#PostCulturalHeritage – PLUGGY’s New Social Media Campaign
PLUGGY intends to be a contemporary and accessible tool that supports citizens in their need and aspiration to shape cultural heritage and be shaped by it, allowing for the creation of stronger heritage communities. One of the main initiatives and objectives of PLUGGY is to enable and motivate each person and/or community to document and share their individual interpretation of local knowledge and cultural experiences with the society.
Within this context, PLUGGY has launched a new campaign on widespread social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) that aims to collect stories and submissions from individuals on what their interpretation of personal cultural heritage looks like. With this campaign, PLUGGY would like to demonstrate that personal cultural heritage is an integral part of creating communities and that it can be found in everyday life experiences.
Submissions from individuals can relate to an indefinite variety of cultural expressions; from festivals, a local idiom or saying, a folk custom, unique dances and music, or even a special family recipe. These can be in the form of written stories, pictures, videos or other creative methods that demonstrate a part of people’s unique heritage.
Join PLUGGY on social media, make one or several public posts of cultural stories that you treasure the most and use the dedicated #PostCulturalHeritage and #PLUGGY_EU hashtags for other people to be able to track your stories easier.
Share your cultural stories through PLUGGY and let’s celebrate Europe’s collective heritage together!
* Artistic “shots” designed by Georgina Aliazi, art student. Georgina’s “shots” are inspired by PLUGGY and embrace its vision as perceived, expressed and explored by the art students of Vakalo Art and Design College based in Athens, Greece. It also reflects one of the main objectives of the project to reach students communities and actively involve them in various phases of its developments, bearing in mind the importance of the younger generations’ engagement with culture related initiatives, as these are the future owners, preservers and promoters of the world’s cultural heritage.
The Vakalo College (https://vakalo.gr/) is the first school of Applied Arts in Greece to offer programmes of study at tertiary level. Founded in 1958, with a history of 60 successful years, it has established a reputation as the foremost design education institution in Greece, and among the top colleges internationally.
The PLUGGY Consortium sends its deepest thanks to its academic staff and students for being part of their notions and aspirations.