ŠTO TE NEMA at Helvetiaplatz in Zurich, SWITZERLAND

JULY 11, 2018

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 13th edition of the ŠTO TE NEMA nomadic monument was led by project coordinator Ismeta Curkić with the support of core team (Admira Bešić Amina Cekić, Elvis Mujagić, Fuada Hatkić Terzić), and organized in partnership with La Terra Nostra; Human Rights Film Festival Zurich; MAXIM Theater; Paul Schiller Stiftung, Zürich; Stiftung für Kriegstraumatherapie, Integrationskredit der Stadt Zürich; Katholische Kirche im Kanton Zürich; Reformierte Kirche im Kanton Zürich; Mutation Press Zürich; Udruženje žena Merdžan; Džemat Luzern; 100-days.net; Jenseits im Viadukt; i-platform; and Giving Women.