General Idea of the Conference
rapid changes that the countries of South-East Europe are confronted
with make it a necessity and essential challenge to perform a certain
"archaeological cut" through the different heterogeneous
layers of the Balkan region. Therefore the international Conference
UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS is conceived as a challenge to examining the
alteration stratum of the Balkans, concentrating strongly on questions
of society, culture, art, and history. Reflections and analysis
dedicated to these complex issues will be examined during the
THE BALKANS will in this goal try to focus on examining the intersection
of the acquired codes in the social, historical, cultural context we
have used on the Balkans in our immediate past, as well as in
considering the changes through which our societies, and culture, are
undergoing over the past decades. The Conference is especially
interested in investigating the deeper reasons for on-going conflicts in
the region. The Conference will focus on finding ways of concordant
common social, political and economic structure to emerge in the new
Balkan societies and thus admitting that each region has its own
specifics shall try to find a link connecting to the cumulative cultural
achievements of the past.
UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS is open to the investigation of substantially higher synergistic systems on the Balkans and will urge the creation of new visions of the artists, theoreticians, historians, sociologists, and philosophers, and will concentrate on finding a common platform in which the present historic and cultural gaps can be bypassed. Being conceived as an encounter of artists, technologies and visionaries the Conference also welcomes various projects using information technology and different multi-media applications, life sciences, etc.
to be discussed
Codes Not Understood: Reasons and Consequences
format of the Conference
UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS is inviting 30 leading thinkers from the Balkan region as well as outside from it, covering a wide expertise (sociologists, philosophers, historians, art historians, culturologists, and artists).
Creation of a web site.
The Conference UNDERSTANDING THE BALKANS will be covered by video
footage directly from the Conference on our web page, during the entire
c. Creation of a mailing list.