Proposal of cycle of international seminars to be published on the website

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March 20, 2019 to April 17, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, European History / Studies, Public History, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies



Cultural Mega-events and Urban Heritage:

Threats and Opportunities for European Cities



The seminar series brings together international experts to discuss the diverse experiences of European Capitals of Culture in recent years. The European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is one of the key cultural policy programs of the European Commission and has become an important tool for small to medium sized cities across Europe used for urban regeneration, cultural promotion and establishing new identities for cities. Through examining a number of case studies from the ECoC and other cultural events, this seminar series will explore the various threats and opportunities facing urban heritage in the cities that host cultural mega-events. All seminars will take place at Politecnico di Milano, Leonardo Campus Milan and have been organized and supported by the JPICH HOMEE Project and the Dipartimento D’Eccelenza within DAStU.


20 March 2019, 16:30, Aula GAMMA, Politecnico di Milano-Campus Leonardo

Sampo Ruoppila (University of Turku): “Effects of Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture: a long-term perspective”


27 March 2019, 16:30, S.1.4, Politecnico di Milano-Campus Leonardo

Enrico Tommarchi (University of Hull): “Mega-events and heritage: learning, legacies and the urban space in the case of Hull UK City of Culture 2017”


3 April 2019, 16:30, Aula GAMMA, Politecnico di Milano-Campus Leonardo

Evanthia Dova (Neapolis University Pafos): “Fast Events and Slow Heritage: The case of Pafos 2017 European Capital of Culture”


10 April, 16:30, Aula GAMMA, Politecnico di Milano-Campus Leonardo

Mariavaleria Mininni (Università della Basilicata): “Matera-Basilicata 2019: Events, heritage and ongoing analysis of their urban effects”


17 April 2019,16:30, Aula GAMMA, Politecnico di Milano-Campus Leonardo

Jacek Purchla (International Cultural Center): “The Politics of Heritage and the Urban Economy of Mega-events: Kraków 2000 and Wroclaw 2016 two Polish European Capitals of Culture contrasted”


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Organized by Davide Ponzini, Nicole De Togni, Zachary Jones. With support from DAStU, JPICH HOMEE Project, Erasmus+.

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