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International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea

Trieste Contemporanea announces that is now possible to participate in DOUBLE TRACK, the tenth edition of the International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea.

The competition deadline is midnight (Italian time) of the 31st May 2012. The entry is free. The designers from Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine are called to submit a reuse or redefinition project of an anonymous or everyday object from recent past whose traces are being lost. The contest is promoted by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee under the patronage of the C.E.I. (Central European Initiative). You can read more about the provided prizes and check the competition notice on

Trieste Contemporanea

Dialogues with the Art of Central Eastern Europe’ is a committee of cultural institutions and associations created in June 1995 with the objective of bringing out the role of Trieste as a hinge between Western Europe, the countries of Eastern Europe and the countries of the Mediterranean area for the creation in Trieste of an observatory on the contemporary situation of art and culture in Central-Eastern Europe. The Trieste Contemporanea Committee runs its activity through collaborations, co-productions and exchanges on an international level. Initiatives dedicated to visual art, music, cinema, literature, multimediality, theatre, architecture and design have been held in Trieste and abroad.

The focal points of the activity of the Committee can be considered to be the ‘Trieste Contemporanea International Design Contest’ a biennial event that now attracts the interest of designers from 21 European countries, and the ‘CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators’, another biennial event that deals with the topics of cultural promotion and the exchange of curatorial experiences in occasion of the opening of the Venice Biennale. Both initiatives are carried out under the auspices of the CEI.- Central European Initiative. Among the other initiatives that have been created, a very important one is the promotion of young artists that also avails itself of an annual specific tool (’Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award’).

Starting from 2003 Trieste Contemporanea proposed to a number of institutions and museums from Central-Eastern Europe the co-production of the international project “Continental Breakfast” (CB) of which, presently, the Trieste Committee is project-leader and institutions from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey are members. The Committee is recognised as ‘cultural body of regional interest’ by the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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