MUME OpenDay - So Close Project ENG

MUME OpenDay - So Close Project ENG
Sat, 11. June 2022
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MUME OpenDay - From So Far to So-Close Project

June 11 at the MUME (La Jonquera)

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The SO-CLOSE Project

Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations

SO-CLOSE is a three-year project created to contribute to social cohesion and fight refugee marginalization or exclusion by facilitating the encounters between similar life stories, through the mediation of innovative digital and artistic tools.

Based on theories of cultural heritage-making, SO-CLOSE will improve social cohesion and promote mutual understanding between refugees and their local communities.

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There are around one million recognized refugees living in the European Union. Most come from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Eritrea and Albania. They flee armed conflict, violence, oppression or human rights violations. They are often at risk of social exclusion as a result of their trauma and loss of identity.

To help address this exclusion, the SO-CLOSE project aims to contribute to social cohesion and integration through mutual understanding between refugees and the host European societies. The project uses co-creative design methodologies and innovative digital and artistic tools to share the life experiences of refugees with the memories of survivors of European conflicts, such as the Bosnian war, the Spanish Civil War or the Holocaust. preserved in historical memory centers.


MUME Open Day Program:

10am Arrival at the MUME and welcome

10:30 am Artistic creation workshop

From poems of exile. No art knowledge is required to participate.

12pm Presentation of the project From So Far to So-Close

The talk will consist of 4 blocks, one for each section of the project: Art as a refuge / Elements involved in migration / Arrival at destination [In relation to this section of the project, we are trying to gather information to complete a map of useful resources to the destination, and you can collaborate on it through this link.] / Fight against stereotypes and prejudices


Organized by: MUME


From So Far to So-Close Project:


Lund University

Villa Decius Association 

The Peace School Foundation of Monte Sole

MUME/ Universitat de Girona (UdG)

The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas CERTH

ENGINEERING Ingegneria Informatica

La Tempesta (Bcn)

The Greek Forum of Refugees GFR

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