TRACES – Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritage with the Arts

TRACES is a three-year project funded in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Through an innovative research methodology, TRACES investigates the challenges and opportunities raised when transmitting complex pasts and the role of difficult heritage in contemporary Europe.

TRACES involves a multi-disciplinary team that brings together established and emerging scholars, artists, and cultural workers to develop a rigorous, creative and all-round investigation on contentious cultural heritages, and to experiment with innovative research methodologies. In order to achieve these objectives, TRACES has initiated a series of “Creative Co-Productions” in which artists, researchers, heritage agencies, and stakeholders collaborate on long-term projects researching selected cases of contentious heritage and developing new participatory public interfaces.


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Within this project the House by the Synagogue Team developed two exhibitions – “Liminal Portaits: Stories from the margins” (September 2017) and “Objects, Paths, Stories” (August 2018), and can be visited at the House by the Synagogue. During these 3 years, the team also organized workshops with students and high-school students (both from the local community, but also within national art camps), using images from the Medias Jewish Archive and Library.

This project ran from 2016-2019 and was administered through the Hosman Durabil Association.

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