Vai Latvijai ir vajadzīgs savs kultūras kanons? /Does Latvia need its own Cultural Canon?
Does Latvia need its own Cultural Canon?
In response to an invitation by the Ministry of Culture, a group of experts has begun work on establishing a Latvian cultural canon. The idea of the canon is to be understood as a collection of the most distinguished and prominent art works which reflect the most significant cultural achievements of the nation: a type of institutionalized cultural memory. seven committees of experts lists of works for the cultural canon, and are currently trying to define Latvian cultural identity through internal discussion. the idea of a cultural canon has already been implemented in the Netherlands and Denmark.
While the discussion has not yet involved the wider community, “Dizaina Studija” poses the question to specialist from both the Ministry of Culture and experts invited by the magazine: Andris Kronbergs, Oskars Redbergs, Mikus Čeže, Raimonds Briedis.
The Article was published in the Magazine Dizaina Studija.
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