After the epidemic pushed four international Piranova colloquia online, the Forum of Slavic Cultures organized the sixth colloquium live. 15 participants and lecturers from six countries came to Piran to discover and explore sound waves.
Sound was the common thread of the sixth international colloquium organized by the Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK) in collaboration with the European Museum Academy, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Primorska and Piran Coastal Galleries. Lecturers Katarina Habe and Borut Jerman from Slovenia, Lidia Ader from the Russian Federation and moderators Andreja Rihter and Nina Zdravič Polič (Slovenia), and Massimo Negri (Italy) talked about the meaning of sound, its influence on the perception of the world, soundscapes in museums and museum displays, and use of new technologies in cultural heritage presentations. They also presented various good practices. At the workshop led by Italian composer and musician Claudia Ferretti the participants created and narrated their own sound stories. The result was three sound postcards: Song of the Whale, Remote Rumours and New World.
Participants from Italy, Slovenia, the Russian Federation, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro presented their cultural institutions and their role within them.
“Online events cannot replace a live experience of the colloquium. Now that we have again attended the Piranova colloquium live we can only hope that this will not change,” said Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, upon the conclusion of the sixth international colloquium Piranova.