Hands-on Cooperation The Regional Restoration Camps Experience in the Balkans

Mirian, Bllaci, Eaton, Jonathan, Eppich, Rand, Hadžić, Lejla and Mamani, Elena (2018) Hands-on Cooperation The Regional Restoration Camps Experience in the Balkans. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Regional Restoration Camps (RRC) are a training model (internationally recognized in 2014 with a Europa Nostra Award) that work towards dialogue and understanding by creating ‘safe spaces,’ within which participants focus on learning and applying knowledge — about heritage and about each other. The practical works of Camps are organized in a way to foster trust through team working and achievement that in turn enhances conditions for personal trust, greater togetherness and compassion. The camps are planned and implemented so that young professionals and crafts persons, both women and men, from Southeast Europe can meet and learn about each other and their respective cultural backgrounds. By fostering personal understanding, CHwB is contributing toward the creation of new cultural policies based on dialogue and works toward preventing conflicts like those the region suffered in the 1990s. Since 2007, there have been 32 Camps and the topics explored and studied have included building restoration, artefact conservation, community development, interpretation, entrepreneurship and management of cultural heritage. The development of these camps has been supported and encouraged by international professionals, educational institutions and multilateral donors. CHwB wishes to share their good practice developed over the last 10 years and expand their model of utilizing cultural heritage as a focus for peace building and reconciliation. The idea of the Regional Restoration Camps can be extended to other areas pre or post conflict. This paper will describe the methodology of the camps as well as ideas for implementation in other regions of the world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Mirian, BllaciUNSPECIFIED
Eaton, JonathanUNSPECIFIED
Eppich, RandUNSPECIFIED
Hadžić, LejlaUNSPECIFIED
Mamani, ElenaUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation; peace; rights; reconciliation; conflict; Regional Restoration Camps; cultural heritage; young professionals; crafts; Southeast Europe; understanding; community; education
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2018 15:34
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 15:34
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