Connecting Practice - Phase IV - Part 1: final report

Leitão, Leticia and Brown, Steve (2023) Connecting Practice - Phase IV - Part 1: final report. Project Report. ICOMOS & IUCN, Charenton-le-Pont, France & Gland, Switzerland, 53p. ISBN 978-2-918086-96-3. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

Connecting Practice is a joint exploration by ICOMOS and IUCN aimed at learning and developing new approaches that recognise and harness the interconnection of natural and cultural values and processes of significant heritage landscapes and seascapes to achieve more effective, creative, and inclusive ways to care for, safeguard, and learn from them. Since the project began in 2013, four phases have been implemented (for a summary of previous phases, see Annex A). Interdisciplinary fieldwork resulting in collective experiential learning is an integral part of the Connecting Practice working method. Indeed, throughout its four phases of implementation over nine years, Connecting Practice has confirmed that its competitive advantage lies in being experimental, a think–tank, and an innovation platform for developing and testing new ideas. Following the successful work done in the first three phases of Connecting Practice, ICOMOS and IUCN are pleased to share the results of Phase IV of Connecting Practice. This Phase focused on the development of a resilience-thinking framework with the potential to inform long-term management planning for World Heritage properties and their broader socialecological systems. (…) Phase IV strengthened the collaboration between the three institutions towards the adaptation of the Wayfinder guide to the needs of heritage conservation and management. The Wayfinder Heritage framework, included as Part 2 of this report, is the tangible result of Connecting Practice Phase IV. This resilience thinking framework is aimed at supporting long-term planning for World Heritage properties and other heritage places. Wayfinder Heritage was trialled at a pilot case study – the World Heritage property Hanseatic Town of Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden. This Part of the Connecting Practice Phase IV report (Part 1) describes the working methods used to develop the Wayfinder Heritage, the challenges encountered and lessons learned as well as future perspectives about its further development and integration with other heritage management resource materials.

Item Type: Book (Project Report)
Leitão, Leticia
Brown, Steve
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS; IUCN; Christensen Fund
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage; research projects; natural heritage; cultural heritage; methodology; management; management of cultural heritage; resilience; planning; concepts; theory of conservation; Sweden
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
Q. LANDSCAPES > 16. Landscape Management
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 02. World Cultural and Natural Heritage
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Hanseatic Town of Visby, Sweden
UNESCO WHC Number: 731
National Committee: ICOMOS International
Institutions & Partners: IUCN
Number of Pages: 53
ISBN: 978-2-918086-96-3
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2023 11:53
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 11:20

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