Tell your #livingheritage story — intangible cultural heritage through the eyes of youth

  • 1 de junio de 2018
Tell your living heritage story
Tell your living heritage story

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris – To emphasize the relevance of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary societies and the importance of its inter-generational transmission, UNESCO created a series of audio-visual stories on how young people nowadays engage with their intangible cultural heritage. These clips were produced from the interviews with participants of the tenth UNESCO Youth Forum (25 – 26 October 2017, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris). They can now be viewed on the UNESCO social media channels:


Hailing from Mexico to Samoa, from Guyana to Malaysia, these young practitioners share a common vision of the necessity and transformative power of intangible cultural heritage, whilst articulating their deeply personal stories. Intangible Cultural Heritage is rooted in the past, but resonates and comes alive in the process of sharing. The young people featured in these videos showcase not only the rich variety of intangible cultural heritage, but its potential to influence how we think and feel about ourselves and others.

The extended version of this video series will also be shown at the ‘Tell your #livingheritage story’ audio-visual exhibition during the seventh session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention(UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 4 – 6 June 2018).