Celebrate the past to build the future
Tradition anew .
With the title 'Tradition anew' the 1st Biennale of Western Balkans presents interdisciplinary projects that explore aspects of intangible cultural heritage and possibilities of their digital future.
The programme contains a main gathering event, three exhibitions and three conferences & workshops.
The Biennale sets up the framework to envision the creation of a Virtual Museum for Intangible Cultural Heritage and contemporary thought.
Creativity happens everywhere. We work and collaborate with people from all kinds of backgrounds .
Seen as an open-air laboratory, the park of Litharitsia will host three large-scale installations aiming to draw parallels between media, techniques and representations; from traditional stonecraft to inflatable art and open design structures. We invite citizens and students to the workshops culminating to the creation of the installations, in order to celebrate knowledge sharing, to exchange ideas, skills and visions.
Jaan Valsiner suggests that through patterns we access everyday reality and operate across aesthetic and functional fields. From communication systems, traditional crafts and textiles, to data networks and machine learning, patterns organise and represent cultural production within recognisable fields. Therefore we ask: Can we draw parallels and imagine new patterns through the synergy of new technologies with traditional practices? How do patterns manifest in public space through ephemeral installations?