New stories about Novi Sad. We will discover the less known cultural heritage of the city from the citizens of Novi Sad view, their stories, memories and personal archive. The citizens of Novi Sad can expect six walks in September within the ‘Heritage Walks’ project that is part of this year’s ‘Kaleidoscope of Culture’ programme.
The first in a row called the ‘Retrospective of the Urban Gardening in Novi Sad’ is scheduled for 1 September at 7 p.m. in the Egység Cultural Station (Antona Čehova Street no. 4) This is the third walk that gives the citizens of Novi Sad an insight into how former urban gardens looked like through the multimedia exhibition consisting of posters, video and animated material. Epecially interesting way to animate the audience is the ability to use VR equipment that will allow a little virtual journey through the urban gardens. The event is implemented by the ‘Creative Industry – Viridis’ Association and the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’.
Who are ‘old’ and ‘new’ citizens of Karlovci and what stories are hidden in their yards and houses?
What is the myth about ‘old’ and ‘new’ citizens of Karlovci and what are their cultural differences? The citizens of Karlovci will open the doors of their homes and yards and reveal the hidden stories. They will share their personal memories and memories of everyday life in Sremski Karlovci and its inhabitants. The ‘My Karlovci Story’ walk is implemented by the Society for cherishing traditions and development of Sremski Karlovci in cooperation with the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’. The gathering place is Patrijarha Rajačića Street no.3, and the walks will start at 3 p.m. The third walk is planned in October.
Take a peek into the Mihiz’s House – Irig reveals its history and local stories The ‘Back to the Future’ ’walks will be implemented in Irig in September, when local stories, legends and historical events will be revealed. The final point of the walk is the home of Borislav Mihajlović Mihiz, literary critic and screenwriter, which the visitors will have the opportunity to visit and hear stories about his life. On the way to the house, walking along the streets of Irig, the visitors will learn about local stories and legends, as well as the most interesting events in the history of the place on the way to the house, walking along the streets of Irig. The ‘Back to the Future’ walks are being implemented by the ‘Eustahija’ Association and the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’. The second and third walk will be held in October.
Movie stories about Novi Sad
How did Novi Sad look like through the camera of the members of the Kino Club in the middle of the last century? What can we learn about Novi Sad from the film heritage? The starting point is the Small Art Gallery of the Cultural Centre of Novi Sad (Mihajlo Pupin Boulevard no. 9), and the final point is the ‘Bulevar Books’ bookstore where the movie projection will be held. As in the previous walk implemented by the Kino Club, the focus is on amateur filmmaking and film heritage, which also records the history of the city. We will see how the centre of Novi Sad and the streets around the Fish Market in the late ’50s looked like and how the university centre and Limani looked like during the ’60s and ’70s in the second edition of the ‘Kinoplov’. We will take a walk along the Quay to Oficirac and the Petrovaradin Fortress. The event is implemented by the Kino Club Novi Sad and the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’.
Stories about new spaces and architecture at the end of month
At the end of the month, the ‘Impulse’ Performing Arts Festival turns atomic shelters into gathering places for the creation of new stories and ideas, all through the design of spatial installations and urban furniture made of wood.
The ‘Heritage Walks’ will pay special attention to the architecture heritage of Novi Sad during the last weekend in September. This event will be implemented by the Association for creative engagement of young people ‘Dom B-612’. Stories of significant buildings will show the cultural richness of Novi Sad through drawing, photography and collages.
The ‘Kaleidoscope of Culture’ is the programme arch of the ‘Nov Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ project, which turns Novi Sad into the ‘city of scene’ through the culture of communion, at more than 80 locations from 24 to 30 August.
It connects spaces and programmes, as well as the actors themselves: the ‘Kaleidoscope’ presents a unique image of the diversity of Novi Sad through multiple arts, with its cultural institutions, non-institutional scene, artists and citizens themselves. With more than 400 programmes, everyone will have a chance to design their own kaleidoscope of culture.
More information here.