Funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe Programme, MANIFEST: New artistic perspectives on memories of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people aims to contribute to and enhance the re-imagination of Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.
MANIFEST, through a participatory, innovative, and cross-disciplinary approach to artistic creation, offers a new framework to interconnect art with memory and social inclusion. It aspires to provide an updated window to a shared European missing memory. The project will feature a journey through an artistic residency, as well as provide historical and documentation support about the material and immaterial heritage of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people in an Interactive Resources Publication.
The MANIFEST Consortium is composed of highly experienced partners from five different countries: Khora, a well-respected company from Denmark involved in digital AR/VR production; three different non-profit organisations with a solid background in European cultural and creative projects and activities – Pro Progressione from Hungary, CUMEDIAE aisbl from Belgium, and Gerador from Portugal; and an association based in France with a long trajectory of research around the memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people – Les Anneaux de la Mémoire.
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.