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14 May 2019

Matera 2019 - European Capital of Culture

Matera in southern Italy is the European Capital of Culture 2019. The programme is built on two foundations, I-DEA and Open Design School.

The programme itself has five themes:

 Ancient Futures: the relationship with nature and landscape

 Continuity and Disruptions: a story of ingenuity and resilience

 Utopias and Dystopias: radical new models which challenge assumptions

 Roots and Routes: the possibilities of mobility

 Reflections and Connections: art, science and cultural citizenship as catalysts for a new model in Europe

The Bulgarian city of Plovdiv, together with Matera, has been chosen as the twin European Capital of Culture for 2019.