Praga District

Warsaw, Poland

Hof Prädikow

Brandenburg, Germany

Sunderland Highstreet

England, UK



Marquês de Abrantes

Lisbon, Portugal

Centocelle Archaeological Park

Rome, Italy

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.
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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

Praga Lab workshop during the Informed Cities Forum

Praga Lab workshop during the Informed Cities Forum

Attendants of the ICF had the opportunity to visit OpenHeritage’s Praga Lab in central Warsaw's Praga District. They met a local NGO – Otwarte Drzwi (Open Door Association) -  and discussed the role of the place and the values embedded in their work. ICF...

Who profits from heritage? Communities, capital and urban space

Who profits from heritage? Communities, capital and urban space

OpenHeritage´s first international conference was organized in the framework of the Informed Cities Forum together with ICLEI and the Actors of Urban Change. The two-day event took place on October 15-16, in Warsaw. It explored the interrelation between urban...

Restoration works in Sunderland Labs

Restoration works in Sunderland Labs

170-175 High Street West in Sunderland is long overdue for some restoration works! Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust now owns the building, and is working hard to gather the funding needed to do up these amazing buildings. The aim is to restore them not to...

Arquitecturas Colectivas: Decidim the Game in action

Arquitecturas Colectivas: Decidim the Game in action

In September Platoniq took part in AACC_Mallorca, the 12th edition of Arquitecturas Colectivas. During the week, different projects, collectives, and groups came together to share experiences, tools, and methods for co-creating and collaborating in local and...

Heritage Labs

Centocelle Archaeological Park,
South-East Co-District of Rome, Italy

High Street, Sunderland
Great Britain

Hof Prädikow,

Marquês de Abrantes, Lisbon

Pomáz-Nagykovácsi-Puszta ,

Praga District,