[Book release] New Innovate Heritage Publication available


JOIN US for the online presentation of the book that will take place TODAY, December 3rd, 5 p.m. CET, on google.meet 

We are delighted to announce the publication of “Cultural Commons & Urban Dynamics: A Multidisciplinary Perspective“. The book results from a series of talks and encounters that took place at the Innovate Heritage 2019 international symposium and artistic event hosted by the Department of Law, Economics and Sociology at the University of Catanzaro (Italy), 11-12 October 2019.

Today, cities are being intensively reshaped by unexpected dynamics. The rise and growth of the digital economy have fundamentally changed the relationship between the urban fabric and its resident community, overcoming the conventional hierarchy based on production priorities. Moreover, contemporary society discovers new labour conditions and ways of satisfying needs and desires by developing new synergies and links.This book examines cultural and urban commons from a multidisciplinary perspective. Economists, architects, urban planners, sociologists, designers, political scientists, and artists explore the impact and implications of cultural commons on urban change. The contributions discuss both cases of successful urban participation and cases of strong social conflict, while also addressing a host of institutional contradictions and dilemmas. The first part of the book examines urban commons in response to institutional constraints from a theoretical point of view. The second and third parts apply the theories to case studies and discuss various practices of sustainable planning and re-appropriation in the urban context. In closing, the fourth part develops a new urban agenda as artists imagine it. This book will appeal to scholars interested in the social, economic and institutional implications of cultural and urban commons, and provide useful insights and tools to help local governments and policymakers manage social, cultural and economic change.

You can get your copy of the book here

A massive thank you to the editors Emanuela MacrìValeria Morea and Michele Trimarchi for making this publication happen.

Hope to see you online later TODAY!

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Innovate Heritage is an ongoing project initiated in 2013 by Polyhedra together with Oriental Heritage Without Borders.

The project counts on the support of the German Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, the Prussian Cultural Foundation, ZK/U Centre for Art & Urbanistics in Berlin, and many more local and international initiatives and organisations in the artistic, academic and heritage sectors.