Ithaca Murals, Thriving Futures, Is ON

From Monday 05/22/23 till Friday 06/02/23 on working days come and meet me at the crossroad of Dryden Rd, Ithaca Rd, Maple Ave, Oak Ave and Cornell St. I´ll be painting on the electric box there from 9AM till 1PM each day as part of Get Your GreenBack Tompkins “Thriving Futures”, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County / Ithaca Murals project.  I might finish earlier, depending on the weather and complexity of the work but anyway if you see me there, stop by. I´ll be doing a Totoro Bus Stop, since Belle Sherman Elementary is nearby.

Last Call to Exhibition at the CSMA

This is the last week of the Hanami Exhibition @ the CSMA. Exhibition is open till Friday 05/26/23. The CSMA working hours are Tuesday-Friday 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. If you are interested in seeing or acquiring any of my works, this is the last chance, go visit the CSMA.

And some extra good news, my wife´s book is out!

My wife, Larisa Kasumagić-Kafedžić, has been working on Peace Pedagogies in Bosnia and Herzegovina:Theory and Practice in Formal Education book, together with her colleague and friend Sara Clarke-Habibi for 3 years and she has been planning it for almost 5 years. It is a book that shows some of good initiatives and practices in peace pedagogy that have been happening in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the end of the Bosnian War. This is not “everything is terrible down here” book. It features 15 Chapters written by 18 Authors covering Concepts and Contexts of Peace Pedagogies to Reinforcing Teachers as Peacebuilders, Integration of Peacebuilding through Curriculum and Pedagogy and Partnerships for Peace Learning. I was lucky to be part of this as technical support 🙂

Last Month in Ithaca is Around the Corner

Well, recently I was introduced to the Arabic term barzakh and its more contemporary meaning used among migrants, legal and illegal, that talks about the state they are in – “doing a barzakh”. We have a saying that could describe barzakh as being ni na nebu ni na zemlji, that translates as neither in heaven nor on earth. A certain physical, locational and mental limbo.  I think I am on the exit door of mine, one more month to go.

Casual drinking coffee outside with friends, neighbours, having pastries, enjoying sun and having a small talk, is becoming more and more real. Birthday gatherings with family, going to country houses, drinking rakija and having BBQ, looking at the endless fields of corn, wheat or just small orchard over morning coffee in my family’s village. Going home.

Peace, love and unity



pS. My friend Damir Imamović has a new album, please check it out.

Sometimes in your life you find yourself at very complex crossroad in the front of the electric box
Friends at the show in the CSMA