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© Opernwerkstatt am Rhein
4 New Testaments 4 artists with 4 different backgrounds and 4 different disabilities create and direct 4 different theatre productions. Each of them very different but all about the bible and each one with a total length of approximately 20 minutes.
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© Catarina Sanches
Grandma Came to Work is a creative hub that brings generations together by offering them a place where they can meet using a common language: creativity, immaterial culture and tradition.
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© Mark McNulty for Grow Wild
A Tale of Two Cities re-invigorated neglected public land, and fired the imaginations of people living in Liverpool and Manchester. Introducing expanses of wildflowers into visible sites was the driver for collective action, involving arts as the powerful catalyst for culture change.
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The AstronART is a thematic prototype pop-up lab of Art and New Media Technology designed for children and adolescents regardless of age and ability. The AstronART project aims to empower generations to face future challenges and become the change makers of their communities and tomorrow’s pioneers.
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AtelierSieben is a creator workshop for children, teenagers and adults, who are guided based on the "sevengardens" principle, to produce colours from plants and waste of food, which grow in so called dye-gardens. In the sense of the common good economy we offer jobs for female refugees.
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© IoDeposito Ngo
B#SIDE WAR is a unique case in Europe: artistic and experimental interventions that act on memory and history, enhancing heritages and local communities, created with the aim to investigate the legacies and heritages of the world wars and explain the XX century conflicts to the contemporary generations.
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© Ela Mergels
Ela Mergels' analogue Ricoh half-frame camera from the 50‘s, equipped with one Color film, has been traveling around the world since 12/2015. The job is: Take a picture of what is important to you. Whether wedding, cat, dog, friends or at home, ... When the camera returns, the film is rewound and inserted a second time for the next trip.
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Youngsters from Germany and Belgium combine animation and documentary in a creative way! For ten months, 18 teens met several times to shoot, edit and present three short Anidocs. By finding ideas for their films and working together they got a intense sense for the life, hopes and fears of the "others".
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© iCollective
bicyclope is a participatory method that allows neighbors to conceive, design and build, according to their needs, urban furniture that produces energy. With the energy produced by pedaling users can charge their phones, turn on some lights, listen to music and see how much energy they produce.
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© Bridge&Tunnel
Bridge&Tunnel connects professional design & socially disadvantaged people. We manufacture from post- and pre-consumer waste with longtime unemployed migrant citizens and refugees. That’s how valuable material resources get a new life in style & people from around the world an empowering job.
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© Institute of Social Ideas
CoolUkis is a social innovation which aims to reduce social exclusion of the elderly and promote sustainability among people in Lithuania. It is a garden sharing platform which connects landowners with free space for gardening to people who don't own their own land but are interested in gardening.
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© Politecnico di Torino
Crafting Beauty is a Turin-based interdisciplinary design anthropology lab for social cohesion. It focuses both on the empowerment of homeless people and on the development of skills in students of design and social sciences through participatory and interdisciplinary approaches.
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We design labour; meaningful design products to create jobs for people whose health or other problems have prevented them from finding regular employment. Taking people's personal qualities as a starting point, a customised product range together with selected designers and workshop supervisors.
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DrOmnibus Inclusive Education is the multimedia solution supporting the therapy and education of children with special needs and developmental disorders (such as autism). The application consists of thousands of therapeutic tasks in mobile games, progress monitoring and therapy process organizer.
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© Katharina Götzendorfer & Verena Blöchl. Abgebildetes Kunstwerk: „Jimson Weed/White Flower No.1“ von Georgia O’Keeffe, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
"Eye to Ear" is the first app that makes visual arts accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The method is based on the combination of verbal descriptions and sound interpretations. The interactive app gives blind people the opportunity to experience art without the help of others.
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The Future City Dome is an anual multi-disciplinary interactive exhibition about Future Cities. Made for and by children. The main theme (2016) the children worked on is densifying the city. They did this by building on roofs, in water and by re-using old buildings.
