European Music Map Challenge
The practical aim in this project is to pilot an idea that would make more people know more artists and songs from more European countries. In order to do so, we will attempt to kick-start a challenge whereby each participant will choose one favorite song for each country in Europe (i.e., performed by an artist from that country). A possible approach would be to create a web app in the form of an interactive map of Europe, where clicking on a country allows users to browse songs from that country based on their music preferences. The challenge will be piloted on social media to gain initial feedback and gauge its future potential.
The conceptual aim, as mentioned above, is to leverage popular music as a way of promoting a shared European identity and simultaneously highlighting the diversity and the inter-connectedness of European cultures.