PROJECT

 
© Katerina Buil

© Katerina Buil

Reconstruction of Identities project aims to promote and protect the richness of both national and European cultural heritage, breathing life into small communities and stimulating cultural activities as an alternative communication method between locals and newcomers, using photography as a cultural strategy. The project aims to relieve the isolated position of immigrants, many of which are still in the process of seeking asylum. 

 
© Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

© Jon Lowenstein / NOOR

To enhance communication between foreigners and locals within such communities, the project aims to organise a wide-ranging programme of talks, conferences, guided tours, and book-signings; in order to promote the opening of artists’ residencies, the organisation and circulation of exhibitions, and the lending of artworks to other museums or institutions; it aims at providing young and amateur photographers with educational resources, activities and workshops.

 
© Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR

© Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR

The creative, accessible and inviting nature of photography is key in achieving this, as well as the close cooperation between local organisations, educational institutions, photographic archives, cultural institutions, festivals, museums and professionals in the field.