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Module 1: Symposium Ceramics between change and challenge – between past and present
Responsible: Museum of Applied Art
Duration: 1st December 2014 – 30th September 2015
Place/Date: Belgrad, 20th/21th May 2015

Summary: The symposium is intended to illustrate all uses of ceramics in all areas, pose questions and discuss new approaches

Module 2: European cultural lifestyle in ceramics – from baroque until today
Responsible: International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza
Duration:    1st December 2014 – 31th May 2017

Summary: The aim of the exhibition is to show the ceramic development in partner countries using the example of typical ceramics/porcelain from the collections of the partner museums. Further, the development should be experienced with the help of museum's educational and multimedia offerings.

Exhibition venues: Belgrad (opening: 19th May 2015), Selb (opening: 31st July 2015), Valencia, Faenza, Stoke-on-Trent, Tallinn

Module 3: Architectural Ceramics in Europe
Responsible: National Museum of Ceramics and Applied Art “González Martí”
Duration: 1st December 2014 – 30th November 2017

Summary: This research project focuses on the use of ceramics as a building material and in particular the use of decorative elements made of ceramics since the 19th century. The most important buildings of the partner countries will be summarized in a database. In addition, the database provides information about the buildings and the architectural ceramics used and gives information about the architects, artists, designers, and manufacturers who were involved in the creation of these buildings.

Module 4: Prop Ceramics and its relevance in feature films, advertising materials and photographs
Responsible: Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan in Hohenberg a. d. Eger/Selb
Duration: 1st December 2014 – 30th November 2017

Summary: Today, movies of all kinds, whether for cinema, television, or advertising as well as advertising posters, advertisements and -photographs are always and everywhere present and influence our taste, our views, and our purchasing behavior. Props in movies and advertising media are not only decorative but also reflect the trends of the time and draw a socio-cultural image.
These trends and developments will be examined in the context of this module: Ceramic used as props. It seeks to clarify the extent to which trends are visible and whether and how they have influenced producers and consumers.

Module 5: Ceramics – what it means to me (Talking Heads Interviews)
Responsible: The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Duration:    1st December 2014 – 30th November 2017

Summary: Within this module different people of all ages in all partner countries should be asked whether ceramic plays a role in their daily lives – where, why or why not. Interviews should be conducted with both ceramists (scientists, designers, artists, workers of ceramic/porcelain factories) as well as with "normal" people who should be approached on the street. For this purpose, a questionnaire will be prepared by PMAG which covers the various aspects about living with ceramics.

Module 6: Shaping the Future – Ceramic development and tomorrow’s design
Responsible: Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Design
Duration: 1st June 2016 – 30th November 2018

Summary: Modern ceramics have to meet a variety of requirements (energy saving, sustainable, certain demands on design, and handling). Simultaneously, technologies change rapidly. Therefore, modern designers have to pursue new ways to adapt to new production methods and scopes in order to develop new products. This module will explore various new ways. The resulting objects are presented in a touring exhibition.

Exhibition venues: Helsiniki, Ljubljana, Dublin, Stoke-on-Trent, Berlin, Prague

Module 7: Education & audience development program
Responsible: The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Duration: 1st October 2015 – 30th November 2018

Summary: This module will reveal new possibilities to museums and universities to involve the public (children, families, migrants, elderly, and disabled) in their work and to make these options more visible and understandable to the public. New ways of using multimedia products will be developed. In the partner museums various concepts will be tested and evaluated to create a kind of toolbox out of the connection from the best ideas, which will be made available to everyone, and which allow the implementation of individual building blocks.

Module 8: Future Lights in Ceramics
Responsible: Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan in Hohenberg a. d. Eger/Selb
Duration: 1st December 2015 – 30th November 2018

Summary: Every year, young people who deal with ceramics in any manner, historian/art historians, designers, or artists, are called to participate in a competition. At the beginning of each year, people are invoked on a specific topic, which is pre-selected by the jury, to compete with new ideas as Future Light. From the ideas 18 will be selected. These will be invited to one of the big ceramic Congresses in summer to present their ideas. Afterwards, the best six have the opportunity to implement their ideas as part of a summer school at Staffordshire University or to better themselves for a month in one of the partner museums. The following year, the converted objects/topics will be presented at the next congress. Further, they should complement the exhibition of Shaping the Future and lastly, they will be presented at the Brithish Ceramics Biennial (BCB) in 2015 and 2017. Moreover, during the year, each Future Light in Ceramics should make the topic ceramics more present, especially for a younger/contemporary target group.

Module 9: Communication / House of Ceramics

Responsible: Technische Universität Ilmenau, Fachgebiet Medien- und Kommunikationsmanagement
Duration: 1st July 2015 – 30th November 2018

Summary: An integral component of the project is the communication module, which aims both, first, to ensure optimal communication between the partners and second, to move the topic Ceramics in the focus of the public (website, Facebook, media spot). In addition to the application of all parts of the project, two databases will be developed: Protal4Ceramics – a database which provides information on exhibitions, artists, designers, museums, and universities on ceramics, and CEEN – Ceramic Exhibition Exchange Network, a database offering touring exhibitions regarding the topic ceramics.
An important part of the communication module is the House of Ceramics. In this conceptual virtual environment, all results of the project are gradually being published.

Module 10: (Final) Congress
Responsible: Ulster University/Belfast Campus
Duration: 1st September 2016 – 31th October 2017
Place/Date: Stoke-on-Trent, end of September/beginning of October 2017 (together with BCB 2017 and the opening of the exhibition Shaping the Future in PMAG)

Summary: Shortly before the end of the project, the results already obtained as well as the interim results of the public will be presented and discussed. In addition, the latest developments from industry and research will be shown. The meeting will take place during the British Ceramics Biennial in 2017 in order to reach the largest public possible.