CULTURE FOR PEACE –UNIFYING POTENTIALS FOR THE FUTURE PROUDLY PRESENTS THE NEXT ARTIST AND THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ITS PROJECT CIRCLE: ’CULTURE’ FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE:
ART/ARTISTS IN FORE- AND BACKGROUND
"Without forgetting the past, I make sculptures today, thinking about the future."
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Unifying Potentials for the Future - Culture for Peace (UPF - Culture for Peace) is a comprehensive initiative that aims to create a dynamic platform for our common sustainable future. It is to architecture a global reach by enabling talented and engaged individuals (as well as institutions and associations) from various fields of culture (science, arts, sports, and the like), to support sustainable balanced and harmonious societies.
The basic tools of the Initiative's activities relate to the design, implementation and realization of projects from different fields of culture, the organisation and support of individual cultural events, the presentation and promotion of artists, scientists and cultural workers, as well as the presentation and promotion of their (peace-related) works and activities.
The interaction of (applied) sciences and arts within the broader environment is a focal content of the activity and the leitmotiv in their implementation.
The basic prerequisite and precondition for the creation, existence and maintenance of societies and organisations oriented towards the advanced peaceful future is the existence (or establishment) of social values in which it primarily and intensively develops, supports and perceives a culture based on the initiation, creation, development and exchange of human ideas, knowledge and talents.
The establishment and enhancement of a peaceful society embedded in the environmental harmony is the only possible way forward, towards a sustainable future. To its biosocial equilibriums, it presupposes the existence of supporting web of culture, creative ideas, skills wisdoms and talents. And vice versa: The culture of supporting various ideas, knowledge and talents, directed towards a sustainable future, presupposes the existence / establishment of a peace society and its organisations.
STRENGTHENING EURO-ASIAN COOPERATION: Bridging with HONG KONG
On the margins of a major international media conference taking place in a very heart of Europe, metropolitan city of Prague, Mr. Tom Wan(Hong Kong-based Glocal and Global Studies Institute, Co-founder and Director) and Dr. Sofija Bajrektarevic (Culture for Peace, Director-General) have converged and thoroughly talked over topics of their mutual interests. Hong Kong partner stated many complementarities in the scope of the GGS Institute’s work with those of the Culture for Peace. By the next rounds of their bilateral talks at that high-impact international event, both sides agreed to elevate in cooperation, by signing their respective Memorandum of Understanding. (photo above)
This MoU will enable both parties to enhance their exchanges of information and of best practices, to mutually promote works complementary to each side as well as to effectively plan their joint undertakings in Hong Kong, Austria and elsewhere in Eurasia.
’CULTURE’ FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: ART/ARTISTS IN FORE- AND BACKROUND
The project "’Culture’ for sustainable future: art/artists in fore- and background" is conceptualized as a long-term, gradually evolving and enlarging, message of visual arts.
The content of this message should correspond to a specific topic (as the central constant of the long-term cycle):
"Sustainable Future - quo vadis: Process, metamorphosis, directions of movement (motion) of matter and spirit as essential building elements of being (existence)".
The very message senders are artists from all over the world, from different fields of visual arts (sculpture, painting, photography, design) with their chosen works that reflect/express the above stated theme.
The works will be presented as a front posting (on the start-page of this website), and will rotate during the year, changing every two months. In that way the artwork presented will be the first visual impression of the ‘Culture for Peace’ website.
The artworks themselves will be exhibited within the Culture for Peace project at annual exhibitions and presentations of the project (in various countries as well as annual in-house exhibitions).
The content of the project will thus create interaction between wider audiences and artists with their respective works from different corners of the world.
The ultimate goal is to provide an open stage, a platform for the artists' inspirations, works and messages that initiate (inter)actions between authors and audiences – all aimed at the creation of a pacific and balanced society as a sine qua non for our planetary sustainable future.
NARRATIVES OF HOPE: APPLIED SCIENCE IN THE CULTURE
Project ‘Narratives of Hope: Applied Science in the culture’ gives a floor to experts from different scientific and cultural fields. The leitmotiv of all topics, irrespectively from their thematic or performing diversity, is clearly set: Sustainable futures. In the closing, rep-up segment of these events, a microphone (for Q&A) always goes to young generation. For all the others in audience that is an opportunity to listen and get inspired – by words (or performances) of experts. It is a novel journey by content and style through the challenging and engaging topics facing the forthcoming generations.
‘MUSIC AS A CULTURE’
(in elaboration/planned) - estimated start of the project: 2020
RHYTHM AND COLOURS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
-BETWEEN TRADITION AND MODERNITY-
Under the auspices of huge international gathering (‘II Media Forum 2019 – Freedom of
Journalism in the Context of Human Rights, New Technologies and Information Security’,
Praha, 20-22 November), Culture for Peace was invited as a special guest to present the
applied Fashion design project: ‘Unique K by Sofi B‘ for Vienna Fabrics and Design.
It is composed of a collection of assessors and fashioned wearing items that are solely
produced from leftovers of the famous Backhausen fabrics – materials of the top quality and
prestigious design. Numerous items of these fabrics are designed by the famous artists of the
Vienna’s Secession (German: Wiener Secession).
The ‘Unique K by Sofi B’ collection is based on amalgamation of science and arts. It is
inspired by the presence of tradition in the modern culture of Central Europe, but also by
cultural influences from far and wide (starting with France to Ottomans, and from
Scandinavia through Russia all the way to some Asian royal courts, too).
Each item in this collection is truly unique. Many have been designed from the last remaining
pieces of the unique fabrics, which is not manufactured anymore.
By leaning on rest-pieces and emphasising on quality and uniqueness, this collection
underlines its commitment to sustainable development and a green approach towards
the fashion industry.