Memory across generations

07:06 by Cornelius Holtorf

Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, approved our project on Memory Across Generations in its Challenge-Driven Innovation Programme.

Over the next 10 months, we will in our project consortium advance work on the insight that managing hazardous waste in the long term can benefit from relevant expertise in the cultural heritage sector. We will also prepare an application for a more extensive project in the future.

Over the course of the entire project we envisage for the future we hope to

  • establish a common platform and ways of collaborating across different sectors and disciplines, both nationally and internationally, involving all major stakeholders,
  • test effective ways of ‘knowledge exchange’ between relevant collaborators in the area of thinking and planning for the future,
  • develop cultural processes and strategies that can contribute to achieving long-term memory,
  • propose suggestions for policy and legislation.
Cornelius Holtorf
In 2017, Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden, was awarded a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures. This is one of eight Chairs in Sweden, and the only one within the cultural sector. Cornelius Holtorf, holder of the UNESCO Chair, alongside his team, will continue to generate ideas through this forum.

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