SO-CLOSE project’s main focus was on forced migrations in the past and present, as well as the contexts, agents and victims of the processes that lead to forced migrations. It is an effect of collaboration of NGO’s, cultural institutions, academics, IT specialists and representatives of local communities from Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden. Working in that project we aimed in contributing to social cohesion and fighting refugee marginalization or exclusion by facilitating the encounters of similar life stories, using innovative digital and artistic tools to mediate.

If you share the same goals and want to know more about the Memory Centre Platform or any of our digital tools please follow the links or contact: The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB and/or The Exile Memorial Museum Consortium

European Union This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870939
„The SO-CLOSE project’s experience was helpful to cultural institutions, NGOs and local communities in finding innovative solutions to the great social challenges we, Europeans, we humans face.”
Dominika Kasprowicz, academic teacher/NGO manager
„The SO-CLOSE story map, where geography is the main narrative thread linking the routes of forced displacement created a dialogue between the memories of local communities and the current experiences of exiles.”
Elena Monicelli, cultural manager/curator
„I liked the environment, the ways So-close Team was doing things, how they approached people and stood up against racial and gender discrimination.”
Moussa Molla Salih, actor/dancer/activist
„Using the SO-CLOSE tools was enriching and I’m sure it fed my work, I’m sure it fed my life. I was speaking from a place “so close” to somewhere beyond... at a conceptual, artistic and human level.”
Javier Zamora, artist
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