SHAREs - Informing Transnational Action

3 Participating countries:
Start: 02/05/2012
Project Reference: 522605-CU-1-2012-1-UK-CULTURE-VOL121
Union Grant: 52200.0 EUR

Summary

SHAREs is an 18 months long project conceived as a platform to develop a transnational collaboration involving people from 10 European countries from different sectors (cultural operators, artists, journalists, activists, curators, philosophers, students…) and to establish a long-lasting dialogue with not- yet EU countries (Turkey). The title SHAREs carries two different meanings; ‘shares’ are the equal units in which corporations are divided and sold at the stock exchanges, but also refers to the practice of ‘sharing’. The title wants to present a dichotomy based on the idea of an economy that is suspended between stock markets and alternative forms of organization based on solidarity.
SHAREs intends to focus on the meaning and role of Information as a central factor in the contemporary economy and that, likewise economy, lives on a tension between the narratives produced by the, so called, official media and a ever-growing number of independent citizens that investigate, analyze, verify and share information between each other, so as to produce parallel and alternatives narratives to the ‘official’ one. This active exchange and narratives become the needed condition that allows to different forms of collective mobilization to emerge.
SHAREs intends to stress the relationship between the role of communication and information production / distribution / consumption with the potential forms of transnational collaboration / mobilization as necessarily linked to each other.
The project aims at expanding its field of research beyond the sphere of journalism so as to research more into artistic and cultural strategies and the ways they can relate, enter in dialogue and interfere with other practices such as activism, blogging and journalism itself.
SHAREs proposes a transdisciplinary approach so as to research innovative formats and practices to circulate and share information and consequently to promote more active forms of civic participation and solidarity.

Results

Results for this project are not available.

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Allianz Kulturstiftung
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Alternatives Europeennes
rue boursault, 16 75017 Paris
0033954614293
Allianz Kulturstiftung
Maria-theresia strasse, 4a 81675 Munich
089/410 730-3