On 23 and 24 September 2022, La Ponte-Ecomuséu welcomed its project partners from Iceland (Landsbyggðin lifi, LBL) and France (Groupe ToNNe) to Villanueva de Santo Adriano. Together they have launched the project “Lands of Butterflies” which they jointly developed in the framework of the Creative Europe programme. During the 24 months of the project, the partners will collaborate to investigate and value through art the contributions of women to the construction of cultural landscapes in rural areas.
In the first year of the project, the ecomuseum and its Icelandic partner will develop a series of workshops with the local population for the recovery of this intangible heritage and the creation of participatory and reflective environments on the construction of new paradigms in the territories. During the second year, a series of artistic residencies will be carried out under the coordination of Groupe ToNNe in order to make visible at local and European level the role of rural women in the past, making us reflect on the present and the future of our peripheral territories.
The “Tierras de Mariposas” project has a total budget of 129,000 euros and is one of the 79 European projects funded under the 2021 call for “small-scale” cooperation projects of the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme.