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 Landscapes (December 2021).

The article “analyses and compares three neighbourhood/site projects in Athens, Salerno and Sunderland. Despite being on a small scale, they trigger vitality and revive spaces that invite creative uses. These examples have the aim to involve local residents and artists in creating public places and claim their right to oppose top-down impositions and globalization of cultural consumption returning decision-making power to the local communities. The ambition is that small artwork interventions can gradually propose meaningful transformations in a wider perspective.”

Want to find out what the “Rebel Women of Sunderland” initiative is all about and what types of events are being organised in Sunderland’s “high streets”? Read the article to learn more about activities undertaken in the OpenHeritage’s Sunderland Lab. You can find the full version here.

The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish innovative and original papers on cultural heritage in the built environment as a set of creative practices. Click here to see all issues of the journal.