Public lesson in Vukovar

Public lesson was held in Vukovar within the project \'Cyrillic my alphabet\' that is implemented by Ethno Network in partnership with the Cultural association \'Sloga\' from Vukovar, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for Cooperation with the Diaspora and Serbs in the region.

Public lesson was opened by Bojana Patković, president of the cultural association \'Sloga\' and the project manager of Ethno Network, Iva Radic which presented the activities and objectives of the project. The project \'Cyrillic my alphabet \' is intended for women and young people from Serbia and Croatia. The project aims to preserve the cultural identity of Serbs in the region through lectures on the origin and meaning of the Cyrillic alphabet and practical workshops in traditional embroidery and felting. After completion of the workshops, project participants will have the opportunity to prepare exhibits with the motive of Cyrillic and participate as exhibitors in the fifth juried exhibition of miniature framed motifs entitled \'100 women-100 miniatures\'. The exhibition is organized by Ethno Network with the aim of building skills in traditional techniques (embroidery, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, ceramic, lace making).

One of Ethno Network prominent trainers, Dusanka Botunjac presented the examples from Miroslav\'s Gospel aiming to evoke the beauty of Cyrillic and provide the participants with practical examples in traditional techniques as designed by Ethno Network experts (alphabet in gold embroidery, felt balls embellished with Cyrillic letters, bookmarks with Cyrillic motives etc.)

Branko Stankovic, RTS journalist and author of the series \'Squaring the Circle\', presented another perspective of preserving the intangible cultural heritage. Through excerpts from his series and by presentation of interesting historical facts, Stankovic presented the participants with a whole new angle to the topic of tradition and cultural identity.

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