnički ansambl za performanse

Prištinski umetnički ansambl za performanse

The Prishtina based performing ensemble came together for the documentary theater atelier ‘‘Between Staging and Documenting: War Rape and Collection of Self and Community’ organized by forumZFD Kosovo program in April 2013 in Prishtina. It consists of: Alketa Sylaj (student of acting), Arberore Sylaj (student of EU Integration), Dhurata Hoti (student of playwriting), Fjolla Hoxha (playwright), Vesa Qena (student of playwriting), Vjosa Shala (actress and TV presenter), Vlora Nikci (actress). Until now they have performed twice: at Dodona Theater (April 2013), and during Polip International Literature Festival, in Qendra Multimedia in Prishtina (May 2013). Photo by Dardan Zhegrova
Selma Selman

Selma Selman

Selma Selman was born in 1991 in Bihac. She is a fourth year student of the Arts Academy in Banja Luka, department of painting, and is working under Professor Vesa Sovilj. The basic idea behind her work is to use paintings, installations, video works and performances as a means of changing society and the people who see her works, and solve problems in her town. She puts the main focus on problems experienced by Roma people, as well as others who frequently lack awareness when it comes to the Roma community. Through art she decreases discrimination of Roma people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the world.
Gunilla Baby

Gunilla Baby

Gunilla Baby is a Stockholm-based singer/songwriter. Fan of Britney and Whitney. Sings of beauty, loneliness, shame and what we do in the name of love. Gunilla Baby was guest at the very first BeFem in 2009! https://soundcloud.com/gunilla-baby
Magdalena Belić aka DJ Meckica

Magdalena Belić aka DJ Meckica

Magdalena Belic, DJ Meckica, for years now she been amusing lost optimists, accomplished alcoholics and certified losers. She chooses the music she plays very attentively and subjectively. At BeFem she will greet us with freestyle soul and rock’n’roll.