Registration Deadline: 02/28/2013 – Submission Deadline: 03/15/2013 – Category: International – Open To: Youngarchitects, archaeologists and artists from EU, EFTA countriesor countries which are candidates for accession to the EU – Entry Fee: None – Awards: Norway: 1st Prize 3,000 €, 2nd Prize 2,000 €; Italy: 1st Prize 3,000 €, 2nd Prize 2,000 €
REcall seeks to formulate a new role of the architectural environment based on invigorated research on the cultural landscapes of WWI and WWII, and to strengthen the attention on the management, documentation and fruition of such a heritage. The project regards heritage as a dynamic process, involving the declaration of our memory of past events and actions that have been refashioned for present day purposes such as identity, community, legalisation of power and authority. According to the project group, any cultural landscape or urbanscape is characterised by its dynamism, temporality and changing priorities in social perception.
We stress that the research we develop will generate the values to be protected tomorrow. On the strength of this account, our project proposes the development of sustainable and innovative architectural practices for reuse, valorisation and communication of the XXth Century European Conflict Heritage.
The project provides improved knowledge and advancement in the state of the art of Cultural Heritage diversity in Europe. By establishing synergies between leading national and local institutions, the project brings together diverse theoretical, methodological, phenomenological and operative contributions on the interpretation of Conflict Heritage. Such synergies provide a framework to develop innovative research strategies based on the power of doing. Indeed, the main objective of our project is the reuse and reappropriation of difficult heritage through the reconciliation of people and their memories. This operation will support European policies in Cultural Landscape Interpretation in relation to the citizenship formation processes of post-national societies.