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FLORENCE Youth and Heritage FESTIVAL

FLORENCE youth&heritage FESTIVAL
Heritage and intercultural dialogue: the role of youth
Meetings, debates and expositions will be held during the days of the festival, sided by several international workshops (see the agenda below).
Inauguration will be on the 10th November at 6pm with the opening of the expositions (Expo CZ 2015, Playful Architects, Phililpinas) and of the participants to the 1m3 SPACE, in which young realities were invited to show their own activities.
Two round tables confronting the experiences of the youngsters and of the professionals are scheduled and will treat the topics that follow: 

11th NOV 10 am-1 pm 
Creativity : Past, Present, Future
chairs: Sue Millar, Rohit Jigyasu 
Does artistic creativity depend more on the past or more on the present? Artists and creative people are often viewed as visionaries, farsighted future thinking people. To what extent has this common understanding damaged our understanding of heritage and conservation placing them into a box marked backward looking and conservative? It could and possibly should be contended that the reimagining of our heritage – tangible and intangible - in historic towns, across the regions and across the world depends principally on the creative commitment and imagination if the voice and practices of the past are not to be drowned out by the ‘shock of the new’.
12th NOV 10 am-1 pm 
Sustainable development: Travel and Dialogue
chairs: Michael Turner, Namiko Yamauchi
To what extent do heritage values, heritage conservation and the celebration of our past in our communities contribute to sustainable development of the quality of our lives and the environment in which we live both now and in the future? Has cultural heritage been undervalued and underestimated in its importance in arguments supporting cohesive sustainable diverse communities. Have we suffered from mono-cultural (silo)approaches that become divisive rather than inclusive. How can  travel and dialogue based on heritage values enhance mutual understanding, respect and peaceful co-existence in the different places in the world.
Our intent is to engage, raise awareness and encourage dialogue among cultures to get to know, respect and promote peace in the world.


1. Value education for Culture and Human Development: from India to the world
Workshop Coordinator: Alesia Koush (Life Beyond Tourism®, Italy),
Prof. Tatyana Yakauchyts (Belarus State Economic University, Belarus)                                                                                                                                                                 
                                              F. Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and G. Vasari 
Workshop Coordinator: Prof. Galina Ledeneva (Tambov State Technical University, Russia)                                                                                                                                                                                                  
2. Famous People, Places and Monuments in Florence –
Project of Heritage Dictionary

Workshop Coordinator: Prof. Olga M. Karpova (Ivanovo State University, Russia)
  6. Middle ages and antiquity in the architecture of Florence in XII-XVI centuries
Workshop Coordinator: Prof. Valentina Serebryanaya (Volgograd state university of architecture and civil engineering, Russia)
3.Churches in the architecture of Florence
Workshop Coordinator: Prof. Sabina Hajieva (Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, Azerbaijan)                                                                                                        
  7. The Internet of Places days (much better than a hackathon!)
Workshop Coordinator: Patrick Hogan (NASA World Wind, Project Manager, USA);
Maria Antonia Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano, Polo Territoriale di Como, Italy); Giorgio Zamboni (Comune di Como, Italy);Giuseppe Conti (Trilogis, Project Manager and CTO, Italy)
4.“Natural stone in the architecture of the Florentine palazzos” della Prof. Emma Harutyunyan ( National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia). 

 CONTESTS (Deadline August 31, 2014 - POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2014 )Total prize fund of the three contests – over 10.000€!

CULTURAL SNAPSHOT! Landscape observatory  
First prize 500€, Second prize 300€, Third prize 200€                  
                     AUTHENTICITY: LOCAL VS GLOBAL The Nara Declaration, 1994 
First prize 2.000€
Deadline August 31, 2014
                      VIRTUAL EXPO Degree & Profession Special Edition 
First prize 2.000€

Locations of the event: Auditorium al Duomo e ICLAB ( Intercultural Creativity Lab - next opening), il nuovo Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, la Città di Firenze. 

Promoters of the event:

Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco®

Istituto Internazionale Life Beyond Tourism®

With patronage of:




Provincia di Firenze

Comune di Firenze

Centro Ceco

Consolato Onorario della
Repubblica Ceca
per la Toscana

Expo Czech Republic

(Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche –
Istituto per la conservazione e
valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali)
(Italian Association
of Conservation Scientists)
Salone Dell'Arte e Del Restauro
(Associazione Dimore 
Storiche Italiane)

Accademia delle Arti 
e del Disegno, Firenze


Council of Europe

Playful Architect

Architecture Week

Consulado General del Perù 
en Florencia

Consolato Generale Onorario 
della Repubblica delle Filippine
In collaboration with: 

"The Internet of Places days (much better than a hackathon!)"



Politecnico di Milano


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