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Unfolding the MeLa Critical Archive (22-23 November 2014 | Venice, Architecture Biennale 2014 | Padiglione Centrale, SalaF)

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Within its final weekend, the Architecture Biennale 2014 hosted the launch of the MeLa Critical Archive: a two-day event dedicated to a preview of the contents and the architecture of the digital platform aimed at cohering, conveying and sharing the multidisciplinary investigations produced within the four year long Research Project.

The MeLa Critical Archive has not been conceived as a mere repository of the research outcomes, but rather as a multipurpose tool. As a communicative project, it aims at representing the complexity of the approaches developed by MeLa, and illustrating its findings as a unitary jet multifarious cultural proposal. As a research instrument, it has been implemented in order to enhance synergies among the different research activities and outcomes, fostering interdisciplinary cooperation and opening further perspectives. The design of the digital platform was developed to provide multiple possibilities in accessing its contents, which can […]

Portraits of Cultural Relations in the “Diálogos Migrantes, Fotografies de Joan Tomás” (17 May to 23 July – Museu d’Historia de la Immigració de Catalunya, Sant Adrià de Besós, Barcelona )

©Photos by Joan Tomás

The exhibition of the photographic series “Diálogos Migrantes, Fotografies de Joan Tomás” – created with the soul of Joan Tomás consists in 13 portrait photos (4 of couples, 8 of single people and 1 event poster) accompanied by explanatory texts in catalan, extracted from the personal history of the people portrayed.

As part of the program “Diálogues Migrants” promoted by the Mescladis Foundation, the exhibition is obviously closely related to the international relations of people who emigrate to the region of Catalonia. It is much in line with the purpose of the museum – Museu d’Historia de la Immigració de Catalunya , where the exhibition was displayed, that work with the exchanges, cultural relations and migratory/citizenship conduct. The “Dialogues Migrants” program is propose as a tool for community development and social art, addressing migration from a historical perspective, investigating the first migratory roots of […]

‘The New Social’ at the 2nd EPEA – European Photo Exhibition Award (3 March 2014 – 31 May 2015)

 

Starting in Oslo (Nobel Peace Center, Norway) the “European Photo Exhibition Award 02” event – will tour throughout Europe and will be exhibited in Lucca (Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca, Italy), Paris (Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, France) and Hamburg (House of Photography, Germany) in order to intensify a dialogue within Europe.

From March 2014 until beginning of June 2015, the presentation will show the twelve appointed photographers that started to work on their photo essays on the topic “The New Social” after a workshop in Oslo in March 2013. Therefore, they are primarily living and working in Europe and provided by these international facilities and platforms intend to develop their careers as photographers. They are: André Cepeda (Portugal), Arja Hyytiäinen (Finland), Eric Giraudet de Boudemange (France), Espen Rasmussen (Norway), Jan Brykczynski (Poland), Kirill Golovchenko (Ukraine), Linda Bournane Engelberth (Norway), Massimo Berruti (Italy), Patricia Almeida (Portugal), Paula Winkler (Germany), […]

Discussing the ‘Future Paths for Museums’ in the VIII Ibero-American Meeting of Museums (13-15 October 2014 | National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon)

Within the tematics of “Future Paths for museums: trends and challenges in diversity”, representatives of 22 countries ibero-american countries were united in discussion along with numerous institutions of culture (DGPC, Ibermuseus, Segib, OEI, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, FCSH-UNL, FEUC, ULusòfona, FEP-UP, UEvora, NUI Galway, FLUP, NEMO, FBA-UL).

Together, experts in the field of museology and representatives for national and international culture public policy talk about the state of the industry and seek to deepen the mutual understanding of the realities of museums in Latin American Countries; provide opportunities for reflection around the state of matter of public policy to museums; present and discuss ideas and lines for future developments of the Ibero-American museums and serve as a platform between Latin America, Europe and the space of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), taking advantage of host country -Portugal.

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Towards a new European Citizenship: ‘Citizens Without Borders’ Final Conference ( 28 October 2014 | Brussels )

The Conference “Towards a new European Citizenship” of the Citizens without Borders project, held in Brussels on the 28th of October, has provided for a moment of rich discussion and exchange of views between project’s partners and stakeholders mainly belonging to civil society organisations.

Starting from the theme of the implementation of the Directive 38/2004/CE, speakers have dealt extensively with the challenges that a changing society represent for the notion and the contents attached to the European citizenship. The conference was open to the participation of local authorities, members of EU Parliament, EU institutions, civil society organisations and all interested citizens.

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