Dražen Crnomat is a political worker from Bosnia-Herzegovina. His presence in public life is based on occasional dissemination of positions and activities of Banja Luka Social Center (BASOC) to the media and wider audiences, as well as on participating in these activities. He is also involved in numerous collaborative political activities locally and abroad.
Banja Luka Social Center (BASOC) advocates politics of equality, public interests and common goods/commons in post-war, post-socialist Bosnia-Herzegovina. The politics of equality concerns all who are unequal – in a span from workers who lost their jobs to ethnicities, as well gender minorities –, while the public and common good refers to schools, playgrounds, parks, and factories, and to non-material forms of inheritance like social-cultural legacies and remembrance.
These issues are approached through a number of interdisciplinary methodologies, some of which entail the usage of various cultural and artistic practices. These practices are aimed at strengthening independent cultural and artistic practices; contemporary historiography; the analyses of urban politics, as well as contributing to other critical discourses in the field of political and economic analyses. In this way, BASOC acts actively against patriarchy, nationalism and economic inequality that emerged during the wars in the 1990s and in the period of the post-war transition.
Place: Banja Luka Social Center BASOC
Interviewers: Marina Gržinić, Sefik Tatlić
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret