Hub

Europe Grand Central

The origin of GLOBAL GRAND CENTRAL

Hub location

Europe: Fengersfors, Sweden, Bremen, Germany, Paris, France, Lublin, Poland, Athens, Greece, Bologna, Italy, Lund, Sweden

About this hub

Europe Grand Central gathered experiences and lessons from inclusive artistic projects. Audiences were  involved, and lessons collected and shared with peers on the co-designed platform www.GlobalGrandCentral.net. Images above from activities in Bologna, Lublin, Athens, Bremen, Vienna, Åmål and Casablanca, and from “legacy partner” activities in New York, Tunis, and London.

 

Europe Grand Central started in September 2015 as the “refugee crisis” dominated European news and politics. The role of arts and culture for social inclusion was a core topic of exploration. Management was decentralized to encourage initiatives to evolve and find unexpected solutions and audiences. Focus was on co-creating a mutual and lasting space for learning and exchange between peers and local action.

The project was co-funded by the EU as a ‘small-scale cooperation project’, it lasted 24 months, gathered seven “grass roots” theatres, culture centres, and networks in Sweden, France, Germany, Poland, Italy and Greece and spent 377.661 euros.

 

Main achievements included

  • Organized more than 276 innovative and audience inclusive workshops, events and shows covering more than 20 artistic disciplines – e.g. film, craft, storytelling, performance, music, and photography – across 34 local projects in 12 countries and reached over 26.000 individuals.

  • Co-designed the reporting platform www.GlobalGrandCentral.net as an open, user-friendly, and structured way to share, discuss and archive experiences and lessons between peers.

  • Co-founded legacy organisation Global Grand Central non-profit to run platform into the future.

– Scroll below for all 36 Activity reports shared within the project

– Official EU page with materials here

– Executive Summary (PDF) here

– Assessment of results on objectives (PDF) here and project closure (PDF) here

 

The partnership was coordinated by the Not Quite Art Center in Fengersfors, Sweden, and co-funded by the EU

 

Contact Europe Grand Central

 

Activities organized by this hub

Interzona – Outerzona

Europe Grand Central platform training to explore the coming changes at Interzona culture center

film
interviews
mapping
photos
sound
writing
other
Bordr stories

Activities involving this hub

Don´t stop motion

A series of workshops providing tools for telling stories that are rarely heard in the Swedish society.

film
sound
workshops

Across boarders with borderline children

Creating art with children with special skills.

film
interviews
music
performance
photos
sound
theatre
workshops
writing

Louisette: The Backstage of Revolution, performance by Elli…

Performance with the students of the Special vocational high School of Eleusis

film
interviews
making
music
performance
photos
public art
sound
theatre

A short film about borders with borderline children

A short film from documentations of workshops with borderline children

drawing
film
interviews
music
photos
workshops
writing

Cento di questi giorni! And many more!

Birthday party of the neighbourhood Pilastro in Bologna with a monumental videoprojection on the Towers's facade

archiving
film
mapping
photos
public art

Community Digital Archive

Community Digital Archive tells the history of Pilastro and its citizens by pictures, videos, interviews and documents.

archiving
interviews
mapping
photos
writing
photo by Marcin Pietrusza

‘FOLLOW ME’

How real are the stories we use to explain our “world” to others?

making
workshops
writing

Undocumented Migrant & His Stateless Family

Photo documenting the living conditions of a stateless family in Morocco. It's about an undocumented migrant from Ghana.

lectures
photos

HECUBA – Ports and suburb of the Mediterranean…

Theatre research for the production of a new play devellopped through steps in the suburbs of the Mediterranean Sea

performance
workshops

HECUBA – Ports and suburb of the Mediterranean…

Theatre research for the production of a new play devellopped through steps in the suburbs of the Mediterranean Sea

performance
theatre
workshops

HECUBA – Ports and suburb of the Mediterranean…

Theatre research for the production of a new play devellopped through steps in the suburbs of the Mediterranean Sea

performance
theatre
workshops

Exhibition 100 Faces – 100 Stories

We asked people about their borders and how they overcame them.

