Hanna Szemző and Andrea Tönkő presented OpenHeritage H2020 project, set to start in June 2018, on 20 March at the “Cultural Heritage, Social Cohesion and Place Attachment” workshop organised by the Institute of Sociology, Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Science.
The EU Horizon 2020 project, titled “OpenHeritage: Organizing, promoting and enabling heritage re-use through inclusion, technology, access, governance and empowerment”, intends to connect to cultural assets outside the mainstream heritage discourse, and find ways to reinvigorate marginalised heritage sites which are otherwise central and important to local communities, empowering them in the identification, management, and maintenance of their local cultural heritage. Through community stakeholder involvement, resource integration and regional integration, OpenHeritage will foster the inclusive and adaptive re-use of currently unused or underused heritage assets. Based on selected Observatory Cases (see Figure below), the consortium of researchers, professionals and stakeholders will test its findings in Cooperative Heritage Labs in various European locations and contexts.
The consortium, lead by MRI, gathers 16 partners, among which public and private research, education and cultural institutions, small and medium enterprises, and civil society organisations. The OpenHeritage project was presented by MRI staff, together with project partner CEU’s Dóra Mérai.