4CH Interviews – Sorin Hermon in conversation with Antigoni Michael
In conversation with Antigoni Michael, Coordinator of the 7 Most Endangered Programme of Europa Nostra, Sorin Hermon discusses the topic of preservation of endangered sites in Europe and beyond. On the basis of her experience, Antigoni underlines how the creation of synergies between society and institutions helps to create the right network for the preservation of endangered sites. To do so, it is important to understand whom we are addressing, the age, the technological skills, and consequently select different kinds of channels for communicating with them. For this reason, the Competence Centre should invest in how to reach out to these communities and its members. Moreover, for the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage, attention has to be given to the value of identity as human heritage. Finally, Antigoni suggests that the Competence Centre should make technologies accessible for people of all ages, people with disabilities or not, and for people from all countries, since the main value of digitalization, apart from preserving the visual identity, is also preserving and making it approachable for everyone. She finally urges the Competence Centre to take care of the Cypriot heritage and of the heritage under conflict and areas under crisis, especially in States that do not have the same benefits as European Union Member States.
English subtitles available