Open Heritage Participatory Platform

Organizing, Promoting and Enabling Heritage Re-use through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment


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  • New proposal at Engagement Strategy
    Organising should be open and accessible to each individual or group within a participatory process, project, or space. OpenHeritage demonstrates the importance to consider multiple contexts and needs when collaborating or co-creating together on and offline.
  • New proposal at Engagement Strategy
    Governance should be just. In a democratic society it should be within the power from the most impacted and marginalised to meaningfully participate and build a better neighborhood and world where differences and diversities are celebrated and served.
  • New proposal at Engagement Strategy
    Who are we? We are a collaboration between multiple organizations, actors, and communities across the European Union through the project OpenHeritage. We share the collective aim of creating urban reuse processes through greater inclusion, access to technology, and collaborative governance. Our work takes place in six different communities and neighborhoods in Prädikow, Berlin; Pómaz, Budapest; Centocelle, Rome; Sunderland, London; Praga, Warsaw; and Marquês de Abrantes, Lisbon. Though our contexts are different and unique, we have come together to collaborate and co-create around heritage and the communities that inhabit and surround it. Why are we writing this? Within Open Heritage our learning has been invaluable because of the practices co created within our neighborhoods and the diversity of our contexts. We live in polarizing political times where there is serious doubt about the power of the everyday citizen and the inclusiveness and transparency of democratic processes. So at this juncture in our journey, we have made a collective effort to reflect and celebrate the important lessons and principles within our work within heritage, our neighborhoods, and our wider EU community. How are we writing this? Within OpenHeritage the title of our project is Organizing, Promoting and Enabling Heritage Reuse through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment and we wanted to begin from this text to give the terms greater meaning and connection to our collective project and context. As a result the idea is that each partner would write an statement about a term within the title that connects to their values as an organization within OpenHeritage or within their lab. While there are fewer terms than partners, we resolved the decision of who would write each section through the sortition feature on Decidim. The text itself is being written through the participatory text feature that records each amendment and is open to commentary from those who want to constructively contribute.
  • New proposal at Engagement Strategy
    Advocacy and Partnership Strategy
    Besides researching innovative adaptive reuse experiences, Open Heritage also aims at advocating new models for more inclusive and community-oriented spaces. The ambition of OH's Advocacy and Partnership Strategy is to make these new models visible for a variety of stakeholders and decision-makers, as well as to create new financial and policy instruments locally, nationally and at the EU level to accommodate community-led adaptive reuse. This requires designing policy proposals and getting on board financial institutions of various kinds, from ethical banks and foundations to EU institutions and investment banks. To achieve this goal, the OH Financial Task Force has been engaged in developing partnerships with key stakeholders across the European heritage and finance spectrum.
  • New proposal at [Demo] Mapping the Stories in Our Neighborhood
    The open Sunday market, El Rastro
    This lively open-air market is over 400 years old with stands that sell everyday objects as well as unique and curious items. The name of the flea market “El Rastro” meaning “the trail” comes from the tanneries that used to exist in the area. When the animals were transported from the slaughterhouses to the tanneries, they would leave a trail of blood and hence the name of "El Rastro". ' credit:

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