#EuropeforCulture

  • The “Patrimoni Project” of the Jaume I University of Castellón (Spain) would like to join in the celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage #EuropeForCulture with a proposal in which everybody is invited to take part.

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories

    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

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    It can take the form of a memory, a reflection, an idea, a way of working, a challenge etc. and can be expressed in a short narrative, a poem, an image . . . related to “People, Places, Stories”.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    The maximum length of the text will be 300 words. The images used must have the necessary authorization from the author to be published.

    You can send your contributions to:
    Email address: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. (Subject: "People, places, stories")
    Twitter: Using the hashtag #peopleplacesstories
    Facebook: Writing your contributions on this news of the “Peuuji Castellón” Facebook account.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018

    Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation.

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • For us, heritage is the past, present in the future.

    Mining town of the Lousal (Grândola, Portugal)

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    The beginning of the exploitation of pyrite started in 1900 to obtain sulfur for the production of fertilizers. The company SAPEC closed the mine in 1988.

    The mine was for a long time the only source of work for the population of the Lousal. To face territorial desertion, in 1994, the RELOUSAL project was created with the aim of promoting the rehabilitation of the socio-economic fabric, through programs involving the local population.

    The project is developed and implemented by the Frédéric Velge Foundation, an entity created by the SAPEC company and the Grândola City Council. One goal of the intervention was to transform the mining landscape into a tourist destination of reference in the South of Portugal, respecting the memory and the identity of the premises, through the enhancement of the geological and mining heritage. In addition, this intervention was accompanied by environmental recovery work with the responsibility of the EDM – “Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro”.

    Since the beginning of RELOUSAL, a Craft Centre, a Rural Hotel, a Restaurant, a Museum and a Science Centre named "Mine of Science" have been created. The Mining Museum, inaugurated in May 2001, is installed in the old Power Plant, responsible for the production of energy for the entire mining industrial complex of the Lousal between 1934 and 1992. The Ciência Viva Centre - "Mina de Ciência", inaugurated on June 30, 2010, is a modern center with interactive modules dedicated to Natural Sciences, Exact Sciences and the virtual world and Graphic Computing. Finally, the Waldemar Gallery was inaugurated on July 27, 2015, and allows an underground journey with about 300 meters along the first addit of the mine, from the early twentieth century.

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    O que você acha e sente o patrimônio cultural realmente significa? Aldeia Mineira do Lousal (Grândola, Portugal)

    Para nós, o património é o passado, presente no futuro.

    O início da exploração de pirite começa em 1900, para obtenção de ácido sulfúrico utilizado na produção de adubos e fertilizantes. A empresa SAPEC encerra a produção mineira em 1988.

    A atividade mineira foi, durante muito tempo, a única fonte de trabalho para a população do Lousal. Para combater o abandono do território, em 1994 é criado o projeto RELOUSAL com o objetivo de promover a reabilitação do tecido socioeconómico através de programas envolvendo a população local.

    O projeto é desenvolvido e implementado pela Fundação Frédéric Velge, uma entidade criada pela SAPEC e pelo Município de Grândola. Uma das metas da intervenção foi converter a paisagem mineira num destino turístico de referência na região sul de Portugal, respeitando a memória e a identidade do local e apostando no valor e importância do seu património geológico e minero. Simultaneamente, foram realizados trabalhos de recuperação ambiental pela EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro.

    Desde o início do RELOUSAL foi criado um Centro de Artesanato, um Hotel Rural, um Restaurante, um Museu e um Centro de Ciência que se denomina “Mina de Ciência”, integrado na rede nacional de Centros Ciência Viva.

    O Museu Minero, inaugurado em maio de 2001, encontra-se instalado na antiga Central Elétrica, responsável, entre 1934 e 1992, pela produção de energia para todo o complexo industrial mineiro do Lousal e bairros habitacionais.

    O Centro Ciência Viva do Lousal – “Mina de Ciência”, inaugurado em 30 de junho de 2010, é um Centro moderno com módulos interativos dedicados às Ciências Naturais, às Ciências Exatas e ao mundo virtual e da Computação Gráfica.

    Por fim, a Galeria Waldemar foi inaugurada a 27 de julho de 2015 e permite realizar um trajeto subterrâneo com cerca de 300 m, numa das primeiras galerias da mina datada dos princípios do século XX.

