The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) organised its annual Thematic Week on community involvement in valuing and managing monuments and sites.
The value of heritage for society is increasingly underscored. This goes hand in hand with a growing interest for the involvement of local communities in the management plans of heritage sites. However, the discourse of community participation is very ambitious and not easy to apply. The 2014 Thematic Week overviews the origin of this discourse. Problems and shortcomings in relation to community involvement will be addressed and challenging practices will be evaluated. The field of immovable heritage seems to lag back in involving community in valuing and managing heritage compared to other heritage field.
Please find herewith:
- The complete presentations of the lecturers listed below.
- A brief summary of the conference through the following link: Built Environment Forum Schotland.