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MANIFEST – New artistic perspectives on memories of the TransAtlantic trade of enslaved people

MANIFEST is driven by the fundamental objective of safeguarding, developing, and promoting European Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Heritage, in particular the lesser-known parts of it. The project, which will run until December 2024, is rooted in two pillars: the importance and working of collective memory, and the well-studied conviction that art plays an extraordinary role in covering gaps and mediating between individual and collective memory.

MANIFEST is specifically selecting an important number of artists to support the development of their artistic creation at the service of the re-imagination of Europe’s collective memory on the topic of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.

MANIFEST will enhance and complete the production of a selected number of artworks through the use of AR/VR and other digital technologies. Also, the project will include the organisation of two artistic residencies in Budapest and Lisbon, as well as a series of workshops in Copenhagen.

Young and multicultural audiences will be strongly encouraged to engage with the project, in particular when personally and culturally linked with the long-term effects of the enslaved people’s trade. Finally, the project will come to a closure with a final event in Nantes, where the artists, and the artworks, will be engaged in the social debate on the topic.

The MANIFEST Consortium is composed of highly experienced organizations from five different countries: KHORA Virtual Reality, a Danish leading production studio specialised in virtual reality and augmented reality production in cultural heritage; three different non-profit organisations with a solid background in European cultural and creative project and activities, respectively from Belgium, Hungary and Portugal: CUMEDIAE Culture and Media Agency Europe aisbl, Pro Progressione, and Gerador; and a French association with a long, respected trajectory of work in the matter of transatlantic trade of enslaved people, Les Anneaux de la Mémoire.

The project is funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe Programme.

PROJECT MANAGER

Gergő Paukovics

PARTNERS

CUMEDIAE Culture and Media Agency Europe aisbl (B)
Gerador (PT)
Les Anneaux de la Mémoire. (FR)