ACEA “Mediator” is a partner in the project “Plovdiv Neighborhoods Together”, which is part of the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019. The neighborhoods of the city have their own lives, their memories and images, which often remain unknown to others. The project team carries out ethnographic and visual mapping of Plovdiv, which aims to present the neighborhood heritage and at the same time to trace the life of the Chitalishta and the participation of citizens in the cultural life of the city. The project includes activities such as field work, workshops, meetings with Chitalishte employees, development of concepts and updating of the collected information. The presentation of the urban heritage of Plovdiv as part of the European cultural heritage and of the community centers as important actors in places is extremely important.
The project is being implemented by a team of the Department of Ethnology of The Faculty of History and Philosophy in Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski“, headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meglena Zlatkova, with the support of Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, Manucipality of Plovdiv , In partnership with Association for Culture, Ethnology and Anthropology “Mediator”, Stoyana Krananova Foundation, “Shalom Aleichem – 1945“, with the help of RECIC – Plovdiv and the Union of Municipal Chitalishte – Plovdiv, with CartLab technical support.