They live – An open invitation to send photos about the life of students in the Student City

House of Culture Hall of residence published an invitation for former and current residents of the “Student City” of all generations to contribute to the creation of a collection of photographs entitled “They Live” about the life of students in “Studenjak”.

House of Culture Hall of residence After the great success of the project and the exhibition “Portrait of Students” (2016), he decided to continue collecting photographs about the life of students in the “Student City” in the context of the international project “They live” – ​​student lives discovered through contextual artistic practices. everyday life, cultural habits and free time of students, interpersonal and gender relations, as well as social and political engagement of students from the end of World War II until today. In addition to photographs, the recording of audio interviews of oral history with interested current and former residents of “Studenjak” will begin.

Photos and audio interviews about life in the “Student City” will be archived as part of an online collection called “They: Live” on an international collaborative digital platform Topoteka ( and the official website of the project in parallel with collections on student life in student dormitories in Madrid, Podgorica, Rijeka and Zagreb.

The invitation is open to all those who have photos of “Student City” and life in it in their albums, regardless of the decade in which they were created. Photos will not be retained but will be returned to their owners immediately after scanning. Pre-scanned photos are also considered, as well as photos in digital format that can be sent by e-mail.

More information on how to send, use the material and clear regulatory archiving of photos can be obtained by e-mail [email protected] or by phone 011 2691 442 and 064 466 76 08.

The photos will be collected in the next seven months, and the deadline for sending and submitting photos is September 1, 2021.

The project “They live” is being realized from September 2020 to the end of February 2023, within the program for culture and media of the European Union “Creative Europe”. Next to the House of Culture Hall of residence from Belgrade, which is the leader of the project, as partners in the project are the International Center for Archival Research “Ikarus Croatia” from Zagreb, the Institute of Contemporary Art from Cetinje, the Academy of Applied Arts from Rijeka, the Faculty of Audiovisual Communications at King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Associated partners in the project are the Institute for Context Art at the University of Arts in Berlin and the Center for Applied History in Belgrade.

More about the project at

Photos provided by: Dragica Krgović (50s in Studenjak), Marija Konjikušić (70s) and Aleksa Vitorović (after 2000).

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