What is TimeCase?

The creation of cultural memory for a group or community is an ongoing process, where new visions on the past can take place. TimeCase. Memory in Action will focus on the following areas:

  • the forgotten and hidden past of many European countries – victims or perpetrators during fascist and communist regimes, colonial and post-colonial times, the treatment of minorities etc.
  • the dominance or cultural hegemony of the majority in increasingly multicultural societies.
  • the widening gap between rich and poor, educated and non-educated, privileged and non-privileged, which is leading to increasing alienation within our societies.

We have set out to collect, analyse and share case studies of effective participatory practice across the whole sector from signature works to community development projects. We will do this by:

  • conducting a practice-based, comparative review of innovative educational/creative approaches relating to 20th century history.
  • setting new standards for open learning environments and participatory approaches in the cultural heritage sector.
  • developing new participatory approaches through peer coaching.
  • exploiting the project results and developing a sustainable support structure for target groups.
  • building sustainability into the project by creating a community of participatory arts enthusiasts and professionals through a network with related research.