Sharing and Caring: Partnerships for Adaptive Heritage Reuse

The 2nd Open Heritage Dialogue

12 November 2020, 13:30 - 16:45
- online via Zoom

Registration is now open for the second in a series of workshops (taking place online) exploring adaptive heritage reuse.

The adaptive reuse of historical buildings represents both an opportunity and a challenge, especially with respect to community-led reuse processes. When various stakeholders are involved, such as NGOs, local communities, different public bodies, private investors, and heritage professionals, it is not always easy to reach consensus or to regulate decision-making processes. At the same time, community-led reuse of heritage spaces can bring many benefits to cities. They can ensure spaces become central places of community organisation and cultural exchange, which is crucial when working towards social cohesion and integration, and which enriches welfare services provided by public authorities.

How can municipalities work together with civic initiatives to support the community-led reuse of heritage spaces? How can built heritage be an asset for cities, and how can public-private-people partnerships benefit heritage? What is the potential of historical buildings to be more than just monuments to preserve?

The second OpenHeritage Dialogue will explore these questions in various policy environments across Europe, spanning small towns and big cities, and focusing on good practices of establishing partnerships, as well as proven strategies to overcome challenges.

The Dialogue will be continued on 13 November 2020 during a local online event focused on Hungary. This part of the workshop will be held in Hungarian.

For a list of speakers and to view the agenda, click here.