Current collaborations and initiatives
HERITAGE CONTACT ZONE
A Creative Europe funded project (2018-2020)
Lars co-ordinates Heritage Contact Zone - HCZ, a project of H401 in the frame of a special call in the Creative Europe Programme for the European Year for Cultural Heritage (2018).
The partners from Amsterdam (NL), Brussels (BE), Budapest (HU), Florence (IT), Hania (GR), Munich (DE), Timisoara (RO) investigate the potential of heritage spaces for creative processes and dialogue. HCZ especially focusses on contested, neglected or marginalised heritage with exhibitions, workshops and reference material.
Questioning Traumatic Heritage
Spaces of Memory in Europe, Argentina, Colombia
This EU funded (Horizon2020) project offers exchanges between academic researchers – working on memory, trauma and heritage – and non-academic professionals – working in the fields of memory museums and sites of memory – between Italy, The Netherlands, Argentina and Colombia.
The fundamental aim of the project is to devise new forms of transmission of traumatic memories linking them to the present, on the assumption that memory, to be effective, has to invent creative ways of becoming relevant to the present.
Lars is the local co-ordinator of SPEME at partner H401.
EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF PARTICIPATION
Book Publication at Avinius Verlag
A book edited by Lars Ebert and Joachim Umlauf. It collects essays, conversations, policy refelctions and a toolkit section about participation in art and culture, participatory art and the role of creativity in collective heritage making. With an epilogue by Jasper Chalcraft.
The book is expected in autumns 2021.
FAST 45- FUTURE ART SCHOOL TRENDS 2045
FAST45 collects knowledge, creates and tests methods and broadly implements them in Art School Futures Labs in which educators, researchers and employers together will create futures scenarios and operationalise them in policy papers, long term collaborations and tools that will empower institutions to not only better anticipate an unknown future, but actively shape it.
As a Project Counselor I have been engaged in developing the project together with the consortium representatives and will engage towards a strong quality culture during its implementation.
During the 28-month project period, various research and pilot measures investigate how to best support the integration of the cultural and creative sector into the European competence and qualifications framework. The relationship between actors in this sector and formal and informal education will be strengthened through peer-to-peer exchanges and innovative learning laboratories.
As an 'external expert' Lars was asked to evaluate the experience of Learning Labs and write Guidelines for Creative Partnerships alongside policy recommendation. They were published in August 2021 and are available in print and online.