Fuente: REcall project
REcall is a research project founded by EC Culture 2007-13 Programme focused on the possible roles Museography can play when dealing with Difficult Heritage such as the ones coming from conflicts and wars. REcall wishes to envision new ways to the handling of Painful Places & Stories going behind any traditional approach: there is the need to shift from the ‘simply’ commemoration attitude to a more active involvement and participation of people in/with Places & Stories, through design strategies of ‘reappropriation’
Registration deadline: January 30, 2013
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
REcall seeks to formulate a new role of the architectural environment based on invigorated research on the cultural landscapes of WWI and WWII, and to strengthen the attention on the management, documentation and fruition of such a heritage.
The project regards heritage as a dynamic process, involving the declaration of our memory of past events and actions that have been refashioned for present day purposes such as identity, community, legalisation of power and authority. According to the project group, any cultural landscape or urbanscape is characterised by its dynamism, temporality and changing priorities in social perception.
We stress that the research we develop will generate the values to be protected tomorrow. On the strength of this account, our project proposes the development of sustainable and innovative architectural practices for reuse, valorisation and communication of the XXth Century European Conflict Heritage.
The project provides improved knowledge and advancement in the state of the art of Cultural Heritage diversity in Europe. By establishing synergies between leading national and local institutions, the project brings together diverse theoretical, methodological, phenomenological and operative contributions on the interpretation of Conflict Heritage. Such synergies provide a framework to develop innovative research strategies based on the power of doing. Indeed, the main objective of our project is the reuse and reappropriation of difficult heritage through the reconciliation of people and their memories. This operation will support European policies in Cultural Landscape Interpretation in relation to the citizenship formation processes of post-national societies. In order to ensure the success of the initiative, the following specific objectives will be pursued:
1_ Promotion of a cooperation among international Partners combining different yet cohesive Arts (UNEW, Newcastle, GB), Architecture (AAU, Aalborg, DK), Human Rights (Falstad Center, Falstad, N) and World War History (Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, Turin, IT). The interactions among these institutions will guarantee the multiregional crosscutting nature of the project.
2_ Adoption of an operative typology of research inscribed in a wider cultural frame to dismantle disciplinary boundaries and ground the design practice in a procedural mindset. Part of the innovation promoted by the project resides in the creation of a critical link of theory and practice.
3_ Endorsement of the narrative value of art/design. Every reappropriation project can be seen as both the narration of the past and its contemporary re–narration. By opening to all kinds of design expressions – from architecture to performative arts – those narratives will benefit from a wide gamut of tools and methods of interaction between people and landscape.
4_ Commitment to young practitioners. By promoting the strict collaboration of recently graduated young practitioners with long experienced Partners and Associated Partners, our proposal will be consistent with the general scope of the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity.
5_ Promotion of the transnational mobility of people and circulation of products on the European territory through workshops, on site visits, virtual collaborations and an intensive closing seminar. The outcomes of the project will be diffused through a travelling exhibition, a catalogue, an online blog and a conference.
6_ Creation of a communication network among Partners, Associated Partner and sponsors, and between Partners and practitioners. The promotion of the project will be implemented through face-to-face meetings and open source technologies (blog, Skype, Dropbox, Facebook, MyDrive, etc.) to maximize the dissemination of contents and results.
7_ Initiation of long-term period dynamics. Know-how and synergies created by the project will generate future initiatives of cultural cooperation at both European and local level, which will drive the reappropriation of Conflict Heritage remains.
Politecnico di Milano (coordinator)
Museo diffuso della resistenza
In collaboration with:
Ergan Foundation, MACBA, Romsdal Museet, Routes Agency, Snark.
REcall foresees the selection of 10 winning proposals from interdisciplinary teams , inviting their members to participate in one of the two workshops to take place during 2013 in Norway and Italy.
All selected groups will participate in a final submission and the best proposals will receive:
- Workshop Norway (first prize): 3,000€
- Workshop Italy (first prize): 3,000€
- Workshop Norway (second prize): 2,000€
- Workshop Italy (second prize): 2,000€