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YOUNG SCENOGRAPHERS CONTEST
The EMEE Young Scenographers Contest with the motto One Object – Many Visions – EuroVisions was an international and interdisciplinary design compe- tition and part of the research project EMEE. The core idea was the EMEE concept of COP, a method for re-interpreting objects and object groups reveal- ing the complex diversity of meanings. Responsible for the concept, organization and implementation of the contest were Uwe R. Brückner and Linda Greci from ATELIER BRÜCKNER. International students and young professionals of design, scenography, architecture and other creative disciplines, as well as museum and cultural studies were invited to cre- ate ideas and develop design concepts for staging museum objects and topics in a trans-regional Eu- ropean context applying the EMEE concept of COP. This way the simultaneous appreciation of objects as elements of the local, regional, national and Eu- ropean culture heritage can be experienced. At the same time the goal was to  nd new trans-cultural
approaches for content-consistent design concepts and new, contemporary formats of presentation. The contest also aimed to experience the percep- tion of young and ambitious designers: how does the younger generation perceive Europe? How would they approach European cultural heritage? Which ob- jects would they choose, and how would they pre- sent them within a European context?
The assignment of the task was to develop a holistic scenography and to generate a synaesthetic translation of EMEE perspectives – from content into space. The partners of the EMEE project selected, prepared and proposed different museum objects with European references and cross-cultural mean- ings (see Exemplary COP-units). The objects were of- fered on the contest webpage to be downloaded and used as inspirational suggestions. But the participants were also given the possibility to come up with other topics of European relevance like music, migration, nutrition, literature, language, and so on, as well as the respective objects with European dimension and multiple perspectives. Part of the assignment was to think about an authentic space that forms a har- monious unit with the exhibition concept. The space
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