Focal Point: Upcycling Cultural Heritage

11/08/2018 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Archa Theatre
Na Poříčí 1047/26
110 00 Praha-Nové Město

2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage

During 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the national coordinators of the European Year such as civil societies organisations, small local initiatives, big European networks etc. organise a variety of events and activities on this occasion.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage draws attention to the significance of heritage sites, crafts, and intangible stories of our ancestors that are passed from one generation to another. Cultural heritage shapes our identities and has a profound impact on our everyday lives.
To understand that our history used to be someone else’s present and that our present will become someone else’s history is essential for the vision of a meaningful future. We are currently facing pressing questions related to the legacy of cultural heritage, which should be not only preserved and uncritically admired but also made alive.

The Creative Europe Desk of the Czech Republic invites to their international conference “Focal Point: Upcycling Cultural Heritage” to discuss the following key questions:

  • Why and for whom do we preserve cultural heritage?
  • What can cultural heritage organizations and sites offer to society?
  • What is the relationship between cultural heritage and contemporary art?

A variety of internationally renowned experts with different professional backgrounds and disciplines will share their thoughts, experiences and expertise on the given topics, inter alia, Thomas Aigner (President of ICARUS).

More information (in Czech) on the programme and registration can be found here.