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OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION "THE CITY IN THE BALKANS: SPACES, FACES, MEMORY IN POSTCARDS" IN KAVARNA

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20200831 144634On September 1, 2020, in the city center of Kavarna Mrs. Elena Baltadzhieva, Mayor of Kavarna Municipality, Assist. Prof. Dr. Malamir Spasov from the IBSCT–BAS and Mr. Boris Spasov, Chairman of the Dobrudzha Scientific Institute, opened the exhibition "The City of the Balkans: Spaces, Images, Memory in Postcards". This new edition of the exhibition is orgnized by the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with Kavarna Municipality under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science.

A total of 20 posters feature postcards from the end of the 19th to the end of the 20th century representing various urban centers in the Balkans. Through the eyes of photographers, the authors of the exhibition compare the development of the city as a center of changes in several Balkan countries in the transition to the modern era. Apart from Sofia, Plovdiv, Ruse, Shumen, Dobrich, visitors to the exhibition will see landmarks in Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Skopje, Constantinople, Edirne, Sarajevo and many others. Special emphasis is placed on the sea cities - Varna, Burgas, Sozopol, Bar, Kotor, Thessaloniki, Rijeka.

The exhibition can be seen until September 30, 2020. Thereafter, it will be presented in other cities.

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