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CL2-Culture, creativity and inclusive society

Petroculture’s Intersections with The Cultural Heritage sector in the context of green transitions

Awarded: NOK 10.8 mill.


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2023 - 2027


Petroculture’s Intersections with The Cultural Heritage sector in the context of green transitions (PITCH) brings together academic and cultural sector organisation partners in six countries to spur on the processes by which humanities and arts scholarship and public interventions can strengthen citizen engagement with the constantly changing nature of cultural heritage and its relationship to past and present petrocultures. Our innovative and significant multi-site pilot events will provide a model for employing cultural heritage to creatively engage citizens to spur on environmentally-transformative shifts in both individual and collective organisational/institutional behaviours. We will provide heritage practitioners and policymakers with the tools to repurpose existing and future forms of heritage to facilitate just green transitions. PITCH will create a deeper understanding of petroculture’s intersections with heritage practices and how this reflects social, economic, and political changes over time through our historical and analytical work in archives and collections and map the secondary literature on the intersections between petrocultures and heritage cultures. We will conduct pilot interventions at three different types of sites (museums, industrial heritage sites, and heritage landscapes) with four cultural heritage partners to help citizens understand how petrocultures have affected their lives and be confident about how they might envision those lives otherwise. In order to ensure the long-lasting impact of the pilot interventions, we will collaborate with key international and European policy-making and practitioner organisations to help citizens face current and future societal transformations with greater confidence. We will develop policy briefings and digital toolkit to ensure the recommended methods are effective across the cultural, geographic, political and socio-economic diversity of Europe.

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CL2-Culture, creativity and inclusive society

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