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ECHO II: Traditions in Transition website goes live

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ECHO II: Traditions in Transition website goes live

The design and development of the ECHO II: Traditions in Transition website ( has been completed and we are pleased to announce that it is now live.

With a user-friendly interface, ECHO II website consists of the “online environemnt” of the physical actions of the project. While exploring the site, visitors have the opportunity to navigate the digital exhibition, which -in its entirety- will consist of a digital collection of the original works of art already created and will be created within the five (5) art residencies that took and will take place Northern Macedonia and Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary respectively. So far, the works produced by the artists of Northern Macedonia have been published, while the digital exhibition will be continuously enriched and growing straight after the completion of the local arts exhibitions.

On the ECHO II website, visitors can also find out about the selected local traditions and in what ways these interact with contemporary art, to draw information about the project identity and all related actions and events as well as to access to an open library that will be coming up soon, consisting of articles, publications and supporting material.

The new site arranges information in a clean and focused design easy to understand and navigate. An important aspect of the new website is the promotion of ECHO II, the establishment of the project’s  digital identity, and the activation  of its digital footprint.

 About ECHO II: Traditions in Transition

ECHO II is an international project in the field of arts, culture and heritage. It is the continuation of the ECHO pilot project implemented in 2018-2019 exploring Dark Cultural Heritage of the Balkans and within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. ECHO II emanates from a deeper need to support and realise the concept of the EU motto “united in diversity”.

In particular, traditions constitute parts of local identities that are defined by the use, re-use, change and transformation of traditions in the course of the community life. These traditions shape and are shaped by the group and significantly determine their culture. The existence of significant traditions is a common element among European people. Re-exploring and revisiting traditions through a new lens can benefit communities and mobilise them in order to reconsider existing perceptions of static traditions that need to be protected and re- introduce these traditions in their group life. ECHO II focuses on Traditions in Transition. This is an alternative viewpoint to the established concept that tradition is fixed and in need of protection and as such we have to preserve it as an object of musealisation. Alternatively, ECHO II sustains that in order to keep alive local traditions that are important for the ingroups, it is more fruitful to understand and accept their changing, dynamic character according to the each- time needs of the communities.

ECHO II aims at tightening and promoting the link between artistic creation and local traditions, enabling contemporary artistic creation based on cultural elements from different European communities, and with the participation of the following partners: Inter AliaSfera International, Pro ProgressioneBalkan Beyond Borders, and Open Space Foundation.

PostScriptum participates in the project taking over the digital strategy of the project in order to maximize the digital footprint, aiming at promoting the circulation of the artworks, enabling access to new audiences and at improving capacity building for cultural professionals.

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