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LIVIND Final Event Seminar

What roles does living cultural heritage play in the sustainability transition? How can different forms of living heritage, various traditional knowledge and skills, everyday collective activities, and celebratory expressions contribute to more ecologically, economically, socially, and culturally sustainable development? Come and hear what we have learned in the international LIVIND project in recent years! Coordinated by the Finnish Heritage Agency, this three-year project brought together actors of living cultural heritage from the Nordic and Baltic countries and Poland. The project now culminates in the final event in Helsinki in May.

On Thursday, May 16, we are organizing an open seminar at Kulttuuritalo in Alppila, Helsinki (Sturenkatu 4). The event will also be streamed and available for online attendance.

During the seminar, you will hear a comprehensive overview of sustainability efforts. In the presentations by Jacob Teglgaard from Denmark and Jaana Luoto from Finland, you will learn extensively about sustainability actions and reports in the cultural sector. Through a panel discussion, we will deepen perspectives on the relationship between intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development through examples from different countries. After lunch, we will hear more about the research work that was carried out as part of the project. Additionally, we will delve into various phenomena of living heritage through the examples of the pilot projects.

The event will unveil the LIVIND online platform, which offers a substantial package of information on sustainability efforts in living cultural heritage. Furthermore, the project's research team will release a policy brief and its background research paper.

Language of the event is English. Lunch is self-paid. Please register to attend by 5th May the latest:

Programme for Thursday 16 May

9:30 Welcome! Learnings from the LIVIND-project. Leena Marsio and Elisa Kraatari, Finnish Heritage Agency.

10:00 Sustainability in cultural activities. Jacob Teglgaard, DK, Special consultant and facilitator at Kulturens Analyseinstitut.

10:30 Fostering sustainability – Action plan for ecological transition in cultural and creative sectors in Finland (Jaana Eskola, FI, manager of the LuoTo project, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council)

11:00 Panel Discussion: The role of living heritage in sustainability transformation. Speakers from Finland, Belgium, UK and Lithuania.

12:00 Lunch (self-paid)

13:00 Key findings and steps forward. How living heritage can lead us to sustainable transformation. (LIVIND Research Team led by professor Kristin Kuutma, EE, University of Tartu)

13.30 Travelling kitchens, bees in trees and spinning wheels. Interviews with LIVIND Pilot Projects illuminate how sustainable living heritage in done in practice.

14.30 LIVIND Pilot Project Awards

15:00 Event closure

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