Our main reference point of is Intangible Cultural Heritage. We are talking not just historical but also contemporary cultural heritage and particularly music and its allied forms: dance and literature. These, in turn, belong to a socio-economic, political, and environmental context, and are the product of a sequence of historical developments. We pay particular attention to contemporary reality as it is an essential departure point for sights on developing comparison between the different experiences.
Musical, cultural, and artistic traditions, in general, are used in our projects as the key to understanding context. This makes it possible to “identify oneself” with a specific moment, reliving its emotions, its social relationships, its productive and economic tensions, its way of relating to architectural heritage, the significance of landscape and environment in general…
The underlying theme of “sustainability” is always implicit, even if only contemporary society has formally specified and expressed it. Development has always been accompanied by research and innovation aimed at achieving an improved “quality of life” where the relationship between man and territory has grown more intimate and accessible and increasing independent of physical and biological limitations related to health and advancing years.
Essentially it means “knowledge”. In our various situations and traditions it has been prevalently confined to fields of “local” interest. It has therefore always been conditioned by the politics of the period. Nowadays, thanks to development of multi-medial systems, the potential for information to spread has become unlimited. Despite this, it is only through concrete exchange between different realities that the truth and accuracy of information can root itself, leading to a real understanding of diversity.
Our objective is to generate real “Artistic Creations” by setting up and developing thematic research laboratories aimed at the realisation of different products; each will have its own autonomy, but at the same time they will work together on reciprocal in the transmission of information that may have common uses.
There are various sources to draw from, although not all are authentic: ancient customs; relationship with the environment; cultural, social, political and religious contexts in different periods; the way in which “everyday life” has been represented in music, dances, literature, poetry and non-written communication such as storytelling.
What emerges is a picture composed of both arduous and fascinating elements. It is an essential starting point for reconstructing, in way that has scientific value, a historical journey that is not just a chronology of events, but aims at helping to “relive” individual and collective human pulsations as they were experienced at the time.
In this context Music is the common denominator, the score that reinterprets the evolution of the past tradition. On the one hand it sums up the values and makes them readable and accessible to different cultures, which already have shared views on the criteria, methods, and technologies for international representation. At the same time, it opens up new perspectives on these values, and invites broader and deeper comparisons relationships between the parties.
Communication is an element we need to give priority and special commitment to. It is essential for obtaining a real participatory process on the part of those destined to be the beneficiaries of our projects and actions.
It is worth remembering that any participatory process between various subjects, has as a prerequisite a unanimous understanding of the matter they are dealing with. Sometimes this understanding requires the prior training.
Certainly, no such understanding can subsist if communication does not make information accessible. There must also be a process of growing awareness that helps the parts involved to consider and evaluate such information. Different levels of depth, depending on the types of recipients, (and consequent approach methods adopted depending on the various levels of scientific rigor) will determine the inevitable choices of “restitution” and re-aggregation of the results of every “Research” and this will also be related to approval ratings which will be previously investigated and monitored.
We need to consider the complex and heterogeneous nature of the variables that determine and influence the development of social, cultural and economic processes. Only the creation of integrated participatory procedures between the different realities that, in various capacities, and at corresponding levels, are engaged in decision-making process, can guarantee a training process that is constantly dynamic and up-to-date. That process must take into consideration, in real time, the inevitable variations of context and its interdependencies with the outside.
Quality of life
In coherence with the founding principles of current governmental environment policies, our activity’s overall “vision” must respect current standards of ecological, social, and economic sustainability. C.R.C.World intends to offer a specific contribution to the aspect that considers human beings a central reference point. From this point of view, we can operate both directly (ex. Music therapy and Dance therapy) and by encouraging new activities through events and projects that determine social and economic growth.