workshop on intangible cultural heritages and ireland’s smart economy
free public event part of innovation dublin 2009 week 14-20/10/09
friday 16/10/09 14:00 - 16:00 Physics Theatre, UCD Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, D2
Keynote speaker: Kirsten Kuutma, Professor Kristin Kuutma, Professor of Cultural Research, Institute of Cultural Research and Fine Arts, University of Tartu, Estonia
With contributions from: Lisa Godson (NCAD), Ríonach Uí Ógáin (UCD), Pat Cooke (UCD), Dermot McLaughlin (Temple Bar Properties)
This event provides an opportunity to consider the question of 'intangible cultural heritage' and Ireland's 'smart economy' agenda, with reference to UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
intangible cultural heritage
The UNESCO convention defines “intangible cultural heritage” as meaning 'the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.' (Article 2. Paragraph 1.)
This “intangible cultural heritage” is manifested across the following
(a) oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage;
(b) performing arts;
(c) social practices, rituals and festive events;
(d) knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe;
(e) traditional craftsmanship.
Jointly organised by UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland (HII) and the Dublin Graduate School in Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM), this workshop will focus on the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and its role in developing a holistic and sustainable smart economy in Ireland.
Organised by Dr. Marc Caball (UCD) and Dr. Mick Wilson (Gradcam)See information on HII website http://www.ucd.ie/hii/events/innovationdublin/