Creativity becomes, once again – due to covid restraints, the key to adapt to change adequately, allowing the cultural industry to reinvent itself. The Mobile Culture project aims to join this dynamic of change, underlining the importance of culture and art in times of pandemic for getting a committed society.
The project is based on the premise new technologies enable people to express themselves and boost their creativity while improving their digital skills. The project craves for making digital tools accessible to everybody, emphasising the “learning by doing” approach: make short videos, remix iconic photos, reuse digitised art collections, re-create historical monuments or record podcasts in the local language to transmit oral narrations.
The Mobile Culture is aimed at educators and professionals working in non-formal education programmes addressed to adults in cultural institutions (GLAM) and NGOs. We would like to encourage, inspire and give new competencies especially those who work with seniors, the unemployed, people with disabilities (e.g. blind and partially sighted), migrants, refugees, or low-skilled people, in regions and communities at risk of digital exclusion.
The objective is to provide cultural trainers with practical knowledge on how to use technological tools to develop artistic performances. To achieve this goal, the partnership will develop four products or outputs: A Guide on Best Practices; a Training Platform, a Digital Publication, and an Online Course.