The objective of the project trans-making is to strengthen research capacities, through exchange of knowledge, expertise, skills and experiences between academic and non-academic partners from Europe and Third Countries in a shared research programme focusing on: Collecting, Documenting / Exploring, Experimenting / Performing / Designing

Through these dimensions, trans-making aims at fostering the links between art and culture, economy and democracy, at EU level and beyond.

Trans-making's result will be a network of research and innovation staff active in the fields of placemaking/place-based art activities as a space to create alternative narratives for social, economic and democratic renewal. 



Radio Commons – a European and international web radio initiated by Relais Culture Europe and a diversity of partners to explore Europe and the contemporary world - provides trans-making with an open broadcasting space for “A trans-making journey”.

Starting from some components of the trans-making project 4 lines of conversations are proposed exploring different skills and knowledge-sharing situations, thus inviting us to reflect on the making of knowledge. Here for more information. 


Next trans-making networking - Palermo - February from the 24th to the 28th 2020

Several meetings were organised: 
#trans-mapping on the 24th and 25th - a workshop by BIS and Izmir University of Economics  
#Wayfarer citizens - Rethinking the categories of migration on the 26th and 27th - a conference by University of Palermo - Law Department 
#A Different Research Approach: to Understand the Future Starting from the Margins on the 28th - a seminar by Istituto Arrupe

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When we consider the overall objective of the trans-making project − using art and design to further democratize society − as a designer, I felt that first we must define which problems can be tackled through the experiences of artists and designers. Hence my objective in this research was to work...
In my research in Santiago de Chile I have tried to understand how different kinds of street art function in the streets of Santiago de Chile and Valparaiso. In Santiago I have connected to the street art festival Santiago a mil, observing it as an audience member and discussing with the organizers...
Cairo Raul
A series of images produced with the alternative photographic printing technique of the Cyanotype in the African city of Cairo serve us to reflect on the uses that occur in the public space of the Egyptian neighborhood of DownTown in Cairo. Uses in conflict in the most populated city in the Arab...
My biggest direct task in Santiago de Chile with EL Taller TRES is to find an adequate research mode to be able to contribute to Bunker's activity: conference on the theme of emotional materialism and to contribute to the overall aims of trans-making. The theme "emotional materialsm" within...