In June 2018 the kick-off took place of the H2020 OpenHeritage project in Budapest. #OpenHeritage is an exciting Europe-wide collaboration between universities, SMEs, think tanks, NGOs. We believe that there is valuable heritage where you wouldn’t expect to find it. We also believe that re-use and redevelopment does not have to go against local communities, but can build on participation and collaboration with them.
Ghent University (AMRP) is a full partner of the project and will evaluate the community involvement & multi-stakeholder governance in sixteen innovative experiments of adaptive re-use across Europe, build a supportive toolbox for communities and planners and will support experiments in six Community Heritage Labs.
In Budapest, we visited the Jewish Quarter, the archeological site of Pomaz, the building of the Central European University (CEU), and a panel discussion took place on the topic “How to bring your sleeping heritage assets alive”. The next consortium meeting will take place in Barcelona in November 2018.