The Forum of Slavic Cultures is actively engaged in its 2024 activities. In August, director Andreja Rihter held a work meeting with officials from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Regional ethnographic open-air museum “Etar.” The primary purpose of this meeting was to enhance collaboration and discuss the upcoming Živa 2024 award ceremony.
The Slovenian Association of Literary Translators (DSKP) once again brought the participants of the International Slovenian Literature Translation Seminar to the garden of Villa Zlatica in Ljubljana. This time, the topic was the future of contemporary Slovenian comics and how to approach the translation of comic clouds.
Zdravka Evtimova, a prominent Bulgarian writer and president of the Bulgarian PEN center, has gained recognition for her novel Thursday, which was included in the 100 Slavic Novels collection. Evtimova is highly regarded in contemporary Bulgarian prose and is also known for her translations from English, French, and German.
The Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK) remains committed to its ongoing project, “Transformations: FROM the Slavic Clothing Tradition TO Contemporary Designs”, as the initiative continues to gain momentum. In a recent development, talented designers from Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Montenegro had their collections captured through a photoshoot held in May 2023. In September we are planning a comprehensive presentation of the project at the Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade.
A recent meeting for neighbours in Villa Zlatica was held in a pleasant atmosphere, listening to the stories of Rožna dolina, especially about Zlatica Hribar, the daughter of Ivan Hribar, whom many still remember. The German Ambassador to Slovenia, Natalie Kauther, and her husband also joined the meeting.