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    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • I don’t remember the day this photo was taken. It was probably one of my uncles who was responsible. My grandparents, my cousin and I on any given Sunday.The photo, which I came upon by chance, captures a moment, long past, that will never return, except in our memories.

    What makes this photo important? What makes it different from the rest?

    Our concept of heritage breaks free from the rigid confines of the institutional and official definition and moves us closer to a more intimate vision. Personal.Individual and unique. Subjective because we are subjects.

    But this individual construction of our world, of our reality and of our heritages is only a starting point for a collective elaboration of what we think and feel our heritage is. In this process, our personal belongings are transformed into the starting points to build our collective imaginations. And these links constitute the examples to define, by all of us, those elements which we consider important based on our experience, education, training, personal situation . . . In short, based on our lives.

    We are talking therefore, about a complex, plural and conflictive vision of heritage. Prismatic with many nuances. Which generates controversy and requires consensus and also a necessary legitimacy of a political nature, because the sum of all these looks creates a broader sense of our heritages, its values and meanings.

    That simple photo sums up much of my life. Who I am and why I am what I am. From that perspective, that day with my grandparents and my cousin seems very important, doesn’t it?

    Ángel Portolés Górriz. Patrimoni project. University Extension Programme. Jaume I University

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    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

     

  • Cultural heritage is associated with freedom. The freedom to perceive, to find knowledge of the world, to be part of the discovery of culture, to find friendliness

    Audronė Žilionytė Kaunas - Lithuania

    Audronė Žilionytė

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Preserving the past while building for the future
    In the course of the application of the heritage conservation principles, it is important to note that the communities are the ones breathing life into the heritage. The monuments we inherited - these fortified churches - were built hundreds of years ago to protect the community from invaders. Today we believe their role is to bring welfare to the same communities that own them.

    The spirit of community is what primarily motivates people to preserve their culture and heritage. This spirit is born out of the feeling of attachment, belonging and responsibility for the culture, identity, origins and for the heritage received from our ancestors. In Viscri the community spirit was and is truly important. This is why over 860 years of village history, the Transylvanian Saxon dialect is still alive and the village houses are still inhabited.

    Today it is important for the villagers to reconnect with their identity, which was forgotten during communism. It is important for the young to become aware of the value of their heritage and to feel proud of their history and culture.

    For the development of a community that lives in harmony with the heritage, it is essential for the people to constantly acquire skills which allow them to thrive in the long term. The instilment of the community spirit in the young generations needs to be initiated early on. In order to gradually diminish indifference and passivity from a community, we need a lot of effort, knowledge and perseverance and capable leaders. Conclusively, the effects of such educational initiatives induce results that influence and inspire the generations to come.

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    Conservăm trecutul și construim pentru viitor
    Pe parcursul aplicării principiilor de conservare a patrimoniului este important să nu uităm patrimoniul trăiește datorită comunității. Monumentele pe care le-am moștenit, aceste cetăți fortificate, au fost construite acum sute de ani pentru a proteja oamenii împotriva invadatorilor. Astăzi credem că rolul lor este de a aduce bunăstare comunităților care le dau viață.

    Spiritul de comunitate este cel care îi motivează pe oameni să își păstreze cultura și patrimoniul. Acesta se naște din sentimentul de atașament, apartenență și responsabilitate față de cultură, identitate, origini și față de moștenirea primită de la strămoși. În Viscri spiritul comunitar era cu adevărat important. Dovada este că, după 860 de ani de istorie a satului, limba săsească este încă vie iar casele din sat sunt încă locuite.

    Astăzi este important ca oamenii să-și redobândească identitatea uitată pe durata comunismului și ca tinerii să conștientizeze valoarea moștenirii primite și să se simtă mândri de istoria și cultura lor.

    Pentru dezvoltarea unei comunități care să trăiască în armonie cu patrimoniul este esențial ca oameni să își dezvolte permanent aptitudini care să le permită să trăiască bine pe termen lung. Iar pentru tineri cultivarea spiritului de comunitate prin educație trebuie făcută de la vârste fragede. Este nevoie de mult efort, știință și perseverență și de lideri capabili pentru a scoate o comunitate din inerție și blazare dar efectele unor inițiative cu scop educațional se răsfrâng asupra mai multor generații.

