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Understanding heritage labels

Defining labels and city networks. How these instruments enable cities to collectively set norms and share knowledge to promote cultural diversity?

Labels have enjoyed a rising success over the last decades in the cultural field and have become important tools for both safeguarding and promoting local heritage.

This video focuses on two questions: What is the underlying rationale of heritage labels? What issues and tensions does labelling heritage raise with regards to the issue of cultural diversity?

Heritage labels are an opportunity to increase access to the heritage of an ever-growing diversity of cultures. But labels also raise questions: Are they always effective in safeguarding threatened heritage? Who actually benefits from such heritage labels?

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Cultural Diversity and the City

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