Online expert discussion on Integrated Approaches to Europe’s Dissonant Heritage
Date: 20th October 2021, 15:00-18:00h CET

SCBA is inviting, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community (BMI) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), to the Online expert discussion on Integrated Approaches to Europe’s Dissonant Heritage, next Wednesday, 20th October 2021 from 15:00-18:00h CET.

“The agenda is as follows:

Moderation: Martin Grisel, European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN)
– 15:00-15:40h  Welcome by representatives of the Municipality of Barcelona, the EU and the BMI/ BBSR: Martin Grisel, Àngels Llorenç (Head of Cabinet of the Council of Democratic Memory, Municipality of Barcelona), Normunds Popens (Deputy Director General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission), and Anne Katrin Bohle (State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community)
– 15:40-16:00h Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Heritage by Dr. Petra Potz, location – Wissenstransfer, Nils Scheffler, Urban Expert
– 16:00-16:30h Keynote by Prof. Dr. Carola Hein (Professor of History of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft): Polyvocal histories and the making of (dissonant) heritage: Global perspectives

17:00-18:00h Panel Discussion: “What does the dissonant heritage mean for Europe, its member states and its municipalities, and where is a need for further action? Do integrated and participatory approaches take the dissonant heritage further, and how should they be designed?” moderated by Martin Grisel
– Caroline Fernolend, Faro Convention Network
– Dr. Jordi Guixé Corominas, European Observatory on Memories (EUROM)
– Laura Hagemann-Arellano, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
– Prof. Dr. Alessia Mariotti, University of Bologna & Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes in Europe’s Urban Memory (ATRIUM)
– Tsjalling Wierdsma, City of Amsterdam, Dutch Federation of Cultural Heritage Cities

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The online event will be followed by an internal workshop with experts in which integrated approaches to handle, employ and manage Dissonant Heritage sites in Europe will be discussed and further developed. The workshop’s results will create an important base for a toolkit for different stakeholders dealing with the heritage, and it will greatly help us to develop recommendations for the EU, member states and municipalities.”

Further, an online networking event reflecting the results of the Action and the workshop and culminating in a toolkit for Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Heritage, will take place on 24th and 25th November 2021.

More information on: Urban Agenda for the EU website.
Full agenda here