Marko Pogačnik

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Marko Pogačnik was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in February 2016. This title was bestowed upon him in recognition of his commitment to improving relationships between people and their environments.

In his capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, Mr Marko Pogačnik contributes to UNESCO’s activities with the Man and Biosphere Programme (MAB) as well as UNESCO Global Geoparks Networks. Thus, he attended the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in March 2016 held in Lima and the 7th International Conference on Global Geoparks in September 2016 in Torquay.

Mr Pogačnik also initiated the implementation of a project entitled “Burren” in close cooperation with UNESCO. This project, aims to develop ways on how to complement scientific approach with the intuitive, holistic and pluridimensional approach he developed. In this framework, Mr Pogačnik intends to determine how art and science can co-exist to deepen the human knowledge about the nature of life and the nature of earth. 

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