Change from within

Change from within The TRACTION project and the power to transform institutions, networks, individuals and, eventually, systems. Performance at Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon © Joaquim Dâmaso / SAMP To create positive and lasting social change, major improvements must be made at the systems level of an issue area. This entails reconfiguring policies, processes, and power structures to remedy complex issues such as poverty, social justice, health disparities, and more.[1] As a project manager at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation who, among other responsibilities, manages grants targeting social [...]


TRACTION brings the Co-Creation Stage to IEEE BMSB 2022

TRACTION brings the Co-Creation Stageto IEEE BMSB 2022 Mikel Zorrila – Vicomtech – 24th June Photograph by Joaquim Dâmaso – SAMP The scientific and technological research in TRACTION, mainly represented by Vicomtech, CWI and DCU, has had a very relevant presence at the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting hosted in Bilbao from the 15th to the 17th of June of 2022. In particular, the Co-Creation Stage has raised interest within the research community as a web-based tool to orchestrate media content to enable [...]


Building Capabilities: Rethinking the Social Value of Culture

Building Capabilities:  Rethinking the Social Value of Culture François Matarasso – 15th June 2022 O Tempo (Somos Nós)', second performance 3 June 2022, Leiria, Portugal © Gil de Lemos/SAMPIs culture good for us? Is culture good for us? A simple question, on the surface, but one that has troubled philosophers and politicians since the age of Plato, if not before. It also concerns those who create and enjoy culture, which is to say, all of us, because culture is one of humanity’s defining characteristics. There [...]


New European Bauhaus Festival

New European Bauhaus Festival TransMedia Catalonia being interviewed by the European Research Executive Agency The New European Bauhaus Festival took place on 9- 12 June 2022 both online in the form of an international conference and face-to-face at various locations around Brussels. Organised by the European Commission, it was the first ever festival dedicated to the New European Bauhaus (NEB), a creative and interdisciplinary initiative which connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences. Designed around three pillars, Forum, Fair and Fest; the [...]



TESTE em LEIRIAEventos em junho de 2022 No próximo mês de Junho o projecto TRACTION, nome que recebe a presente edição do ÓPERA NA PRISÃO, vai ter o seu ponto alto de programação para a comunidade. Depois de quase 3 anos de co-criação, uma nova ópera vai ter a sua estreia, para a qual colaboraram todos os parceiros deste projecto. Chama-se  O TEMPO (somos nós) , e teve como ponto de partida para o processo criativo o trabalho dos jovens reclusos sobre duas palavras: porta e viagem. Numa parceria com a [...]


Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) takes place on Thursday 19 May 2022 and is an event that is celebrated every year around the world, aimed at raising awareness on the importance of digital accessibility and inclusion in an increasingly diverse society, leaving no one behind. Media accessibility has become a key issue on the global agenda at the UN Sustainable Development Group towards social and cultural inclusion. With the rapid advancement and popularity in technological content in recent years, offering a first-rate [...]


The La Gata Perduda Showcase

The La Gata Perduda ShowcaseBy Coordinator of the choirs, Cristina Colomer06.05.2022Monday 14 March. It's 7 o' clock in the evening and time to start rehearsing La Gata Perduda (The Lost Cat) at a school in the heart of the Raval district, the Escola Pública Milà i Fontanals, built in 1920. There are nerves and excitement because it's the first time the choirs have got together in a more professional way. All the singers are there, about 90 of them, from three different choirs: Trencacors, Flors [...]


Join us for… “Cabaret de la Gata” community opera showcase

Join us for… “Cabaret de la Gata” community opera showcase We would like to kindly invite you to the "Cabaret de la Gata" community opera showcase which will take on Saturday 19th March at 13:00pm CET in the Foyer room of Liceu Opera House Barcelona to a select audience of invited guests and the option to live stream the show online. The cabaret will involve professionals, members of the public and cutting edge TRACTION technology to showcase the creative processes involved [...]


Policy Roundtable

Policy Roundtable — Co-designing an inclusive Europe Migrations and migrants in the EU: Changing narratives – modifying practices – influencing policies Brussels, March 1st, 2022 (08:30-16:00) CET. Join us live in Brussels on March 1st or watch the broadcast. This Policy roundtable is based on findings from ten H2020 projects. Including migrants in the European Union has not been a uniform process and has revealed several obstacles in the path of making the inclusion and integration of people on the move efficient, humane, [...]


Eye tracking and subtitles in 360 environments

Eye tracking and subtitles in 360 environments Susannah Fraser, Mar Brescia Zapata (UAB) 17th February 2022 Participants wearing the VIVE Pro virtual reality headset How can accessibility be applied in virtual reality? The TransMedia Catalonia research group (UAB) having been running experiments using eye tracking technology to test the readability of subtitles in 360 degree environments. With a focus on audiovisual media accessibility, the group investigate ways to make innovative technologies more inclusive from the point of design, so that diverse audiences can gain access. Human [...]

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