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© Luciano Paselli
Future Masters means 1000 kids and teens from 3 to 18 years old, working with artists, experts, social and cultural workers and institutions to talk and act about Love, War, Work, Crisis and Migration through dozens of workshops in many different fields, 5 special events, 1 exhibition and 1 show.
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© Painted Series
GOLDEN JOINERY is a non-commercial clothing brand, developed in togetherness. In playful workshops you are invited to repair a dear but broken garment with gold. A collection of golden scars emerges: GOLDEN JOINERY. You are invited to this new mode of togetherness, no skills needed in advance.
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© South Netherlands Philharmonic / Simon van Boxtel
The South Netherlands Philharmonic and Dance Company Project Sally have developed the dance concert HeartBeat about exclusion and inclusion for students aged 10 to 14. The dance concert encourages students to rethink their own part in creating an inclusive world.
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© C.K Photography
The H4C aspires for positive change towards a society based on equality, contributing to the establishment of a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence. It uses cultural, artistic, social and educational means to reach out to individuals across Cyprus and enables meaningful interaction.
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© Conor Crowe, http://conorcrowe.com
HOTEL TOTAL was a Pop-up project which raised integration and participation through social and creative innovation. A creative hub for art, culture and common living where events took place and new networks emerged - a joint project - arised through the initiative & engagement of many enthusiasts.
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© Parlamentsdirektion/Raimund Appel
The texts about democracy were staged in the original room of the Austrian parliament so that every visitor has had the opportunity to see all the scenes. In alternation with the drama scenes, musical theater scenes took place. 15.000 visitors came to see the performance on two days.
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© Kronenkreuz, www.kronenkreuz.de
KRONENKREUZ are craftsmen, designers, artists and educators who work creatively together with long-term unemployed people. In product development no scheme exists. The employees and the unemployed inspire each other and create together unique design.
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© Volker Hildebrandt
“love pro toto“ is a wonderful online art project, a “social network” or, better yet, a “global social sculpture”. In contrast to other “social networks”, it has a goal: a world full of love. Yes, it is a dream shared by all of humanity. Let’s make it come true.
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© Birmingham City University
Maker Monday is a creative, collaborative innovation network, based in Birmingham. We bring creatives, technologists, artists and curators together to make innovative projects of artistic merit and social benefit. We are a growing ecosystem that fuses learning, knowledge, practice and production.
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© Théâtre Au fil des nuages 
A play revolving on bicycle, from one language to another. Performed in French and German by Christina Gumz and Clément Labail, accompanied by various workshops in order to focus on the exchange and the encounters between different cultures and habits.
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© MIGRATE 2016
“MIGRATE – MIGRation pATtterns in Europe” is an open source, game-based Web Mapping application with the purpose of educating and raising awareness on the phenomenon of migration in Europe. Analysis of the answers to the game allows to derive fruitful insights on people’s perception of migration.
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migration is an inclusive artistic project operating from a base camp and deploying an architectural capsule in the public space. It enhances the conditions for intercultural exchange and creative participation while revealing the genius loci before migrating.
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© Chris Grodotzki
Integration is not assimilation. It's about possibilities for the diverse individuals that form a free creative society. We started a 200sqm newly renovated penthouse right in the city of Essen where Roma, Maroc and German musicians live and work together and spread out their activities into society.
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Find out how urban furniture becomes a catalyst for trust, mutual help and creativity in the neighbourhoods. Learn about innovative placemaking adaptive to the needs of the neighbourhoods!
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© Diadrasis
Are "official" landmarks of a city recognized as such from the inhabitants of an area or not? The community based research project "Pithari" searched in Exarcheia, Athens, for heritage, culture & social landmarks with a "bottom up" research starting from the people’s views and stories.
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© FilthyKids Production
prespa stories was set up to inspire connection, co-creation and collaboration across Great Prespa lake, the border triangle of Greece, Albania and FYR of Macedonia. It is a platform of communication and exchange among local youths, who share the same lake but are quite alienated from one another.

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© Priscilla Katzenmaier
QUIBO – the play furniture system for children aged between 2 and 7 years – is an inclusive project that shows what human-centred design and sustainability can look like. Made of unused production waste, the manufacture takes place ecologically and socially and the function is educational.
