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LIVIND Workshops 2023

We organise workshops on different topics. After workshops, you find here recordings and other materials originating from the workshops.

Workshop on Living Heritage and Well-being

LIVIND workshop 'Living Heritage and Well-being' was held on 31 October.

The contribution of cultural activities for people’s well-being has been studied well and results are convincing. Going to concerts or to theatre as a participant or self-expressive practices through e.g. singing in a choir, crafts, dancing, or joining drama method workshops can generate diverse positive effects on both physical and mental health. Many elements of living heritage are close to practices that have been studied for their advantages, and various traditions are in essence about improving people’s health and well-being.

In this workshop we focus on the connections between living heritage and well-being. We start from asking, to which extent the possibilities of living heritage for well-being have been recognized in studies on increasing well-being, and what more should be done. We deliver short case examples on how practices of living heritage contribute to health and well-being and, finally, welcome you to interact and discuss this theme with others!

In the workshop, after the short intro to the LIVIND project, we heard...

  • about 'Roles of living heritage for well-being and health' by Marit Stranden, Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health (NO)
  • 'Ethnobotanical knowledge and practices supporting health and well-being' by Vitalija Povilaityte-Petri (BE)
  • 'Vitality in singing' by Luc van Kessel (FI/NL)
  • And, as 'a break for well-being' before the discussions in small groups we heard about the choir Ruamjai and their video 'Let’s Breathe!' introduced by Jaime Belmonte (FI/ES)
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Video Recording of the Workshop on Living Heritage and Well-being

Cultural Heritage Education

LIVIND workshop on cultural heritage education was held on 22 March 2023. It was planned and organised largely by our project partner in Finland, the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland.

"For more than 15 years, the Association for Cultural Heritage Education in Finland has developed methods for working with children and the young. In this 2-hour activating workshop we share practical examples of our projects and our ways of working, including best practices but also mistakes we’ve learned from. The workshop’s special focus is on the participatory approach to shared cultural heritage."

What is cultural heritage education and how to do it? What are the goals and best practices in working together with children and young people in living heritage projects?

Good practices and discussions

In the workshop we…

  • learn about what cultural heritage education is and how it is done through real life examples
  • get inspiration for creating new pedagogical projects
  • get to try yourself methods for cultural heritage education & exercises that can be applied with different groups, such as the Spinner of Living Heritage and Present-Past-Future Walk
  • share, discuss and network internationally with living cultural heritage experts and actives!

Presentation from the cultural heritage education workshop

Video Recording of the Cultural Heritage Education Workshop

Sustainable Tourism and Living Heritage

LIVIND workshop 'Sustainable Tourism and Living Heritage' was held on 1 February 2023. It was planned and organised largely together with the Visit Finland organisation.

More and more travellers are looking for sustainable ways to experience local lifestyles – to live like a local. Living heritage can answer to this need, as it holds a lot of unused potential for sustainable tourism and product development.

So how to benefit in sustainable ways from the opportunities that activities and traditions of living cultural heritage, such as traditional cuisine or local folk music festivals, can offer for tourism? What are the first steps and what should be taken into consideration? Come think with it us how you can make best of it!

Good practices and discussions

In the workshop we…

  • Hear about the cross-sector experience from Finland (Finnish Heritage Agency & Visit Finland organisation)
  • Have as keynote speaker Caroline Couret from Creative Tourism Network, Barcelona, Spain
    • “The Creative Tourism is considered a new generation of tourism that involves the tourists themselves and the locals in the creation of the tourist product (co-creation)”
  • Work together in an online environment tailored just for this workshop (at Howspace virtual platform)
  • Discuss the possibilities and challenges related to ‘Live Like a Local’ tourism products and living heritage

Presentations from the Sustainable Tourism and Living Heritage workshop

Video Recording of the Sustainable Tourism and Living Heritage workshop (in part)