ZEMOS98 is a team of cultural workers. We try to create critical thinking, we try to deconstruct the mass-media messages, we try to weave networks, relationships and communities. We try to work in the intersections and margins. We try to work (g)locally, behind the borders. We try to take care of our networks and we try to reuse and remix all of our contents. We try to organize a Festival every year and we try to create a New Media Laboratory called 98LAB to learn about this things.
So, basically, we try things.

Remapping Europe One-Pager



Topic: Education, Audiovisual, Youth / Format: Text / Project: Remapping Europe

A two year project taking place in four European countries… Involving more than 50 multi-media creators, curators and educators, with migrant European, Asian, African and Latin American backgrounds… That will connect new dots on the map… Deconstructing prevailing imagery... Challenging existing myths… Remixing it themselves... Presenting an alternative perspective on Europe.

Remapping Europe connects young European media-makers with migrant perspectives to audiences of any age, thus creating a new imagery in and of Europe. Remapping Europe is an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network. The project involves creating new methods for expanded education, workshops for creative media-makers, a free-use media collection, a publication and a seminar.

The project’s activities stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies. Ultimately, to ‘re-map’ Europe visually, geographically and mentally.

The activities include:

  • Creative remix ateliers in Spain, Poland, Turkey, and the UK involving 48 young digital storytellers with migrant backgrounds and perspectives creating new media
  • International showcases of their remix works at significant cultural festivals in each of these countries and in an online media collection
  • Major remix-performances and installations in multiple cities including Amsterdam and Seville
  • Transnational, cross-sectoral learning platforms investigating the migrant’s perspective in the public debate and imagery
  • A wider participatory, digital component involving European citizens across the continent and a research publication and catalogue documenting the processes and outcomes of the project.

An important result of the project is the archival and creative exposure of present-day perspectives of young (future) citizens on migration, as captured in creative media. It contributes to the European cultural heritage and is a future point of reference in our European collective memory.

REMAPPING EUROPE
an open invitation to take part in this journey.

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