LIVIND Meeting in Riga, June 2023
The second ‘in-real-life’ meeting of the LIVIND project, an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Convention, will be held in Riga, Latvia, on 12–13 June 2023. We will discuss and review our joint progress in the LIVIND project. We are especially looking forward to hearing about our Pilot Projects – about their actions, perspectives on sustainability, and results! Our meeting programme builds on keynote speeches, related workshops, and numerous LIVIND pilot project presentations.
This event is acknowledged as an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage!
In this meeting in Riga, we will discuss and review our joint progress in the LIVIND project and its themes, the interlinks between living heritage and sustainable development.
Read the meeting summary here.
During our time together, we plan to focus more on the connections between ICH and CCIs (that is: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries) while bearing in mind ethics and balancing between sustainability aspects of safeguarding living heritage. We are especially looking forward to hearing about our Pilot Projects – about their actions, perspectives on sustainability, and results!
Our meeting programme builds on keynote speeches, related workshops, and numerous LIVIND pilot project presentations (scroll downwards for details).
We are expecting participants from across our project area, from Nuuk, Greenland all the way to Katowice, Poland, to gather in hopefully wonderful summer weather right next to the old town area!
(changes are possible)
Monday, 12 June
09.30 LIVIND Morning Assembly
10.00 Welcome and overview to Day 1
10.10 Introductions to partners: the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture and Latvia's National Culture Centre
10.30 Presentations of Pilot Projects
11.15 Keynote 1: Creative and living cultural heritage (Sari Kaasinen, cultural entrepreneur, founding member of folk music band Värttinä, PhD in Music; Finland)
13.00 Presentations of Pilot Projects
13.45 Instructions for workshopping
14.30 Workshop 1: “What can we learn from the CCIs?”
The workshop is facilitated by Krista Petäjäjärvi from the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture and Olga Kizina, a creative producer and business consultant with 12 years of experience in the cultural and creative industries.
"During the workshop, we will explore how business-models in creative industries can serve as a roadmap for cultural institutions and practitioners in the field of living cultural heritage."
16.30–17.00 Wrap up for day 1
Tuesday, 13 June
09.30 LIVIND Morning Assembly
09.50 Introduction to Day 2
10.00 Presentations of Pilot Projects
10.45 Keynote 2: Local level actions for sustainable development (Johan Barstad, University College for Green Development, Norway)
11.30 Research Team updates: state of art of living heritage and sustainability in the LIVIND area
12.00 Presentations of Pilot Projects
13.30 Workshop 2: “Balancing between aspects of sustainability with living heritage”
14.30 BREAK (during the workshops)
15.00 Wrap up for day 2
15.45 LIVIND Next Steps
16.15–16.30 Meeting closure