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  • Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: On the ground with UNESCO

    This is the fourth podcast in the “Ukraine Heritage Spotlight” series, which explores the heritage situation in Ukraine. This episode features Professor Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi, who heads the UNESCO Desk in Ukraine. As of mid-February 2024, UNESCO has verified damage to 342 sites since 24 February 2022 – 127 religious sites, 150 buildings of historical and/or artistic interest, 31 museums, 19 monuments, 14 libraries, and 1 archive. These numbers, which include only immovable cultural property, are getting higher each month. Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi. She holds a PhD in cultural heritage.

    Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: Vyshyvanka – Ukrainian embroidered activism

    ‘Ukraine Heritage Spotlight’ is a series of podcasts on saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage from the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków. Hosted by Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions. Vyshyvanka is traditional Ukrainian embroidery. Its colourful patterns on shirts and other garments are more than just about beauty and high craftsmanship skills, however. In this feature episode, we explore how vyshyvankas have now taken on a deeper symbolism. Vyshyvankas have always had a symbolic meaning, referring to

    Colonial statues in post-colonial Africa: a multidimensional heritage

    The paper adopts the concept of multidimensional heritage as a lens through which to investigate colonial statues in Africa, tracing their significance and evolution since the era of independence. Through transnational, diachronic, and multi-thematical perspectives, the study sheds light on the complex dynamics surrounding these statues within the African context, particularly in relation to their connections with former colonial powers in Europe. By conceptualising colonial statues as transnational phenomena, the paper underscores their broader implications and enduring legacies across borders, highlighting the intricate interplay between Africa and its colonial past.

    Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: War in contemporary art

    ‘Ukraine Heritage Spotlight’ is a series of podcasts on saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage from the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków. Hosted by Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions. What does the situation of the contemporary artistic world in Ukraine at war look like? Is the war visible in contemporary artistic practice in the public space? Artur Wabik, a visual artist specialising in murals and graffiti, curator, manager of cultural projects based in Krakow, shares his perspective

    Supporting Ukraine’s arts and culture

    Explore a comprehensive overview of initiatives and collaborations aimed at preserving and restoring European heritage, particularly focusing on Ukraine’s cultural recovery post-conflict. The document delves into the significance of architectural heritage evaluation, damage assessment due to war, and regeneration strategies for sustainable recovery. This publication highlights the role of interdisciplinary teams in sharing knowledge and expertise to empower local communities and rebuild a democratic and culturally rich Ukraine. The project emphasises participatory processes, architectural design competitions, and innovative technologies to enhance heritage protection and urban regeneration. It offers insights into

    Europa Nostra at 60: The Future

    60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond. At this occasion Europa Nostra produced a series of podcasts presenting its history, current projects and plans for the future. Europa Nostra is constantly exploring new fields and topics that need special attention in the area of heritage

    La conservación del patrimonio cultural – una responsabilidad del conjunto de la sociedad

    Explore the “Santiago de Compostela Manifesto,” a compelling document that champions the integral role of social engagement in conserving Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. This manifesto encapsulates a collective call to action, emphasizing the imperative of nurturing appreciation for and safeguarding heritage through education, private initiatives, and collaborative efforts. At its core, the manifesto underscores the vital link between cultural heritage and human identity. It advocates for a holistic approach to heritage preservation, highlighting the necessity of broad societal engagement. By fostering a deeper understanding of the value and significance

    Europa Nostra at 60: The Present

    60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond. At this occasion Europa Nostra produced a series of podcasts presenting its history, current projects and plans for the future. In this episode you will hear about the present of Europa Nostra. Audio producer and journalist John Beauchamp

    Emirates Declaration on Cultural-based Climate Action

    This text provides a summary of the Emirates Declaration on Cultural-based Climate Action, focusing on the intersection of culture and climate change. The declaration acknowledges the urgent need for ambitious efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C and emphasizes the devastating impacts of climate change on tangible and intangible heritage. It highlights the crucial role of culture in achieving the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and promoting low carbon, just, and climate resilient futures. The declaration outlines commitments to integrate culture into climate action and to promote culture-based climate

    Europa Nostra at 60: The Past

    60 years ago, on 29 November 1963, Europa Nostra was founded at the Council of Europe premises in Paris. Starting out with 11 founding members, it has become the largest civil society network dedicated to cultural heritage in Europe. Today, it gives voice to over 300 organisations from across Europe and beyond. At this occasion Europa Nostra produced a series of podcasts presenting its history, current projects and plans for the future. In this podcast, we reflect on Europa Nostra’s history and the individuals who have shaped it over time.

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