Online workshop: The Wheel Chart of Sustainability and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Intangible cultural heritage can effectively contribute to sustainable development. In Finland, a concrete tool has been developed to discuss and analyze the different dimensions of sustainable development in relation to living heritage in a practical way.
The Wheel Chart of Sustainability and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Thursday 5th November 2020
14:00-16:00 Helsinki time
What does sustainable development mean in practice? How can it be better taken into account while working with living traditions? What can I and my organization do more for a better world?
Intangible cultural heritage can effectively contribute to sustainable development. In Finland, a concrete tool has been developed to discuss and analyze the different dimensions of sustainable development in relation to living heritage in a practical way. In the Wheel chart of sustainability and intangible cultural heritage the four dimensions (ecological, economical, social and cultural) have been divided into eight categories of interconnected questions to help analyze and develop the current situation.
The Wheel chart has been spread around the world and is now available in 14 languages: English, Finnish, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Lithuanian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Luxembourgish. If you are interested in translating and using the Wheel chart in some other language, do contact us!
Do join us for an interactive workshop on the 5th of November! Learn more about the relation of sustainable development and living heritage. You will also learn how to use the wheel chart in your own work.
The workshop is free and open for all. It is intended for anyone working in the field of culture, for NGOs, museums, researchers, educators, government organisations, entrepreneurs…
You can find more information and print out the tool from our website and use it for your own purposes.
The Wheel chart has been developed as a part of the project of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture: “Creating new practises of sustainability - Cross-sectorial creativity in the era of climate change”. Team members were from the Finnish Heritage Agency (Leena Marsio), the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Antti Huntus, Aura Seikkula), Future Research Centre / University of Turku (Katriina Siivonen), The Association for Cultural Heritage Education (Ira Vihreälehto and Hanna Lämsä), Finnish Folk Music Institute (Matti Hakamäki) and Humap (Vesa Purokuru).
Register here for the workshop by 29th October 2020 the latest in order to receive the link to participate.
Programme (Helsinki time)
14:00 Welcome, Leena Marsio, Finnish Heritage Agency
14:10 Sustainable development and intangible cultural heritage, Katriina Siivonen, PhD Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC)
14:30 Comment speech, Aura Seikkula, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
14:45 Presentation and demonstration of the Wheel chart, Antti Huntus, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, and Leena Marsio, Finnish Heritage agency
15:00 Working in pairs with the Wheel chart (either with an original or a self-printed one)
15:30 Conclusion: summing up of the workshop and questions
16:00 End of the workshop
Leena Marsio, Finnish Heritage Agency, leena.marsio(at)museovirasto.fi
Antti Huntus, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, antti.huntus(at)taike.fi