The event “Post-catastrophic cities in a comparative perspective” supported by the program Normandy for peace, was held on a hybrid format the 13th of December 2021 in Skopje, North Macedonia.
This gathering was an opportunity to hear on various interpretation on post-catastrophic cities in Europe and abroad. Experts were able to present their researches on the destruction and the reconstruction of cities.
Ms. Stefanie Dupont from the “General inventory of cultural heritage” office of the region Normandy, presented the label “Heritage of Reconstruction in Normandy”, created by the same region to protect its cities’ heritage after its the rebuilding due to WWII. Mr. Gruia Badescu from the University of Konstanz brought many examples of European and non-European cities, like Bucharest or Mostar, which were rebuilt after being destroyed.
An opportunity to hear on various interpretation on post-catastrophic cities in Europe and abroad
Finally, Naum Trajanovski, from the Polish Academy of Sciences presented the book “Skopje’s earthquake in 1963 and its post-seism reconstruction: Personal testimonies”, written as part of the project “Skopje’s 1963 earthquake, memories, identities and actions”.
The event is a part of the project “Skopje’s 1963 earthquake, memories, identities and actions” implanted by CINIK – Center of research for nationalism and culture, and is supported by the Ministry of culture of North Macedonia, ALDA and the program Normandy for peace of the region Normandy.