ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts Projects

Silk Road

Historically, “the Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and the West. It was central to cultural interaction between the regions” *. The Silk Road initiative of China today focusses primarily on trade. By creating a Silk Road Project within the ITI/UNESCO Network events such as conferences, festivals, publications, etc. lends greater focus to cultural interaction and the importance of education, exchange, cultural identity and cultural diversity. Multi-lateral projects are encouraged. At first, the Project focusses on enlarging the membership of Silk Road countries. Then joint initiatives with the Network will be developed. While the focus is on the states that are part of the Silk Road, the events such as conferences, festivals, etc. will be of interest for all Network members and appropriate participation will be possible.


GONG Baorong, Shanghai Theatre Academy (Shanghai, China)