MEMories and EXperiences for inclusive digital storytelling

The future of our cultural heritage is augmented thanks to inclusive digital storytelling tools. Memories will be intertwined with physical places, locations and objects to promote social cohesion. This is the aim of the EU-funded MEMEX project. It will create assisted augmented reality experiences in the form of stories that intertwine the memories of participating communities. It will develop techniques to (semi-)automatically link images to location and connect to a new open-source knowledge graph that will facilitate assisted storytelling. MEMEX will focus on Barcelona’s migrant women. It will also throw the spotlight on residents in Paris’ XIX district (home to one of the city’s largest immigrant communities) and on second- and third-generation Portuguese migrants in Lisbon.


The MEMEX project, funded by the European Union, aims to enhance our cultural heritage using digital storytelling tools that are inclusive and accessible to all. By combining memories with physical places, locations, and objects, the project seeks to foster social unity. MEMEX will employ assisted augmented reality experiences, presenting stories that interweave the memories of participating communities. The project will develop techniques to automatically or semi-automatically link images to specific locations. Additionally, it will establish a new open-source knowledge graph to facilitate assisted storytelling. The focus of MEMEX will be on Barcelona’s migrant women, shedding light on their experiences. The project will also highlight the residents of Paris’ XIX district, known for its significant immigrant community, as well as second- and third-generation Portuguese migrants in Lisbon.


12/01/2019 - 31/08/2023

Funding scheme

European Commission

Project reference

Grant Agreement ID: 870743


Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; Interactive Technologies Institute; NOHO Limited; EY Advisory SpA; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Instituto Superior Técnico; Michael Culture Association; European Centre for Cultural Organisation and Management; Fundacio Interarts per a la Cooperacio Cultural Internacional; Mapa das Ideias; University Ca'Foscari di Venezia; Dédale

Project website


HCI Subfields

Accessibility and Aging