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International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Festival - Cazarma U - Digital Culture Space

4 May 2023 All day

International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Festival - Cazarma U - Digital Culture Space

4 May - 30 August 2023

Digital premieres dedicated to culture and science, unique experiences for children, young people and all those interested in digital heritage

Politehnica University of Timisoara is organising for the first time the International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Festival during 4 May - 30 August 2023, part of the project Spotlight Heritage Timisoara realized in partnership with the National Museum of Banat, part of the Cultural Programme Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture and partially funded by EEA and Norway Grants.  The International Festival of Digital Culture and Heritage brings together curators, digital artists, teachers and students from Romania, Norway, USA, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Lithuania and other countries in a foray into the cultural dimensions of immersive digital technologies.

The International Digital Culture & Spotlight Heritage Festival features extended reality demonstrations from the fields of culture, history, science, education and installations created for heritage buildings. All events are public, for all, children and families, in various locations: ExperimentariumTM and UPT Technical Museum - Science and Tech Playground, in the U Barracks - Digital Culture Space, in the hall of the Electro building - Culture Fun Space of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, in the spaces of the National Museum of Banat - Digital Heritage Dome

During the same period NETTIES International Conference, Networking Entities, organised together with the international association IAFES and a workshop dedicated to creative industries specialists at an 25-26 May 2023

U Barracks - Digital Culture Space  is the first location open to the public in 4 May 2023 as an Immersive Cultural Space, open to all who want to experience the stories of Timisoara, guided by augmented and virtual reality technologies. Starting from the overview of the city, seen from above, visitors are taken through the history of the 5 historic districts, revealed through 3D videos and 3D scanned images of the museum heritage, they can visit in 360 the iconic buildings with VR glasses and map the path of the Heritage under the Spotlight project. The work will be premiered Patterns of poetry by artist Marius Jurca, an adaptation of Robert Serban's original poems in an interactive multimedia installation. A premiere is also the presentation, in the presence of the author Ingrid Kristensen Bjørnaali from Norway, of the 3D video installation Land Bodies, Decomposing Mass (Bodies of earth, decomposition of matter) about the peatland ecosystem and northern landscapes.

Visitors can also learn the story of the Spotlight Heritage Timișoara project and discover the story of the city's neighbourhoods through augmented and virtual reality digital technologies: Iosefin (2019), Elisabetin (2020), Fabric (2021), Cetate (2022) and Giroc (2023). 4 May - 30 August 2023in every Wednesday - Sunday hours 16 – 20

More information at: https://spotlight-timisoara.eu/en/eveniment/international-digital-culture-spotlight-heritage-festival/ 

All locations will be integrated into culturally mediated tours that will invite a diverse audience to explore and where direct participation and interaction through technology will enable the internalization of digital storytelling and stimulate locals and tourists to see, hear, feel, but also act, co-create and internalize the city and its history.

For information, visiting hours, guided tours and cultural mediation please see   https://spotlight-timisoara.eu/en/international/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHeritageTimisoara/ Instagram: @spotlight_tm

The Virtual Spotlight Heritage Timisoara project benefits from a grant of € 97,000 from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA and Norway Grants. 

Spotlight Heritage Timișoara / Patrimoniul sub reflectoare is a digital cultural initiative of the Politehnica University of Timișoara realized in partnership with the National Museum of Banat, part of the Cultural Programme Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture. Cultural project co-financed by the Center for Projects of the Municipality of Timișoara, Timiș County Council, Ministry of Culture, Romania, EEA and Norway Grants.

The digital components of the project are accessible online at https://spotlight-timisoara.eu/ and via mobile apps that can be downloaded from Android and Apple stores or by searching "Spotlight Heritage Timisoara".

Event information is also available on:

The EEA and Norwegian grants are Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway's contribution to a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overarching objectives: to reduce economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and the 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic States. The three donor states cooperate closely with the EU under the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. Between 1994 and 2014, donor states contributed €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes. For the period 2014-2021, EEA and Norwegian grants amount to €2.8 billion. More details are available at: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro

The event is part of the Spotlight Heritage Timișoara digital cultural initiative, part of the Cultural Programme Timișoara 2023 European Capital of Culture and is co-funded by EEA and Norway Grants.


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