22.-28.08.2022 Estonia – Narva-Tallinn-Lahemaa-Saaremaa
ICOMOS Nordic-Baltic Network in cooperation with ICOMOS Rights-Based Approaches Working Group, International Scientific Committee on Water and Heritage, Estonian Academy of Arts, Environmental Board of Estonia and other partners calls members of ICOMOS and heritage communities to take part in the ICOMOS workshop on coastal heritage, communities and climate in August in Estonia. The working language is English, translations can be provided in case of necessity. The event is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers
The workshop consists of open conferences, site visits and separate thematic closed workshops in Tallinn and Lahemaa NP. There are two site visits- to the War, and Iron Curtain landscapes up to Sillamäe and the Viking age and medieval coasts of Saaremaa island. The site visits are optional. The heritage workshop is preceded by special workshops on the threats to Ukrainian heritage and future collaboration of Nordic-Baltic ICOMOS NC-s.
Within the workshops, there will be two open conferences for the general public – „Coastal World Heritage and Heritage Communities“ on 24.08 in Tallinn and “Facing the Sea – Connections of Heritage and Traditions” on 26.08 in Viinistu. Regsitration for the participants for the conferences in Tallinn and Viinistu is open here https://forms.gle/GgAkMN7NzCTUTxby6 .
The third Nordic-Baltic workshop on community rights and heritage is dedicated to the interrelations between communities, heritage and climate change on the example of coastal communities. Themes – traditional communities, indigenous peoples, UNESCO sites, conflicting histories, climate resilience, coastal landscape changes and challenges, heritage impact assessments, heritage in conflicts. The workshop aims to contribute to the cooperation of regional experts in working with contemporary challenges of heritage protection – community inclusion and the implementation of sustainable development goals. The workshop targets expert and heritage community levels.
With the topic of coastal heritage and climate change, we hope to get a deeper understanding of the variety of issues heritage is tackling in the face of rapid climate change via very concrete coastal communities’ perspectives, their knowledge, practices and livelihoods. This workshop concentrates on holistic approaches to coastal heritage – tangible and intangible, movable and immovable heritage, landscapes and spaces, land and water.
Monday, 22.08 – 10.00-20.00 Pre-tour Tallinn – Sillamäe City – Sinimäed – Narva – Tallinn
9.00-12.00 Pretour in Tallinn – Memorial of the Victims of Communism and Maarjamäe memorial
13.-17.00 Special hybrid workshops in Kalev Spa conference room and web
13.00-15.00 Special workshop on Threats to Ukrainian coastal heritage and communities
Keynote lecture: Mykola Haida. Landscapes of War.
Discussion with ICOMOS Ukraine on the situation in Ukraine. Moderated by Riin Alatalu. ICOMOS Ukraine participants – Olena Serdiuk, Serhii Kozak, Mykola Yakovyna, Mykola Hayda
16.00-17.00 Special workshop on Nordic-Baltic Cooperation “Heritage Dialogues“, Tallinn and web Moderated by Ave Paulus and Arnstein Brekke.
18.00 Evening tour in Tallinn Old Town, start at Maritime museum
24.08.2022. Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Arts.
Open Conference „Coastal World Heritage and Heritage Communities“ Presentations and discussions on water heritage and communities – coastal histories, livelihoods and climate change.
10.00 Opening of the Conference
10.10 Welcome lecture. Riin Alatalu, Estonian Academy of Arts, ICOMOS International. State of Affairs: UNESCO 50 and Old Tallinn
10.50 Opening lecture. Stener Ekern, ICOMOS OCD-RBA, Oslo University. Human Rights, Cultural Rights, Heritage and Tradition
11.30 Rita Johansen, Vega World Heritage Foundation, Norway. Vega World Heritage – A small society with challenges and opportunities
12.00 Olena Serdyuk, Serhii Kozak. ICOMOS Ukraine. Research of the cultural landscape of Kyiv-Podil
12.30-13.00 Bente Mathisen, ICOMOS Norway. Bryggen Bergen: Facing the Sea
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.30 Elena Perez-Alvaros, ICOMOS UK. The effects of climate change in identity: the transformation of lives through underwater cultural heritage.
