Project: Heritage in Depopulated European Areas

Acronym HerInDep
Project Topic The project deals with the decline of the European periphery that results in the loss of intangible culture, abandonment and degradation of buildings and landscapes, and people who struggle to give meanings to their lives in depopulated areas. The primary goal of the project is to elucidate the general fragility of local communities in resisting the consequences caused by demographic change. The basic theoretical point of departure is that individual and collective remembering of the past is inevitably complex and involves a process of conciliation, remembrance, and oblivion—ghosts of the past inevitably impact present day values. We will explore how depopulated communities and actors make sense of new realities, and the power structures in terms of policy, regulation and economic resources, which influence both actions and interactions. We will also focus on the stimuli of repurposing processes and the ensuing effects, consequences and potentials of abandoned heritage.
Network JPI Cultural Heritage
Call Cultural Heritage, Society and Ethics

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Charles University Prague Coordinator Czech Republic
2 Kauno technologijos universitetas Partner Lithuania
3 UHI Shetland Partner United Kingdom