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Small church in Albania
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A Small Church Adorned with Frescoes Hidden Beneath Fig Trees on a Lonely Island in Albania

The rock where the Saint Mary church is situated is at a distance of some 150 metres from the Great Prespa lake in Albania. The church sits in the southeastern cave or, viewed from the direction of the lake, on the viewer's right-hand side, above the water level. This small church, hidden beneath fig trees on an island off Maligrad is notable for its 14th-century frescoes, which used to completely adorn both interior and exterior walls. It is believed that Serbian nobleman Kesar Novak, who held the region of Lake Prespa during the Serbian Empire of Uroš the Weak (1355-1371), built the church.

Schwemme's side façade in Halle
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Reuse is the New Black

In this article, we explored how the concept of reuse and revitalisation translates into practice through the example of Schwemme Brewery. Since coming under the ownership of Schwemme e.V., this over 300-year-old brewery in Halle has been gradually transforming into a welcoming cultural space full of possibilities where dedicated individuals and an engaged community are using sustainable principles to ensure the meaningful transformation of historical space fit for modern needs.

Street in the industrial complex of Spinnerei, Leipzig
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The Transformation of Spinnerei: from Industrial Site to Art Centre

The Spinnerei in Leipzig, Germany, was once a cotton mill in the 19th and 20th century. Following its closure in the 1990s, the site was abandoned for many years. Today, the Spinnerei has been transformed into a vibrant centre for contemporary art and creative industries. Visitors find dozens of galleries, studios, workshops, and the KINO, an artist-led cinema. In this article, we explore the history of the Spinnerei, its transformation into a creative hub, and the formation of its artist community.

Banned word: The ‘Uranium’
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Banned word: The ‘Uranium’

We would not have known the reason behind the nebulous meanings and definitions of wismut in Bad Schlema in Saxony region, if we would not meet a man in the Uranium Museum (Uranbergbau, The Museum of Uranium mining). This story might also enlighten you about the origins of the name of Wismut Company in East...

Bukovo: An ordinary village
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Bukovo: An ordinary village

Let me tell you a story about a seemingly ordinary village in the Macedonian hills near the city of Bitola. The name of that village is Bukovo which comes from the word “Buka” (meaning: Beech) named for the Beech forest cradling the village high on Baba Mountain. Bukovo is located in close proximity to the ancient city of Heraclea Lyncestis, founded by...

Dust in the rust
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The Ore carts in Erzgebirge

Interactive objects of industrial heritage for self-connection Public places have been considered as places of interaction and exchange in numerous socio-cultural studies, and people have used them as their cultural repertoires. The reciprocal relationship between the public places and the people may influence the image of a place and sense of community by adding different...