Marquês de Abrantes
Centocelle Archaeological Park
About the project
OpenHeritage: Organizing, Promoting and ENabling HEritage Reuse
through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment
OpenHeritage identifies and tests the best practices of adaptive heritage re-use in Europe. Drawing on the observations and results, the project will develop inclusive governance and management models for marginalized, non-touristic heritage sites and tests them in selected Cooperative Heritage Labs over Europe. It works with communities, local businesses, local and municipal administration, tries out new forms of engagement and uses crowdfunding and crowd sourcing mechanisms to create active heritage communities.
For interested parties it offers:
Practices – an online database of current practices and policies listing national regulations, connecting them with diverse local initiatives, documenting the work in the sites with pictures, videos and a short analysis
Heritage Labs– online platforms to create/strengthen communities around the Cooperative Heritage Labs, inviting interested parties to observe and participate
National networking events and dialogues – to facilitate the exchange of views between practitioners, policy makers and public administration officials
International conferences – to exchange views
Training programs – for local administrations and practitioners
News & Events
OpenHeritage's Sunderland Lab was featured in an article “Artistic and Curatorial Power in Cities’ Historic Spaces” written by ICLEI cultural coordinator Cristina Garzillo and published in the latest issue of the European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and...
Learning from policy and governance frameworks across Europe – OpenHeritage Policy Brief #01 released
OpenHeritage has released its first Policy Brief. Read up on adaptive heritage reuse, general trends across Europe and the challenges faced in planning and implementing heritage reuse projects. What are the key themes across European countries right now and, most...
Partnerships for adaptive heritage reuse are important and can benefit heritage reuse projects in many ways, for example, by bringing together different types of expertise and co-creating new ideas and solutions or opening up new financing opportunities. Good and...
OpenHeritage joined the session ‘Re-Inventing Heritage for Sustainable Urban Regeneration’, which took place on 2 October as part of Mannheim2020 – the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, organised by ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim. The...