Pic.: Azra Aksamija, Future Heritage Collection, 2014


1st Collecting Event & Panel Discussion
on Friday, September 19, 2014

Location: „SARTR“ Sarajevo War Theater
Gabelina br. 16, 71 000 Sarajevo

1st Collecting Event: 5 - 8 pm
What is an important part of the cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina for you personally? We invite you to bring your contribution/s to the 1st Collecting Event!

Panel Discussion: 8 - 9.30 pm
With: Damir Imamović, Nebojša Jovanović, Šejla Kamerić, Nihad Kreševljaković, Mirsad Sijarić, Azra Akšamija, Lejla Hodžić, Anton Lederer and Margarethe Makovec

The invited panelists will present the contributions they have submitted to the FUTURE HERITAGE COLLECTION and explain the reasons why these contributions are significant for the collection. Join us for the discussion!

What is the need for cultural heritage preservation? Many municipalities and countries of the world collect and preserve their cultural heritage, primarily to make cultural developments in a particular area more understandable for future generations, and to preserve what our ancestors considered to be important.

But, what is to be done when cultural institutions of a city, region, or country are no longer able to systematically gather and protect cultural heritage?

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the citizens of Europe and the world who are currently visiting Sarajevo, are invited to participate in the creation of the Future Heritage Collection. Therefore, we need the active participation of citizens who are willing to become collectors of their own cultural heritage and to bring us their contributions for the Future Heritage Collection, a collection without political or national filter.

FUTURE HERITAGE COLLECTION is a project by the artist Azra Akšamija (Boston/Graz) produced in collaboration with Lejla Hodžić (Sarajevo), Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer (Graz). In the frame of the 54th International Theatre Festival MESS, Sarajevo.

It is realised with the support of:
"Year of Commemoration 2014"
Office of the regional government of Styria
Department Culture, Europe and International Affairs