Poster Abstracts

A proposal for the EU Urban Agenda

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EUCANET is a network supported by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.
During a two year long debate, the five founding partners (Torino Urban Lab, Fondazione per l’Innovazione Urbana of Bologna, City of Skopje, City of Marseille, Cluj Metropolitan Area Intercommunity Development Association) explored how City Agencies could improve the direct contribution of citizens to EU urban policies.
C-DaRE Conversations

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This project began as a response to an article in the Guardian about the loss of touch. The purpose of the Conversations on Touch project was for colleagues in the centre to engage in small group discussions about how the experience of the loss of touch, due to COVID-19 is affecting them and others. To also draw on their expertise in touch-based practices to discuss what this means for dance practice and what might be offered as a remedy to the situation. The focus of the conversations shifted as the experience of the lockdown and the absence of touch changed over time. The conversations were recorded so we could share them with our online community and enable a wider discussion.

Communicating Immersive Architectural Legacies in Virtual Realities

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This research investigated how virtual realities alter the experience of the tangible and intangible, and how these environments can still communicate tangible and intangible heritage. The purpose of this research was to develop digital representations of the Gordon Wilson Flats, a building with contested heritage value in Wellington, New Zealand, following a digital heritage methodology.

Cultural Heritage as a Source of Societal Well-being in European Regions


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Heriwell is a project launched by Espon EGTC and carried out by Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS, Milan) with Associazione ACUME  as a sub-contractor; European Association of Cultural Researchers (ERICarts, Bonn and Cologne); Associazione Economia della Cultura (AEC, Rome). The aim is to provide evidence and data on the impact of cultural heritage on societal well-being by developing a pan-European methodology. The first output of the HERIWELL project will be a conceptual framework on the two terms cultural heritage and societal wellbeing. 
 Cultural heritage in danger, a resource for the communities

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The Ministry of economic development (MiSE), in collaboration with the Department of architecture, built environment and construction engineering (DABC) of Politecnico di Milano has focused its action in helping those communities of Italy whose cultural identity has been put in danger by disruptive events or has experienced a gradual period of downturn due to changes in the social and economic fabric. Actions put in place has targeted at enhancing social cohesion and generating opportunities of renaissance through participatory approaches in the philosophy of the REACH project.
 Daring Participation - transforming institution

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The REACH pilot on institutional heritage analysed the implementation of participatory activities in museums, their significance and impact. Special attention was paid to the complex relationships between institution - audience - society and the (constantly) changing expectations of museums. On this basis, needs for action were derived in order to improve the room for manoeuvre of museums and to enhance their societal relevance and benefits.

 Ductility is the Memory

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 ’’DUCTILITY is in the MEMORY’’ is a motto that wants to enclose the emotional and technological character of the project: high-strength materials used today in construction must be ductile, also the thought of people that have experienced a drama has to be ductile, to process the event since to be able to overcome it; and so, ductile wants to show itself this new place that is going to generate, offering itself to citizenship not only as an earthquake memorial (memory room) but also as reconciliation space as well (green and rest areas), as a place of experience of drama for those who have not lived it (path of the walls), and as a site of rebirth dedicated to young people and knowledge (reading room).
 ECHOES “Enabling Cultural Heritage Oriented European Strategies"

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 ECHOES is a European initiative coordinated by CSGI and Warrant Hub to connect all conservation science activities and stakeholders in Europe. The cluster is a bottom-up action open to all the people and institutions involved in the Cultural Heritage field to create a community and stimulate discussion between experts with different backgrounds.
 EKA Estonian Academy of Arts

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Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation is looking for partners for a proposal aimed at creating high-quality digital resources of cultural heritage with combining improved traditional and innovative methods and implementing these into the cultural heritage conservation workflow. 

The emphasis of digitisation is on various technologies which enable to tell stories about the past with adding various layers of information and to create new content for museums and researchers.

