MAPS – Mapping and Archiving Public Spaces project aims to identify, map and archive public spaces, architecture and monuments which are part of our cultural heritage, but are not yet identified as such. Through oral histories, creative digital tools and active audience participation, MAPS develops a methodology of redefining the role of public spaces, and an approach of rethinking monuments as places, which carry significant symbolic power for the inhabitants, the immediate users of those public spaces. MAPS finds creative ways to present cultural heritage and builds a geo-location based participatory online platform and mobile app, which informs public on the importance of cultural heritage and allows users to co-create its content.

The basis for the platform is a map-based archive, consisting of (art) historical and architectural data and photos of the location, which present its history and current state. Selected locations include video documentaries, interviews with the community and field recordings, and VR models of the sites. With digitization of cultural heritage and participatory models MAPS democratizes the process of preserving cultural heritage and develops audiences through their direct involvement in the project. MAPS promotes transnational mobility through researchers, who travel to locations, artists, who stay in residencies to develop site-specific interventions and creative technologists, who engage in training and development of tools. All the achievements are presented on symposia and promoted through a vast network of offline and online channels.

By researching, collecting, mapping and archiving the forgotten, decaying and otherwise overlooked gems of architecture, monuments and public spaces, we are making an important contribution in sustaining and reviving the European heritage. Through reuse, repurpose and revitalization of public spaces and monuments, MAPS connects the missing dots and adds to the mosaic of European memory and identity.

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.