    Caroline Fernolend and Cristian Radu. Viscri (Romania)

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • FORESTA: 20 hectares of wild « nature » (part of it backfill for the huge mall close by built in the 90’s), at the heart of the so disregarded and stigmatised Northern districts of Marseilles. The owners of this land (the company Resiliance ) have given carte blanche to local people to imagine, create there collectively a place where one could stroll leisurely, run and jump, ride bicycles or donkeys, meet friends, family, neighbours you did not know, express and share talents, learn and teach… An artists’ collective, Yes we camp , an inhabitants’ cooperative, Hôtel du Nord, the artists and walkers’team Le Bureau des guides du GR2013, local associations and community centers, schools and hundreds of residents around got together and let their dreams, wishes, needs come (partly) true…

    Now they know all about the history of this magnificent clay hill overlooking the sea, the Marquis of Foresta’s castle up there until 1944, but also about the vines growing there a long time ago, the names, the scent, the taste, the colours and shapes of so many wild plants here, to-day… All kinds of workshops were organised : how to make a bread oven, how to use reeds… There were explorations and walks : heritage walks, historical walks, horticultural walks… and there were joyful and eventful special days for all to share and enjoy… We do not know anything yet about the future of Foresta. Is it a utopia? An experience? A project?… Will it become this Metropolitan Park that the local people, humble and many talented citizens, created from nothing and wanted to offer to all? The story goes on…

    Que pensez-vous et ressentez-vous du patrimoine culturel? Contribution de Dominique Poulain
    FORESTA: 20 hectares de nature en friche, (pour une bonne part les remblais de l’énorme centre commercial bâti tout à côté), au coeur des quartiers Nord de Marseille tant dénigrés, stigmatisés. Les propriétaires de ce terrain (la société Résiliance) ont donné carte blanche aux habitants pour qu’ils imaginent, et créent là, tous ensemble, un espace où flâner librement, courir, sauter, caracoler sur des vélos ou des ânes, rencontrer les copains, la famille, ou des voisins jamais vus, exprimer et partager toutes sortes de talents, apprendre et transmettre. Un collectif d’artistes, Yes we camp, une coopérative d’habitants, Hôtel du Nord, un groupe d’artistes marcheurs, Le Bureau des guides du GR2013, des centres sociaux et des multitudes d’associations locales, des écoles et des centaines d’habitants du coin se sont réunis afin de réaliser quelques-uns de leurs rêves et désirs.

    Maintenant, ils savent tout de l’histoire de cette splendide colline argileuse au-dessus de la mer, du château du Marquis de Foresta planté là jusqu’en 1944, mais aussi des vignes qui s’y épanouissaient il y a bien longtemps, des noms, des parfums, des couleurs et des formes de myriades de plantes sauvages qui la recouvrent aujourd’hui... On y a organisé des ateliers : comment faire un four à pain, que fabriquer à partir de canisses? On a exploré tout, marché de long en large : des marches patrimoniales, historiques, botaniques... Et puis il y a eu les grands moments festifs, où tous, grands et petits sont venus, si nombreux. On ne peut présager du futur de Foresta. Est-ce une utopie? Une expérience? Un projet? Est-ce que cela deviendra ce Parc Métropolitain que des habitants du quartier, de simples citoyens aux talents démultipliés ont créé de toutes pièces, à partir de rien, pour l’ouvrir à tous? L’histoire continue…

    Dominique Poulain
    Coordinatrice de l’association et résidence d’écriture(s) HÖFN : http://hofn.free.fr/
    Sociétaire de la coopérative Hôtel du Nord : http://hoteldunord.coop/
    habitante des quartiers Nord de Marseille (France)

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    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Cultural heritage mimicked by a fashion house in Paris

    Egle Veiveryte (Kaunas - Lithuania)

    Egle Veiveryte

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    Picture: Google

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Cultural heritatge is foundations

    Ernesta Karosaite (Kaunas - Lituania)

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    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    Picture: Google

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • We could define the peninsula of Troia in several different ways.

    We could describe it as a desert land, with amazing beaches, translucid waters and white sands.

    Yet, we could also describe how the people from both sides of the Sado River express a sense of belonging related to Troia. They call it “The” Troia. There is a myth saying that “the” Troia was razed to the ground by a sandstorm.

