DIMY-MYDI Digital Mythologies - Mythological Digitalities is the EU-funded, a 5-country Erasmus Plus Cooperation partnership project.The 3-year educational project is coordinated by the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University in Finland.
The partner universities are:
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice, Poland
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
the IADT, Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology in Dublin, Ireland
Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium
During the 3-year project time, one student workshop will be arranged ineach partner country, Poland, Lithuania, Ireland, Iceland, Belgium, and Finland.
The workshops will study myths, their historical and current position in thesocial and political creation of meanings in the context of technological explosion.Each workshop will use local mythologies as a starting point (mythological creaturesor objects, gods etc.), and will contain lectures on historical and current incarnations of mythology in local cultural production and artefacts.
In the workshops, students will develop in team's creative solution/s e.g., on how mythology can be used to communicate through various innovative and informative digital and analog artefacts (material or immaterial) especially to younger audiences to raise their awareness of uses and abuses of mythology in culture and politics (enhancing mythological understanding and literacy).
The project is coordinated by Tarja Nieminen (Lecturer VCD) and Hanna Karkku (Specialist International Relations) of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture / Aalto University