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
We were supposed to meet in Warsaw, visit the Praga Lab , discuss our project's progress and have a nice dinner in the evening. Given the pandemic, we had to alter our plans, and spent the 17th of November in front of our computers, taking part in our consortium...
What began as a cement factory then a squat run by a few young people with the desire to develop a cultural space in their countryside hometown has ended up becoming a welcoming space for an expansive community from different villages and varying ages. The original...
OpenHeritage has kicked off its first Dialogue by exploring current policies on adaptive heritage reuse
The OpenHeritage project has kicked off its Dialogue series last week. The first Dialogue, on 22 September, took place online and looked at current heritage reuse policies across Europe. The event was attended by sixty participants working on cultural heritage with...
A selection of OpenHeritage documentaries will be featured as part of the Living the City exhibition, taking place Sept. 25 – Dec. 20, 2020 at the Berlin-Tempelhof Airport. Living the Citytells over fifty stories from architecture, art, and city...