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
Mapping and analysing governance and finance models for adaptive re-use of heritage – an overview of the regulatory frameworks has been submitted
Adaptive reuse of buildings and places that have lost their former use is a practice as old as buildings and places themselves. It provides opportunities for places to (re)develop their identity, uniqueness, and attractiveness, and recycle and reuse what it there...
Jam Factory Art Center, an Observatory Case for OpenHeritage, is an organization that is committed to implement its vision: creating an interdisciplinary center of contemporary art in the revitalized space of the old Jam Factory premises in Lviv, Ukraine. Through its...
The analysis of the Observatory Cases is available among the Deliverables published on the OpenHeritage website, introducing the successes and challenges behind 16 innovative adaptive reuse practices in Europe. The study explores innovative community involvement...
OpenHeritage’s third Consortium meeting took place on December 8-10, in Rome. Through work package reports, workshops and discussions it further explored how civic engagement and sustainability should play an even bigger role in adaptive heritage re-use. We have...