Underground City XXI
Underground City XXI is a Europe-wide project aimed at transforming the heritage of a former Croatian coal mine into an avant-garde cultural and art project with a strong economic and social impact
This project interconnects artists, cultural operators, philosophers, economists, architects and IT specialists through a series of specific workshops and laboratories in order to stimulate artistic experimentation in the field of virtual communities. Further exploration and simulation of architectural, urban, social and other issues of both the virtual and real environments is encouraged. Drawing on the historical cultural heritage of Croatia, ex-Yugoslavia, Italy, Austria, Germany and France, the project will link visual arts, architecture, new technologies and interdisciplinary research, promoting cross-border and cross-sector cooperation, stimulating trans-national mobility of cultural operators and academics, through the creation of mixed-media art works and performances interconnecting virtual and real environments, and ending with their international dissemination.