Annual Nordic World Heritage Conference
World Heritage in Sustainable Society
1 – 4 September 2019
Take the opportunity to discuss the most important issue for the future – social sustainability in a changing world according to World Heritage – and visit three World Heritage sites.
Application deadline 31 July
Day 1 (Sep 1)
|10.00 – 17.30||
Pre Tour to Birka and Hovgården World Heritage Site
On Sunday Sept 1 the Pre Tour to Birka and Hovgården will be arranged. The Pre Tour departs from Klara Mälarstrand at 10:00 by boat. The excursion is 7 hours and 30 minutes.
The Birka archaeological site, which is located on Björkö Island in Lake Mälaren, was occupied during the 9th and 10th centuries. Hovgården is situated on the neighbouring island of Adelsö. Together, they make up an archaeological complex which illustrates the elaborate trading networks of Viking-Age Europe and their influence on the subsequent history of Scandinavia. Birka was also important as the site of the first Christian congregation in Sweden, founded in 831 by St Ansgar. A very interesting Pre Tour.
Atten! The boat trip is not included in the conference fee. The pre-tour incl. lunch costs 550 SEK (Excl lunch 410 kr). Payment takes place on the boat.
Day 2 (Sep 2)
|9.00 – 11.30||
Pre visit option at the Stockholm City Planning Committee Archives, Stadsarkivet
The building permit drawings collection in the Stockholm City Archives has been awarded a place among the 300 Memories of the World by UNESCO. Each Memory contributes a unique story to the web of world history. The drawings illustrate three centuries of building and progress in a major capital. This Memory of Stockholm gives us a unique opportunity to discover Stockholm of the past and better appreciate the city we live in today.
Conference start Clarion Hotel, Stockholm
Key Note speakers:
“The importance of cultural heritage and social sustainability in planning”
“World Heritage connecting young people – cultural heritage & identity”
Nordic examples and discussions:
Presentation of the World Heritage Scholarship Awardee
Day 3 (Sept 3) (World Heritage Site Royal Domain of Drottningholm)
Introduction to the Royal Domain of Drottningholm, in Drottningholm Palace Theatre
“Cultural heritage as an active force in reconciliation, peace building and social- & economic development” Leila Hadzic, Architect and Executive Director Albania Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB)
“Communicating World Heritage for social sustainability”
“Report from World Heritage Journeys-project”
“Thematic tours” at Drottningholm to chose from:
Dinner in the City Hall
Day 4 (Sept 4)
“Guided tours in a view of social sustainability at World Heritage Site Wooden Cementary of Stockholm”
“The Right to Culture – a Human Right!”
Reports from NWHA, Reflections from Committee Meeting etc