Cultural Institutions as Spaces of Resistance

The traditional image of museums as holders of knowledge and bearers of a mechanised content dissemination has been increasingly challenged in recent years by different kinds of organisations. Museums, art centres and cultural events offer more and more the possibility to engage with heritage horizontally fostering the proposal for a new paradigm outside the top-down classic presupposition whilst defying standard definitions of culture.

The objective of this project is to research, map and understand which actors are playing an active role in counterbalancing cultural dominance and offering a democratic vision for institutional activities. We aim to engage with polyvocal activities and we want to promote a neutral proposal for institutions, artists and students. Concurrently, the programme will encourage the creation of a unbiased environment and a tool to resist and shift the narrative as determined by a dominant discourse, offering a plurality of counternarratives in return.

The traditional image of museums as holders of knowledge and bearers of a mechanised content dissemination has been increasingly challenged in recent years by different kinds of organisations. Museums, art centres and cultural events offer more and more the possibility to engage with heritage horizontally fostering the proposal for a new paradigm outside the top-down classic presupposition whilst defying standard definitions of culture.

The objective of this project is to research, map and understand which actors are playing an active role in counterbalancing cultural dominance and offering a democratic vision for institutional activities. We aim to engage with polyvocal activities and we want to promote a neutral proposal for institutions, artists and students. Concurrently, the programme will encourage the creation of a unbiased environment and a tool to resist and shift the narrative as determined by a dominant discourse, offering a plurality of counternarratives in return.