    And then, we would describe how Our Lady of Troia keeps the hearts of these people that return every year to pay her a tribute.

    The chapel of Troia dates at least from the 15th century, but stands on two thousand years old ruins. One can wonder: what if the omnipresence of those ruins has something to do with all the traditions and with the feelings of those people?

    So, to tell you about Troia, we would have to make you discover the remains of the largest industrial complex of fish sauce of the Roman Empire. Such a hard concept, right?

    And again, why does that mean something today?

    For us, the answer is simple: through it we can make a modest contribution to people’s happiness. By saying this, we mean we work every day as archaeologists in the Roman ruins of Troia to promote people’s identity, creativity, education, well-being, freedom of thought…

    In our work we experience how people only connect to the place after they comprehend its history. So, we have to tell the story thousands of times in several different ways.

    It is our mission that each person, from the youngest to the oldest, not only learns the stories but has the freedom and the power to explore his imagination and his own connection to the place.

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    Teatro da Vila, an amateur theater company from Pinhal Novo (Palmela, Portugal) that participate in the fish-salting reenactment named “Roman Market” to give life to Troia Roman daily life. / Teatro da Vila, uma companhia de teatro amador do Pinhal Novo (Palmela, Portugal) que participou na recriação de uma oficina de salga de peixe no evento “Mercado Romano” para dar vida ao quotidiano da Troia Romana.

    O que pensas e sentes que o património cultural realmente significa?

    Poderíamos definir a península de Troia de muitas formas diferentes.

    Poderíamos descrevê-la como um espaço deserto, com praias magníficas, águas translúcidas e areias brancas.

    No entanto, poderíamos também descrever como as pessoas de ambas as margens do rio Sado expressam um sentido de pertença em relação a Troia. Chamam-lhe “A” Troia. Existe uma lenda que conta que “a” Troia foi arrasada por uma tempestade de areia.

    E depois, descreveríamos como a Nossa Senhora de Troia guarda os corações daqueles que todos os anos regressam para lhe prestar homenagem.

    A capela de Troia data pelo menos do século XV, mas está sobre ruínas com dois mil anos. Poder-se-ia perguntar: será que a omnipresença dessas ruínas está relacionada com todas as tradições e com os sentimentos dessas pessoas?

    Então, para vos falar sobre Troia, teríamos de vos levar a descobrir os vestígios do maior centro industrial de produção de molhos de peixe do Império Romano. Um conceito tão complexo, certo?

    E mais uma vez, porque é que isso significa alguma coisa atualmente?

    Para nós, a resposta é simples: através dele podemos fazer uma modesta contribuição para a felicidade das pessoas. Dizendo isto, queremos dizer que trabalhamos todos os dias como arqueólogos nas Ruínas Romanas de Troia para promover a identidade, a criatividade, a educação, o bem-estar, a liberdade de pensamento de cada um…

    No nosso trabalho percebemos como as pessoas só se ligam ao sítio depois de compreenderem a sua história. Então, temos de contar a história milhares de vezes e de muitas formas diferentes.

    A nossa missão é a de que cada pessoa, da mais nova à mais velha, não aprenda somente as histórias, mas tenha a liberdade e o poder de explorar a sua imaginação e a sua ligação pessoal com o sítio.

    Filipa Araújo Santos - Roman Ruins of Troia archeologists team (Portugal) - Arqueólogos nas Ruínas Romanas de Troia http://www.troiaresort.pt/ruinas-de-troia/

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

     

  • Tradition

    Ignas Montvila (Kaunas - Lituania)

    Ignas Montvilapeq

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    Picture: Google

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Only 10 years ago, Mouraria was an enclave in the center of Lisbon. The locals avoided it, the tourists ignored it. The inhabitants of this vast territory could do little to counter the bad reputation of their neighborhood, where living conditions worsened day by day. It was precisely 10 years ago that the Renovar a Mouraria Association (ARM) was born, on March 19, 2008, with a plan to overturn these barriers.

    At the scale and pace of the community, ARM has since worked to improve people's lives by empowering them civically and professionally, strengthening their economic power, developing their community spirit and educating them to defend their historic heritage, cultural and human. Particularly in recent years, the ARM has been following the profound changes in the territory (the growth of tourism and the gentrification of historic areas), pressing policy makers to combat their harms and to maximize their benefits.