14.30 – 15.00 Hanne Seljaeter. Kystlaget Salta, Norway. Coastal Heritage Societies keeping UNESCO Nordic Klinker Boat tradition alive.
15.00 – 15.30 Helgi Sigurdsson. ICOMOS Iceland. Icelandic Antique Boat tradition
15.30-16.00 Toomas Kokovkin, Hiiumaa. Locals in the UNESCO West Estonian Archipelago Biosphere Reserve
16.00 – 19.00 Seaplane harbour visit. Maili Roio, Heritage Board of Estonia. Historical wrecks in Estonian Waters.
19.00 ICOMOS Estonia welcome reception in Battery Fortress
25.08. 10-18 Workshop and site visits on the North Coast of Estonia – Lahemaa. Communities as part of coastal and water heritage management – practice and challenges.
Accommodation in Viinistu hotel
26.08. International Conference in Viinistu “Chapel” “Facing the Sea – Connections of Heritage and Traditions” Presentations and discussions on water heritage and communities – coastal histories, livelihoods and climate change.
10.00 Welcome words
10.10 Opening lecture. Nils Ahlberg, ICOMOS Committee on Water Heritage, ICOMOS Sweden. “Water Heritage in Sweden – Great Importance and Major Problems”
10.50 Opening lecture. Ave Paulus, ICOMOS Estonia, Environmental Board of Estonia. The holistic concept of Coastal Heritage. Coastal Heritage of Estonia
11.30 Arnstein Brekke. ICOMOS Norway. Wisdom in Wood – Nordland coastal architecture
12.00 Tanja Røskar, Inger Nina Isaksen. Challenges in a changing climate for small heritage buildings on the water’s edge
12.30 Elisabeth Shotton. ICOMOS Ireland. Harbourview: An Irish-Welsh networking initiative
14.00-14.30 Mykola Yakovyna, ICOMOS Ukraine. Ukraine Landscapes of Princely Halych
14.30 – 15.00 Andris Sne. ICOMOS Latvia. Prehistoric and historic coastal heritage in Latvia: lost sites and living traditions
15.00 – 15.30 Aira Andriksone, ICOMOS Latvia. Heritage and its guardians at the North-West Coast of Latvia – preserving, adapting, developing
15.30-16.00 Jaan Vali, Estonian Lighthouse Society. Estonian lighthouses and societies.
16.00 – 21 Evening picnic in the Mohni island lighthouse complex
27.-28.08.2022. Post-tour to Saaremaa: Muhu, Kuressaare town and Salme Viking finds exhibition, Saaremaa churches, coastal villages, communities
The accommodation partner for the workshop is Kalev Spa https://www.kalevspa.ee/en/hotel/spa-offers/ in Tallinn and Viinistu Art Hotel https://www.viinistu.ee/hotell
There is a special price for the participants of the workshops, code ICOMOS. For the presenters, two nights 23.08-25.08 in Tallinn and two nights 25.05-27.08 in Viinistu, are at the expense of the organiser. For additional nights, please, use promo code “ICOMOS” in the official home pages (or contact directly), not other booking sites.
ICOMOS Estonia welcomes contribution to the post-tour to Saaremaa heritage sites in the sum of 160 euros (including transport, accommodation and meals in Saaremaa)
We welcome you to Estonia!
With special thanks to the Nordic Council of Ministers
On behalf of the organisers and partners of the workshop,
President of ICOMOS Estonia
Partners of the Workshop, organising committee:
Ave Paulus ICOMOS Estonia, President, CCH, OCD-RBA, Water Heritage, Environmental Board of Estonia
Riin Alatalu ICOMOS Estonia, ICOMOS International Vice President, Estonian Academy of Arts
Nils Ahlberg, ICOMOS Sweden, Water and Heritage Vice President
Magnus Borgos ICOMOS Norway, President
Ulrika Mebus, ICOMOS Sweden, President
Kirsti Kovanen, ICOMOS Finland, President
Katrina Kukaine ICOMOS Latvia, President
Stsiapan Stureika, ICOMOS Belarus, President in exile
Laura Robinson, ICOMOS OCD-RBA Focal Point
Arnstein Brekke, ICOMOS Norway, OCD-RBA
Stener Ekern, ICOMOS OCD-RBA
Jana Jakobsone, ICOMOS Latvia