Pulchri Studio | The Hague, the Netherlands
22 October 2011
On the occasion of the launch of Walk of Truth, we hosted the exhibition “The Location of Culture,” curated by Pavlina Paraskevaidou, featuring work by artists from Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey. A catalogue of the exhibition was published at the event.
Artists: Andreas Savva, Angelos Papadimitriou, Annemieke Louwerens, Celine van den Boorn, Diana Blok, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hussein Chalayan, Irini Miga, Johannes van Vugt, Kim de Ruysscher, Klitsa Antoniou, Kyriaki Costa, Lefteris Olympios, Lefteris Tapas, Lia Lapithi, Maria Loizidou, Melita Couta, Phanos Kyriacou, Savvas Christodoulides, Sinem Ertaner, Stelios Faitakis, Toula Liasi, Yannis Kyriakides.
- Tasoula Hadjitofi, Global Cultural Advocate and Founder of Walk of Truth
- Bruce Clark, journalist at The Economist and author
- Joost Dirkzwager, Senior Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Dick Brongers, Director of Pulchri Studio, The Hague
- Soula Zavou, President of the Cyprus Chapter of the International Association for the Promotion of Women in Europe (AIPFE)
- Georghios M. Pikis, former judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
We aspire to:
We will organise debates with world experts and find new ways in which legislation and institutional arrangements can be improved in order to prevent the destruction of cultural heritage.
SHELTER HOMELESS ARTEFACTS
We support the creation a safe, temporary home for homeless artefacts in The Hague. We want to protect these works and allow them to tell their stories: where they came from, how they became refugees and their desire to return home.
We are developing alternative ways for protecting cultural heritage in areas of conflict. We strive to create innovative projects by engaging alternative thinkers in a variety of fields before, during and after conflicts.
We intend to organise walks in cultural heritage sites in order to engage individuals from diverse backgrounds. We strive to encourage people to work together to preserve their cultural heritage next to institutions and to promote a better understanding of the meaning of these sites to every group.
REBUILD THE FUTURE BY RESTORING THE PAST
We will explore restoring cemeteries in conflict areas using the rituals of both sides. We seek the help of world leaders in this endeavour since reconciling with the dead is a first step to accepting the diversity of the living.