Kick-off meeting of Palimpsest project: an interactive, open-air Museum experience in the urban space

The kick-off meeting of the project Palimpsest -“Post ALphabetical Interactive Museum using Participatory, Space-Embedded, Story-Telling”, co-funded for 900.000,00 euro by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, was held on 17th of July 2018 in Ioannina (University of Ioannina Campus- Dourouti Monastery).

The University of Ioannina, School of Fine Arts, is the lead beneficiary of this project in cooperation with the Region of Epirus, the Municipality of Ioannina (as Associated Partner) and two Italian partners, the University of Bari and the Province of Lecce.

Palimpsest project, financed under Priority Axis 2 – Integrated Environmental Management focuses on how cultural heritage assets can be reinserted in the city through digital technologies in Epirus and Puglia regions. Palimpsest addresses the common challenge of promoting tourism in less-developed areas, by animating the urban public space and recuperating cultural heritage assets through bottom-up, participatory procedures and artistic interventions.

Palimpsest will develop a localized archive of story-telling assets, which will lead to an interactive, immaterial, open-air Museum experience in the urban space of the city. The project will create a map in an App format, which will pinpoint the collected assets gathered by the participation of the elementary school pupils who will seek lost information regarding the city’s stories and legends, from elder people. The elaboration of the collected material will then lead to artistic installations that will be implemented in the city and will be activated by visitors creating a dreamlike atmosphere.