On August 13, 2016, the network Traduki lost a great supporter and a close friend. Winfried J. Huppmann, professor emeritus at the TU Vienna, was involved in the work of Traduki out of strong conviction: “Arts and culture create sense and support community. It is a great pleasure to be able to use my experience in that way.”
In the Balkans, there have been many initiatives in the recent years to foster exchange between the formerly hostile nations. The first “forbidden Balkans love” was strated by the Albanian theatre director and playwright Jeton Neziraj from Pristina, Kosovo, and the Serbian writer Saša Ilić, both born in 1972.
Radio Feature by Volker Dittrich (Deutschlandfunk)
With the support of TRADUKI, the poets Anja Golob (Slovenia), Vladimir Đurišić (Montenegro) and Tsvetanka Elenkova (Bulgaria) participated in the CROWD OMNIBUS Reading Tour in which from May until the end of July altogether over 100 writers from 37 countries toured from north polar circle to the Mediterranean Sea. The coordinator of the tour was one of the founders of the network CROWD (Creating Other Ways of Dissemination), Lettrétage from Berlin.