Legislative Theatre for Inclusive Heritage

Project Details


The LEGACI project wishes to work on collective identity and memory to bridge intercultural and intergenerational gaps,
bringing together cultural minorities, seniors, cultural organisations, researchers and policy makers to explore the
implications and (lack of) implementation of the FARO convention. In accordance to project aim and priorities, the
objectives are: - To explore Legislative Theatre and alike methods (i.e. Healing Wounds of History, Polarized Theatre of
the Oppressed...) as ways to promote inclusion, diversity and outreach of people from cultural minorities, migrants, and
seniors through their empowerment and active engagement in heritage processes and meaning-making. - To offer
opportunities for 30-40 people from cultural minorities, migrant background, and seniors to participate in civic
engagement through an arts-based, participatory learning experience. - To foster a critical understanding and raise
awareness amongst people from cultural minorities, migrant background, and seniors, researchers, and policy makers in
the field of heritage, of the FARO convention as a guiding document in relation to common EU values, diversity, cultural
identity and awareness, and social and historical heritage. To achieve these objectives, we will undertake the following
main activities: - Joint staff training to share expertise and generate the needed methodological innovation based on
yielding Critical Heritage Studies with Theatre of the Oppressed, Legislative Theatre, and arts-based participatory
methods - Two 20 hour Legislative Theatre pilots with 15-20 participants each (one per country) - Two case study
research and an audiovisual report of the pilots (one per country) - Two local/regional/European policy recommendations
based on pilot process and results (one per country) - Two local theatre presentations to communities and policy makers
to present project results (one per country) - A virtual event with pilot participants so that the groups can meet, exchange
ideas, and present their pilot results to each other - Meeting in Brussels to present the project to key EU policy makers As
a result: - The Legislative Theatre will be validated as a method for minority inclusion and empowerment through heritage
processes and meaning-making. - 30-40 cultural minority, migrant and senior citizens will have participated in an artsbased,
transnational participatory learning experience for civic engagement. - Cultural minority, migrant and senior
citizens, cultural organisations, researchers and local/regional/European policy makers will have come together to foster a
critical understanding and raise awareness about FARO, EU values, diversity and heritage. - 8 partner staff members will
have been trained in new methods and acquired innovative methodologies - 2 theatre presentations, 2 case studies and 2
audiovisual reports will have been develop to raise awareness about FARO and its implications for local/ regional heritage
Short titleLEGACI
Effective start/end date1/01/221/01/23

Collaborative partners

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Associació La Xixa Teatre
  • Stichting Creative Court (lead)


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