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The European projects SO-CLOSE and TRACTION present their digital and artistic tools to combat social exclusion

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The research and innovation projects SO-CLOSE (coordinated by the UAB) and TRACTION (led by the Catalan company Vicomtech and with the participation of the UAB) will present their main results on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 a.m. headquarters of the European Commission in Barcelona.

Both initiatives have been funded through the European Union's Horizon 2020 program and share the purpose of contributing to consolidating museums and cultural institutions as spaces for sustainable digital cultural co-creation.

The event is open to the public and is especially aimed at people linked to cultural and artistic organizations and institutions or from the social sphere and public administrations.
About the projects

  • SO-CLOSE, focused on the refugee experience, has developed open access digital tools that can be used for educational or documentation purposes. Versions of the tools made with genuine migratory information and experiences will be presented at the event, co-created by professionals from the academic and digital world, and refugees and migrants who determined their own needs, expectations and possibilities when choosing the tools to develop. Check out the SO-CLOSE Memory Center Platform: https://bit.ly/socloseMCP
  • TRACTION, for its part, explored the use of technology as a critical element in the co-creation of operas between professionals and diverse communities. Two main technological tools have been developed: The Co-Creation Space, a tool to foster participation, interaction and discussion during the co-creation process, and the Co-Creation Stage, a tool to enable real-time opera performances from different locations and scenarios.



10:00 am Institutional welcome - Representative of the European Commission in Barcelona

10:15am Presentation of the results of the SO-CLOSE and TRACTION projects

    Javier Rodrigo, coordinator of the SO-CLOSE project.
    Mikel Zorrilla, coordinator of the TRACTION project.

10:40 a.m. Colloquium

    Ana Pérez-Muelas (Memorial Museum of Exile - MUME)
    Irene Calvís (Gran Teatre del Liceu)
    Javier Rodrigo (UAB)
    Mikel Zorrilla (Vicomtech)

11:30 a.m. Closing