On July 11, we want to facilitate the exchange between more than 1000 people at Helvetiaplatz, in Zurich, to promote tolerance, mutual understanding and living together. For this purpose, a monument is created in an artistic way in which you can participate, too!
The process of gentrification and the effects of the real estate appreciation of Zurich are pervasive. The resulting consequences are oppression, repression and intolerance towards certain groups of the population. In order to strengthen the multiculturalism and tolerance of Zurich, it is essential to support the exchange between people from different community groups. We use art as a means to to promote these values and the interaction between people.
"ŠTO TE NEMA" or translated "Why aren`t you there?" is a nomadic monument that uses the genocide in Srebrenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as a symbol to remember what people can turn into if they do not reflect soon enough. Together with the local diaspora communities, it wants to set a signal against repression, oppression and violence by promoting a dialogue on these topics between different groups of people with the local population. This exchange promotes tolerance, mutual understanding and living together. So far "Što Te Nema" has already taken place in 12 world cities.
"ŠTO TE NEMA" is an art performance that creates a monument of coffee cups throughout the day. Currently the monument consists of ~ 7000 Bosnian coffee cups "Fildžan" and will be larger this year by other donated cups. The art performance is defined in a way that volunteers engage in dialogue with the local population of Zurich, while filling the cups with coffee. No one drinks the coffee. Each cup symbolizes a victim of Srebrenica, who can no longer drink the coffee because he is no longer among us. (title "ŠTO TE NEMA" or "Why aren`t you there?").