Common Places: new imaginaries of European peripheries

Področje
Arhitektura, oblikovanje in uporabne umetnosti 
Producent
Kulturno društvo ProstoRož (partner) 
Vodja
Lafundicio SCCL (ES) 
Razpis
Ustvarjalna Evropa (2014-2020) - Kultura / Projekti sodelovanja 2020
Podpora EU
174.000 EUR
Leto
2020 

Koordinator: Lafundicio SCCL (ES)
Partnerji: Associazione Cherimus (IT), Kulturno društvo ProstoRož (SI)

Vrednost projekta: 290.000 EUR
Višina podpore EU: 174.000 EUR (60 %)

We will tackle the specific challenges of community based art practices situated in peripheral territories in times of hateful and divisive discourses. We will set a structure of exchanges among peer projects throughout Europe in order to develop the relevant and generative knowledge, practices and strategies for our work in the so-called peripheries of Europe.

Our territories have been subjected to very long processes of structural, economic but also symbolic violence that has resulted in the stigmatization of our cultural expressions and ways of doing. In a way, the living conditions of our peripheral territories are sustained by a cultural process of dispossession and thus we believe that cultural and artistic practices play a critical role to build stronger, flexible and welcoming communities to counter hate speech and build plural European identities. With this project we aim at sharing situated cultural practices that put urban regeneration, conviviality and play at the centre to boost the autonomy and critical capacity of its residents to collectively build resistances and new imaginaries that break the stigmatization of peripheral territories.

Our consortium gathers 3 organisations who work on long-term community building processes through artistic methodologies from different perspectives. While LaFundició works at the crossroads of artistic and cultural practices and education understood as controversial activities, Cherimus works from a multidisciplinary perspective with the aim of enriching and complexifying the notions of cultural heritage and interculturality, and ProstoRož explores public spaces in cities and their meaning for local residents and the society at large.

Across the three European territories this project sets out relational as well as tangible processes of investigation and production (or action research) to build new imaginaries for ways of living and working from the margins.

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