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EC Creative Europe Cooperation Project

A-Place: Linking Places Through Networked Artistic Practices

Supervisor: Burak Pak Co-supervisor: Petra Pferdmenges Researcher: Rosie Romero

A-PLACE will design and implement art-centered placemaking activities (i.e. performances, installations, debates, video and photography productions) in five European cities -Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, Ljubljana, and Nicosia- to connect meanings and experiences associated to places across cultural and geographic boundaries.

People of multiple origins and backgrounds will contribute as co-creators of a network of places which will emerge through networked artistic practices. Four types of placemaking activities (Spot-Place, Mobile-Place, Learn-Place and Digital Place) will be carried out in each of the five cities with the participation of the diversity of both, local (residents) and transient (refugees, tourists, business workers) inhabitants, in collaboration with artists and educational staff participating in the project. Artists will be commissioned to carry out works with mixed media as part of the placemaking activities. Their work will be displayed in special events organized at three consolidated international festivals. The placemaking activities will contribute to developing a sense of place which overcomes existing physical, social and cultural boundaries. Reflections on the products of these practices will be archived and later disseminated through an interactive digital platform.”