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About the project

The project presents a transnational overview of the European history (1917-2017) – the cultural, demographic, technological and psycho-political changes in Europe and a reflection on the advantages of the democratic system compared to the totalitarian system.

The project tracks the transformation of the urban architecture and constitutes a series of photographs and digital educational reenactments that show the face of Central and Eastern Europe as a symbiosis between past and future, people and buildings, locally as well as universally.

Objectives:

  • To capture and recreate the specific and unique atmosphere of a number of cities through digital interpretation, reconstruction as well as a presentation of the archeological and historical sites and artifacts, dating from the period between the World Wars and their images today;
  • To visually portray long-lost historical traces (buildings and cities) in the period between 1917 – 1939, by comparing them with the contemporary urban environment – specifically their coexistence between the past and the present;
  • To encourage the study of historical heritage with a particular emphasis on socio-cultural interaction and the impact of the urban environment in the past and nowadays;
  • To acquire skills and competences to devise a range of knowledge-transfer and public engagement activities.

Activities:

  • Meeting between the partners;
  • Research and analysis of materials, photos, history, videos and artifacts related to the urban environment in the period 1917-1939 and mapping (capturing the same sites in their contemporary appearance in photographs). Processing the materials;
  • Creating visual reconstructions of the sites and producing a common virtual product in form of a map, including at least 100 objects/sites;
  • Conducting debates, discussions, presentations and visits of the researched sites;
  • Organizing national and international virtual exhibitions;
  • Conducting an international conference “URBAN RECOVERY 17-17”;
  • Dissemination of the results and products.

The project will be executed in partnership with 7 organizations, in 7 countries with over 2000 potential users – art experts, restorers, teachers, students, tourists, spectators.