Montenegro Beauty at Your Fingertips

Montenegro
Filipa Rajkovic
Other
Natural, Tangible
2019
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“Montenegro is sea foam and snow dust, a dance of steep cliffs and headlong streams, uproar of battles and inebriation of wars. It is a land of ... reality and dream. “Montenegro is a state that knew no frontiers…” (Veljko Vlahović) It is time to bring the beauty of Montenegro at the fingertips of persons with disabilities.

“Montenegro is sea foam and snow dust, a dance of steep cliffs and headlong streams, uproar of battles and inebriation of wars. It is a land of ... reality and dream. “Montenegro is a state that knew no frontiers…” (Veljko Vlahović) EU and Montenegro share the interest in the concern about special natural areas such as Tara river, the “Teardrop of Europe”. It is the most beautiful canyon in the world with pure drinkable water, opulent vegetation and wild life, with great number of endemic species. That is why Tara river is a part of Council of Europe ecological EMERALD Network. Former rulers of Montenegro shared concern for its cultural development with other European countries. By the end of the XV century, thanks to his ties to a noble Venetian family, Ivan Crnojević [Tsernoyevich], being one of those rulers, had favourable conditions to acquire printing equipment and bring it from Venice to Montenegro. After the first book printed by Gutenberg, Montenegrin printing house was the first one not only in Western Balkan, but in South East Europe, as well. Using the press as the bearer of development, the Crnojevićes had included their state in the community of the most enlightened ones and thus put their culture in the first ranks of European countries. The clock towers of Podgorica [Podgoritsa] or Herceg Novi [Hertseg Novi] are not only monuments of architecture, but historical ones, too. With the modifications of some of their elements through history, they are tangible documents of intersection of Eastern Europe and even Middle East, on one hand, and Western Europe, on the other. It is time that these and other beauties of cultural and natural heritages of Montenegro were shared with persons with disabilities, especially those with visual disabilities. It is time for a 3D exhibition of about 20 selected objects of architectural heritage of Montenegro and selected sites of its natural heritage. It is time to bring the beauty of Montenegro at the fingertips of persons with disabilities.

European Dimension

The beauties of cultural and natural heritages of Montenegro can be presented to persons with visual disabilities and persons with disabilities in general through a 3D exhibition of selected objects of architectural heritage of Montenegro and selected sites of its natural heritage. Some of these objects and sites are good examples of how Montenegro had inherited and still shares values of European civilisation and how, in its history, culture and religion, it was the link between the Western and Eastern Europe.

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