Heritage in Progress - a dynamic conference on heritage and intercultural dialogue in Gothenburg.
Welcome to HIP – Heritage in Progress! During a three-days conference between 11-13th of September we want to approach how cultural heritage can be a used as a potential tool for intercultural dialogue. We want to explore different ways to engage civil society by means of time travel methods, discussing the role of cultural institutions in a diverse society as well as hands on workshops.
This September the first ever Heritage in Progress Conference (HIP) takes place in Gothenburg. The theme of the conference is intercultural dialogue and how cultural heritage can be used as a potential tool to engage local communities and be a driving force for social sustainability.
Our ambition is to provide an intriguing conference with exciting guest speakers, dynamic workshops and an excursion to Tanum World Heritage Site and the unique rock carvings.
A diverse and dynamic program
During the conference we will take part of best practice examples, creative development and innovative ways to use our cultural heritage to amplify intercultural dialogue. We will hear from guest speakers from the Altamira World Heritage Site in Spain, The Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making in England, challenges and successes from Laponia World Heritage in the North of Sweden, the archaeological site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey and much more.
You will also meet the World Heritage Watch, Bridging Ages and Unesco whom will share their perspectives on inclusion and engagement. We will also highlight the concept of Culture Labs and community-building in digital media. The program also includes a field trip to Tanum World Heritage and its unique bronze age petroglyphs.
It’s all about engagement, inspiration and sustainability
Johan Gustafsson from Sweden’s largest regional body for natural and cultural heritage is project manager for the HIP Conference, taking place at Kronhuset in the heart of the old city of Gothenburg in September.
- Heritage in Progress is a conference on how we can use cultural heritage sites as a catalyst and create an arena where the owners of the cultural heritage site, namely us humans, can meet and exchange ideas and use the heritage in an active way. This is highly visible if you take a look at the program for our three days together. There are a lot of focus on engaging people through exiting methods such as time travels and other tools to gain new ground and make the cultural heritage sites flourish with the help of the people living at or near the sites. I think all cultural institutions can gain from this conference program in one way or another.
Welcome to Heritage in Progress, 11-13 September in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Johan Gustafsson, project manager
Phone: +46 (0)72 450 42 94
Västarvet is Sweden's largest regional natural and cultural heritage administration and is part of the Region Västra Götaland's organisation. We manage activities at six museums and attractions as well as running operations in eight different areas within the natural and cultural heritage sector.