The international Erasmus+ project Digital Mythologies-Mythological Digitalities carried out by the Department of Graphic Design and partners from five countries is almost halfway done!
The project is coordinated by Aalto University (Finland) and joined by Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice (Poland), Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology in Dublin (Ireland) and Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Belgium).
During the 3-year project time, one student workshop will be arranged in each partner country, Poland, Lithuania, Ireland, Iceland, Belgium, and Finland. The workshops will study myths and their historical and current position in the social and political creation of meanings in the context of the technological explosion. Each workshop will use local mythologies as a starting point (mythological creatures or objects, gods etc.), and will contain lectures on historical and current incarnations of mythology in local cultural production and artefacts.
The first student workshop of the DIMY-MYDI Digital Mythologies - Mythological Digitalities project was arranged in spring 2022 in Katowice, Poland, at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design on 31 March – 8 April 2022. The workshop theme was Mythology: Play. On 7 April 2022, the dynamic posters were presented by a student group consisting of workshop participants at Young Agrafa, a side event of AGRAFA, an international design conference, at Rondo Sztuki Gallery in Katowice.
The second student workshop of the project will be arranged in Vilnius, Lithuania, during 18-24 September 2022. The workshop theme is Mythology: Spirituality. At the end of the workshop one-day dissemination event Rituals - A Dive into Lithuanian Mythology is open to the public at The National Museum, House of Histories.
The third workshop took place in Dublin. Its theme - Mythology: Identity.
Workshops in Finland and Belgium will follow soon.
Besides student workshops, Transnational meetings and Staff training activities are organised by the DIMY-MYDI project.
The project is funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University in Finland.
More about the project is on the DIMY-MYDI website.