THEY: LIVE, Student lives revealed through context-based art practices

THEY: LIVE, Student lives revealed through context-based art practices


Project leader: Dom kulture “Studentski grad”, Serbia
Akademija primjenjenih umjetnosti Sveucilista u Rijeci, Croatia
ICARUS Hrvatska, Croatia
Institut za savremenu umjetnost, North Macedonia
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Grant awarded: 166,100 €

Project “They: Live – Student lives revealed through context-based art practices ” to engage the student population to participate in the production of contemporary art by using the tools of community archiving and Artist in Residencies on campuses. Our main goal is to create an effective interdisciplinary methodology which involves digital archives as a resource for the context-based and participatory art practices. The outcomes of our project will serve as guidelines for managers of cultural institutions and art galleries, curators and artists for the further improvement of innovative approaches to the development of young audiences.

We focus on student life in relation with following topics: the everyday student life, campus related life, cultural habits and free time, interpersonal relations, gender relations, socio-political engagement, in time range from the end of the Second World War until contemporary days on the European level.

The experience and diversity of the arts organizations who are project partners, together with their commitment and huge inspirational drive to the topic of the project, are fundamental to ensuring that the results are applicable to a broad range of other organizations who aims to develop their audiences. Consortium of partners consists of Project leader Students’ City Cultural Center (SCCC) from Belgrade, Serbia (Public Institution)and four project partner organizations: Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) from Cetinje, Montenegro (NGO); Academy of Applied Arts from Rijeka, (APURI), Croatia (Public University); Faculty of Audiovisual Communication at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) Madrid, Spain (Public University) and International Centre For Archival Research ICARUS Croatia (NGO part of the international network) and two affiliated partners: Institute for Art in Context, Universitat der Kunste (UDK), Germany (Public University) and Center for Public History (CPH), Belgrade, Serbia (NGO).