The first edition of the Faro Convention International Conference 2024 (FCIC24), dedicated to the theme “Transforming through co-creation: participatory heritage practices tackling urban challenges”, which will take place at Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), from 29th January 29 to 2nd February, 2024.

The Call for paper, poster and workshop proposals is open until the 28th of July 2023.

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto, Portugal

FCIC is being organised by the UNESCO Chair Heritage and the Reshaping of Urban Conservation for Sustainability, held by Professor Ana Pereira Roders and based at TUDelft – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in partnership with the UNESCO Chair Heritage, Cities and Landscapes. Sustainable Management, Conservation, Planning and Design,  held by Dr. Teresa Cunha Ferreira and based at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), Portugal.

Signed in 2005 in Portugal, and ratified by more than twenty countries,  the  Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention) emphasises the value and potential of heritage for sustainable development and for the quality of life of a society in constant change and facing growing challenges. The FCIC24 Conference will address the  theme of participatory processes in the management of cultural heritage, a central component of  the Convention, focusing on three sub-themes introduced by different speakers, which will be the subject of communications, posters and debates in workshops:

(1) Co-creation in Education/Training – Innovative participation tools/actions in educational projects and programs in heritage studies (Keynote speaker: Professor Ana Pereira Roders, UNESCO Chair “Heritage and the Reshaping of Urban Conservation for Sustainability”, TU Delft – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands);

(2) Research on co-creation in urban heritage practices – Recent research trends, challenges, and opportunities of co-creation approaches in the management of historic urban landscapes; (Keynote speaker: Professor Doutor Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Centre for Social Studies, Department of Architecture, University of Coimbra, Portugal);

(3) Co-creation in heritage Practices – Cases of co-creation, private and public, from a small to a large scale, around heritage management, architecture, urban planning, and governance. (Keynote speaker: Master Susan Fayad, World Heritage and Regional Development Lead City of Ballarat, Australia).

See the FCIC24 website for further details.