KS kultura sjećanja / remembrance culture

My City Through Time

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Oct. 1, 2022

The project “My City Through Time. Exploring our cities through historic and civic education (MCT)” wants to contribute to the recognition and improvement of youth work and its practices and to strengthen the link between youth work and civic and historic education.

The project aims to provide the partner and other organizations working with youth with new skills, competencies, working methods, and materials related to youth work and historic and civic education. At the same time, because of its thematic focus, the project aims to involve young people in a reflection on understanding diversities, the importance of intercultural dialogue, inclusion, and human rights.

The project develops from the idea that the cities we live in are not neutral, but are carriers of values and narratives, and communicate them through elements of its public space, such as monuments, names of streets and squares, and architecture. By critically exploring their cities through the methods of historic and civic education, the project partners will tackle different relevant topics for today's youth, such as the rise of radicalization, nationalism, and populism, issues of equal representation, and the spreading of stereotypes and prejudices among young people. Because of this reason, through the project's activities and results, young people will become more able to critically approach complex topics related to historical and social changes in the 20th century and better understand the origin and the causes of contemporary challenges, including issues such as memory, identity, representation, inclusion, and democracy.

Documenta is the project coordinator and the partners are Artistania (Germany), Associazione 4704 (Italy), BLOCKFREI (Austria), EUROM (Spain), Pekarna Magdalenske Mreže (Slovenia), and United Societies of Balkans (Greece).

The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.



The second transnational partner meeting "My City Through Time"

June 5, 2023

In the period from June 2 to 4, 2023, all partners of the "My City Through Time" project gathered in Berlin for the second partner meeting. On the first day, we tried the tours prepared by our hosts from Artistania and got to know Berlin better, especially the Neukolln district where their organization is located. Then we evaluated everything we have done so far, especially the work on the first result and the local dissemination events. The next day, the partners agreed on the methodology and structure for the creation of the second result of the project - a toolkit with workshops and educational cards, which was the main goal of this meeting.

We will start preparing the results in September. Follow us further to get more information.

The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

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Workshop and presentation "My City Through Time"

April 24, 2023

The cities we live in are not neutral. They are a reflection of values and narratives that communicate to citizens through elements in public space, such as monuments, names of streets and squares, and architecture. However, many citizens are not aware of this phenomenon and do not approach it critically.

Through the project "My City Through Time", we will create knowledge, methods, and recommendations with which we want to develop the awareness of citizens, especially young people, and encourage them to take a critical approach to the elements of public space in 7 European cities: Zagreb, Berlin, Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Gorizia, and Maribor.

Join us at the workshop and presentation of the first result of the project on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the premises of the Ribnjak Youth Center to get to know Zagreb's public space better. At the beginning, we will present the thematic units on which we have emphasized - depiction of women from tradition to modernity, locations related to the activities of the Croatian Anti-War Campaign, places connected with student movements during the 20th century, as well as locations connected to the contribution of the Serbian minority to Zagreb. After the presentation, the participants will try the presented tours themselves, visit the selected locations and reflect on them. After our return, we will evaluate the tried-and-tested methods together, with the aim of improving them.

Apply by 16.05. to the link: https://forms.gle/YEJL17vmiqQBZpis6

If you have any questions, please contact us at tena.banjeglav@documenta.hr

The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

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First transnational partner meeting "My City Through Time"

Jan. 20, 2023

On Monday, January 16, 2023, we gathered in Zagreb and started a partnership meeting in the House of Human Rights, where we opened the new Erasmus+ project "My City Through Time". The goal was to get to know all the partners, start building a team spirit, solve some open questions and decide on the favorite and most important topics and create a methodology for the first project result - 7 publications that will deal with public space in the partner cities (Barcelona, Vienna, Berlin, Gorizia, Maribor, Thessaloniki, and Zagreb) and their historical and contemporary problems. As an introduction to the topic, the partners researched the history of Zagreb, public space, and monuments in the city.

Now we continue to work on the first result of the project, which we are very excited about.

The project is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

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