E.T.E.R.I.A. - Enhance Transborder Experiences, Rebuild Interactions of Artists is an international project coordinated by the Italian Centre of the International Theatre Institute- ITI (Italy), in partnership with Theatro Tsi Zakynthos (Greece), National Archaeological Museum of Constanta (Romania), North Macedonian Centre of ITI (North Macedonia), Augmented and Virtual Reality Lab, of the Department of Engineering for Innovation of University of Salento (Italy).

The project is supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union. It aims to the creation of innovative models in the field of Social and Community Theatre and conflict transformation through the performing arts, based on audience engagement and intercultural sustainability and on the co-creation between artists, migrant persons, innovation engineers, video makers and creatives.

The project intercultural methodologies are aimed at giving artistic and cultural tools for facing the human, social and political crisis generated by the pandemic and by the current unexpected conflicts. Culture and creativity provide women and men with new and unprecedented ways to go through together. E.T.E.R.I.A. envisages the implementation of a targeted coworking on the issue of conflict and its audiovisual narratives between Italy, North Macedonia, Greece and Romania.

A theatre workshop is made in Skopje (North Macedonia) on the topic of ‘Unknown Memories of Conflicts’. Three thematic artistic Residences are held, titled ‘Conflict and Memories’, ‘Crossroads and Borders’ and ‘Conflict and migrations'’, in three important, but partially abandoned, archaeological sites in Greece, Romania, Italy.

An international theatre co-production is made and played in all the sites. E.T.E.R.I.A. means the alliance of the bodies, the creation of a company that aims to go beyond separations through the artistic encounter. The collaboration between artists, engineers, communities in significant cultural contexts focuses on the possibility to explore the combination of the AVR techniques and intercultural methodologies in the theatrical field.