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

Sharing, learning and crafting; workshop document from SERDE, Aizpute

SERDE opens up the doors to their restoration workshop with this document. Step in! <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/180949980″>Living With Cultural Heritage, International Restoration Camp 2016</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/smgserde”>Serde</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> Continue reading Sharing, learning and crafting; workshop document from SERDE, Aizpute

Documenting the restoration in Kuldiga; house of Stafenhagen

LiviHeri partner Kuldiga District Council is restoring the Stafenhagen house in Kuldiga as one of their project activities. In the summer of 2016 Kuldiga arranged two restoration workshops and open seminars on the restoration site. Later the site will be open for public, depending on safety issues as the work proceeds. With opening the site this object of restoration will be turned into a tourist … Continue reading Documenting the restoration in Kuldiga; house of Stafenhagen

Gates of Old Rauma

Gates are an essential element in the townscape of Old Rauma. The town was enclosed by a toll fence nearly 200 years. Strict borders forced the residents to utilize the plots carefully, and they were densily built. Gates and fences separated the public street space and private court yards. They also kept the cattle on the street side while they were taken to and from … Continue reading Gates of Old Rauma

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Renovation of the facades of historic building – Learning traditional crafts

During the first week of August the restoration centre of Kuldiga had invited together 30 craftsmen and restoration specialists from Norway, Finland, Lithuania and Latvia for international restoration workshop which was devoted to the process of renovation of the facades of the historical house. Divided in five groups the participants have implemented different wooden works like cleaning the surface of the wooden facade from old … Continue reading Renovation of the facades of historic building – Learning traditional crafts

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Old Rauma excavation site open for public in the Day of Archaeology

Rauma contributes to international Day of Archaeology The surroundings of Kalatori square and the Church of Holy Trinity have turned into a large urban archaeology excavation site. The excavations are funded by Rauma Town and implemented by Muuritutkimus ky. Friday 29th July is the international Day of Archaeology with hundreds of activities around the world related to various fields of archaeology. Rauma participates the day … Continue reading Old Rauma excavation site open for public in the Day of Archaeology

Edutainment workshops at University of Turku, Rauma unit

Teacher Education Unit which belongs to the faculty of education in University of Turku hosted one of the benchmarking visit days with three workshops. The aim of these workshops was to provide new ideas and point of views to participants: workshops includes possibilities to let know different softwares, try out newish techniques and technologies. Each workshop package is easy to organize in different countries, regions … Continue reading Edutainment workshops at University of Turku, Rauma unit

Exploration, sharing and learning

Exploration, sharing and learning – these were the ingredients of the 1st benchmarking visit of LiviHeri. The visit of was hosted by Rauma in the end of May 2016. The visit started with opening words and presentations of the partner destinations at Tammela house in Old Rauma, where LiviHeri operates. Monday afternoon was spent at the workshops. Live like local ws visited Anu Sukanen´s art studio … Continue reading Exploration, sharing and learning

Welcome to a Cup of Coffee at home by Pirkko

Pirkko Viljanen joined the LiviHeri hosts at Rauma because she wants to meet new people and introduce the historic layers in the buffer zone of the World Heritage site to her guests. Those layers from the turn of the 19th and 20th century are often forgotten when visitor´s attention is paid more closely to the wooden architecture of Old Rauma. Yet they are an essential … Continue reading Welcome to a Cup of Coffee at home by Pirkko

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Flying Fish Festival invites visitors to Kuldiga

Everybody is invited to Kuldiga castle garden on April 30, at 11:00-16:00 for the “Flying fish” festival to meet and get to know flying fish. 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 invites visitors to Kuldiga