Urban Lab is research partner of the I-Media-Cities project, the initiative of 9 European Film Libraries, 5 research institutions, 2 technological providers and a specialist of digital business models to share access to and valorize audiovisual (AV) content from their collections for research purposes in a wide range of social sciences (sociology, anthropology, urban planning, etc).
The project, financed by the Horizon 2020 program, revolves around cities in European history and identity. A huge quantity of fictional and non-fictional AV works (from the end of the 19th century onwards) in their collections describe cities in all aspects, including physical transformation and social dynamics. The project aims at delivering a digital content access platform (interoperable and multilingual), made available to a growing community of researchers and creatives Europe-wide to push the boundaries of what can be learnt, through AV material on cities, on European history and identity.
Urban Lab coordinates the dissemination events in Torino, among which the showcase Proiezioni di Città in cooperation with the Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino.