13 July 2019
Contact person: Matti Hakamäki
The impact of Unesco nominations on community-based safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage – experiences and practices.
SAT 13.7. / Folk Art Centre, Museosali, Jyväskyläntie 3, Kaustinen, Finland
The seminar’s aim is to elaborate the role and impact of Unesco’s lists of intangible cultural heritage in safeguarding cultural heritage. What effect have nominations brought to practitioners in different Baltic and Nordic countries? What ways are there to promote good safeguarding practices? What role might NGOs take in the process? What kinds of threats or downsides are there in following the safeguarding framework of the convention?
In the seminar we’ll hear presentations reflecting different ICH elements from Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. Seminar is free of charge and held in English.
Registration until 15th of June: firstname.lastname@example.org
11.30 Welcome to the seminar – Kaustinen fiddle playing
Matti Hakamäki / Finnish Folk Music Institute, Finland
11.40 Before and after – Unesco´s impact on Seto region’s heritage, tourism and selfimage
Elin Priks / MTÜ Setomaa Turism, Estonia
12.00 Experiences from Norway – Inscribing elements and Nordic cooperation
Dag Feldborg / Norwegian Crafts Institute, Norway
Marit Stranden / Norwegian centre for traditional music and dance, Norway
12.30 Boost from Unesco – regional partnerships & local safeguarding
Meg Nomgård / Sagomuseet, Sweden
12.50 Multinational projects & Suiti heritage
Mara Rozentale / Ethnic Culture Centre ”Suiti”, Latvia
13.10 Panel discussion – Nordic–Baltic networking – sharing experience
Chaired by Leena Marsio / Finnish Heritage Agency, Finland
13.55 – 14.00 Closing words (TBC)
The seminar is a part of the Living Heritage Special Programme of the 52nd Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, 8.–14.7.2019. In addition to the seminar, the special programme consist of:
-performances by music and dance groups representing elements nominated by Unesco or applying for nomination: Asmaa Hazaoui & Bnat Bimbouktou (gnawa, Morocco, tue 9. and wed. 10.7.), Suitu Dudenieki and Suiti Dance Group (Suiti, Latvia,fri 12. and sat 13.7.), and as always a lot of Kaustinen fiddling (to be proposed into representative list by Finland in 2020) all through the week!
-presentations and participatory demonstrations of other ICH elements in Finland’s national inventory: Finnish sauna culture (representative list application 2019), Torne river traditional fishing, The forest relationship in Finland, among others.
General information on the festival: https://kaustinen.net/in-english/
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Finnish Folk Music Institute organizes the Kaustinen Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar. The theme of the event is the "The impact of UNESCO nominations on community-based safeguarding of…