SYMBOLS is a Creative Europe funded project comprising 6 partners from Spain, Slovenia, Italy, France, Republic of Ireland and Dundee and Angus College in the UK.
Its core aim is to strengthen the knowledge and public awareness of cemeteries and associated arts as an important part of European cultural heritage, particularly amongst the youth and those suffering disability.
The project will generate a database of interesting cemetery symbols which will inspire a printmaking residency in Aviles, Spain. The prints created will then inspire the creation of dance and music performances during a residency in Dundee in October 2015 and shown during an exhibition in Dundee in 2016.
Throughout the project, the partners will engage with the local youth to inspire interest in the cultural side of cemeteries through investigative visits, symbol research and creation of interesting routes through cemeteries via the use of a mobile app.
Follow the project online at: http://symbolsproject.eu/explore.aspx