Heritage in Progress

Heritage in Progress Conferene in Tanum World Heritage

On the 7th – 9th of November we welcome you to HIP - Heritage in Progress - a conference on understanding and intercultural competence. For three days we will immerse ourselves in how a world heritage or a cultural heritage site can be used as a potential tool for intercultural dialogue. Welcome to Tanum World Heritage!

The three-days meeting will contain exciting lecturers and different ways to engage civil society by means of time travel methods, discussing the role of cultural institutions in a diverse society as well as hands on workshops. The programme will be full of speakers and inspirators that will make this event into one of the most important conferences of the year.

By inviting representatives from all the world/cultural heritage sites in Europe and beyond into the collaboration intercultural dialogue, we believe we create possibilities for a continued development and generate more knowledge around the cultural heritage as a meeting point and the connection between cultures; then, now and for a sustainable future.

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The HIP Programme

The program is still growing but already contains many of the leading initiatives in the sector:

  • Lejla Hadzic – Cultural Heritage Without Boarders/ Kulturarv utan gränser (BIH/Swe)

Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) is a Swedish based Organization which started its operations by providing a direct hands-on support to post-war reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) back in 1996. One of its flagship programs in the Balkans is the Regional Restoration Camps (RRC) program. Click for more information.

  • Bridging Ages – Johanna Ejderstedt (Swe)

Bridging Ages is an international organization working with the Time Travel method and Applied Heritage. Today Bridging Ages consists of people from schools, communities, museums, universities, NGOs from about 25 countries on four continents: South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Turkey, Italy, Serbia, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, USA, Ireland etc. Click for more information. 

  • Derby Silk Mill Project - Hannah Fox (UK)

Hannah is the Project Director for the re-development of Derby Silk Mill, the site of the world’s first factory, as a new Museum of Making. Click for more information.

  • Cultural heritage in an open source society - Jasper Visser (NE)

Jasper Visser is an international change agent and social and cultural innovator and senior partner at VISSCH+STAM. He helps organizations (re)connect with their audience, develop strategies for the digital age, and facilitates community and cocreation processes. Jasper has extensive experience in the cultural and heritage sectors and social institutions, such as the European Parliament, the State Library of New South Wales and the National Arts Centre of Canada.

In this presentation, Jasper Visser will take the audience on a tour of the developments that change their daily reality. He will show how innovative and forward-looking organizations rethink how they collect, safeguard, present, and use cultural heritage together with their communities. Jasper will share a method – Quantum culture – that allows everyone to develop flexible, dynamic, and more effective approaches to cultural heritage by recognizing and emphasizing their uniqueness and by connecting around the values, ideas, and practices of their community. Click for more information.

  • Altamira – David Barreiro (Spain)

Between 2012 and 2014, the Incipit coordinated a multidisciplinary study aimed at analysing the social value of the archaeological site of Altamira (Spain) as part of a broader research programme aimed at obtaining data to enable the establishment of a protection status and an access regime to the cave. Click for more information.

  • Jamtli - Henrik Zipsane (Swe)

In the summer 2015 Jamtli Foundation decided that the most urgent issue on the agenda of the museum was intercultural dialogue. It was not new for the museum to work with the issue. As other museums Jamtli Museum has been working with themes such as refuge, integration and xenophobia for decades. Click for more information.

  • Community engagements, political agendas and research modalities. The case of the Neolithic settlement at Çatalhöyük - Arkadiusz Marciniak (Tur)

The Neolithic settlement at Çatalhöyük is the world heritage site of a global significance that offers unprecedented possibilities for grasping and investigating the nature and character of intercultural dialogue involving agendas of a wide range different constituencies. The paper aims at discussing agendas of three major actors present at the site: general public, political groups and scholarly community. It will outline intertwined and often complicated interrelations among them as well as scrutinize major changes over the past three decades.

Other important issues discussed is the paper are: the role of local community members in theproduction of knowledge about the past, the involvement of guests and visitors, both local, national and international, in presenting the site, the needs and expectations of tourist operators in integrating the site in their commercial offers, the character of intervention of major political and administrative bodies, both local, national and international, as well as an impact of ever-changing research agendas on communicating the site significance.

The paper will critically examine different modalities of making Çatalhöyük a tool for intercultural dialogue by investigating the power struggle between these different constituencies, resulting in the unbalanced discourse in which the superior groups take over while the inferior ones slide over.

  • goUNESCO #makeheritagefun – Ajay Reddy (Ind)

In his presentation, Ajay Reddy will talk about the why and how of making heritage fun. He will also discuss different approaches of making heritage more interesting, appealing and engaging to diverse audiences. Click for more information.

  • Laponia – Åsa Nordin Johansson (Swe)

Since 2013, a local organization called Laponiatjuottjudus has the responsibility to manage the world heritage Laponia, which include 4 national parks and 2 nature reserves in northern Sweden. Normally it is the county admissions that manage the protected areas in Sweden but not in this case. It was a long struggle to get co-management between the authorities, municipalities and the Sami people. Click for more information.

  • Re-imagine the future - Angela Oguntala (DK/US)

When we think about futures, we possess both hope and fear, yet we often forget that we also have the power to influence. The futurist and designer Angela Oguntala aims to prove that we can choose. Click for more information. 

Others to be confirmed as soon as possible.

More information

For questions or information about the program contact: Johan Gustafsson, Västarvet.
E-mail: johan.d.gustafsson@vgregion.se

Phone: +46 (0)724-46 12 74

The conference is organized by Vitlycke museum/Västarvet and Cultural Affairs Committee in Region Västra Götaland in cooperation with Swedish National Heritage Board, The County Administrative Board of Region Västra Götaland and the Cultural Heritage Academy at the University of Gothenburg.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage

The Conference Heritage in Progress is a part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Please read more at this page >>