HERITO – New Quarterly Publication Dedicated to Heritage, Culture and Modernity
International Cultural Centre, Krakow
The International Cultural Centre (ICC) in Krakow, Poland, focused on a multidimensional approach to cultural heritage in Central Europe, established HERITO, a quarterly publication dedicated to heritage, culture and modernity. The first issue of the bilingual English–Polish periodical was launched in October 2010 and distributed both in Poland and abroad.
The leading idea behind this new initiative, as editor-in-chief, Jacek Purchla, emphasized in its introduction, is "to become a unique forum for discussions on heritage, culture, our times and the future". Focusing on the Central European region, issues of locus and related reflections, space and its various meanings, geography of the imagination and of memory will be examined through essays, interviews, reflections on new exhibitions, books and examples of successful cultural projects.
In the first issue entitled Symbols and cliché, insightful writing by scholars and cultural critics focuses on questioning the concepts and usefulness of national ideologies and political myths in Central Europe. It further examines how national myths are reflected in art, architecture, and the landscape. The first issue of HERITO takes a multidimensional approach, integrating art, history, culture and philosophical thought to produce an interesting panorama of culture from Central Europe.
The second issue of HERITO, published in March 2011, entitled Imagined identities, is dedicated to questioning possible multilayered identities - for a place, for people, for a collective. Other sections of HERITO present the Romanian Sibiu as the European Capital of Culture, the Contemporary Art Tower in Vienna, and the temporary location of Contemporary Museum Wroclaw – former bunkers now hosting modern art.
For more information please visit HERITO web page: www.herito.pl/en/