PRESENTATION OF “ALTERNATIVE MAP OF PLOVDIV”

PRESENTATION OF “ALTERNATIVE MAP OF PLOVDIV”

A PROJECT OF THE OPEN ARTS FOUNDATION AND STUDIO 8 ½
Presentation in the “Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv” 2013

20 September (Friday) – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Alternative Map of Plovdiv – launch. Presentation: Katrin Sarieva, Vladislav Kostadinov and Antonia Vulkanova, followed by Q&A

Joyful Rituals Municipal Company
, 34 Hristo G. Danov St.

The Alternative Map of Plovdiv is a tourist guide of the uncharted and unfamiliar Plovdiv. It draws attention to some landmark architectural and cultural sites that are threatened by destruction or neglect.

The Alternative Map of Plovdiv features several routes comprising a number of thematically related sights, as well as unexpected stopover opportunities such as side-street cafésand restaurants, and observation points.

Four of the routes – Communist Era, Tobacco Quarter, Kapana Quarter and Bauhaus – were designed as a result ofthe public discussions held at artnewscafe in 2012 under the general title “An Arbor for the City”. The routes Religions and OtetsPaisiy St. were added with a view of creating wider awareness of Plovdiv’s history and life style.

The Alternative Map of Plovdiv aims to activate a social and cultural curiosity for the city’s past and present on the basis of tolerance, avoiding ideological or nationalist bias. It simultaneously aims to provoke public reflection and recognition that the city is a complex living organism and can be a stimulating place for relaxation.

Each visitor will get a copy of the Alternative Map of Plovdiv. A tour of the sites will be organized on 21 September.

20 September (Friday) – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Joyful Rituals Municipal Company, 34 Hristo G. Danov St.