The third edition of Heritage: Beyond Walls, the special capacity building programme targeting Syrian university students, is aimed at preparing the ground for the realization of a Third Paradise, the symbol ideated by the internationally renowned artist Michelangelo Pistoletto to represent peace and the renovated connection between man and nature. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the writing of the Third Paradise Manifesto in 2003, the co-creation of the installation with Syrian students will become a symbol of recovery, cooperation and hope.
The programme, held entirely online, is divided into three phases: 7 talks, a challenge, the award ceremony.
Opening session: January 25th at 2.30 pm CET
1. ONLINE TALKS
Every talk will be held online every Tuesday at 5.00 pm CET via Zoom.
TALK 1 – CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT (31/01/2023)
Alessio Re, Fondazione Santagata, Italy
TALK 2 – MEMORIES, KEYNOTES TO THE FUTURE (07/02/2023)
Zaki Aslan, ICCROM-Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Silvia Sabato, Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale, Italy
TALK 3 – HERITAGE: A BRIDGE TO FUTURE (14/02/2023)
Martha Friel, IULM University, Italy
Sara Ferrari and Antonio Barone, The Phoenicians’ Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, Italy
TALK 4 – HERITAGE FOR THE PEOPLE: EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES (21/02/2023)
Sedef Ozer, Conservation and Development of City Values Association of İzmir, Turkey
Sabrina Casu, Graphic Days, Italy
Rob Woodside, English Heritage, United Kingdom
TALK 5 – GIVING LIFE TO HERITAGE (28/02/2023)
Ruba Saleh, ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium
Chiara Bocchio, Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCO – AIGU, Italy
Heba Aziz, UNESCO Chair for “World Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism” at the German University of Technology in Oman and The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage Bahrain, Oman
TALK 6 – EMPOWERING COOPERATION (7/03/2023)
Stephen Stenning, British Council, UK
Vanessa Fraga Prol and Freddie Thomson, Cultural Emergency Response, The Netherlands
Javier Ors Ausín, World Monument Fund, USA
TALK 7 – PEACE: FOR A THIRD PARADISE IN ALEPPO (14/03/2023)
Paolo Naldini, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy
Saverio Teruzzi, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy
2. THE CHALLENGE
Each participant of the capacity building programme will be requested to develop and present a project idea related to a Syrian cultural heritage site, element or expression linked to Pistoletto’s Third Paradise. The project idea will be presented by writing a short paper (2500 words in English) by 30 April 2023. The best ideas will be selected by an evaluation committee and will be awarded as follows:
• 1st prize: Euro 500, paper published on A&RT
• 2nd prize: Euro 300, paper published on A&RT
• 3rd prize: Euro 200, paper published on A&RT
3. AWARD CEREMONY
The Award Ceremony will be held on May 24th, 2023.
At the completion of the activities, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance (with participation of at least 80% of online talks).
HERITAGE: BEYOND WALLS is a project ideated and promoted by Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture with the collaboration of different cultural institutions and international agencies.
Among them: Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage – Bahrain, Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCO – AIGU, British Council, Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale”, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Cultural Emergency Response, EBLA Fund, English Heritage, German University of Technology in Oman, Graphic Days, ICCROM-Sharjah, ICHEC Brussels Management School, IULM Università, Musei Reali di Torino, Museo Egizio, Our City Izmir Association, The Phoenicians’ Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, RO.ME Museum Exhibition, World Monument Fund.