Culture as a commons

ImmagineIn Mantova new ideas for the development of cultural heritage.

The examining committee of the Competition of ideas “Culture as a commons – Shared promotion of the development and cultural-touristic identity of the Mantua’s territory” announced the list of the winning ideas. This competition of ideas for the development of projects and the shared care of culture in the Mantova’s territory  has been held by the Province of Mantova and For.Ma., an educational institution, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Mantova and Labsus – Laboratory of subsidiarity, that wanted to experiment a new model of care, regeneration and valorization of cultural heritage and activities, based on the model of the shared administration.

The first place was awarded to “Project of smart human street  – Have you salt?” that obtained 92 points by the committee and will receive 8.000 euro for prize. The second  place, with 90 points, is of the project “(O)URS 2.0 Our Urban Regeneration Square 2.0” that will obtain a prize of 6.000 euro. The third place “ArteAgricoltura”, will be awarded with a prize of 4.000 euro. Worth of mention other four ideas that won a little contribution of 500 euro. The public presentation of these ideas will be the next 6th June at 5 p.m. at Palazzo della Cervetta, in Piazza Mantegna, Mantova.

The competition is part of a more ambitious project that aims to involve citizens, also organized in groups and associations, in the care of the  cultural commons of the Mantova’s territory since the ideation and design.  In the last years has emerged the idea that the right of every single people to enjoy the cultural heritage must be completed through its involvement in the entire process of management, from the planning to the conservation. This idea is also endorsed by the Convention of Faro of the Council of Europe, that is the most recent legal instrument in the international scenario among the cultural Convention. The Convention calls the member states and their population to sustain and promote policy of governance for the management and conservation of cultural heritage, material and immaterial and promote the adoption of policy that take into account the participation of citizens and communities.