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Nearly 100 residents of a shelter in Berlin Neukölln have turned the formerly abandoned top floor into a village of opportunities. "Refugee Open Cities" wants to rewrite the social software of how refugees are hosted and shelters are run across Europe.
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© Semra Sevin
REglam promotes diversity in fashion. REglam is body positive, race, lgbt, age and disability inclusive. Its new website focuses on fashion photography and its dedication to inclusivity. REglam's partnerships with fashion brands, diverse models & websites spreads its mission to a wide audience.
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© Aleksander Lilik
The Revealed Hands - Human and Business Achievements is a collection of handmade pillows created by a group of immigrant women from the former Yugoslavia living in Slovenia. Textile design became a medium for psychosocial empowerment as well as a sustainable business model for financial independence.
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© Luiza Puiu
Route 28 is an event that allows its participants to experience European countries in an entertaining atmosphere in their own city. Because we are convinced: Europe is a feeling! And a positive European spirit is the basis for empathy, co-operation and peace in Europe.
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© Felix Meier
Open-air cinema on the river Elbe, theater on channels, waterbound-concerts, readings, workshops and parties. The Schaluppe - the raft for Hamburg - a project of the Verein für mobile Machenschaften e.V. is a mobile culture venue, which seeks to include and connect people through cultural stimulation.
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STORY FOR FOOD is a model for an alternative economy based on stories. It will be a café shop in Berlin where you trade your story for food and drinks. Its mission is to help value stories in society by encouraging the practise of sharing them and to foster the culture of listening to them.
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© SuperCity
SuperCity creates gamified & geolocated routes with interactive 3D historical personages in Augmented Reality to discover with them cities, museums and natural parks in family as if they were in a movie. Our mission is to approach families to the heritage and culture of cities and nature parks.
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© COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION (CSCP)
Tapping into the power of the senses, Taste the jeans is a stakeholder engagement process that enables first-hand experiences of vibrant solutions for sustainable lifestyles. The goal is to open up minds and enable innovative multi-stakeholder dialogue for sustainability. What is on your menu today?
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© The Insightist
In the context of increasing skilled workers migration, the Insightist develops an app-based personalized learning program for young professionals, especially from emerging economies, to enhance their cultural intelligence that helps them adapt to cosmopolitan work and living conditions better.
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© Peter Bihr, ThingsCon
"The State of Responsible IoT" is a multi-authored publication, featuring essays and insights from two dozen experts and thought leaders in the Internet of Things. It is brought about by ThingsCon, a global community of practitioners, aiming to promote a human-centric and responsible IoT.
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© TRIPOT collective; www.t-r-i-p-o-t.tumblr.com
Tracking the Subject is a transmedia artwork by the Brussels based artists collective TRIPOT, that sets out to confront the audience with the subjective memories of the experiences immigrants lived during the 'illegal' journey towards Western Europe. The work presents a subjective counter narrative of the human being, too often lost and left...
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UPMADE is a design and production method that turns production leftovers to revenues thanks to clever design. It is based on 6 years of field research by sustainable designer Reet Aus PhD and her team. In 2014-16 it resulted in creating the first upcycling certification and a software.
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© Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) Collective
Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) Collective is a collective of young architecture offices from Finland. The objective of the collaboration is to encourage municipalities, communities and companies to use architecture and planning as a tool for problem solving.
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© Filmband Film- und Medienproduktion
WikiRail is the world’s first interactive audiovisual guide for rail passengers. With this app monuments, localities, historical events, passing on the journey from "A to B", will be snatched from anonymity. WikiRail changes the landscape outside the train window into a cultural landscape.
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© Alexander Luna
Neighbours and students of the Folkwang University of Arts are working together in a project to develop a positive and diverse neighbourhood in a district of Essen, Germany.
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Youngfish Forward seeks to increase the chances of occupation & adaptation for youngsters and newcomers through a programme where a real challenge is set out for them to face innovative development models and problem resolution strategies, to promote the use of their skills, creativity and tech.
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