SESSION 01: Reinterpreting OUV: the balance between local & universal Values

New heritage approaches should be based on meaningful narratives that convey widespread understanding and social appropriation of heritage sites, in order to ensure their preservation in the current local context while creating living, inclusive and integrated sites. Therefore, new approaches should inquire why and for whom heritage sites are designated. In order to address the new challenges to our collective heritage, proactive strategies for conservation need to integrate nature and culture, and tangible and intangible dimensions in a territorial and urban landscape perspective. As vigorous aspects of diversity in the current geopolitical context, gender, ethnicity, race and income need to be taken into account.

The statement of Outstanding Universal Value is a key step for inscription in the WH list. With reference to the “criteria of selection” established by the Operational Guidelines, OUV has to demonstrate to what extent the “cultural and/or natural significance” is “so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity” (OG 49). OUV is a “key reference for the future effective protection and management of the property” (OG 51) since it provides a narrative that leads to the identification of the “attributes” to be protected, thus defining the scope and the objectives of conservation strategies. 

In this framework, it is crucial that OUV really conveys a widespread understanding and a shared interpretation of the heritage sites to promote social appropriation by the residents at the local level. On the other hand, a correct balance between local and universal values has to be ensured since, in the case of World Heritage, “the permanent protection of this heritage is of the highest importance to the international community as a whole”.

MODERATOR

Daniele Pini (Italy)

SPEAKERS

Christina Cameron, Professor Emerita, University of Montreal (Canada)
Topic: Connecting universal and local values in heritage places

Jad Tabet, President of the Lebanese Federation of Engineers and Architects and President of the Organization of Arab Architects (Lebanon)
Topic: Linking heritage values to cultural diversity

ALL SESSIONS

OPENING #2021DEBATE: NEW HERITAGE APPROACHES >>

SESSION 1:
REINTERPRETING OUV: THE BALANCE BETWEEN LOCAL AND UNIVERSAL VALUES >>

SESSION 2:
HERITAGE CATEGORIES & CROSSCUTTING APPROACH AMONG CONVENTIONS>>

SESSION 3:
INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES AND METHODOLOGIES >>

SESSION 4:
LANDSCAPE, TERRITORY, URBAN FABRIC: CHALLENGES, TRENDS, AND THE WH CONVENTION >>

SESSION 5:
MANAGING LANDSCAPE CHANGE: NATURAL AND CULTURAL INTANGIBLE DIMENSIONS >>

SESSION 6:
LIVING HERITAGE: LINKING TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE >>

SESSION 7:
PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES & HERITAGE EDUCATION AS TOOLS FOR ACCESS TO CITIZENSHIP AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF HERITAGE >>

SESSION 8:
NEW APPROACHES IN HERITAGE ECONOMICS >>

SESSION 9:
ORGANIZING HERITAGE ENTITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT >>

SESSION 10:
HERITAGE PROTECTION & REVITALIZATION IN URBAN PLANNING SYSTEMS >>

SESSION 11:
INTEGRITY & AUTHENTICITY >>

SESSION 12:
MODERN, CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE HERITAGE >>

SESSION 13: Cancelled

SESSION 14:
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE ON THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST: A CRITICAL REFLECTION >>

SESSION 15:
HERITAGE SUSTAINABILITY & RESILIENCE: THE URBAN LANDSCAPE AGENDA 2030 >>

SESSION 16:
NATURE & THE NEW FRONTIERS: BUILDING RESILIENCE >>

SESSION 17 (T.B.C.):
DECOLONIZING HERITAGE >>

SESSION 18:
HERITAGE OF THE MARGINALIZED >>

SESSION 19:
HERITAGE IN LARGE METROPOLISES: EMERGENT APPROACHES >>

SESSION 20:
HERITAGE ECONOMICS: EVIDENCE BASED INNOVATIVE PRACTICES >>

SESSION 21:
WRAP-UP FORUMNEW HERITAGE APPROACHES: OUTCOMES AND HIGHLIGHTS

STUDENT AND YOUTH GLOBINAR >>