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TITLE: MEMEX - MEMories and EXperiences for inclusive digital storytelling

DURATION: 2020- 2022

The MEMEX project promotes social cohesion through collaborative, heritage-related tools that provide inclusive access to tangible and intangible cultural heritage and, at the same time, facilitate encounters, discussions and interactions between communities at risk of social exclusion. These tools will empower communities of people with the possibility of welding together their fragmented experiences and memories into compelling and geolocalised storylines using new personalised digital content linked to the pre-existent European Cultural Heritage (CH). The tools of MEMEX will allow the communities to tell their stories and to claim their rights and equal participation in the European society. To this end, MEMEX will nurture actions that contribute to, rather than undermine, practices of recognition of differences by giving voice to individuals for promoting cultural diversity.


Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy) coordinator

Interarts (Spain)

Michael Culture (EU/Belgium) 

Interactive Technologies Institute (Portugal)

NOHO (Ireland) 

ECCOM- Centro Europeo per l'Organizzazione e il Management Culturale (Italy) 

Ernst & Young Advisory SpA (Italy)

Mapa Das Ideias (Portugal)

Third parties involved in the project:

Università  Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy)

Dédale (France)

The project has a highly interdisciplinary component crossing the social sciences, (digital) humanities, computer vision, augmented reality and machine learning to name only a few.

Discover the project's website by clicking here!

MEMEX is a project funded under the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 programme.

News about the project

Save the date: the MEMEX exhibitions and final event are coming!

In Lisbon, Barcelona and Paris participants were engaged by the project’s partners in a digital storytelling journey based on a dedicated methodology and a co-designed app aiming to reinforce inclusion and cultural participation. In Lisbon, Barcelona, Genoa and Paris, the MEMEX travelling exhibition will showcase the stories created by inhabitants as well as the project’s methodology, the prototype app, the pilots and the policy recommendations! The exhibition will be free and open to everyone, come and visit:

  • In Lisbon - 19/09/2022 - 29/09/2022 - Pharmacy Museum
  • In Paris - 05/10/2022 - 13/10/2022 - Rosa Lab
  • In Genoa - 20/10/2022 - 01/11/2022 - Festival Della Scienza
  • In Barcelona - 08/11/2022 - 24/12/2022 - Loop Festival

More on the exhibitions here!

And Save the Date: The MEMEX final event will take place on November 15th 2022 in Barcelona (Interarts foundation)

More information will be provided soon!

Capacity-building events and consortium meeting: wrapped up!

January 2022

Following the capacity-building event of the Paris Pilot (that counted 21 participants) partners gathered in Paris and online for a consortium meeting. Social and technological partners discussed the achievements so far and the activities to be carried out during the last year of the project.

This consortium meeting has been an opportunity for partners to test the new feature of the MEMEX App in the Rosa Parks area (Paris): augmented reality.

More news on the MEMEX project!


MEMEX's Policy Briefs and Capacity building events!

December 2021

The second MEMEX Policy Brief (PB) has just been released. It analyses the stakes of social impact assessment and evaluation tools with a special focus on "Societal Readiness Levels".

Read the second Policy Brief here!

The project's pilots are currently organising a local capacity-building event that aims at presenting the first results to social-cultural professionals as well as to policymakers. These capacity-building events will take place in Lisbon (6th of December) and Barcelona (17th of December) and Paris (January 2022).

Learn more about the MEMEX pilots activities here!

Digital workshops 2.0

Fall 2021

It is time for the second round of workshops for  storytelling ! In Paris, Lisbon and Barcelona, the workshops will be aimed at reflecting on cultural heritage as well as creative writing, and offer the possibility of the participants  to share their perception and stories of their neighborhood. The new campaign will engage more people in the MEMEX project,  which is key to enrich the digital heritage of the pilots.

Learn more about MEMEX pilots here



Michael Culture Association | Brussels-Paris-Roma | Tél : +33 (0) 6 31 13 35 74 |

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