Topographies of Change, Plovdiv - the relaxed City
Topographies of Change is an online storytelling platform sharing stories of how people and places respond to the global challenges of the 21st century in constructive ways.
Plovdiv – The Relaxed City
Since centuries Plovdiv has been known to entertain the rather peculiar cultural attitude of being ‘relaxed’. The city has also seen deep transformations of its cultural and economic landscapes in the last decade. Particularly its cultural changes have created a buzz around it, followed by the sensation of being awarded with the title of the ECOC for 2019.
We wanted to find out if the world could learn something from the wisdom of a quaint 8000-year-old European city. Speaking with cultural agents, publishers, urban planners, writers and food entrepreneurs, we made some very interesting discoveries.