Cultural Heritage as Human Right

The program will strengthen peace building and democratic development by promoting cultural heritage as a basic human right.

The program will strengthen peace building and democratic development by promoting cultural heritage as a basic human right. It emphasizes that cultural heritage is important not only in itself, but also in relation to its human dimension, in particular its significance for individuals and communities in terms of both their identity and development processes.

The right of access to and enjoyment of cultural heritage finds its legal basis in various human rights norms. It includes the right of individuals and communities to, know, understand, enter, visit, make use of, maintain and develop cultural heritage.

Methodology:

  • Working with communities recover their sense of dignity and inspire them to be an active promoter of the rights on cultural heritage;
  • Increasing transparency and accountability of institutions in relation to the development and implementation of cultural heritage policies;
  • Improving the inclusive access to cultural heritage sites regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, physical or intellectual abilities;
  • Providing information in a timely and accessible way.

Latest News

HERITAGE SPACE VI – BENEFICIARIES ANNOUNCED

We are delighted to announce the Heritage Space VI beneficiaries! This year’s Heritage Space edition received around 80 applications, which were carefully assessed by a professional evaluation committee. We thank each applicant for their project proposals. This year’s evaluation committee consisted of: Erëmirë Krasniqi – Executive Director at Oral History Initiative Veton Nurkollari – Artistic Director […]

Mar 22 - 2022

CALL FOR PROJECTS – HERITAGE SPACE VI

CHwB Kosovo invites artists and professionals in the field of culture, creative industries, and digital humanities to apply for its sixth edition of Heritage Space platform! The platform provides an opportunity to work in the preservation of cultural heritage through research, documentation, and interpretation. Through PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP and technical support, the platform encourages innovative approaches […]

Dec 03 - 2021

MENTORS – HERITAGE SPACE VI

Arnisa Zeqo –  Curator, Writer, Educator Arnisa Zeqo is a curator, writer and educator based in Amsterdam. Born in Tirana, she grew up in Rome and later moved to Amsterdam to study History of Art at the UvA. She is currently researcher in residence at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. She is also […]

Dec 03 - 2021

THEMES – HERITAGE SPACE VI

Archiving Discontinuities   Scattered documents, closed doors and institutional amnesia call for a questioning of archival practices and lack thereof. Archives are structures of collective memory and historical continuity. The role of institutions is to actively collect, preserve and make the archival records accessible for the public. How then do we deal with the absence […]

Dec 03 - 2021

HERITAGE SPACE V BENEFICIARIES ANNOUNCED

We are delighted to announce the Heritage Space V beneficiaries! This year’s edition Heritage Space received around 100 applications, which were carefully assessed by a professional evaluation committee. We thank each applicant for their project proposals.  This year’s evaluation committee consisted of: Nora Visoka Weller, Lawyer and researcher of cultural heritage, University of Cambridge Sali […]

Nov 05 - 2020

CREATIVE FIELDS – HERITAGE SPACE V

Storytelling & Interpretation  Placed in tandem, Storytelling and Interpretation play an important part in changing the way we approach, experience, and communicate cultural heritage. Rather than factual details, Storytelling and Interpretation focuses on people, past, and sense of place, as such it is about unveiling the human story behind our heritage. Storytelling and Interpretation can […]

Aug 04 - 2020

MEET THE MENTORS – HERITAGE SPACE V

Erëmirë Krasniqi – Executive Director at Oral History Initiative Erëmirë Krasniqi (1985) graduated from Bard College Berlin in Aesthetics, Philosophy and Literature and earned a Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, she worked as Teaching Assistant for several courses (Transnational Muslim Feminisms, Krieger’s Virtual Girlfriend: Japanese Anime and the Idea of […]

Aug 04 - 2020

CALL FOR PROJECTS – HERITAGE SPACE V

CHwB Kosovo invites artists and professionals in the field of culture, creative industries, and digital humanities to apply for the fifth edition of the Heritage Space Platform. The platform provides an opportunity to work in the preservation of cultural heritage through research, documentation, and interpretation. Through professional mentorship and technical support, the platform encourages innovative […]

Aug 03 - 2020

MEET THE BENEFICIARIES OF HERITAGE SPACE IV

Heritage Space offers space for creative people to use cultural heritage as a source of inspiration to develop new products using various cultural mediums and disciplines. This year’s edition will showcase projects which intertwine cultural heritage with: Storytelling & Interpretation Arts & Crafts Digital Heritage The project is implemented by CHwB Kosovo. The project activity […]

Aug 29 - 2019

Meet the Mentors of the fourth edition of Heritage Space

Four mentors will offer mentoring, consultation and their expertise during the implementation of projects in the fourth edition of Heritage Space. Storytelling & Interpretation Veton Nurkollari – DOKUFEST Artistic Director Erëmirë Krasniqi – Executive Director at Oral History Kosovo Arts & Crafts Sali Shohi – Executive Director at CHwB Kosovo Digital Heritage Leart Zogiani – […]

May 23 - 2019

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