Kota in geography represents the height point,  in the war it  is defined as line of confrontation. Kota is also a place which is  abandoned an unused. Dobre kote represent public spaces that are niglected and can be transformed into play areas and alternative forms of gatherings, which lack in the city of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo due to lack of care and usage of public space is full of good kotas.

Dobre kote project aims to revive these places, integrating art into public space.  Dobre kote will “travel” in the city, where they will be integrated in the new location including art  (photography, paintings, poetry, prose, installations, sculptures, video art) in an abandoned space which will be partially renovated and revived by organizing joint working actions.

Artistic settings will be set or left within public space, since it is planned to monitor the relationship  of art works and public spaces to see the reaction of people to these instalations.  We plan to visit the good kota settings regularly, take pictures and record any changes ( we support the theft of art, as well as any response of citizens to instalations that will be set up). At the end of this process, the research will be turned into a scientific work and it will be available to the public.

The ultimate goal of the project is the integration of art into the daily lifes of citizens, with emhpasis on kids and young people that can use good kotas for non formal education . Our work will  transform previously unused public space. Future usage of this space  will be examined together with the residents in the part of the city in where kota is located. We plan while implementing this project to write petitions and appeals to local selfgovernance councils to ensure investments to repair for example ruined parks for kids.

Photo exhibition was organized on the first transformed Kota. The atmosphere during this Friday on Kota can be checked out on the videolink below.

Web platform Good Kote was created as part of the YouthLINC (Linking Innovators Who Network for Change), which is implemented by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina (YIHR BIH). This project is supported by the Network of Internews. Project YouthLINC Supports group of young people 18 to 24 years who come from six different countries in the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). Young people are enganged in creating a social platform online to promote public dialogue, to discover  similarities in different countries and to join forces in solving problems within their local communities and the region as well.