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SIENA 2019: THE UNVEILING OF THE BID BOOK

Together with another five Italian cities Siena has made it into the final round of ECoC 2019 , a competition which will bring forth the Italian city entitled to be one of the two European Capitals of Culture in 2019 (the other one is being elected in Bulgaria).  Siena's bid book has been Italy's best kept secret during the initial stage of the competition (read  here  why), but at last the   salient points of the dossier have been presented to the city's population this January (more public events are in planning for the 19th of each month to come).  Waiting for #Siena2019 From what I have gathered so far, the dossier of Siena 2019 focuses on ten projects which intend to feature Siena and Tuscany's rich cultural heritage not as a showcase of the past, but as a  fertile ground for inspiring art projects, innovative entrepreneurism  and forward thinking  social politics in the 21st century.   Cultural Emergency Room is the name of the first project include