In October 2012 flow came to Ruse in Bulgaria. The festival took place from October 18th – 21st. Get an impression of the festival and view pictures here.
Our general topic for flow 2012 was Activating Spaces, Activating People by Micro-Imagination. The idea of “flow” is to branch out and open new channels of communication, forming a network among artists and scientists that brings the countries of the Danube region closer together: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
This initiative of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs is designed to produce direct and long-term connections between individuals in different domains concerned with the arts and sciences. The core of the festival is sustainable conversation and networking with concrete outcomes: its aim is to initiate multinational, interdisciplinary projects in diverse fields.
Sine 2009 the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in Vienna is responsible for the organization and coordination of flow. For flow 2012 the IDM collaborates with the International Elias Canetti Society in Ruse.
The first edition of the “flow” festival successfully took part in Novi Sad, Serbia in May 2008, the second in Chisinau, republic of Moldova in September 2010. The goal is to bring “flow” every two years to a different city in the Danube Region, creating a local impact and at the same time present the local arts- and science community.