Symposium: Towards a New Heritage
Presentation | Jovanka Popova | Towards a New Heritage Symposium as part of the Motel Trogir project, organized by Loose Associations | Beton kino, Dom Mladih/ Split Youth Centre, Croatia | 17-20 October, 2019
The three-day symposium / public gathering which will take place in Split and the surrounding area from 17 to 20 October 2019 is organised by the Loose Associations, platform for contemporary artistic practices, as part of the Collective Domain of Cultural Memory (CDCM) collaborative project. The symposium is organised with the intent of fostering the critical reflection and examination of the last decade of dealing with the topic of protection of modernist architecture from the second half of the 20th century. We intend to consider the processes, protagonists, methods and challenges in this field (of the historicization of modernity and preservation of modernist heritage).
In light of the up-to-date activities and practice of the Motel Trogir project, the symposium will cover the following topics: – The Motel Trogir project 2013-2019 – how do we protect the architecture of modernism?, critical reflection; – The Mediterranean Modernism Network, focus on Northern Africa, the example of Morocco; – The relationship of the historicization of modernity and the activist practices of protecting modernist architecture to contemporary artistic practices, frictions and crossovers
Participants: Doplgenger (Isidora Ilić, Boško Prostran), Ruben Arevshatyan, Ekaterina Shapiro Obermair, Imad Dahmani, Lahbib El Moumni, Meslil El Mehdi, Višnja Kukoč, Jelena Borota, Sanja Matijević Barčot, Lidija Butković Mićin, Jovanka Popova, Anastasija Pandilovska, Saša Šimpraga, Jasminka Babić, Neli Ružić, Duška Boban, Lana Stojičević, Mariana Bucat, Platforma 9,81, Udruga Kačić, Božo Benić, Morana Rozić, Aleksandar Bede, Sabina Damiani, Marjoca de Greef and many more.
The symposium is part of Collective Domain of Cultural Memory, an international collaborative project funded under the European Union programme Creative Europe for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.