NEWSLETTER JAN 2021

Dear reader,
We are just two months into 2021, and already more than 2700 people have registered to one or more online #2021debate events! This number exceeds any of our expectations, and we would like to thank the many people participating for making this possible, including our partners, our speakers and all volunteers that work so hard with us. In this newsletter, we are happy to announce the new thematic month: Diversities and Genders! We will also elaborate on the ongoing activities of teams Tourism and Information Technology. Last but not least, we are thrilled to announce our new BLOG, which is curated by the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (JCHMSD). You can submit your own World Heritage story! This newsletter closes with a new episode of the OurWorldHeritage TALKS, where people behind the initiative share their motivations.

Please do not forget to follow and share our Social Media channels in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Turkish which we are continuously expanding, in order to reach out to local communities around the world.

On behalf of the OurWorldHeritage network, we send you warm wishes, and a fruitful month!

TOURISM:
JOIN THE FEBRUARY 26TH CLOSING EVENT THIS FRIDAY!

Recap of the three events on policy recommendations that took place FEB 1,8 and 15.In the last month, ‘team Tourism’ has worked day and night to organise 24 events worldwide throughout February, and collect local input for our final #2021debate recommendations on the future of Tourism in World Heritage Sites. A closing event will be held this Friday February 26th, where panelists will reflect on the past month.

In case you missed it, please note the 210 draft recommendations, categorised in 21 chapters, are open for your critical input.In case you missed one of the events, we aim to make as many events as possible available online. 

We advise you to keep an eye on the OurWorldHeritage YouTube channel and Tourism Facebook page! News on this will be posted on the Tourism webpage.

#2021DEBATE – NEW MONTH NEW THEME

Diversities and Genders in World Heritage. This theme is essential at the time of the Black Lives Matter movement, hyper-diversified societies and the increased injustices created along (intersections of) race, gender and class by Covid-19. The goal of the theme is to highlight exclusionary processes at play at World Heritage Sites, as well as to highlight new and innovative approaches to address them.The events planned for the month of March consists of 4 Webinars, 1 call and one 2-day conference which will be held on March 29-30, 2021. Please find more information on the global program of ‘Diversities and Genders‘ below. You don’t want to miss it! Please follow our updates and register here!

UPCOMING EVENTS

#WEBINAR 1 – MAR. 3:
MARGINALISATION & MINORITISATION:
DOMINATION, DISCRIMINATION, EXCLUSION AND ERASURE

Heritage can be a manipulative tool to serve ad hoc social, economic and political goals which can undermine social inclusion and diversity. In this webinar, we will critically question how some policies and practices damage the connection between past and present for certain groups, societies or erase particular histories.To do this, specific cases will be discussed to demonstrate effects and alternative ways in which communities reclaim their heritage.

MARCH 3, 2021 | 07:00-09:00 UTC
Spoken language: English / Turkish 
Live Subtitles: English
Automated subtitles: Turkish / Spanish 

More details are available HERE
>> REGISTER HERE

#ROUND TABLE II – MAR. 6:
LATIN AMERICAN DIALOGUES

As part of the activities related to the #2021debate theme New Approaches to Heritage, this round table aims to present and discuss the context and the situation of heritage in Latin America, identifying similarities, disseminating experiences and indicating converging paths, actions and recommendations for the protection, conservation and management of the World Heritage in the next 50 years.This will be the second session of a series of regional dialogues, expanding the actions of sharing and socializing knowledge to encourage the mobilization of civil society. By enhancing listening strategies, our goal is to collectively build transdisciplinary policies for the protection, conservation and governance of heritage in all regions of the world.

MARCH 5, 2021 | 21:00-23:00 UTC
Language: Spanish & Portuguese

More details are available HERE
>> REGISTER HERE

#WEBINAR 2 – MAR. 10:
COLONIAL LEGACIES OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN (WORLD) HERITAGE

In this webinar, we interrogate the ways in which colonial legacies of gender and sexuality are often brought about in cultural heritage institutions, spaces and dialogues. In light of this, the webinar will raise questions around what strategies may be used to disrupt heteronormativity when we engage with cultural heritage.

MARCH 10, 2021 | 08:00-09:30 UTC
Spoken language: English 
Live Subtitles: English
Automated subtitles: Arabic / Spanish 

More details are available HERE
>> REGISTER HERE

#WEBINAR 3 – MAR. 15:
LOCAL LEARNING:
EVERYDAY ACTIVISM, EVERYDAY RESISTANCES—WHAT CAN I DO?

This webinar focuses on the everyday ways that people contest representations, practices and erasures of heritage. It also considers how cultural heritage can provide space for marginalized groups to resist certain social/political/economic structures. What are the strategies of communities who challenge dominant systems that exploit, appropriate or destroy cultural and natural heritage? How do individuals and groups struggle against problematic or discriminatory heritage practices?This webinar will explore resistance and activism around historic sites and forms of intangible heritage, as well as how these movements could be recognised and supported at different local, national and international levels.

MARCH 15, 2021 | 15:00-17:45 UTC
Spoken language: English
Live Subtitles: English
Automated subtitles: Arabic / Chinese

More details are available HERE
>> REGISTER HERE

#WEBINAR 4 – MAR. 22 or MAR. 23:
INSTITUTIONAL INEQUALITIES:
UNEQUAL POWER RELATIONS

UNESCO and the World Heritage Committee create the structures in which World Heritage sites have to operate and they thus ask for local (policy) frameworks to fit within these, or resist them. These frameworks in themselves are exclusive, and frame heritage in particular ways. The World Heritage List and the World Heritage Committee are also an international platform on which national and local politics are being staged.In this webinar we will explore how diversity (intersectional) is influenced by these unequal power relations.

