:: show 552 .. 23rd March 2018 ::
- WETLANDS IN SLOVENIA
- THE CHURCH AT CRNGROB
- FEELIF TECHNOLOGY FOR
- ANIMATOR GREGOR MASTNAK
- A HOUSE OF LIVING HERITAGE
Wetlands are among the most endangered ecosystems on our planet. Those of international importance are protected by the Ramsar Convention, which was signed almost half a century ago. In Slovenia, wetlands cover less than 5% of the national territory, and three of them have been included on the Ramsar List. These are Lake Cerknica, the Sečovlje Saltworks and the Škocjan Caves.
THE CHURCH AT CRNGROB
The greatest attraction of Crngrob, a small village near Škofja Loka, is a church, whose dimensions and wealth far exceed the size of the village. Its construction took as long as 600 years and its image changed in accordance with the needs of the pilgrims, as the church was once a popular pilgrimage destination. Today, it is a valuable cultural and artistic monument.
Tens of millions of blind people worldwide are deprived of many things in their lives. While watching a show about blind people, a Slovenian entrepreneur was deeply moved by their isolation, so he started thinking how modern technology could ease their communication with the world. The result is Feelif, a smartphone and tablet solution, which has been proclaimed as one of the three best social innovations in Europe at the European Social Innovation Competition held in 2017 in Brussels.
Grega Mastnak is one of the leading Slovenian authors of animated films. As a director, screenwriter and head of animation, he has created an internationally acclaimed series The Beezes, which has won several awards. His current project is an animated series for the youngest audiences, entitled Prince Ki-Ki-Do.
HOUSE OF LIVING HERITAGE
A few years ago, the House of Living Heritage was opened in Bela Cerkev, a village near Šmarješke Toplice amidst the wine-growing Dolenjska hills. The new cultural facility brings together various societies that breathe life into the village and nurture the local cultural heritage all under one roof.