I have been working with the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) since August 2011 on this online project called “Narratives for Europe”. I have been most attracted by this project because I personally think there is a need to hear voices from different places, whether geographical, economical or sociological, and in different forms. I think this is what ECF’s Narratives platform is trying to achieve, with three main sections: Voices, Reading Room and Comics, and a space for EVERYONE to be able to comment and truly join the debate.
The website Narratives for Europe is now live. The first round of debates starts around Historical Taboos, with contributors Iryna Vidanava, Neel Mukherjee, David van Reybrouck, Chrissie Faniadis, Ece Temelkuran, Lina Ben Mhenni and Kinan Azmeh. The Reading Room offers a more academic reflexion on the importance and variety of possible narratives for Europe. And last but not least, there’s the Comics section that presents a “European hero” or anti-hero… OSVALD.
Have a look at the different voices and formats to share new narratives about Europe and don’t hesitate to participate, that’s why this project is there for!