Sustainable Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities World Cafe Workshop

Hosts: Marisa P. de Brito (Breda University of Applied Sciences) & Hermínia Sol (Polytechnic University of Tomar).

You’re cordially invited to register for participation in the upcoming “Sustainable Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities” World Cafe Workshop. This event, hosted by Marisa P. de Brito and Hermínia Sol, is an integral component of the Heritage, Science, and Technologies for Sustainable Preservation Conference organized by Valahia University of Targoviste and the Knowledge & Creativity European University under the patronage of The National Commission of Romania for UNESCO and the auspices of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences / Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines.

The World Cafe will approach subjects such as:

THEME 1) Identifying and addressing the critical challenges of cultural heritage in the 21st century

THEME 2) Mitigating the gap between theory and practice & establishing valuable connections and collaborations.

THEME 3) The role of events, leisure, and tourism in preserving and celebrating heritage.

In terms of the methodology, and depending on the number of participants, we propose to build on the world-cafe style, a participatory qualitative tool (Lohr et al., 2020), where participants are seated in small groups, around tables. We foresee delivering this workshop with 3 to 6 working tables, so, with some 18 to 30 participants max. The purpose and outcome of the workshop are to share knowledge and to stimulate collective creative thinking in generating ideas on the topics, feeding a research agenda, as well as other action points. In terms of process, it deepens the relationship between the participants in an inclusive and relaxed manner.

Date and Time:

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

14:30 – 16:00

Venue: Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology, Library, Second Floor

To secure your place, please register at the following link:

References: Löhr, K., Weinhardt, M., & Sieber, S. (2020). The “World Café” as a Participatory Method for Collecting Qualitative Data. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19.

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