Living with Cultural Heritage

The goal of the project LiviHeri is to learn how to live, maintain and cherish a historical town while preserving its characteristic environment and liveability. The project builds on a joint interest based on the recognition of similarities and differences between the participating towns of Rauma (Finland), Visby (Sweden), Kuldiga and Aizpute (Latvia). The project develops thematically joint tourist attractions based on cultural and natural … Continue reading Living with Cultural Heritage

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Visby

”… an extremely distinguished example of a Northern European walled Hanseatic town which has in a unique way preserved its townscape and its highly valuable architecture, the form and function of which clearly express the importance of this human settlement.” This was the explanation of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee for inscribing the Hanseatic town of Visby on the prestigious World Heritage List in 1995. Few … Continue reading Visby

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Aizpute

The interdisciplinary art group SERDE is a public association organisation, which seeks to develop the regional and international collaboration between different culture fields, organizations and professionals. SERDEs main activities involve the exchange between culture, science and education fields, including the organisation of residencies, workshops, seminars, lectures, presentations etc. Continue reading Aizpute

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Kuldiga

At present, the old town of Kuldīga and the red-brick bridge across the river Venta are candidates for inclusion in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. The town is also famous for the widest waterfall in Europe. A work shop, where colourful blankets and beautiful headscarves with national designs are woven, is located near the Tourist Information Centre. In spring and autumn, an interesting … Continue reading Kuldiga

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Rauma

The town of Rauma in western Finland’s Satakunta region was founded in 1442, making it the third oldest town in the country. It is especially known for its colourful regional dialect, its long tradition in bobbin lace-making and the well-preserved wooden buildings of Old Rauma. Old Rauma, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, is the largest unified wooden town in the Nordic countries. Approximately 600 … Continue reading Rauma

Planning Cultural Heritage Forum

Many historic buildings in the town centre of Kuldiga are being restored in recent years, while others are still waiting for their turn. Kuldiga District Council established a renovation center a few years ago in order to enhance house owner´s skills and knowledge of built heritage restoration. In LiviHeri project Kuldiga is restoring the House of Stafenhagen. Main outcome is not the restored building, it … Continue reading Planning Cultural Heritage Forum

Exploring invisible Aizpute

One of LiviHeri´s annual, joint events was organized this summer in Aizpute, Latvia. SERDE hosted a Storytelling workshop in their residency, in one of the historic buildings along Aizpute´s main street Atmodas iela. Storytelling workshop gathered researchers and students of cultural heritage and cultural landscape from Latvia and Finland. Workshop started with lectures introducing previous research and expeditions and methods to be used in the … Continue reading Exploring invisible Aizpute

Innovation, tradition and sustainability

Innovation, tradition and sustainability in a historic town. Those were the umbrella themes of LiviHeri benchmarking visit in Visby 7th to 9th June 2017. Benchmarking visit started with a gathering at the Visby tourism office. After an introduction of participants, hosts Maria James and Elene Negussie from Region Gotland introduced the destination, Visby. Being a medieval town with street structure suitable for people and horses, … Continue reading Innovation, tradition and sustainability

Cultural heritage route in Kuldiga follows a unicorn

Unicorn shaped weather vane in one of the roofs of historic town centre of Kuldiga inspired story tellers, who designed a heritage route for children and families. Watch a video document of TV Skrunda from the opening event of the route: Continue reading Cultural heritage route in Kuldiga follows a unicorn

Treasure hunting in Kuldiga

In May 11th, school children of Kuldiga were invited to test newly created cultural tourism product Find the Unicorn in Kuldiga. NGO „Dabas speku agentura” has created an attractive product for the primary school children and families with children in form of the game with elements of the orientation in a town. The purpose of this product is to create sustainable educational game created on … Continue reading Treasure hunting in Kuldiga

Flying fish festival opened the tourist season in Kuldiga

In spite of the bad weather in April 29th the Flying Fish festival attracted many visitors for the opening of the tourism season in Kuldiga. Festival is devoted to the unique nature phenomenon that spawning fish is overcoming the strong stream of the river Venta for giving birth to the new generation. Every spring this phenomenon is brightly visible over the widest waterfall in Europe … Continue reading Flying fish festival opened the tourist season in Kuldiga

Cultural heritage as resource

Students from University of Turku / Degree Program of Cultural Production and Landscape Studies can spotted around Old Rauma during this week, doing field work for cultural landscape analysis. In this field work the starting point is local cultural landscape with its characteristic features, interpreted through field investigations, documentation and registration; old maps, drawings and photographs; descriptions, local names, records of local life and history, … Continue reading Cultural heritage as resource

Call for participants: International Workshop on Wood Restoration

For the third time Workshop and Residencies centre SERDE is holding an International Restoration workshop in Aizpute, Latvia. Six-day workshop has been created to allow professionals (young, mid-career and master craftsmen) to meet outside their usual working environment and solve problems both in theory and practice. Each participant will contribute with their own set of skills and knowledge in order to have best possible outcome. … Continue reading Call for participants: International Workshop on Wood Restoration

LiviHeri participated European Cooperation Day

The results of LiviHeri were presented for the residents of Kuldiga in September 21 during the European Cooperation Day. The event was organized at the yard of the house of Stafenhagen at Baznicas street 17 where conservation and restoration works of the facades are implemented during the project. Special activity program for promoting awareness of local cultural heritage for schools attracted a high number of … Continue reading LiviHeri participated European Cooperation Day

Toolkit for wp 3, Joint Tourist Activities published in Materials section

LiviHeri project has developed a concept toolkit for implementing work package Joint Touris Activities, parts A Cup of Coffee and Bedtime Stories based on the experiences of the first year. Concept will be developed further as we gain more experience and get feedback from project partners. Read more from Materials section Continue reading Toolkit for wp 3, Joint Tourist Activities published in Materials section