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What is the Living Heritage Symposium?

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The Living Heritage Symposium is a gathering of cultural heritage experts—from policy-makers to activists—working together to develop best practices for the treatment of cultural heritage, including intangible heritage. It is a solutions-driven event that uses the World Café format so participants may engage with each other to draft action steps for managing living heritage and urban development. This year the symposium will integrate the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals in the discussions.

What events will take place?

A “Cultural Extravaganza” featuring performances and cuisines of San Antonio’s many cultures will open the symposium. This festive event will take place at the renowned Institute of Texan Cultures. A tour of San Antonio's Legacy Businesses and living heritage performances will highlight the symposium.

Who are the 2019 SPEAKERS?

  • Andrew Potts, U.S. ICOMOS
  • Angelica Arias, Former Director, Instituto Metropolitano de Patrimonio, Quito, Ecuador
  • Eureka Gilkey, Executive Director, Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas
  • Gary Sweeney, Artist, San Antonio, Texas
  • Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Assistant Professor of Biological, Ecological and Human Adaptations to Climate Change, UC San Diego, California
  • Kaylena Bray, Coordinator of North American Region, Alianza Milpa
  • Lisa Kersavage, Executive Director New York City Landmarks, New York, New York
  • Mario Schjetnan, Director, Grupo de Diseño Urbano, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Rebeca Fernandez, Principal, Rework Heritage, Chicago, Illinois
  • Vicki Weiner, Academic Coordinator, Historic Preservation Master’s Degree Program, Pratt University

Please continue to stay tuned as we add speakers to this list.

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