    Colors, smells, sounds, medieval houses and narrow streets, dozens of cultures that cohabit and intersect in nostalgia for the sound of the Tibetan or kora cups. A cauldron of inheritances that makes of the people the greater patrimony of the district of Mouraria.

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    Há apenas 10 anos, a Mouraria era um enclave no centro de Lisboa. Os lisboetas evitavam-na, os turistas ignoravam-na. Os habitantes deste vastíssimo território pouco ou nada podiam fazer para contrariar a má fama do seu bairro, onde as condições de vida pioravam de dia para dia. Foi precisamente há 10 anos que a Associação Renovar a Mouraria (ARM) nasceu, a 19 de Março de 2008, com um plano para derrubar estas barreiras.

    À escala e ao ritmo da comunidade, a ARM tem desde então trabalhado para melhorar a vida das pessoas: capacitando-as cívica e profissionalmente, reforçando o seu poder económico, desenvolvendo o seu espírito comunitário e educando-as para defender o seu património histórico, cultural e humano. Em particular nos últimos anos, a ARM acompanha as profundas mudanças no território (o crescimento do turismo e a gentrificação das zonas históricas), pressionando os responsáveis políticos para combater os seus malefícios e potenciar os seus benefícios.

    Cores, cheiros, sons, casario medieval e ruas estreitas, dezenas de culturas que cohabitam e se cruzam na nostalgia fo fado com o som das taças tibetanas ou da kora. Um caldeirão de heranças que faz das pessoas o maior património do bairro da Mouraria.

    Inês Andrade
    Associação Renovar a Mouraria (Lisboa - Portugal) www.renovaramouraria.pt​

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Individuality creates community

    Ingrida Rutkutė (Kaunas - Lithuania)

    Ingrida Rutkutė

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    Picture: Google

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Heritage is a meeting place and place to learn. Heritage is the the place where people from different backgrounds and from different generations discover a common past, which unites them in the present and projected them into a future settled in our cultural tradition.

    Heritage a place for children and culture

    Heritage is the transmission belt of our essence, of our identity, the mirror where we see ourselves reflected, the connection to who we are as a result of the passing of time, in which people and events have built our reality current. We must, therefore, to know, to recreate, to enrich, and to share our heritage.

    The cultural programme "Emilianensis. Discover the monasteries of La Rioja", contributes to o disseminate the cultural heritage, tangible and intangible, located around the the monasteries of Suso and Yuso, in San Millán de la Cogolla. Thousands of children, young people and adults, locals and foreigners, have learned about ways of life and trades already forgotten, transmitted from generation to generation to build the commun European Cultural Heritage.

    Mariola Andonegui and Adolfo Falces.
    Programa Emilianensis. Discover the monasteries of La Rioja. http://www.emilianensis.com/
    Fundación San Millán de la Cogolla. La Rioja, España.

    emilianensis

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Unity

    Milena Ranceva (Kaunas - Lithuania)

    Unity

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • 2018 is the tenth birthday of the heritage walk about the stories of the industrial reconversion of the Giudecca island. This heritage walk is about the stories of the past and present workers, the inhabitants, the factories, the conflicts and the daily life of this island, which was one of the most important places of industry in Italy. It’s also about the post-industrial process of reconversion, its successes, its expectations and its failures, representing interesting alternatives for the future of Venice. It’s about strangely invisible stories, peoples and places. It is a heritage walk for Venetians, young students, local institutions, activists, universities and schools.

    When I arrived in Venice 10 years ago from Marseilles, I was surprise by the strong presence of a high diversity of stories, places and peoples. But in Venice, the narrative of the “Most Serene Republic of Venice” prevails over the industrial one and contemporary one despite the fact that the latter's activities and architectural presence are so highly visible, making it difficult to imagine a future beyond this narrative.

    The venetians translate the Faro Convention in Italian, still organized heritage walks and promote the application of the Faro Convention despite the total disinterest of the mayor. This image is about so visible places, peoples and stories without right, value and voice.

    Prosper WANNER, Faro Venezia

    PP Giudecca

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until February 25th 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Culture is traditions

    Rugile Rubinaite. Kaumas. Lithuania

    Rugile Rubinaite- Culture is traditions

    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture

  • Sharing moments and building collective memories. This is what cultural heritage can do.

