Urban Dig Project/ Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts Company


Cultural operator – who are you? 

Call: Support to European Cooperation Projects 2022

Strand or category: Small, Medium, Large Scale Cooperation Projects

Name of organisation

Urban Dig Project/ Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts Company

Country: Greece

Organisation website: www.urbandigproject.org

Contact person:

Haris Biskos, [email protected], Nadia Siokou, [email protected]

Organisation type:

Non for Profit Organization

Aims and activities of the organisation:

The Urban Dig Project is an artistic/research/community platform, developed by the not-for-profit organization ‘Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts Company’, based in Athens, Greece. It acts within the intersection of qualitative research, artistic interventions and community actions. During every project, community engagement and participatory mapping practices serve as foundation for building site-specific performances in public space.

UrbanDig Project employs art and intangible cultural heritage as a common language that becomes a tool for the community to co-create urban space. 

UrbanDig projects start as an intrinsic need/urge to dig under the visible urban mosaic towards its invisible layers and beyond the “formal” visible narratives, in the process of collecting an undiscovered local material and transforming it into a site-specific scenario. It creates a unique site-specific content based on the past, present and future of urban areas. It’s the intentional reflection by site-specific performance on the invisible part of the local history, the cultural capital of a neighborhood, bringing people from various ages, backgrounds and disciplines together to collect, map and publicly present their local cultural capital. The relationships built through the collaborative process, become the strongest element of inspiration. 

Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts Company is an interdisciplinary organization that works with research and action and engages a range of professionals from diverse scientific backgrounds such as historians, sociologists, artists, performers, geographers, anthropologists, architects, economists and also experts in the field of cultural management, education, communication, environmental engineering, participatory leadership, digital media, tourism, engineering. 

Role of the organisation in the project: Project partner

Proposed Creative Europe project – to which project are you looking for partners? 

Sector or field

Performing arts, dramaturgy, theater, cultural heritage, visual arts, literature, architecture, arts and technology and fields of humanities

From country or region

All countries, regions or cities participating in the Creative Europe Program

Preferred field of expertise

Any field of expertise as long as there are partners that can be also leaders of the project proposal

Which kind of projects are you looking for?

We are looking for partnerships formed for current or upcoming Creative Europe calls that deal with water, land or air issues as described above. We also have a strong interest for projects that involve dramaturgy, theatrical plays or art installations and approach themes related to Africa or North/South.

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