Tradition anew!
Biennale of Western Balkans, Ioannina, Greece

Biannual festival and year-round project that draws connections between intangible cultural heritage, art and technology.

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The Biennale of Western Balkans promotes intangible & natural heritage through art, technology and open knowledge, with the vision to inspire people experiencing tradition anew.

The Biennale of Western Balkans (BoWB) presents interdisciplinary art and research that focus on cultural knowledge and practices identified as local, Indigenous, community, folk, traditional and living heritage. BoWB’s mission is to promote open knowledge, open technologies and the commons in the arts and cultural field, develop inclusive cultural participation and education, and build a cross-border mobility network strengthening cultural cooperation in Greece and the Balkans.

BoWB is an initiative of the History of Art Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Ioannina and its team, presented since 2018 through its main festival every two years, its year-round programme with the annual Art Pluriverse Community Science Series and the open-access pluriverse publications.

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