Germany: Demoscene nominated as intangible UNESCO cultural heritage!

We made it in Germany! More than happy our mission took a major next step in Germany! Read our press release in German and English – and if you like listen to my interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur!

Press Release

Cologne, 21. 04. 2020 – The Cologne-based association Digitale Kultur e.V. has made it. For the first time, the demoscene as a digital cultural form has been nominated for the UNESCO lists of intangible cultural heritage in Germany. Further hurdles still have to be overcome, the final confirmation at the federal level is due at the beginning of 2021.

As the Ministry of Culture and Science in North Rhine-Westphalia announced at the end of last week , the demoscene was nominated for inclusion in the national German UNESCO cultural heritage register. Together with three other cultures, the jury selected the demoscene as worthy of recognition from a total of 18 applications.

After the landmark decision in Finland last week, in which the demoscene was recognized as a Finnish national UNESCO cultural heritage, the decision in Germany is another success for the Art of Coding campaign, under whose umbrella similar applications are currently being prepared in other countries

Continue reading our full article in English and German on the page of Art of Coding here.

Interview with Deutschlandfunk

Subsequently I was so fortunate to tell Deutschlandfunk a bit about the scene:

Demoszene stellt Unesco-Antrag
Digitale Kunst soll Weltkulturerbe werden
Tobias Kopka im Gespräch mit Nana Brink

Full article and Interview under:
https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/demoszene-stellt-unesco-antrag-digitale-kunst-soll.2156.de.html?dram:article_id=475554