 EUROPEAN HERITAGE TRIBUNE a newsletter on Europe's cultural Heritage

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 The European Heritage Tribune is an independent digital news platform that offers an overview of the most important news, events, opinions and best practices in the heritage sector from all European Countries. The goal is to strengthen the European network by sharing knowledge, connecting people within cultural and creative sectors across Europe.
 From the memories of our parents to the eyes of our children

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 Minority heritage is one of the thematic areas under the scope of REACH project.  The society of Cyprus is a jigsaw of small ethnic and religious groups, formed during its turbulent history.  Greek-Cypriots consists the major one, however, there are four other communities living in Cyprus today, the Turkish-Cypriots, the Maronites, the Armenians and the Latins.  For those people is vital to retain its customs, traditions, everyday habits, conceptions and identity.
 Good Practices for participatory approaches in culture

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 The REACH's good practices collection comprises over 100 cases in 30 countries, covering a variety of participatory approaches in the field of CH, with an emphasis on small-scale, localised examples, but including also larger collaborative projects and global or distributed online initiatives.
This collection helps professionals, researchers and citizens with the planning of participatory actions.
 Is cultural heritage able to provide sustainable community capital?

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 This poster shows the impact of cultural heritage in various forms of community’s capital and how it is used to offer opportunities for community sustainable development. In the terms of sustainability, the overall goal for cultural heritage, is to create interrelationships between the capitals in order to secure balance, leading towards a path of community resilience through regional competitiveness and community coherence. This research serves the purpose of defining the multilevel impact of heritage, on human as an entity and on group, as community. The sublevel analysis of each capital aims at casting light on various aspects of life as a contribution to humanity’s future.
 Kaleidoscope: User Engagement Strategies for Digitized Photographic Heritage

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 The Kaleidoscope project aimed to enhance user engagement with digital cultural heritage by focusing on archival photographs related to the project theme ‘1950s in Europe’. The user engagement strand of the project was led by Coventry University, who collaborated with consortium partners to conduct research into innovative user engagement strategies. Drawing on participatory arts practice frameworks, four strategies were employed: co- creation, crowdsourcing, rephotography and digital storytelling.
 Monastery in Bzovík - conclusions and recommendations of value assessment and management plan

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 The consortium of researchers from Central Europe actually finished Interreg CE project RUINS Sustainable re-use, preservation and modern management of historical ruins in Central Europe – elaboration of integrated model and guidelines based on the synthesis of the best European experiences. The outputs are based their goal on the finding that cultural heritage represents a great potential for protection, economic growth, and it can generate new values for local communities.
 Open-Heritage, the online platform about heritage research

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Open-Heritage is the independent online platform of the REACH project designed to link research andinnovation projects in the field of Cultural Heritage.It is freely accessible to the entire heritage research community and offers different types of resourcesand mechanisms of interaction for sharing knowledge and experiences:•a database of Good Practices (participatory approaches in culture, social innovation andresilience);•links to Researches documents and policies;•links to innovation projects.
PAGODE – Europeana China

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PAGODE is rooted in the belief that the Europeana experience and the common care for cultural heritage know no borders. The project is designing a semantic framework to speak about Chinese cultural
heritage in Europe and to highlight Chinese contents in Europeana.
It will bring into the spotlight Chinese objects as part of Europe’s cultural history of trade and exchange, encouraging a different
understanding of the binary relationship between East and West.

PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES ON RURAL HERITAGE (SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN)

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Participatory acitivities on rural heritage carried out in Sierra Nevada (Granada, Spain) has as main objective reinforce social participation of local and rural communities. With this objective we want to manage and preserve rural heritage and enviromental values.The main activities carried out were adressed to Irrigators Communities (cleaness of channel irrigations mainly), with these actions we contribute to spread importance of rural heritage and dignification of agricultural work.Secondly our activities were oriented to Community Archaeology; In the context of Mojácar la Vieja Archaeological excavation we promote the approach to heritage of the community.Finally several Transversal Activities were carried out during our participation on REACH Project. Collaboration with rural communities by meetings and workshops to increase empowerment and heritage issues assessment
Resilient Roma Heritage

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The REACH Minority heritage pilot aimed at analyzing and contextualizing the cultural heritage of marginalized minorities, mostly focusing on Roma heritage in Hungary and the neighboring countries. The pilot also stressed on showing how the institutionalization of (re)appropriated cultural heritage can result in the economic and social revival of socially and culturally deprived (and often oppressed) communities. The work focused on collecting examples of participatory activities and good examples of community-led heritage management in rural and in urban contexts. 

