This September the first ever Heritage in Progress Conference (HIP) takes place in Gothenburg. The theme of the conference is intercultural dialogue and how cultural heritage can be used as a potential tool to engage local communities and be a driving force for social sustainability.
A diverse and dynamic programme
During the conference, we will take part in best practice examples, creative development and innovative ways to use our cultural heritage to amplify intercultural dialogue. We will hear from guest speakers from the Altamira World Heritage Site in Spain, The Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making in England, challenges and successes from Laponia World Heritage in the North of Sweden, the archaeological site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey and much more.
You will also meet the World Heritage Watch, Bridging Ages and UNESCO who will share their perspectives on inclusion and engagement. We will also highlight the concept of Culture Labs and community-building in digital media. The program also includes a field trip to Tanum World Heritage and its unique bronze age petroglyphs.
Heritage in Progress is a conference on how we can use cultural heritage sites as a catalyst and create an arena where the owners of the cultural heritage site, namely us humans, can meet and exchange ideas and use the heritage in an active way. This objective is well reflected in the three-day programme. There is a lot of focus on engaging people through existing methods such as time travels and other tools to gain new ground and make the cultural heritage sites flourish with the help of the people living at or near the sites.
Welcome to Heritage in Progress, 11-13 September in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Johan Gustafsson, project manager
Phone: +46 (0)72 450 42 94