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Panel: Culture & Tradition
28 September @ 11:15 - 13:00 EEST
Conference Room: Green Garden – C
This panel covers presentations about heritage protection and celebration; respect for a sense of place and local life such as authentic tourism experiences.
Presentation Title: “Chiloé: Archipelago of Heritage Culture.”
“Have you ever known a single place where time flows with the sea tides? Seen fisherwoman harvesting in the sea with her hualates at the coast side, filling her baskets with mussels, clams and oysters? Under the heat of fire, sea food recently picked from the ocean is dried. Smoke smells like ancients did the same to live in the islands. Baskets and looms are weaved with an accordion music back sound, telling the stories of the chilote islanders, the life in the country side, the sea and ancient mithology.
Chiloe is the land where culture is kept alive through peoples’ work skill, doing same activities their predecessors did in the past like carpenters, blacksmiths, artisans, farmers, fishermans and musicians. This region is recognized internationally by FAO and UNESCO as Food worldwide patrimonial site. Along Chiloé, 16 patrimonial wooden churches can be found in different locations that were built by carpenter masters of centuries ago that used wood and different materials extracted from riveras. Chiloé Archipelago is conformed by 41 islands and 10 cities. Castro was the third city founded in Chile and the oldest in the region. It is also the Capital of the province located in the center of the main island and holds 4 of the patrimonial churches giving the city a special attractiveness for culture and tourism. Due to the city location over a plateau, it is possible to observe from it fauna and flora and fauna, fiords and Rilán Peninsula. Besides, it is an amazing sight spot to see the palafitos, stilt houses built on the sea coast. The palafitos were declared national monument as typical and vivid area.”
Presentation Title: “Digital Innovation of Plečnik’s Heritage in Ljubljana.”
In Ljubljana, we pay special attention to the protection and preservation of our rich cultural heritage reaching from prehistoric times to the present. At Ljubljana Tourism we believe that cultural heritage is the key locational factor for the city’s image and has an important role in implementing our strategic vision for Ljubljana to become the most creative sustainable lifestyle city destination in the world in 2027. Thus, we decided to take further steps in supporting and encouraging the use of digital technologies in cultural tourism and to support the development of new products focusing on innovative cultural experiences and stories for visitors. Ljubljana’s landmarks was designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) and his work has been included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2021.
A big project started in 2019 and was focused on digital innovation of the Slovenian architect Plečnik´s immovable cultural heritage in Ljubljana and the region of Central Slovenia. Plečnik’s monuments that are registered as immovable cultural heritage and were beforehand inaccessible or difficult to access by the public, were digitized and with that made available to anyone at any time. During the process of digitalization, we cooperated with the professionals that are experts on Plečnik, representatives of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia and individual owners / administrators of the components. We ensured that digitalized information is made available to the widest possible population, including people with disabilities.
Presentation Title: “Castelvetro di Modena: an innovative eco-museum concept brings an ancient castle back to life to revive local culture, traditions and food and wine products.”
The Rosso Graspa Museum of Wine and Rural Society is a visionary project that has created bonds between community members and business opportunities in a place where the past meets the present. It reinforces a sense of belonging through educational activities and a rich offer focused on: slow travel, zero-kilometre products, healthy lifestyles in contact with nature, historical walking and cycling routes, and the role of women in rural society. Its mission is to take care of a decentralized area at risk of abandonment by young people and tourists and to attract a type of tourism that is attentive to local communities by promoting the excellent heritage of this land.
Presentation Title: “DMO’s Role in Valorizing the Amazigh Heritage.“
Dahar Destination’s story revolves around the cultural aspect of the destination , Dahar is known for its Amazighian Culture , an almost forgotten culture , FTADD the DMO helped in the revival of this culture .Tourism nowadays in Dahar is a source of income , people come to the destination for an absolute authentic experience, as its name indicates “Dahar a journey into Authentic land”.
Presentation Title: “Exploring the significance of luo people’s heritage at the Got Ramogi Forest.”
Elizabeth Oduor is currently in charge of tourism, culture and arts in the County Government of Siaya, Kenya. Her presentation will shed light on culture and tradition, exploring the rich cultural heritage of Got Ramogi Forest and its significance to the Luo community of Nyanza, Kenya. The contribution particularly focuses on present challenges and threats to their customs, beliefs and practices.
Presentation Title: “Soul Dreamers – A Journey onto Compassionate Leadership through Regenerative Practices.”
Soul Dreamers is an evolutionary regenerative ecotourism network connecting conscious travellers to original authentic local communities. By initiating this project, Teddy Florea is supporting the mental health of professionals by reconnecting them to nature, spirituality, and community through cultural immersive experiences in Latin America. In January, the first Soul Dreamers Mental Health and Compassionate Leadership Retreat was organized, integrating plant ceremonies, guided facilitation, and eco-sustainable rural community practices. Teddy Florea will review this event and give further insights into this project.
*Note: This event is accessible with the Full Conference ticket.
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