Fondazione Santagata supports Associazione per la Candidatura Unesco in a feasibility assessment of the nomination of the Social uses of Riccione’s beach to UNESCO’s Register of Good Safeguarding Practices.

Context

This study builds upon extensive research and documentation conducted from 2018 to 2020 by the CAST group at the University of Bologna. It aims to provide additional knowledge about the eligible element through the methodological tools of heritage antropology, with a focus on identity, relational, environmental, collective memory, work culture, and formal and non-formal transmission components.

In addition, the analysis of other Elements listed in the UNESCO 2003 Convention Lists and Register will provide strategic insights for constructing an efficient Nomination file.

The ongoing nomination development scenarios will be shared along the way with the institutional representatives and integrated with possibile suggested changes.

To ensure the participation of a broad stakeholder base in the nomination process, Fondazione Santagata assists the Association in outlining a strategic agenda of actions to engage the local community, tourists, and neighboring territories and communities.

In collaboration with the Central Institute for Cataloging and Documentation and with the support of a cultural anthropologist, Fondazione Santagata will provide support to the community in preparing catalog sheets for intangible assets related to the Identity of Riccione Beach and in creating photographic documentation albums to be made available on the Scene da un Patrimonio portal.

Objectives

Through this study, Fondazione Santagata aims to assist the Association for the UNESCO Candidacy in identifying and cataloging the social and cultural elements related to the identity of Riccione beach. This sets the foundation for knowledge to support a future nomination that highlights the value of social practices and associated knowledge.

Work Phases

Building upon the research and documentation conducted from 2018 to 2020 by the CAST group at the University of Bologna, Fondazione Santagata collaborates with the Association for the UNESCO Candidacy in various work phases:

  1. Analysis of the collected material and assessment of the feasibility of a nomination process, in the current state;
  2. Comparative analysis of other Elements and Good Practices of safeguarding included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage;
  3. Preparation of a strategic agenda of actions for engaging the local community, tourists, and neighboring territories and communities;
  4. Assisting the community in identifying photographs representing the social and cultural heritage elements of Riccione, to be uploaded to the #scenedaunpatrimonio platform of the Central Institute for Cataloging and Documentation (ICCD) to construct a narrative of Riccione Beach that enhances its familiar and personal characteristics;
  5. With the support of a cultural anthropologist, reading, analyzing, and reworking the already collected documentation on demoethnoanthropological assets (DEA) related to the identity of Riccione Beach, to identify potential matches with the cataloging sheets of the ICCD. This work builds on the research conducted from 2018 to 2020 by the CAST group at the University of Bologna and is based on community involvement through meetings, interviews, transcriptions, and collection of photographic material.

Expected Results/Impact

  1. Strategic agenda for community engagement
  2. Catalog sheets for intangible assets
  3. Photographic storytelling album of intangible heritage

Team

Giulia Avanza

Virginie Deguillame