Baltic Sea Time Travels for Community Building (BSTT)
Kalmar County Museum, together with cultural heritage organizations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Poland and Sweden, has a transnational exchange and cooperation regarding the development of the time travel method through the Baltic Sea Time Travels for Community Building (BSTT) project. The project, which started in the fall of 2022, will coordinate organizations that have worked with the time travel methodology for a long time. The aim is to meet each other, share experiences and, based on that, guide, adapt and promote the development of the method and its area of use.
The time travel method is a pedagogical method that the Kalmar county museum developed in the 1980s and which has spread throughout the world. The method is based on the local cultural heritage and consists of a process in the form of a role play. In the role play, all participants are active and involved in various practical activities while discussing important issues such as power, gender equality, the environment, migration or democracy. By developing the method, preschools and schools can develop teaching and educational activities. The project will contribute to strengthening the time methodology's ability to meet tomorrow's social development. Within the Baltic Sea area, there are many cultural similarities and to cooperate across geographical borders with culture as a tool.
The collaboration will primarily consist of network meetings, both physical and digital, where different themes will be raised. Among other things, it will be about method development, current challenges in the Baltic Sea area and conditions for international collaborations in our region.
The period of the project
October 2022 – March 2024
The project has received funding from the Swedish Institute.