TRACES (Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts – From Intervention to Co-Production) aims to provide new directions for cultural heritage institutions to contribute productively to evolving European identity and reflexive Europeanization. To do so, it deploys an innovative ethnographic/artistic approach, focused on a wide range of types of ‘contentious heritage.’ Through rigorous and creative in-depth artistic/ethnographic research, TRACES will provide a systematic analysis of the challenges and opportunities raised by transmitting contentious, awkward and difficult pasts. It will do so by setting up Creative Co-Productions (CCPs) in which artists, researchers, heritage agencies and stakeholders work together in longer term engagements to collaboratively research selected cases of contentious heritage and develop new participatory public interfaces. TRACES involves a multi-disciplinary team, bringing together established and emerging scholars and cultural workers, and providing high-level expertise, relevant experience and creative energy, to provide a rigorous and innovative approach to the transmission of European cultural heritage.


  • UNI-KLU | Universität Klagenfurt (Österreich)
  • POLIMI | Politecnico Di Milano (Italien)
  • UBER | Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin (Deutschland)
  • UNIVERSITY OSLO | Universitetet I Oslo (Norwegen)
  • ZHDK | Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Schweiz)
  • Hosman Durabil (Rumänien)
  • NHM | Naturhistorisches Museum (Österreich)
  • UEDIN | The University Of Edinburgh (Grossbritannien)
  • UJAG | Uniwersytet Jagiellonski (Polen)
  • Ulster | University Of Ulster (Grossbritannien)
  • DRS | Drustvo Za Domace Raziskave (Slowenien)