Faro2027 team launches digital project that brings together works by 28 European photographers and writers Faced with Europe at a “standstill”, with most of the population self-isolating, the Faro2027 team challenged several European cities to portray the experience of this unprecedented moment in our history, through the lens of a photographer and the words of a writer.
The result of this work is the Europe at Home project, which brings together 14 European cities and a total of 28 photographic and literary works, portraying the social isolation we’ve all been experiencing us as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Europe at Home digital platform also features biographies of each of the artists, as well as each of the participating cities.
The group of cities initially invited to take part in the project by Faro2027 believe culture to be one their main axes for development and either were, are or wish to be linked to the project and the European Capital of Culture scheme: Bodø (Norway); Chemnitz (Germany); Esch (Luxembourg); Faro (Portugal); Kaunas (Lithuania); Leeuwarden (The Netherlands); Novi Sad (Serbia); Oulu (Finland); Piran (Slovenia); Plovdiv (Bulgaria); San Sebastian (Spain/Basque Country); Tartu (Estonia); Valletta (Malta) and Veszprèm (Hungary). 4 more cities are in the process of finalising works of art that will be displayed online as part of the project, and the 2027 team wants Europe at Home to grow even further, encompassing more and more cities and more artists as well as the experiences of the citizens of Faro itself. To meet this objective, we’re inviting all “Farenses” to share their experiences of the state of emergency on social networks (if their profile is public) using the hashtag #EuropeAtHome. A compilation of these images can be seen on the homepage of the project's digital platform at europeathome.e