Forget Heritage will tackle the question of how to improve capacities of the public and private sector or sustainably using cultural heritage and resources in Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, Croatia and Czech Republic. Most cities in these countries are characterised by the presence of unused historical buildings such as former factories, hospitals, chools, barracks that have marked the history of the local community. Now, in a state of neglect, their historical memory is being forgotten and they have a negative impact on the surrounding areas by turning into "urban voids”.
The objective of Forget Heritage is to promote cooperation among participating cities in order to identify innovative, replicablend sustainable private public cooperation management models of the abandoned historical sites - recognised as cultural heritage. The partnership aims to provide recommendations for other cities on how to enhance the hidden potential of the cultural heritage to influence the quality of life of the citizens and cultural creative industry operators who will have new working opportunities and boost their managerial skills.
Further results envisioned are: a management manual, transnational training model and - in view of pilot actions an ex-ante assessment and ex-post evaluation. The project will also develop tools to indicate buildings in underutilised areas ideal for cultural and creative use. Transnational cooperation allows to find novel solutions. Collective results to influence national policies, develop human resources and strengthen local managerial systems are the added value of this collaboration.
Forgetting to remember, remembering to forget?