After years of neglect, the catacombs of Naples were entrusted to La Paranza social cooperative and reopened to the public. It is a story of a transformation from degradation to the recovery of a remarkable, hidden heritage.
Participatory governance of cultural heritage
Thanks to Topotheque, our grandparents' boxes full of memories will no longer accumulate dust but have the life they deserve.
Since 2015, the Commonlands project aims to activate and empower local mountain communities in Val Grande National Park to take responsibility for the preservation and valorisation of their shared cultural and natural heritage.
The city of Šibenik is characterized by its fortification system dating back to the Early Medieval Period. Bringing together both heritage building management and cultural programming and production, Šibenik's fortresses produce a range of cultural events with a strong focus on local people.
The Ancient Olive Trees of the Territorio Sénia project was born as a response to the high concentration of ancient olive trees in the area and the need to preserve them as a very important part of its cultural, historical, landscape, agricultural and environmental heritage.
Song and dance celebrations are a tradition of Saaremaa, and more widely of Estonia and the Baltic states. The Baltic Song and Dance Celebrations have been listed UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2008.
The Pactum of Römerland Carnuntum, signed by the region’s 30 mayors, calls for an intermunicipal commitment to common, mindful planning and execution of building activities.
The Moravian Silesian region engaged in one of the most successful post-1989 industrial heritage conversion processes.
Dublin municipal heritage office identified 14 Henrietta Street as a building to tell stories of inhabitants across three important eras in local, national and international history.
By reviving the local tradition of chair production and using the existing infrastructure, the STOL project created a sustainable platform for crafts and design in the region.
When Vantaa realised that traditional urban cultural programmes from the 1990s no longer fit, the city decided to take another path and started working on a new Cultural Environment Programme together with citizens.