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OurWorldHeritage - Newsletter November

OurWorldHeritage Newsletter
The inscription of properties in the World Heritage List has overshadowed the responsibilities set out in articles 5 and 27 of the World Heritage Convention and the accompanying 1972 Recommendation Concerning the Protection, at National Level, of the Cultural and Natural Heritage. Focus on the List has assisted the disproportionate promotion of a selective group of heritage properties, prejudicing the advancement of comprehensive global heritage conservation and management, and contributing to the politicisation of the decision-making processes.
Since 1978, the UNESCO World Heritage List is in a constant process of evolution. On the website you will find an interesting account of documents, programmes, and studies on the composition of the List and trends that should be recognised.
Click on the event of your interest for further details. You can click on the time of each event to transform it into your local time zone.
SESSION 1: MONDAY, NOV 08, 14:00-15:30 UTC
The Beyond the List exploration is rooted in understanding the List. We may think of the World Heritage List as static, but it is constantly evolving. Since listing began in 1978, properties of various types and categories have come forward and been inscribed. In this session we will explore that evolution highlighting specific trends and opportunities, particularly toward a balanced and defensible list. >> REGISTRATION / DIRECT ACCESS
SESSION 2: FRIDAY, NOV 19, 06:30-08.30 UTC
The webinar is focused on discussing the roles and incentives for the civil society in identification, protection and management of heritage through a dynamic listing process (WH List+ Tentative List+ the Inventory). >> REGISTRATION / DIRECT ACCESS
 SESSION 3: WEDNESDAY, NOV 24, 14:00-16:00 UTC
This session turns to architectural pedagogy and new areas and modes of documentation to seek knowledge that goes beyond the boundaries of the state and constantly challenges and expands the list of heritage sites, and consequently, the histories they recall. >> REGISTRATION / DIRECT ACCESS
Awards Ceremony 2021 (Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award at 48:15)
Awards Ceremony 2021 (Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award at 48:15)
Patricia O'Donnell is the 2021 winner Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the highest distinction in the field of heritage in the US. This prize is awarded yearly by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. As a prominent advocate for the protection of cultural landscapes, Patricia is the first landscape architect in history to win this award. She has been founder and principal of Heritage Landscapes LLC since 1987, is a member of FASLA, AICP, ICOMOS, and is actively involved in the OurWorldHeritage initiative for a year. We congratulate her for this great acknowledgment of her many contributions to the field. Her immense knowledge and passion for cultural heritage have made her a deserving recipient of this award, and we are honoured to have her on our team.
Heritage can be expressed beyond grand monuments, ancient shipwrecks or tiny pieces of pottery at the museum. Heritage is also sensorial: the sounds that surround our daily lives, the musical notes of a song, the words of a traditional poem or an interview.
We are making a global call for audio and sound material that represents intangible heritage. Share with the world pieces of heritage from your site that are not always acknowledged.
You can submit your recordings until November 30, 2021. Details on how to submit can be found here. Looking forward to HEARING from you!
Last call to participate in the survey prepared by the December #2021debate Opening up to Civil Society. This survey aims at gathering data that can help us in our research to make effective comparisons about the role of civil society in heritage governance over time and across countries, within and outside of UNESCO frameworks.
Thank you in advance for your collaboration. We really appreciate your time! For related questions related, please email us at Access the survey here!
Until November 21, a special exhibition prepared by the #2021debate Heritage in Conflict team is open to visitors at the Olivetti Showroom as part of the Venice Biennale (Italy). Artworks from photographers, artists, heritage professionals, and activists around the world call for safeguarding of what local communities identify as heritage during and after armed conflict.
Find out more information here!
We thank the October #2021debate Heritage in Conflict, to all speakers, coordinators, conveners, and collaborators for their substantial inputs! All sessions´ recordings are now available on the YouTubeChannel.
Note: Stayed tuned to the Heritage in Conflict team. In the coming newsletter edition we will be sharing the results of the Call for Short Articles and of the Call for Short Videos. We will be also publishing the articles on the Heritage in Conflict webpage!
Thank you to all who participated in both calls and made this possible!
We would much appreciate it if you would share this newsletter and our Social Media Channels with your local network, and in doing so, support our Global Outreach Team!
The OurWorldHeritage initiative is focussed on reaching out to people and communities all over the world. We maintain Social Media channels in 10 languages to connect, engage and exchange with local communities. You can also follow news on the relevant events in your language. Willing to add a voice in a new language? Do not hesitate to contact us, and we will assist you. 
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