Forgotten Masterpieces Cultural Hackathon
Forgotten Masterpieces - FOMA will develop a new approach to share knowledge about architecture in the field of architecture via digital means. The project thus addresses the curious gap of audience development practices in the field of architecture as well as the disconnect between audience development and digitisation. Communication is at its core. The question the project asks and responds to is: How can we communicate and share architectural knowledge in the twenty-first century? The Cultural Hackathon will address this issue by leveraging the potential of an open digital platform for architecture communication through collaborative cooperation.
The project has three main outputs as its objective:
• To create a unique open archive to share architecture knowledge openly and freely on the internet through interoperable archives and other digital media formats to allow for the collaboration of experts and architecture enthusiasts;
• To build best practices to foster the creation and exchange of architectural knowledge, across different European countries and cultures;
• To create pan-European “digital champions“ in architecture research to be able to share expertise in online research and communication.
To achieve this, FOMA has united a unique set of partners. As the leading project partner, Architectuul, will make use of its digital expertise and experience in open networks, communities, online audience development and communication and empower its partners to bridge the digital divide. The project can rely on the large international network of DOCOMOMO Germany, an organization with a proven track record for the documentation of Modern architecture. Kaunas 2022 and Contineo 2020 in Skopje stand for two very different European cities which epitomize the rich cross-cultural connections which distinguish sites of local cultural heritage in Europe and their legacy. The interest in FOMA is further underpinned by the strong support of further partners which range from museums and universities, to architecture platforms and online publishers.
Collaboration with LINA fellows
The three LINA fellows taking part in Architectuul's Digital Research Fellowship, Tevi Allan Mensah, Meriem Chabani, and Laura Solsona and Eduard Fernandez (self-office) will participate in hour-long talks each, discussing with a mentor from Kaunas, Contineo and Docomomo.