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Ceramics and its Dimensions

Throughout Europe, ceramics have always played an important role in the daily lives of people: Whether in private or public settings, ceramics are all around us and we use them every single day.

The development of European ceramics was heavily influenced by the different regional and cultural influences, techniques and uses. Based on the cultural and historical background and thus influenced by various eating and drinking habits and other architectural and decorative styles, ceramics were used and are still used in many different ways in Europe. Ceramics are a unifying element that also reflect regional differences in traditions, lifestyles and social and economic behaviours. Ceramics communicate thoughts and ideas and enable individuals to express themselves.

Unique traditions
Thanks to their properties and the many creative possibilities, ceramics enjoy a special place in people’s lives and will continue to do so for many generations to come. That is the thesis of this project. Creativity and Innovation are based on the unique traditions of Europeans and can now be seen in a global context. Traces of the past, the needs of the present, changing times and multicultural diversity are factors that shape trends and inspire visions of how ceramics can change in the future in terms of design and technology.

Ceramics from all angles
“Ceramics and its Dimensions” is a project that brings together museums, universities and companies to study the various aspects of ceramics from all angles – cultural, academic and industrial – in order to obtain lasting results. The use of digital media will make the project results accessible to a wide audience. A virtual campus will enable vibrant exchange of all kinds between all project partners and the public.

Project duration: 1 December 2014 until 30 November 2018

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