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Kaustinen ICH Seminar 2024: global impact through community actions

By July 3, 2024No Comments

The fourth international Kaustinen Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar Culture 2030 Campaign – global impact through community actions on 13 July will focus on the inclusion of culture in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The seminar is part of the new, week-long Kaustinen ICH Academy programme.

The seminar will offer insights on the role of the Culture Goal in the pursuit of sustainable development, as well as practical examples of the role of living heritage and musical traditions in implementing the culture goal at community level. Martin Sundin , director of ISOF, the organisation responsible for the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sweden, will present Swedish experiences on the potential of intangible cultural heritage to contribute to sustainable development. John Crowley, a key figure behind the Cultural Goal Campaign, formerly with UNESCO and now a consultant on sustainable development, will introduce the motivations behind the campaign. Matti Hakamäki , director of Finnish Folk Music Institute, and Annika Lyytikäinen , head of public affairs at Kulta ry, will present Finland’s national campaign, while Leena Marsio , senior advisor at Finnish Heritage Agency, will present the practical pilot projects carried out under the international Livind project, in which measures to safeguard intangible cultural heritage also support sustainable development. The day will be summed up in a panel discussion.

The seminar will take place as a part of Kaustinen Folk Music Festival on Saturday 13 July at 11.00–13.30 (Finnish summer time, UTC +3) in the Kaustinen Hall of the Folk Art Centre. The seminar is free of charge. The seminar will also be streamed live on the Finnish Folk Music Institute’s Youtube channel seminar language is English. The seminar is organised in cooperation with Finnish Folk Music Institute, Kulta ry and Kaustinen Folk Music Festival.

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