exhibitions
film
interviews
photos

Exhibition on tour in Sylt / Germany

Exhibition on tour in Sylt

exhibitions

Bord(h)ers

The project is about women and their borders. Both mental and physical.

drawing
exhibitions
interviews
sound
writing

Body of the country.Poland

Art project The Body of the country" includs research during residency and interactive exhibiton.

exhibitions
performance

Home is Where Mom is-Gozo/Malta

"Home is Where Mom is" tries to explore mothers' dreams in Gozo. Mothers don't necessarily need to be females. Love.

film
interviews
photos
writing
Bordr stories

Midollo/Marrow

Itinerant performance in the symbol building of Pilastro neighborhood, created with the participation of its inhabitants

music
performance
theatre
workshops
other

Concomitant singularity

This project is about exploring the skin as a memory space and as a interface that shape the cultural artifacts.

drawing
food
graffiti
interviews
mapping
performance
photos
public art
workshops

Visual workshop on bordeline

The Visual artist Malvina Pountzikoglou makes a 15th day workshop with borderline adolescents (aged 12-21).

drawing
film
making
workshops

A workshop by director Elli Papakonstantinou at Vocational…

A workshop by director Elli Papakonstantinou at Vocational School of Eleusina working with borderline children

archiving
film
interviews
making
music
sound
workshops
writing

“Workshop Green Planet”: a visual arts workshop

“Workshop Green Planet”: a visual arts workshop

drawing
music
public art
workshops

Thanks to the artistic program by ODC Ensemble,…

Awarded cultural program for musician Tilemachos Moussas Musical Workshop with children with special skills .

film
interviews
making
music
sound
workshops

Pareidolia

talking road signs, delivering experiences of women living in the same geography from different cultural backgrounds

public art
sound

Dreams in Bengtsfors

Textile craft workshops articulating dreams of inhabitants of Bengtsfors county, Sweden

exhibitions
mapping
making
public art
textile
workshops
Bordr stories

Building Ourselves!

Artistic workshops aimed to strengthen the spirit of collaboration and pride.

food
interviews
making
music
performance
photos
public art
sound
travel
workshops
other

From Under the City

Exploring Lublin's borders through an interactive archive

exhibitions
making
photos
public art
workshops
writing

Creative Theater Atelier – Living Dolls

Theater and Puppetry workshops for different and diverse groups in Lublin

drawing
making
music
performance
public art
sound
theatre
workshops

The Mental Health Noise Orchestra

A noise orchestra for people with mental disabilities and health issues.

music
public art
workshops
Bordr stories

Bordr Stories tool

Web-form for telling and connecting Bordr-Stories

Bordr stories

Not Quite Station

Interactive border exhibition - part of the summer exhibition "Anatomy of Conflict" at Not Quite Art Centre

exhibitions
Bordr stories

Urban Residencies

residency programme focusing on using public spaces as sites of participation and cooperation.

archiving
drawing
exhibitions
film
food
graffiti
interviews
lectures
mapping
making
music
performance
photos
public art
sound
theatre
workshops
writing
Bordr stories

100 Stories – 100 Faces

100 people tell their stories about crossing borders for exhibitions in Bremen and other places.

exhibitions
film
photos
public art
workshops
writing
Bordr stories

Lagalabbet

Lagalabbet Not Quite goes to Åmål to create a creative - chaos meetingplace for the future

film
food
making
photos
writing

Expanding City Borders in Civilization 4

Artistic workshops at a school for troubled children in a suburb of Athens

music
theatre
workshops

Borders of Franserud Middle School

Creative story workshops with a hundred kids age 9 and 10 on the theme of borders

exhibitions
lectures
photos
workshops
writing
Bordr stories

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