Urban Recovery 17-17

Europe for Citizens


Summary of the project

The project presents a transnational overview of the European history (1917-2017) – the cultural, demographic, technological and psycho-political changes in Europe and a reflection on the advantages of the democratic system compared to the totalitarian system.

The project tracks the transformation of the urban architecture and constitutes a series of photographs and digital educational reenactments that show the face of Central and Eastern Europe as a symbiosis between past and future, people and buildings, locally as well as universally.


    • To capture and recreate the specific and unique atmosphere of a number of cities through digital interpretation, reconstruction as well as a presentation of the archeological and historical sites and artifacts, dating from the period between the World Wars and their images today.
    • To visually portray long-lost historical traces (buildings and cities) in the period between 1917–1939, by comparing them with the contemporary urban environment 2017 – specifically their coexistence between the past and the present.
    • To encourage the study of historical heritage with a particular emphasis on socio-cultural interaction and the impact of the urban environment in the past and nowadays.
    • To acquire skills and competences to devise a range of knowledge-transfer and public engagement activities.


    • Kick off meeting.
    • Research and analysis of materials, photos, history and artifacts related to the urban environment in the period 1917-1939 and mapping (capturing the same sites in their contemporary appearance in photographs). Processing the materials.
    • Creating visual reconstructions of the sites and producing a common virtual product in form of a map, including at least 100 objects/sites.
    • National and international virtual exhibitions, lighting installations.
    • International meeting “URBAN RECOVERY 17-17”.

Duration of the project: 18 months (1st November, 2017 – 30th April, 2019)