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
The book, entitled Open Heritage. Community-Driven Adaptive Reuse in Europe, was just published by Birkhäuser. Relying heavily on the project's rich material, and focusing on some of the fundamental questions of the adaptive reuse process, it presents a varied...
Check out the blog post by the artist Kitty McKay, in which she shares her reflections from the knowledge exchange workshop organised by the OpenHeritage partners in the Sunderland Lab (UK). If you want to see the original article, please click here. How do we disrupt...
Are you an expert within the EU who is engaged in facilitating Adaptive Heritage Reuse (AHR) policies, programmes and practices? Would you like to better understand how AHR can be used as a tool? Do you see a need of integrating AHR in a wider set of EU policies and...
Join the OpenHeritage Training at our e-learning website. As part of the Open Heritage project, Eutropian and Platoniq developed the Open Heritage Training on Adaptive Heritage Reuse which was carried out during the autumn months of...