Co-funded by the European Commission under the Creative Europe Programme, MANIFEST: New artistic perspectives on memories of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people aims to contribute to and enhance the re-imagination of Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.
MANIFEST, through a participatory, innovative, and cross-disciplinary approach to artistic creation, offers a new framework to interconnect art with memory and social inclusion. It aspires to provide an updated window to a shared European missing memory. The project will feature an Artistic Journey through an artistic residency, as well as provide historical and documentation support about the material and immaterial heritage of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people in a Resources Publication.
The project is implemented by a Consortium led by Khora, the world’s first combined virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) production house based in Copenhagen. The consortium is joined by Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, France’s leading association working with the themes of the history and heritage of the Atlantic trade of enslaved people and colonial enslavement; Pro Progressione, a Budapest-based artistic hub specialising in international collaborations in the field of culture; Gerador, an independent Portuguese platform for journalism, culture and education; and CUMEDIAE, a Brussels based international non-profit agency providing consultancy services in the field of CCIs European wide. The team is joined by the Advisory Board, consisting of scientific and civil society representatives who ensure the Project’s historical, identity and scientific integrity; and the Artistic Committee, whose members guarantee the quality of the selected art projects.