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
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
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