Intimate female mapping of cities | with Besima Boric
Our concept is based on the radio show “Female Skopje!” (Skopje e žensko!) that had its first broadcast on the independent radio ‘Kanal 103’ at the end of February 2013, as part of the promo activities for the first edition of our festival “It’s first and it’s a girl!” (Prvo pa žensko). Following the idea that the topography of a city is always closely related to the personal biographies of its citizens and that urban archaeology is essentially an archaeology of our personal memories, during a radio show broadcasted live from a driving car, we will host several interesting guests showing us their own intimate, essentially female stories. Driving through their personal trajectories and listening to their music, we will create an intimate female map of the city, contrasted to its dominant, touristic presentations through guided excursions, souvenirs, and postcards. Opposed to the masculine rebuilding and representing of cities today, we will (re)present the cities as unique strong, independent women. The radio show will be broadcasted live from a driving car, while guests are being picked up from places that are chosen for them. Each guest will select their point of departure, as well as other places that they would want to visit during their 15-minute radio drive. All places should be relevant to their intimate female city map. The show is to be divided into 3 segments; each segment consists of one guest (or a duo) and 15 songs selected by the guests for each segment. The radio show is part of a project, developed and copyrighted by Tiiiit! Inc., set to happen in all Ex-Yugoslavian capital cities."
Besima Borić has a political career spanning three decades of work and activism representing SDP BIH. She has been MP in – first the Parliament of Federation BIH – since 1996; Vice-President of SDP Main Committee since 1998; and Minister for Labor, Social Policy, Displaced Persons and Refugees since 2001; councilwoman in the Assembly of Sarajevo Canton from 2002 to 2008; and, once again, MP in the Parliament of Federation BIH from 2010 to 2014. In 2002 Ms. Borić was appointed Coordinator of the Stability Pact Working Group for Gender Equality. In 2001, Ms. Borić established the NGO “Korak više” (“A Step More”) still active today.