Cultural Heritage Leading Urban Futures

ROCK Open Knowledge Week

27 - 30 October 2020
- online

The ROCK project invites you to join its Open Knowledge Week, a virtual journey and interactive online experience.

Cultural heritage and the cultural sector have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But this moment has also become an opportunity to rediscover how heritage and cultural activities have vital importance for keeping our cities alive, and beyond, how cultural interactions are at the core of the wellbeing of our societies.

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal), alongside Athens, Cluj-Napoca, Eindhoven, Liverpool, Lyon, Skopje, Turin, and Vilnius, have been developing innovative solutions that demonstrate how cultural heritage can be the driving force behind urban sustainability.

This work has been conducted through the ROCK project, whose project partners – themselves service providers and knowledge brokers – have supported cities to test and advance tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. At the ROCK Open Knowledge Week, cities and partners will share their results, lessons learned, and best practices.

The Open Knowledge Week will replace the ROCK conference originally scheduled to take place on 14-15 May in Bologna, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whom will you meet?

The Open Knowledge Week will bring together local governments, businesses, policy makers, and researchers looking for new ways in which cultural heritage can contribute to the regeneration, sustainable development, and economic growth of entire cities.

Why attend online?

Despite physical distancing, it is even more important now than ever to meet and exchange with colleagues and partners. During the ROCK Open Knowledge Week, you can count on a high level of interaction and networking. You will be able to engage with other participants in chat rooms, answer polls, raise your questions and concerns in a dedicated Q&A space, leave your ideas on a brainstorming whiteboard, and much more.

How to participate?

Participation in the Open Knowledge Week is open to everyone and free of charge. The event will take place online.

For more information about the event and how to register, click here.