International itinerant congress
The final International Itinerant Congress of the project, entitled “A ship’s deck log: traveling on the literary paths in Greece and Magna Graecia”, took place on October 15, 2020, in an online, fully virtual, manner due to the COVID19 outbreak.
Corfu, Bari, Taranto: Invisible threads - Visible ties
Three Video Art Installations united three different historical buildings in three cities, in Greece (Corfu) and Magna Graecia (Bari, Taranto).
The second stop of the action was organized in Bari, Vallisa Church, Ferrarese Square, on Saturday 8th of February 2020.
There was a similar event in Corfu, on January and another one, in Taranto.
Events and happenings that took place in November 2019 in Corfu comprised the Literary Week organized by the Ionian University for the promotion and dissemination of POLYSEMI’s ongoing results.
Between the Adriatic and the Ionian. Cultural heritage and territorial development
On October 29-30, 2019 the International Study Conference “Between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Cultural heritage and territorial development” took place in Palazzo Pantaleo, Taranto.
The basic actions of POLYSEMI include the creation of ten literary itineraries that have been created on the web and on site, following the trail of the writers’ travel diaries.
The digital portal is to be seen as a fundamental tool for the realization of the POLYSEMi project, including its cultural, economic and social aspects, and as a container and pool of connections for the main activities and resources carried out throughout the project’s two years lifetime.
Educational tours for writers and poets, whose origin and action are on the Ionian Islands, are part of the POLYSEMI program and are designed to effectively connect visitors to the rich and varied spiritual and cultural heritage of the Ionian Islands and Magna Grecia.
POLYSEMi is supported by the community
I approach each project with a new perspective, almost like the first project I ever did. And with POLYSEMI I get the sweats; I go in and start working, even if I’m not sure where I’m going. Its a very inspiring project, after all!John Katheniotis
POLYSEMi is one of the most interesting projects I ever worked for!Yorghos Voutos
POLYSEMI project, funded under the Axis 2 of the Programme (i.e., Integrated Environmental Management), aims to promote the creation of a “Literary Travel Park of Greece and Magna Graecia”, with the development of forms of sustainable and seasonally literary tourism, interested in the identity of the places of Puglia and the Ionian Islands.Vassilios Chrissikopoulos
The basic actions of POLYSEMI include the creation of ten literary itineraries that will be created on the web and on site, following the trail of the writers’ travel diaries; a digital library of travel literature will be set up concerning the geographic area included in the project; tourist-literary training courses will be organized with “stages” and related workshops, in order to train professionals specialized in cultural tourismKatia Kermanidou
All activities carried out within the POLYSEMi project will have their visibility on the Park’s digital portal, which will offer pages/showcases for the widest dissemination of contents and results. From this point of view the digital portal is to be seen as a fundamental tool for the realization of the POLYSEMi project, including its cultural, economic and social aspects, and as a container and pool of connections for the main activities and resources carried out throughout the project’s two years lifetime.Phivos Mylonas
The Kick-off meeting of the project Polysemi – Park of literary travels of Greece and Magna Graecia”, was held on 7 June in Bari
(Sala De Trizio, Centro Polifunzionale Studenti dell’Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”)