Over the past few years, UNESCO has been leading the initiative to develop new strategies for integrating culture and creativity in urban contexts. Together with its partners, UNESCO supports advocacy, builds and disseminates knowledge and develops the necessary evidence base to promote culture-engaged, people-centered urban development models. The project ‘Intangible heritage and creativity for sustainable cities’ aims to promote the rol
News and activities:
- 2021-06-18 – Wrap-up workshop for the project' Community-based inventorying of ICH in Tbilisi, Georgia'
- 2021-06-15 – 19 June: enjoy ICH stories from the Old Tbilisi by joining the public presentation
Sub-regional capacity-building workshops in Central America and South America on safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
This project aimed at strengthening capacity-building for the Implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, raising awareness with regard to the use of mappings and increasing knowledge on the revitalization of intangible cultural heritage. The projects included the organization of a series of sub-regional workshops, one in South America (Peru) and three in Central America
Benefitting country(ies): Peru
The island of Taquile in Titicaca lake is known for its weaving tradition preserving elements from pre-Hispanic Andean cultures. Weaving is done on fixed and pedal looms to produce characteristic garments. Taquile weaving uses new, contemporary symbols and images while retaining traditional styles and techniques. The safeguarding action plan aims at preserving and enhancing the transmission of Taquile textile arts
The assistance, coordinated by CRESPIAL, resulted in the submission of a best practice proposal (MUL-00299 – Plurinational State of Bolivia, Chile, Peru – Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage of Aymara communities in Bolivia, Chile and Peru) that was selected in 2009 (Decision 4.COM 15.B).
Bi-national Action Plan for the Safeguarding and Revitalization of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of the Zápara Community
The Zápara communities in the Amazon have developed a complex oral culture expressed through their myths, rituals, artistic and medical practices. Their traditions are deeply marked by their environment and reflect a profound knowledge of the Amazonian jungle. The project aimed at facilitaing the revival of the Zápara language and to encourage binational encounters in the hope of strengthening the o