CAMINA - Almería City Council
Ayuntamiento de Almería
ERDF budget: € 4,364,691.76
CAMINA project boosts social integration and cohesion of marginalized groups of citizens and neighbourhoods by sharing a new narrative of the city linked to a migrant historical memory and a new way to encourage cultural demand. This will be achieved by building an inclusive narrative of Almeria’s history that will be transferred to public space through innovation in urban design and technology, to integrate different deprived and ghettoised areas. A new innovative cultural governance model will be tested, combining cultural landscapes and a network of Civic Curators that will facilitate access and participation to non-traditional audiences. The involvement of associations and citizens in the process of design and execution of cultural programmes seeks a more participative cultural production in three neighbourhoods (Chanca, Almedina, and the City Center). The project will develop continuous Monitoring and Evaluation activities to measure the impact of CAMINA on its participants (Civic Curators and citizens) and evaluate the changes of perceptions about social prejudices and stigma.
Partnership: Almería City Council together with Almería's Provincial Council and Andalucía's Regional Governement; 1 NGO: Ibáñez Cosentino Arts Foundation; 1 education and training center: Municipal School for Music and The Arts; 1 higher education and research institution: University of Almería; 2 private companies: KUVER Audiovisual Productions; EPTISA Engineering; 1 SME: KHORA Urban Thinkers.
CUP 4 CREATVITY - Budapest, District 11 Újbuda
Budapest Főváros XI. Kerület Újbuda Önkormányzata
ERDF budget: € 4,260,912.32
CUP 4 CREATIVITY is addressing the loneliness issue as one of the major stress factors of this century. When triggered by excessive and exclusive use of digital communication, it turns into digital loneliness: providing the illusion of companionship but instead deteriorating human contacts. CUP 4 CREATIVITY will create an online cultural community, gradually involving its members into accessible and attractive online and real-life cultural events and creative activities. Bottom-up cultural initiatives will be joined and scaled up into an active cultural platform at district level, expanding the cultural scene to non-conventional venues (i.e. workplaces and commercial facilities). As a result, a self-sustaining cultural community of service providers and citizens will be developed, and will actively consume and create culture. This way, users will re-establish their social networks, embrace local cultural identity and become shielded from contemporary urban stress factors.
Partnership: Budapest, District 11 Újbuda; 2 public service providers: Központ Culture, Pedagogy and Media (KÖZP), Újbuda SMART11; 3 NGOs: Eleven Blokk Visual Art Foundation (EBLOKK), Cultural Eleven Association (KULT11), Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre Foundation (KÉK); 5 SMEs: SOART Innovations, Popcode Developments (PCODE), BURST (Bright Urban Solution Team), Kreater-group (MEET), ALLEE Center; 1 theatre association: MUSz; 1 communication services company: BT ROC (BTEL).
CoGhent - City of Ghent
ERDF budget: € 4,761,525.16
CoGhent project aims at digitally opening up cultural heritage data and cultural production to everyone and uses the result as a backbone to create an immersive and inclusive experience room, called a White Space. This physical space will travel to three diverse neighbourhoods in Ghent. There, citizens will be able to access, use, and add onto the context-sensitive, query-based digital content from the cultural heritage collection, and share stories and objects from fellow citizens through immersive, interactive, storytelling and participatory activities. User and innovation research, as well as participatory activities, will contextualize data, ensuring that the project reflects the city's nature and composition (diversity, multiculturalism, ages ...). To enable access and cross querying, the project will develop an integration layer using open web APIs (Application Programming Interface). To ensure collaboration and maximize re-usability, CoGhent will centralize workflows from within a datalab, a co-creation space gathering the partners and stakeholders. The White Space will be given a permanent place in the future wing of the Design Museum Gent named DING, a permanent cultural third-place for continued collective knowledge creation.
Partnership: City of Ghent; 3 local public authorities: AGB Art and Design; AGB Heritage; Digipolis; 1 higher education and research institution: Ghent University; 2 NGOs: VIAA; iDrops; 3 private companies: Studio Dott; Inuits; Fisheye; 1 SME: Chase Creative.
Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T - Municipality of Halandri
ERDF budget: € 3,133,296.00
The overarching challenge to be tackled by the Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. project is to re-introduce the highly significant subterranean roman Hadrian Aqueduct in the contemporary urban life of Halandri, in order to raise local cultural and natural heritage awareness and contribute to citizens’ local wellbeing. The project will strengthen mnemonic dimensions in urban public space, contribute to conservation and cultivation of local cultural capital, and enhance walkability and access to quality green spaces. It will operate in a peripheral municipality, creating a paradigm shift from the present weak peripheral heritage branding compared to Athens historical centre. The project will employ Hadrian Aqueduct as Heritage Commons, Water Commons and a Community Network, re-introducing the cultural heritage asset beyond the usual ‘sight-seeing’ approach and towards a reconstitution of its contemporary use. As a result, water will become a cultural heritage ambassador, while cultural heritage will re-initiate sustainable water use and endogenous and resilient urban development to tackle both economic crisis and development pressures.
Partnership: Municipality of Halandri; 1 employees cooperative: COMMONSPACE SIN.ERG; 1 water supply company: Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company - EYDAP S.A.; 1 architecture and urban design company: Thymio Papayannis and Associates Inc.; 1 institute: Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (MEDINA); 1 university: Regional Development Institute – Panteion University (RDI); 1 not-for-profit performing arts organisation: Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts; 1 Ministry of Culture Agency: East Attica Ephorate of Antiquities (EoA).
KSCreativity4WB - City of Košice
ERDF budget: EUR 4,562,859.00
The KSCreativity4WB project tackles the challenge of low citizens’ engagement and lack of trust in public institutions. Contemporary cultural heritage will be used as an interface between the city and its citizens in order to increase civic participation and public well-being. A Citizen Experience and Well-being Institute (CXI) will be established to collect and display evidence-based data to decision-makers and the public. For this, the project will create a Mobile Urban Laboratory to visualize data through media art installations and to engage citizens in the definition of urban challenges. It will be combined with an Urban Innovation Sphere for start-ups, traditional industries and entrepreneurs providing physical spaces, platforms for networking and different grant schemes to support prototyping of solutions addressing the challenges defined by the CXI. Sustainability will be ensured by the development of education activities such as a study programme focusing on data collection, analysis and visualisation as well as training modules for different target groups related to the use of data in urban policies.
Partnership: City of Košice; 3 NGOs: Creative Industry Košice; Východné pobrežie; Košice IT Valley; 1 university: Technical University of Košice; 1 public service provider: K13 – Košice Cultural Centres; 2 SMEs: ANTIK Telecom; Civitta Slovakia; 1 private company: ASBIS SK.
ForwArt -City of Tilburg
ERDF budget: EUR 4,239,812.24
The ForwArt project aims to create a cultural ecosystem in an ethnically mixed and deprived area of Tilburg using the preventative power of art: from a place to hide to a place of pride. By enhancing youth identity exploration, intrinsic self-expression of culture and the development of new role models, the project seeks to build up subjective well-being, reduce criminal activity and increase social art participation. This goes along with changing public service offers including police, youth work, social housing with the help of art engagement in order to make them more appreciated, more client-oriented and effective. The project offers youth at risk wider perspectives, positive role models and alternative pathways than those leading to criminality. Different art mediums like dance, fashion and theatre will be used. Permanent art expressions e.g. mountable sculptures, murals, street art and internal corridor designs will be produced to make the urban texture welcoming and open for individual expressions of culture.
Partnership: City of Tilburg; 1 dance company: Corpo Máquina; 1 national theatre company: Het Zuidelijk Toneel; 1 NGO: FASHIONCLASH; 2 public service providers: ContourdeTwern; WonenBreburg; 1 education and training centre: Onderwijsgroep Tilburg; 1 public company: Community Media Center Tilburg; 1 local public authority: Police Zeeland-West-Brabant; 1 infrastructure provider: BPD Development Ltd.; 1 higher education and research institution: Tranzo, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioural Science, Tilburg University.