The final report on the 2-year participative research project, by Birgit Eriksson, Camilla Møhring Reestorff and Carsten Stage, Aarhus University.
RECcORD set out to explore participation in cultural centres in Europe. The project was carried out via a “research through exchange” model, and an experimental collaboration between researchers from Aarhus University and cultural centres in Europe.
20 practitioners, working in cultural centres throughout Europe, were selected as 'Cultural Recorders' to produce empirical material about their own cultural centres, before carrying out field trips of 10 days in 18 other european cultural centres. The wealth of data they collected was used by the researchers to disturb assumptions and lay the groundwork for a typology of participation in cultural centres.
The research results were first presented at the RECcORD conference, in Aarhus, Denmark, in May 2017.