6th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2022
Cultural Routes – ATRIUM/Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the 20th Century in Europe's Urban Memory
The totalitarian regimes which characterised much of Europe during the central decades of the 20th century had a major impact on the urban landscape. The CoE Cultural Route ATRIUM- Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes in Europe's Urban Memory (2014) has its basis in a common urban and architectural heritage that remains on the streets as an uncomfortable heritage.
Bulgaria and Romania are the BSEC countries participating in this Route.
The ATRIUM Cultural Route brings together different European experiences in order to discover shared historical elements. It permits exploration of the sociological, ideological and geographical complexities of the history of these regimes as viewed through the prism of urban landscapes in different cities. At the same time, it focuses on a multiperspective approach through various contemporary art practices.
As for the two BSEC countries, they are connected with the Cultural Route through:
- Dimitrovgrad (Bulgaria)
- Iași and Ştei (Romania)
ATRIUM has received the Best Practices 2018 Award in Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Development for the results achieved thanks to the ATRIUM Plus project.
For more information, please open these links: https://www.coe.int/en/web/cultural-routes/atrium-architecture-of-totalitarian-regimes-of-the-20th-century, https://www.atriumroute.eu/
Photographs taken from: https://www.atriumroute.eu/
Photograph No 1: Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
Photograph No 2: Student’s Culture House, in Iași, Romania
Photograph No 3: Ştei Romania
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