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Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production

Objective

Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts: From Intervention to Co-Production (TRACES) aims to provide new directions for cultural heritage institutions to contribute productively to evolving European identity and reflexive Europeanization. To do so, it deploys an innovative ethnographic/artistic approach, focused on a wide range of types of ‘contentious heritage.’ Attention to contentious heritage is crucial as it is especially likely to raise barriers to inclusivity and convivial relations, as well as to be difficult to transmit to the public. Transmitted effectively, however, it is potentially especially productive in raising critical reflection and contributing to reflexive Europeanization, in which European identity is shaped by self-awareness and on-going critical reflection.

Through rigorous and creative in-depth artistic/ethnographic research, TRACES will provide a systematic analysis of the challenges and opportunities raised by transmitting contentious, awkward and difficult pasts. It will do so by setting up Creative Co-Productions (CCPs) in which artists, researchers, heritage agencies and stakeholders work together in longer term engagements to collaboratively research selected cases of contentious heritage and develop new participatory public interfaces. These will be documented and analysed, including educational research. These interfaces, which include online as well as physical exhibitions and other formats, are part of the significant output planned for TRACES, along with academic publications and a novel reflective Contentious Heritage Manual that will synthesise results to provide directions for future practical reflexive transmission of cultural heritage in Europe.

TRACES is a multi-disciplinary team, bringing together established and emerging scholars, and providing high-level expertise, relevant experience and creative energy, to provide a rigorous and innovative approach to the transmission of European cultural heritage.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-SOCIETY-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 563 750

Participants (10)

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 412 000
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 375 137,50
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE DER KUNSTE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8031 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOSMAN DURABIL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 82 293,75
Address
Str Bisericii 234
557168 Hosman
Activity type
Other
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Austria
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Burgring 7
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 177,50
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DRUSTVO ZA DOMACE RAZISKAVE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Sarhova 34
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Other