The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) draws connections between intangible cultural heritage, art and technology, with the vision to inspire people experiencing tradition anew.
The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) is a biennial festival and year-round project that was initiated in Ioannina, Region of Epirus, Northwestern Greece in 2018. BoWB’s mission is to present interdisciplinary art and research that engage intangible cultural practices in transformative, collective and educative ways, advocating for open knowledge, open source technologies and the commons.
BoWB aims to develop inclusive participation in a wide range of social groups and foster a network of transnational and intersectional mobility in Greece and the Western Balkans. We envision a boundary spanning approach to intangible heritage that brings together past and contemporary cultural practices, encouraging collective action, art creation and well-being.
BoWB is an initiative of the History of Art Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts in the University of Ioannina.
Get to know us better by reading our Code of Conduct.