Author Archives: francesca.melani

Prix #arselectronica 2021 Open call!

The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition. Winners are eligible for the coveted Golden Nica awards and monetary prizes of up to 10,000 Euros in each category. They will also be featured at the Ars … Continue reading


NEMO overview and statement on Museum reopenings

© Arxiu Fotogràfic del Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges NEMO,  Network of European Museum Organisations, has published a country-specific overview of the status quo of museum operations during the pandemic. The list includes information from 31 European countries concerning reopenings, … Continue reading


SoPHIA´s Virtual Stakeholder Conference

The SoPHIA Platform for Holistic Heritage Impact Assessment is happy to announce a two-day conference which will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to review interventions in Europe’s urban heritage, through keynotes, thematic sessions, workshops, and artistic interventions. The … Continue reading


NEMO Report on emotions and learning in museums

This new report explores how emotions influence the design and understanding of museums and offers suggestions of how museums should make use of the “emotional effect” to create greater impact and memorable experiences. Emotion are considered a pre-condition for learning: in … Continue reading


UNCHARTED project presented at the 1st MESOC International Workshop

  “Societal Impacts of Culture: A transitional Perspective”: this is the titled of the 1st international workshop that was held online by MESOC, the H2020 sister project of UNCHARTED. The meeting provided the opportunity to discuss with experts and stakeholders … Continue reading


Neoliberalism and visual arts: an UNCHARTED conference talk

On 3rd December 2020, Professor Victoria Alexander , from Goldsmith, University of London, UNCHARTED project’s partner, gave a keynote address to the online conference “Another Artworld: Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts”. The event was organized by the … Continue reading


SoPHIA Newsletter 3: Cultural Heritage and Development

SoPHIA – Social Platform for Holistic Impact Heritage Assessment aims to promote collective reflection within the cultural and political sector in Europe, on the impact assessment and quality of interventions in European historical environment and cultural heritage at urban level, … Continue reading


The Future of the Museum. 28 Dialogues

As museums worldwide shuttered in 2020 because of the coronavirus, New York-based cultural strategist András Szántó conducted a series of interviews to a international  group of museum directors to discuss the future of cultural Institutions : 28 dialogues face the … Continue reading


How to foster placemaking as an inspiring European co-creation process?

Trans-making is a H2020 research and innovation project leaded by Relais Culture Europe Association (France). It aims to establish a multilateral network of research and innovation staff active in the fields of placemaking/place-based art activities as a space to create … Continue reading


UNCHARTED first policy brief and Report on WP2 case studies

The UNCHARTED project registered two relevant developments at the end of the first year: the phase of study and elaboration carried out by of work package 1, devoted to the analysis of the configuration of the values of culture, was … Continue reading