Project Funding: EU (Horizon 2020), No 693559
Project Duration: 01.04.2016–31.03.2019
Project Lead (Vienna): Ingo Zechner (LBIGG); Michael Loebenstein (OFM)
Project Team: Iris Fraueneder (LBIGG), Vrääth Öhner (LBIGG), Ingo Zechner (LBIGG), Jakob Zenzmaier (LBIGG); Raoul Schmidt (OFM), Stefan Huber (OFM), Michael Loebenstein (OFM; LBIGG), Stefanie Zingl (OFM)
Project Partners: Cinematheque Royale de Belgique (CRB), Bruxelles; Consorzio Interuniversitario CINECA (CIN), Casalecchio di Reno; Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (FHG), Munich; IMINDS (IMINDS), Gent; Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna (CCB), Bologna; Istituto per I Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna (IBACN), Bologna; Museo Nazionale del Cinema – Fondazione Maria Adriana Prolo – Archivi di Cinema, Fotografia e Immagine (MCT), Turin; Urban Center Metropolitano (UCM), Turin; Austrian Film Museum, Vienna (OFM); Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG), Vienna; Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona; Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC), Barcelona; Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI), Stockholm; Archeia Tainion tis Ellados Tainiothiki tis Ellados (TTE), Athens; Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon (UoA), Athens; Det Danske Filminstitut*Danish Filminstitute (DFI), Copenhagen; Deutsches Filminstitut (DIF), Frankfurt am Main
In April 2016, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, in collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum, became part of I-Media-Cities, an exciting international research project financed by the EU Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation.
I-Media-Cities is an ambitious initiative involving film archives and research institutions from nine European cities. The project focuses on exploring the representation of cities in Europe through film since the early 20th century. The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society and the Austrian Film Museum, with a long history of collaboration in this area (e.g. http://www.stadtfilm-wien.at), contributed to I-Media-Cities by exploring Vienna on film and putting it within a broader European context. Other participating cities in this project include Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Stockholm, and Turin.
The project’s online portal provides access to film material related to these cities by creating so-called “e-environments”, offering research communities as well as anyone interested valuable resources as well as new approaches to the history, urban planning, sociology and anthropology of the cities. The project developed interactive and technically innovative visualization methods to present content based on user inquiries. Notably, the accompanying film-related material and metadata allows comprehensive investigations, such as analyzing transport systems during specific periods, in addition to the in-depth studies of individual cities.