Dear colleagues, Here is our 10th newsletter on the project TRACCE DI MEMORIA – TRAME (2020-1-IT02-KA201-079794), co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This newsletter is dedicated to the amazing results of TRAME transnational mobilities in Italy!
Transnational training activities were planned to test and validate the TRAME methodology and apply positive creative and practical ways of learning about cultural heritage, which were positively evaluated during the national pilot programmes.
The last couple of months were truly amazing for us. We finalized our national pilot programs designed to test and validate TRAME educational methodology. More than 200 pupils, school teachers, and heritage managers from 5 different countries took part in the courses, that were conducted by our educational partner institutions: Çatalca District Directorate of National Education from Turkey, Liceo Pilo Albertelli from Italy, School of Design from Serbia and Pécsi Hajnóczy József Kollégium from Hungary. Additionally, for the first time we got to meet each other in person – we had a LIVE TRAME MEETING!
Venue: The city of Rome
Period: 02-07 June 2022
Organisation: Liceo Classico Pilo Albertelliand Parco archeologico del Colosseo
The TRAME transnational exchange took place in Rome from the 2nd to the 7th June and began with sessions in the Curia Iulia, the Senate building at the center of the Roman Forum. Ninety-one students from Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, and Italy split into five groups to write the words to a TRAME song composed by the students at the Albertelli School in Rome, tell stories of strangers in the Forum and inspired by Rome’s architecture and history, to create a video and written documentary of the exchange in Rome, and to organize the TRAME exhibition, which will be presented on the 3rd October 2022. The theme of the projects centered on “strangers in Rome” and the unique stories that immigrants brought on their travels in the ancient world.
Throughout the week, the students worked on their projects in the morning and spent the afternoons exploring sites in Rome where immigrants lived, worked and worshiped and where different cultures mixed. They learned about foreigners in Rome during the 18th and 19th centuries in Piazza di Spagna, Trinità dei Monti, and Santa Maria Maggiore, a beautiful Spanish basilica in Rome’s Monti neighborhood. The next afternoon, they explored the area around the Colosseum, on the Aventine Hill and the Circus Maximus, where the ancient Romans held chariot races.
On Sunday they took a break from their projects and visited the Capitol building, seat of Rome’s municipality since the 12th century. They sat in the council chamber of the historic Giulio Cesare Hall, walked through the Hall of Flags, and spoke to one of the councilors about TRAME’s mission and their time in Rome. On Monday, the students finished their projects and presented them to the group with pictures, videos, journals, PowerPoints, singing, and artistic illustrations. They received their TRAME certificates and took a special after-hours tour of the Colosseum at night!
On the last day, the students from the Albertelli school in Rome led a tour of the Forum, which focused on sites that were important to foreigners, including the temple of Magna Mater, the Basilica Iulia, and the Arch of Titus.
Students also participated in a photo contest with the topic “ancient and modern: multiculturality in Rome and in the Parco archeologico del Colosseo”. Students Anja Ćevriz, Maja Ignjatović, Andrej Mitrić, Nađa Milonić, Teodora Mihajlović and Visnja Lepšanović from the School of Design in Belgrade won the contest with their photo entitled “the never-ending journey”. They said: “We wanted to show the importance of collecting memories with others, exploring other cultures, and following by the footsteps of ancient Romans”. A photo from Akın Kancevizoğlu from Turkey was the runner-up. Akın explained the photo: “This photo tells us that even though we are different, we can live together without any problems. In the photo this is portrayed by showing a flower which represents the minorities because it is small and fragile, but the perspective shows it to be almost the same size as the church, which represents the majorities in Rome as it is big and strong”.
Finally, the students had lunch at the Church of St. Anastasia, and celebrated the end of the programme.
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