The People´s Smart Sculpture (PS2)
- Transnational mobility
- Audience development
- Capacity building: Digital shift
PS2 fosters participative art and collaborative urban art&culture processes in Europe´s cross-cultural city spaces. The project activities are inspired by the idea of connecting art and creativity with local social dynamics and development of our collective living circumstances, with an intention to create art places as test-fields, playful practices and a cultural charette.
Drawing inspiration from the act of collecting and displaying the emotional heritage, the Museum of Broken Relationships has approached Zagreb´s Upper Town as a living organism whose people and places have many stories to tell. Through the engagement and collaboration of different target groups (residents, students and school pupils, working population, city and government officials, artists), the project was based on two key axis: storytelling and emotional mapping of the Upper Town. The results were finally shared through a one-day community Radio station „Radio koji je tu prije radio“ on 15th may 2016, developed and set-up exclusively for the project.
Addressing its audience though the concepts of memory, empathy, understanding and support, and fostering an active and affective approach to their life surrounding, the Museum of Broken Relationships brought its core values to the streets of its neighborhood. The aim of the subproject was to symbolically emphasize the need to foster new emotionally engaging, participative practices as crucial elements in the (re)construction of the Upper Town’s public sphere and its image in the perception of its citizens and visitors.
Apart from gaining new practical knowledge in the field of cultural project management within the EU programs and the experience of cooperation in a very interdisciplinary environment, we have learned that good results stem from the close cooperation of teams that know each other. It is important to predict time for bringing the partners closer, either during the application development or at the very outset of the project. At the same time, the most successful cooperations with associated partners at local level cross the borders of cultural sector, creating spillover-effects that support cultural vitality - it is important to be creative in finding common interests on the road to achieving project goals. Creative Europe provides great conditions for synergies of very different social stakeholders and appreciates the outputs from such encounters.