MARCH 23, 2021 | 15:00-17:00 UTC
Spoken language: English
Live Subtitles: English
Automated subtitles: French 

More details are available HERE
>> REGISTER HERE

#2-DAY-CONFERENCE 
WORLD HERITAGE, GENDER
AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

#2-DAY-CONFERENCE 
WORLD HERITAGE, GENDER
AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This conference will address how World Heritage is being contextualized in relation to Gender & Diversities and the SDGs. How can research, frameworks and working tools either theoretically or on-site address marginalization and valuation within this sector? The aim of the conference is to address various mechanisms that exclude diversity at World Heritage sites. The conference will also explore innovative ways to address issues affecting gender and diversities at World Heritage particularly relating to the SDGs. The event consists of the following sessions:


SESSION I: MONUMENTS OF OPPRESSION
MON. MARCH 29, 2021 | 08:00-11:30 UTC

SESSION II: OPPRESSION FROM MONUMENTS
MON. MARCH 29, 2021 | 12:30-16:00 UTC

SESSION III: ACKNOWLEDGING INTANGIBLE HERITAGE AS PART OF FUTURE HERITAGE PAST
TUE. MARCH 30, 2021 | 08:00-11:30 UTC

SESSION IV: CARING FOR FUTURE WORLDS? SDG’S WITHIN SPACES AND PLACES OF HERITAGE
TUE. MARCH 30, 2021 |12:30-16:00 UTC

>> REGISTER HERE

WATCH BACK:
#WEBINAR – MOVING FORWARD

Automatically generated subtitles in English available.



#WEBINAR – FEB 6:
MOVING FORWARD:
INNOVATIVE TOOLS & UNTOLD STORIES IN OURWORLDHERITAGE

On Saturday, February 6, 2021 a webinar was organized to follow up on issues raised in the #GLOBINAR (held last January). Our Industry partners have provided their insights, and announced the Global Competition’s shortlist.In case you missed it, we are glad to let you know that it is posted on our YouTube Channel, where you can look back at your convenience. Further news regarding the Theme Transformational Impacts of Information Technology will be posted on our webpage. The event also offered the opportunity to address the next steps in compiling the #2021debate policy recommendations.

PARTICIPATE: CALLS AND COMPETITIONS

PARTICIPATE: CALLS AND COMPETITIONS

#CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
FOR A NEW APPROACH
TO WORLD HERITAGE

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 1, 2021

This call for action aims to challenge the existing situation by presenting different narratives on World Heritage Sites. We are seeking writers, researchers, students, curators, artists, and activists who will submit their narratives! Do you want to diversify Heritage? Send us your story! Up to three prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. The winners will each receive an award of £400. The selected submissions will be published on our website and discussed at an online Festival in autumn 2021.

The call is available in:
ArabicDutchEnglishFrançais
GermanItalianoEspañol and Yoruba

Languages accepted for submission are:
Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamazight and Yoruba.

More details are available HERE

#CALL FOR CASE STUDIES
HERITAGE &
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 5, 2021

#2021debate team Sustainability invites heritage management bodies, NGOs, local community representatives (incl. traditional authorities and Indigenous community groups), universities and experts to submit case studies that illustrate examples of the relationship of heritage and sustainable development in World Heritage Sites (including sites on the Tentative List).Together with an international group of eminent experts from academia and practice, the team will select and discuss 60 case studies that exemplify good practices, challenges and opportunities in the sustainable management of heritage sites.

We invite you to become our partners in exploring the dimensions of sustainability in World Heritage – People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Governance – and create policy recommendations on the occasion of the 50th year of the World Heritage Convention, in order to improve sustainable practices in World Heritage Sites! The thematic debate on Sustainability will take place in July 2021. 

The call is available in:
EnglishFrançaisePortuguês
and Español

More details are available HERE

ANNOUNCEMENT: 
Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development BLOG!

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the ‘Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development‘ (JCHMSD) on a blog which will be maintained on our website. The JCHMSD from Emerald Publishing links cultural heritage management with sustainable development by publishing multidisciplinary papers from built environment, tourism and sustainability fields.

The Blog will open the opportunity for the OWH initiative to share stories all over the globe and discuss beyond the academic platform. Do you want to find out more about the BLOG and read ‘The Promise of a Fledgling NGO’? Check the BLOG here.

OurWorldHeritage TALKS #2

Automatically generated subtitles in English available.

In this edition of OWH talks #2, Maria Siguencia Avila continues to interview those people that are committed to our initiative. This month, you can learn more about our guests Francesco Bandarin (Former Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and former UNESCO Asst. Director General for Culture) and Maaike Goedkoop (Urban Planner, Development and Cultural Heritage specialist).

GLOBAL OUTREACH TEAM

We would much appreciate it if you would share this newsletter and our Social Media Channels with your local network, and in doing so, support our Global Outreach Team!

The OurWorldHeritage initiative is focussed on reaching out to people and communities all over the world. We maintain Social Media channels in 10 languages to connect, engage and exchange with local communities. You can also follow news on the relevant events in your language. Willing to add a voice in a new language? Do not hesitate to contact us, and we will assist you. 

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You can join our network through filling out this online form. If you have ideas that go beyond the options presented in the form, you can always send us an email. Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter, we are happy to have you ‘on board’! This newsletter will be sent on a monthly basis reporting previous, ongoing and upcoming activities about the OurWorldHeritage (OWH) initiative. Please note that, while building the organisation, OurWorldHeritage is an initiative driven based on voluntary commitments.

Please find the updated program of #2021debate on our website: www.ourworldheritage.org.

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