WALKofPEACE project:"The Garden of the Meeting of Gorizia, between history, nature and culture"


Inaugurated on 2 July last after various refurbishment and reorganization works, the Giardino dell'Incontro in Borgo Castello in Gorizia is now a privileged place from which to admire the city and the splendid landscape on the horizon from east to west, from the Fajiti to Calvario. A place where to stop and that, thanks to its proximity to the Great War Museum, invites one to meditate on the history and tragedy that covered this land with blood. An evocative space, therefore, in which art, in all its noblest forms of expression, can also find hospitality. This was the case during the three evenings of dance, music and history organized last September by the Regional Agency for Cultural Heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia, during which a series of animated dances, organized by a.ArtistiAssociati, simulated the blossoming of plants, their birth, their taking root in the territory that hosts them, thus recounting the festive and peaceful blossoming of the garden. The evenings were accompanied by the projection of the video installation "Artists, war and post-war in the Gorizia area", produced by Cameranebbia together with the Provincial Museums of Gorizia and the Milko Kos Institute of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Ljubljana. A multimedia path pag. 3 that, since last July 3, has been available in the halls of the Great War Museum and will be made available to all project partners, who will soon receive a link and instructions on how to download it. It is an interactive journey through the works of six artists from the territory who lived at the turn of the First World War, an unusual point of view on the political and social events of the war and post-war years, which help to understand how our territory has always been a place where cultural contributions of different origins have crossed: Nordic, Slavic and Mediterranean. The artists of the Gorizia area, trained in the cultural centers of Mitteleuropa, in Italian art cities, some in Paris, have above all mediated between the various trends with a mutual exchange of contaminations, thus developing the characteristics of a "border" land. This is not only true for the artistic aspects, but also political, social and cultural life. The initiative is part of the Walk of Peace project, a European Interreg Programme Italy/Slovenia, which aims at sustainable development of the heritage of the First World War between the Alps and the Adriatic and of which Posoški razvojni centre, ERPAC FVG, Veneto Region are part, Ustanova "Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju", Association GAL Venezia Orientale, Znanstvenoraziskovalni center Slovenske akademije znanosti in umetnosti, PromoTurismoFVG, Mestna Občina Nova Gorica, Javni zavod za upravljanje dediščine in turizem Pivka, Municipality of Ragogna.