translated by Luisa Schulte
Four countries, four big rivers, three languages: eleven million people are living in the Greater Region, but only a few know what the “Greater Region” means. Students of the course of studies named “Intermedia Design” of the University Trier want to change this. During the winter semester of 2013/2014 they worked concentrated on the main question “How to generate events which increase the personal identification with the Greater Region?”. Diverse answers and innovative projects were found due to a seminar of the topic hypermedia, which was realised in cooperation with the summit’s presidency and the association Kulturraum Großregion. On 11. march 2014 these results were presented in an exhibition in the Kurfürstliches Palais in Trier.
Mario Burbach, student of Intermedia-Design at the University Trier, origins from the Greater Region himself and wants to stay here also in his future. During the seminar “Greater Region – Peace and Europe” he developed a kind of social network – similar to Facebook – which should offer the possibility to people of the Greater Region to exchange personal experiences, hobbies, sights and bands.
The two students Julia Wolf and Maxine Hamm made research about the Greater Region’s world of myths and sagas to create a Gaming-App for smartphones. The idea of the interactive game is to connect several places in the Greater Region with visitors via this app. By traveling to interesting places, a little ghost will appear in the game and would tell a regional myth or saga to the place. The gamer can experience and explore the Greater Region multimedially.
For the mentoring professor of the project “Greater Region – Peace and Europe”, Marcus Haberkorn, many parts of the life are connected with culture:
„Wenn man in diesen Bereichen die europäische Dimension oder den Großregionsgedanken verankern kann, ist das ein idealer Weg, um Menschen in Einsichten zu führen, dass sie ein Teil davon sind und dass das auch Teil von ihnen ist eigentlich.“ – Marcus Haberkorn
“When one could anchor the European dimension or the idea of the Greater Region in these sectors, it would be an ideal way of leading the people to the insight, that they are a part of it and that it is actually also a part of them.” – Marcus Haberkorn
2007, the year of the cultural capital, showed that culture can open doors and connect the people of different regions in Luxemburg and the Greater Region: a third of more than 400 events were cross-border. 7 years later a part of this network still exists. The association Kulturraum Großregion wants to enthuse people for the Greater Region with such projects like “Greater Region – Peace and Europe” which was realised in cooperation with the University Trier. At the moment, the presidency of the association is checking the realisation of the student’s developed projects for the Greater Region.
Marcus Haberkorn, Akad. Rat Hochschule Trier
Tel.: 0651 8103 839
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