PROJECTS

Recent collaborations and initiatives

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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.

Watch a video interview.

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SPEME

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.

Lars has for instance contributed the prologue to the publication Artistic Memory Devices. Read more.

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EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF PARTICIPATION

Upcoming

ARCHIVE AS A CUP OF TEA

Lars is co-curator of this series of events during the SINOPALE 8 (2022) that built on the ideas of EAP.


Read more.

Book edition expected at Avinius Verlag in autumn 2022

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.

Watch a video interview about one of the projects behind the book.

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FAST 45- FUTURE ART SCHOOL TRENDS 2045

Project Counselor

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.

Please see the project website.

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.

Here is a link to a webinar I had the pleasure to moderate.

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CREATIVE FLIP

External Expert

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.

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MEMORYWORK

Supporting a platform for sharing interdisciplinary artistic research on performative memory work

A research collaboration at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) between the departments of Dance and Art & Craft. Merete Røstad and Per Roar initiated MEMORYWORK in collaboration with Sasa Asentic (Serbia/Germany), Manuel Pelmus (Romania), Eliot Moleba (South Africa), Solveig Styve Holte (Norway), Nayria Castillo (Venezuela/Austria), Ingri Fiksdal (Norway), Xavier Le Roy (France/Germany) and Myna Trustram (United Kingdom). 

The project is supported by a group of experts: Suzana Milevska, Lars Ebert (H401), Boris Boden (Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus University, Weimar), Nitin Sawhney (Department of Computer Science, Aalto University, Helsinki).

We ask questions about whose memories and which memories count, and how do we remember? Whose lives are afforded space?