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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 2 foundations, I-DEA and Open Design School.

The programme itself has 5 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.