Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)
Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) - Coordinator
PHOTOCONSORTIUM - International Consortium for Photographic Heritage (Italy)
Ajuntament De Girona - Centre De Recerca i Difusió De La Imatge (Catalunia, Spain)
National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw - IMEC (Belgium)
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz - SPK (Germany)
Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium - Institut royal du Patrimoine artistique (Belgium)
Topham Partners - TOPFOTO (United Kingdom)
National Széchényi Library of Hungary (Hungary)
Coventry Project Team
Centre for Dance Research: Neil Forbes, Sarah Whatley, Research Assistant (TBC)
Madame Du Barry (1954)
Roger Viollet – Parisienne de Photographie Photoconsortium
The project aims at leveraging photographic content in Europeana depicting the 1950s in Europe, connecting today’s citizens with the post-war generation whose dreams of a better life led to the establishment of the European Union. Kaleidoscope wants to increase engagement with Europeana content, by heightening user interaction through crowdsourcing and co-curation. To support the discovery and reuse of photographic content in Europeana and allow for users to combine it with personal stories and photographs, the project will implement an intelligent visual similarity search, propose web/mobile demonstrator applications and provide augmented reality services.
Back-end tools enabling users to manipulate photographic collections will be integrated, which will eventually result in an update of the existing records with the crowdsourced annotations, materials and addenda. The data yielded will support curation work and improve the functionality and serviceability of Europeana. Kaleidoscope will also develop a community of users to raise awareness on Europeana, its content and its potential for creative reuse. Finally, the project partners will create an educational portal including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The tools, created and tested with the 1950s in Europe as an overarching theme, will also be relevant for other thematic frameworks.
In particular, the outcomes of this project will be used to enrich Europeana’s Thematic Collections on Photography and Migration with new stories, interesting photographic material, and other compelling resources for the users’ benefit and engagement.
More information about this project can be found on the Photoconsortium website - Click here to read more
The 1950s is a significant period, marking geopolitical changes in Europe and the start of many new cultural and social movements. The project will engage a wide range of publics and stakeholders, through the sourcing, sharing and identifying photographs in collections and enhancing engagement with Europeana. By contributing to Europeana, the aim is to enrich the collections and provide more resources for cultural institutions.
The project will extend into the education sector via the creation of a MOOC, having impact on curricula content and design in different educational sectors. Through a variety of public dissemination events, it will seek to influence curatorial practices and exhibition methods, encouraging greater participation by the public in how photographic material is collected, interpreted and shared.
Social Choreography network
What does social choreography mean today, and to what extent can this field provide new frameworks to help address the issue of cultural stereotyping of refugees?Violent military conflict, environmental crises, breakdown of social, racial or ethnic integration, are some of the many reasons why millions of peoples are being displaced across the world. Immigration is regarded today as arguably one of the most pressing political issues by voters and the wider public, and not only in a post-Brexit UK. Whilst the problem of forced migration is typically addressed from within the social sciences (e.g. migration and diaspora studies, sociology, political science, or development studies), little is known about the way in which the movement arts and bodily perspectives are responding to such crises. The gap in knowledge that the network is aiming to address concerns a lack of understanding of embodied socio-choreographic practice at a regional and cross-national level.
Somatic practice, chronic pain and self-care technology
This network brings together experts from dance and somatic practices, health and digital design to explore the living, sensate and subjectively experienced body in context as a means of understanding chronic pain and self-care strategies.
CultureMoves is a user-oriented project that aims to develop a series of digital tools and services that will enable new forms of touristic engagement and educational resources by leveraging the re-use of Europeana content. The project stands on 3 pillars: technology for content re-use adaptation and sharing, real-life use cases for tourism and education, intangible cultural heritage and more specifically dance.
The Roles of IP and Diversity in the Creative Industries
The objective is to inform policy-making in both South Africa and the UK in relation to IP and diversity strategies for the micro creative industries and international trade. It is also to create strong and lasting conversations among academic researchers, creative industry participants, policy-makers and practitioners across South Africa and the UK; and to foster new academic links between South Africa and the UK through which new research proposals can emerge. This project, and subsequent ones arising out of network activities will also help to strengthen understanding of, and adoption of good practice around IP and diversity by arts and cultural practitioners, thus ensuring greater sustainability for this sector.