Art & Reconciliation

Mladi Most / Young Bridge was a unique post war reconciliation project offering art education workshops, exhibitions and festivals across community divisions in Mostar and surrounding areas of Bosnia Herzegovina.

The town had survived intensive warfare and continuing intimidation to cross town, even three years since the Dayton Peace Agreement.  Art education and projects offered a way for personal development, management of trauma and creating friendships with people of different identities and experiences.

Luke worked with Jude Hutchen and the Recyklaze group to create artworks with a local community of young people who’d spent most of the war hiding in their cellars.  Created from found and recycled materials we made artworks campaigning to clean and tidy up the war torn city. The sculptures were paraded from the community centre through town to the exhibition venue.

With thanks

With thanks to funding from University of Bristol.