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In 2012, Maribor is la ying new foundations and setting new trends of development. The European Capital of Culture is an opportunity for the city, for all partner cities and for the region, the country, an opportunity for artists, for various institutions supporting social growth. The European Capital of Culture is an internationally recognised project; it is an opportunity for the city and the country.
It's also an opportunity for artists from the culture arena and for various institutions which support social development.

Within the project - which we see as the mobilisation of varied artistic events - there is a much broader dimension. Through creativity in the field of culture, it calls on all areas of society to seek motivation for shared activities and social progress. The arena of operations of the European Capital of Culture involves culture in the broadest possible sense – the culture of living, the culture of dialogue, and the cultural identity of the environment, whose breadth defines us. It defines us as individuals, as residents and citizens; it defines us as personalities who shape space with their creative activity and culturalawareness. The very awareness that we shape this space, that we live with the consequences, which affect many generations, is an extremely important aspect of the European Capital of Culture project. The search for common stories, the weaving of creativity, development, the present, past and future presents an unrepeatable opportunity for many synergic effects which may be created in societ . The weaving of different fields of art and cultural events for the many and the few is an important aspect of the whole project. Such a project leaves a lasting mark on the environment, because its drive motivates many artists and numerous institutions to become aware that they live together. The city of Maribor sensed this opportunity when applying with the partner cities, and in 2012 this needs to be implemented in a bold and socially responsible way. And the connection with education and research through the University of Maribor, which has a key role in the dynamics of development, is essential to the project. And it is just as essential that the programme contents and broader activities become a part of each individual who resides in this sphere or visits it. Through Maribor 2012, the city, the region and the state can find or reinvent a story of connections, mutual dialogue, creativity for the purpose of social development and the quality of our lives together.

2112Ai - 100YC Project

2112Ai [Architectural Intelligence] is composed of several events and multidisciplinary discussions with leading architects, designers, artists, engineers, technologists and architectural schools which are part of the 100YC [100 Year City] exhibition. The goal of the project is to outline a series of visionary projects that would transform post-industrial Maribor into a technologically oriented city of the future. Director of 2112Ai Tom Kovac explains the goal is to discover possible patterns of global changes, complexity, risk and unpredictability, which question the sensitivity and logic of determining the effects on architecture, urban planning and life. 2112Ai strives for a multidisciplinary way of thinking as a key ability, which enables the creation of balanced and flexible architectural conditions. Bringing together knowledge and dynamics of different fields brings results in the field of architectural integrity, innovation, development and progress. It speaks in favour of a wide range of possibilities, from simple presumptions to extreme speculative optimism with which it shows numerous forms which could in the future reshape the planet and change the face of architecture and the global economy in the 21st century.
In addition to the European Capital of Culture program, a curated selection of the submitted master plan visions will also be presented within the Australian and Slovenian Pavilions at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
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