"ŠTO TE NEMA?" NOMADIC MONUMENT
Yonge-Dundas Square, TORONTO, Canada
JULY 11, 2014
ŠTO TE NEMA is a public monument created as a response to Europe’s worst atrocity since World War II - the systematic killing of 8,372 Muslim men and boys in the UN-protected safe area of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina in July of 1995.
Conceived as a participatory nomadic monument, ŠTO TE NEMA travels to a new location annually, enabling different communities to commemorate the Srebrenica Genocide collectively and in a public space on its anniversary.
The monument consists of a growing collection of fildžani, small porcelain coffee cups, continuously collected and donated by Bosnian families from all over the world. The total number of fildžani roughly corresponds to the growing number of body remains found, identified, and buried to date.
Every July 11th, the public is invited to participate in the making of the monument by placing the collected cups on the ground and filling them with Bosnian coffee prepared on site throughout the day.
The 9th edition of the ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument was organized was co-led by project coordinator Haris Čelić, and in partnership with the The Bosnian Islamic Association Gazi Husrev-Beg along with several other local community groups.
Photo credit: Sanjin Avdičević; Talia Shipman