Mon 23 December 2021

Call for volunteers

A Colônia Luxemburguesa’ is a transmedia documentary produced by the C²DH (University of Luxembourg), the film production company Samsa Film, and the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel (CNA). With the support of the Film Fund Luxembourg and Esch2022, the Luxembourg-Brazilian director and historian Dominique Santana takes us to the core of the so-called Colônia Luxemburguesa and invites us to discover together a century of common industrial, cultural and social heritage.

With this 360° transmedia project, whose narrative transcends various mediums and platforms, we graciously combine on the one hand our project website with an interactive documentary and an online crowdsourcing platform with, on the other hand, two physical and fully participatory platforms called [L]aço kiosks, located in Luxembourg and in Brazil. The word play [L]aço (laço=tie ; aço=steel) literally means ties of steel. Its main purpose is to unearth transatlantic steel ties woven together over a century in collaboration with the communities themselves. It is the mutual exchange – this trading zone between the communities and our various platforms – that progressively draws the puzzling portrait of this Colônia Luxemburguesa.

We are currently looking for volunteers to be in charge of the cultural mediation of these multimedia pavilions, either in Luxembourg or in Brazil. The mission includes welcoming visitors, cultural mediation and assistance for participatory activities offered to visitors, eg digitization of archives and sharing of respective metadata of the archive collection digitized by communities in Brazil and the Grand Duchy.

A full description of the missions, conditions and application is available online