The target communities of MEMEX are socially fragile people that are systematically blocked from various cultural opportunities and resources that are normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration. As an heterogeneous sample of these communities, MEMEX will deploy three distinct pilots to analyse different expectations from communities dislocated in different regions of the European territory:
Migrant women will participate in planning and co-creation activities related to Barcelona’s cultural heritage linked to the participant’s history. The pilot will have a focus on the gender perspective to increase visibility of women’s history and the mutual understanding among different communities. The pilot consists of five core activities creating reports, policies and stories to inform the community, academia and government.
Communities from former Portuguese colonies or other cultural spaces that have a shared heritage with Portugal have rich cultural experiences. However, their experiences commonly run parallel to Portuguese culture, instead of engaging with the national culture, contributing to reshape it. The work will promote the production of mediated intercultural stories revolving shared heritage, promoting social cohesion between migrants and natives.
Memex project started in 2019 and will run until 2022.