Mines and Water: Interpreting Europe’s Industrial Landscapes
Dalarna University is leading a three-year project (2022-2024) called "Mines and Water: Interpreting European Industrial Heritage" which is part of the cooperation partnerships within higher education funded by the University and Higher Education Council of Sweden.
In this project the School of Culture and Society and School of Information and Technology, Dalarna University, cooperate with three international partners:
- Bergamo University, Italy
- Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut – Condorect, Belgium
- Urban Development Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
Throughout the project, where possible, the collaboration will take place digitally to minimize travel and our climate footprint.
The focus of this project is to involve university lecturers and their students from programs within tourism studies, spatial planning, media and other related disciplines. Their collaboration will take the form of finding different and innovative ways of interpreting European post-industrial environments; specifically how mining heritage can be of use to Europe today.
Within the project, several concrete products will be created - a textbook, an online course, and a digital toolbox specifically targeting Serbian mining areas (although potentially useful for all of the partners).
In addition to the academic content created by cultural heritage and tourism researchers who are part of the project, four Intensive Study Programs (ISPs) for students are included. This physical mobility gives students the possibility to learn through practice about the cultural heritage from mining industries and other industrial systems via real-life examples in Sweden, Belgium, Italy and Serbia. The ISP method prepares students in the best possible way for practical exercises in the various environments.
The first ISP has already taken place in Charleroi/Belgium (October 2022); other ISPs are planned in Belgrade, Serbia (March 2023), Dalarna, Sweden (October 2023), and Bergamo, Italy (March 2024).
The project ends with a larger event in Belgrade at the end of September 2024.
Contact: Albina Pashkevich, project manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooperation Partnership 2021-1-SE01-KA220-HED-000031197