Azra Akšamija: Digesting Dayton
interactive installation, 2012/2017
This interactive installation in the form of a buffet was set up as a part of the event “[Boston] Intercultural Mixer: Discover Bosnia” at American Islamic Congress (AIC) in Boston, USA. All attendees were invited to participate. A map of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been sown onto the tablecloth. The food was arranged along the internal political borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that is: the border of the Serb Republic and the cantons of the Bosniak-Croat Federation, as they were settled in the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995.
In Ljubljana, women of migrant origin spanning generations will take part in a series of workshops in which they will be embroidering patterns typical of their various cultures into a common tablecloth.