    Trying to keep together the sense of belonging and the spirit of a community is one of the challenges in a world where the intergenerational exchange is getting weak and losing its importance. In Fontecchio we aim to bring together the community and propose convivial events that can become new traditions.

    On February 23rd we joined a national initiative to reduce electric energy consumption inviting all the community to a candlelight dinner in the watch tower, one of the iconic monument of the village. It was meant to raise awareness on sustainable energy and strengthen the sense of belonging. Everybody was asked to bring something to share; there were children, adults, locals, and friends coming from other villages. For some of them, it was the first time entering the watch tower to see the photo collection in the “Spazio della Memoria”; we experienced the community museum and commented the photos, had idea for forthcoming collective moments and strengthened the sense of belonging.

    So, the Spazio della Memoria - dedicated to the city of L’Aquila as it was before and after the earthquake - became the place to build new positive memories and generate dialogues on art, projects, and the future. Cultural tangible and intangible heritage can be sometimes the opportunity to look with different eyes, to have an immersive experience into beauty and be inspired by it. If - as Dostoevsky stated - beauty will save the world, cultural heritage will be the engine of this process.

    Our stories, our places, and our people experienced a great, collective moment where past, present and future were harmoniously melt together and will be linked to our cultural memory.

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    Cosa pensi e senti è il patrimonio culturale?

    Condividere momenti e costruire ricordi collettivi. Questo è ciò che il patrimonio culturale può fare.

    Cercare di tenere insieme il senso di appartenenza e lo spirito di una comunità è una delle sfide maggiori in un mondo in cui lo scambio intergenerazionale si indebolisce e perde la sua importanza. A Fontecchio puntiamo a riunire la comunità e proporre eventi conviviali che possano diventare nuove tradizioni.

    Il 23 febbraio ci siamo uniti a un'iniziativa nazionale per ridurre il consumo di energia elettrica, invitando tutta la comunità a una cena a lume di candela nella Torre di guardia, uno dei monumenti simbolo del paese. L’iniziativa era destinata a sensibilizzare la cittadinanza sul concetto di energia sostenibile e a rafforzare il senso di appartenenza. A tutti è stato chiesto di portare qualcosa da condividere; c'erano bambini, adulti, persone del posto e amici provenienti da paesi vicini. Alcuni di loro visitavano per la prima volta la Torre di guardia per vedere la collezione di foto nello "Spazio della Memoria"; abbiamo fatto un’esperienza comune nel museo della comunità e abbiamo commentato le foto, parlato di nuove idee per i prossimi momenti collettivi e rafforzato il senso di appartenenza.

    Così, lo Spazio della Memoria - dedicato alla città dell'Aquila come era prima e dopo il terremoto - è diventato il luogo in cui costruire nuovi ricordi positivi e generare dialoghi sull'arte, sui progetti e sul futuro. Il patrimonio culturale materiale e immateriale può rappresentare un'opportunità per guardare con occhi diversi, per avere un'esperienza profonda nella bellezza ed esserne ispirati. Se - come ha affermato Dostoevskij - la bellezza salverà il mondo, il patrimonio culturale sarà il motore di questo processo.

    Le nostre storie, i nostri luoghi e le nostre persone hanno vissuto un grande momento collettivo in cui passato, presente e futuro si fondono armoniosamente e potranno così essere legati alla nostra memoria culturale.

    Heritage Community of Fontecchio (Italy)

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    What do you think and feel cultural heritage really means? #peopleplacesstories
    The starting point of this proposal is a collaborative approach to the concept of cultural heritage. For those who are interested, we invite you to send us a short text accompanied by an image of what you think or feel the cultural heritage slogan “People, Places, Stories” (which, as you all know, is articulated in the Council of Europe Faro Convention) really means.

    Your contributions and reflections produced by this collaborative process will serve as a starting point towards the necessary participative review of the concept of cultural heritage and will appear in the 10th edition of the “Memoria Viva” magazine to be published by the “Patrimoni Project” in July 2018.

    This invitation will be open until March 2nd 2018. Many thanks to everyone for your interest and participation. You can find all the details in this link

    #peopleplacesstories #patrimoniuji #FaroConvention #Europeforculture