Many thanks to everybody. Your contributions to the question “What do you think and feel cultural heritage is?” have made it possible to begin a journey that is offering a much richer and complex vision of heritage in which people are placed at the forefront.
This project has emerged from the framework of the Patrimoni Project of the Jaume I University in Castellón. In this first phase we have received 47 contributions. Some of them have expressed individual visions and have been based on memories, moments and elements as beautiful as they are personal. Other contributions have presented visions from local groups, collectives, associations or institutions.
It is the heritage communities, that bring us closer to scenarios and projects that revolve around heritage until they fuse into living dynamic processes in which the definition and maintenance of interpersonal networks are essential. All these voices draw up a European mosaic in which so far there has been participation from Rumania, Lithuania, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain.
What do you think and feel cultural heritage is? You can see the contributions received on the “Patrimoni” web page and in the hashtag #peopleplacesstories on Twitter and Facebook.
Your contributions have led us to develop the idea of a wider project. A process that will traverse the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage based on three fundamental concepts that articulate the Council of Europe Faro Convention: people, places, stories.
We would like to propose a new activity to continue delimiting the concept of cultural heritage. In this second approach of the #peopleplacesstories project we want to centre on people.
We want to know those people fundamental to the development of our heritage communities or that have been essential in helping us to construct what we think and feel cultural heritage is. People in many cases anonymous who we want to give prominence to because we consider them indispensable in the search for that new concept of cultural heritage.
The contributions can be in the form of an interview or a description of the person chosen or of some specific aspect that you want to emphasize and that is relevant to understand his or her importance. The contributions can be up to a maximum of 500 words and must be accompanied by a photo of the person chosen.
You can send your contributions to:
The deadline for receiving the contributions is April 27th 2018
Your contributions and reflections that emerge from this collaborative project will be published in the Jaume I University Patrimoni Project (PEU) magazine “Memòria Viva”
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