BIRTH: installation


Who is behind this?

Rita Sebestyén



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

BIRTH: installation belongs to the realm of conceptual art. During a touring exhibition personal birth stories (texts in any language, pictures, videos and soundscapes)are collected throughout the world, placed on one interactive online map, and connected to social media as well.

Why does Europe need your idea?

This project lays emphasis on personal birth stories – subjective, unique micro-histories that add up on the one hand to an idiosyncratic history of a region, culture, habits, rituals, viewpoints and reveal a social, economic and even politic background of the storyteller and the community they are part of; on the other hand the personal birth stories unite all storytellers in the common and unquestionable, inalienable experience of us: that of being born as humans.
- cooperation
- empathy
- participator culture in enhanced

What is your impact?

Through the subjective and emotional relation towards the common and yet very personal experience of each and every human being, BIRTH project aims to:
– outreach and give voice to underrepresented individuals and communities to speak for themselves;
– initiate volunteerism and participation culture for democratic discourse;
– initiate a collaborative artistic discourse to foster empathy;
– disseminate ideas of democracy;
– raise awareness of human rights;
– help developing collaborative networks;
– foster participation and social inclusion;
– offer an endless and ever-renewing resource for remembrance, reflection and development for societies;
– foster inter-disciplinary, intra-sectorial, transnational, intercultural networking

How do you get there?

The project has three levels: 1. collection of birth stories and placing them on an interactive map application, 2. nomadic-artistic engagement with the birth stories in which artists relate through participatory, community events with the stories, 3. theory formation through meetings, symposia, call for papers, publications engaging: IT, theory of art, sociology, intercultural studies, geophilosophy, anthropology, etc.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 10000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 12000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

This is an independent project with an international outlook initiated by a group of theatre professionals, researchers and philosophers. Its aim is to establish a multi- layered platform for cross- cultural co-operation.



Idea created on April 8, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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