About the part that art plays in a globalising society

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Cultural Heritage and Shared Knowledge is tot stand gekomen in samenwerking met Arts Collaboratory en de Reinwardt Academie. Beeld: Smoke Signal (1905) by Frederic Remington

7 Nov 2010 – 16:00

Cultural Heritage and Shared Knowledge

De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RP Amsterdam   020-5535100   www.debalie.nl


The process of defining heritage is filled with power relations. Until recent years the term heritage has been used to refer to buildings, monuments and physical and tangible artefacts. Critics, often from non-Western countries, have called for a greater attention for intangible heritage, which represents their identities more strongly. New strategies that includes local communities within the process of heritage construction are currently being discussed. Cultural heritage as a collective responsibility enables communities to control their future by understanding their past.


Teresa Morales – National Union of Community Museum, Mexico;
Jagath Weerasinghe – Chairman Theertha International Arts Collective, Sri Lanka;
Ziva Domingos – Curator Nacional do Património Cultural, Angola;
Vânia Brayner – General-Coordinator of Museu do Homem do Nordeste, Brazil;
Silvia Karolina Acuña Aviles – curator at Solentiname Museum, Nicaragua;
Patrick Abungu – Curator, Shimoni Slavery Museum, Kenya;
Laula van Broekhoven – curator Middle- and South-America.

Debate leader is Chris Keulemans.

Cultural Heritage and Shared Knowledge is realized in cooperation with Arts Collaboratory and Reinwardt Academy.

Innovative heritage / Caribbean / Shared Heritage / Museology /


Silvia Karolina Acuna Aviles

Social Archaeologist, Art Historian

Patricia Belli

Artist, Educator

Ziva Domingos

Curator, Lecturer

Teresa Morales


Patrick Abungu


Ciema Silva de Melo


Jagath Weerasinghe

Archaeologist, Artist

Laura van Broekhoven

Researcher, Lecturer