ROCK - Cultural heritage leading urban futures

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In ROCK, cities believe that cultural heritage is a great tool for urban regeneration and a driver for change. But consequences of lockdown measures and of pandemic situation had a strong impact on cities’ local culture and cultural heritage, communities and sites, and citizens’ services. The ROCK cities reacted quickly and creatively to an unprecedented situation, exploiting the instruments developed in the ROCK project.

SoPHIA - Social Platform for Holistic Impact Heritage Assessment

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SoPHIA aims to promote collective reflection within the cultural and political sector in Europe on the impact assessment and quality of interventions in European historical environment and cultural heritage at urban level.

THE HeLLo PROJECT, Heritage energy Living Lab onsite: Ongoing work and Dissemination strategy


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The HeLLo project has two specific objectives: to check the compatibility of thermal insulation technologies on historic constructions and, to create a structured dissemination programme that opens the doors of laboratory life to the outside of the academic boundaries. Herein, part of the work that has been developed so far is shown, through its various dissemination labs. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3929533.
The Right for Education of Roma community in Albania. Building a dialogue between the Roma community and Albanian government

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This poster is a short introduction and explain the importance of education of Roma community for the sustainable development of Albania within the framework of the European integration. Poverty and living conditions also affect the Roma children’s opportunities for education. Often living on the outskirts of town with poor road infrastructure and weak links to public transportation, Roma parents do not have the means to pay for their children’s transportation, textbooks and other school material. In the school curricula, Roma children`s are portrayed as vulnerable groups rather than distinguished identities, which leads to further stigmatization and discriminatory attitudes. Quality education consists of not only classroom-based activities but also community exchange, awareness raising and other activities promoting mutual understanding and inter-cultural dialogue.
UNCHARTED - Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture

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What is the social value of culture? While culture is increasingly being viewed from an economic perspective, there is much more at stake. Focusing on the valuation practices developed by different actors involved in the cultural sector, the EU-funded UNCHARTED project will identify Europe’s plurality of cultural values attached to specific cultural products, productions, services, activities and sites. It will consider the multiplicity of agents and the diversity of evaluation practices. Led by the University of Barcelona and involving 10 research partners based in France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, the project will focus on the valuation practices of the various actors involved in cultural life, from the audience and visitors to the artists to experts and politicians.
Urban and rural heritage role in Italian small towns affected by incoming threat and traumatic event - Abbiategrasso in Ticino Park (north Italy)

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The MISE/DABC main goal is to preserve this tangible cultural heritage of this area of Italy. This heritage is part of the identity of the local communities and also constitutes a set of effective agricultural and handcraft production techniques both in terms of production of food with beneficial properties and natural resources management. It also constitutes a tradition to be handed down from one generation to the other, also in terms of transmission of working skills. The preservation of these cultural identities has positive implications in different settings such as sustainable development, protection of biodiversity and environment, health, quality of life and welfare.
Urban and rural heritage role in Italian small towns affected by incoming threat and traumatic even - Norcia and its surrounding Apeninnes

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This community is a network of small towns in Central Italy (in the area of Norcia and its surrounding Apeninnes) hit by the 2016-2017 earthquakes. The goal is to help restoring and maintaining the rich cultural identity and values connected to tangible and intangible culture, namely the varied local handcraft activities and rural manufacturing processes that connote this area. The agricultural biodiversity (with the production of typical vegetables, legumes, cheese, cold cuts, etc.) of  the territory is due to the particular geomorphology and to the attachment of the local communities to their traditions, habits, way of life and traditional economies.
WeAre#EuropeForCulture

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Ten co-creation events across Europe in 2019 engaged citizens of different ages and backgrounds, to realize pop-up exhibitions including both local cultural heritage and crowdsourced heritage. A final event and carousel exhibition at the House of European History in Brussels in February 2020 marked the happy conclusion of a very brilliant project.
The project was coordinated by KU Leuven with participation of Noterik and Photoconsortium association. Discover the project and its stories: https://www.photoconsortium.net/europeforculture/