Heritage Contact Zone (HCZ) wants to increase participation in creating a future inclusive European cultural heritage. It therefore sees cultural heritage sites as contact zones for processing conflictual aspects of European heritage. HCZ develops artistic and participatory activities that allow citizens a direct say in history representation. This will create a feeling of ownership of presented topics and enhance awareness, interest and attendance of cultural heritage. HCZ helps small and medium sized heritage organizations to address a broader range of European citizens with tailor made participatory heritage-making spaces that will develop new aspects of heritage with citizens’ input. HCZ is set-up to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage. 5 participatory art workshops in 5 countries were lead to 5 local exhibitions of ‘new’ European Heritage based on objects and stories of citizens that will testify for marginalized or suppressed heritages.
OrganisationGoethe-Institut (DE), Asociaţiei Timişoara Capitală Culturală Europeană (RO), European University Institute (IT), Humán Platform (HU), Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etairia Etz Chaggim (EL), Culture Action Europe (BE)
Project date 05/2018 — 05/2020
Lead organisationStichting Castrum Peregrini (NL)
ProgrammeCreative Europe – Culture
Total project grant196 200 €