TRAST – Transmedia stories of insularity

Project Number: 101130977
Timespan of the Project: 1/10/2023 – 30/09/2026

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Financial Program: Creative Europe

The project aims:

  • To build a sense of shared community and develop engagement of insular and dominant communities.
  • Co-design and disseminate, across Europe, the model of social and cultural innovation and participatory approaches that challenge dominant narrative discourse on insularity. This model will contain multiple methodologies and tools for application in different cultural and social engagement roles.
  • Through new artistic and transmedia storytelling models, influence, shape or (re)found self-identities in a way that enables participants to look at the context in which their identities develop and change.

The project will engage in the following activities:

  • Content analysis of primary and secondary written sources (professional literature, research papers, etc.)
  • Collect multilingual resources to capture project-specific stakeholder communication and the public debate.
  • Development of the transmedia exhibition as a model for researching, expressing collective and personal identities.
  • Brand development for cultural experiences of insular and of local communities which can attract new tourists and businesses
  • Creating effective policy recommendations for developing new approaches to social and cultural innovation and to achieve social and cultural inclusion of insular groups and communities and to promote intercultural dialogue.
  • Co-ordinating the TRAST networked activities and create an inclusive community that engages a range of stakeholders

The project has yielded the following results:

  • Addressing Social and Cultural Divides: mitigating the negative aspects of divides between social and cultural values, classes, generations, genders, ethnicities, and regions.
  • Promoting Identity Affirmation: producing a significant impact on the identity affirmation and (re)establishment of identity and create opportunities through a museum and culture & heritage activities for social cohesion, inclusion, and cultural regeneration of insular social groups/communities.
  • Developing New Cultural Identity: constructing a new sense of cultural identity in the form of shared, renewable culture and create tools for developing a fluid community that is able to survive – tools for constant renegotiation of the meanings of objects, actions, and identities that depend on specific situations, context or set of circumstances that each individual or group encounters.
  • Online Networking Platform: establishing a unique on-line platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, intercultural dialogue and long-term network for participants and stakeholders to collaborate on workshops, events, performances and exhibitions; it will be focused to make better use of rich knowledge and resources.
  • Exhibition Prototype/Model: creating with an exhibition-mediated and computer-mediated storytelling toolkit and other kinds of co-creative media practice supported with INNOVATIVE USE OF DIGITAL TOOLS for co- curation (related to the objective of this call). The exhibition setup that will be in combination of physical and virtua and will include final products – manufactures (3D objects, models/dioramas, photos, video, multimedia installations, etc.)
  • Policy Recommendations: the project’s final policy report recommendations, derived will be given for major policy areas such as capacity building of public cultural organisations and administration, countering stigmatising and discrimination, media policies and countering hate speech.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
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