Integrated Approaches to Europe’s Dissonant Heritage


On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Community (BMI) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), we would like to cordially invite you to an online expert discussion on Wednesday, 20 October 2021 from 15:00-18:00 CET.

The preliminary agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome by representatives of the Municipality of Barcelona, the EU and the BMI/ BBSR
  • Keynote by Prof. Dr. Carola Hein, Professor of History of Architecture and Urban Planning, TU Delft
  • Panel Discussion with representatives of the EU and experts: What does the dissonant heritage mean for Europe, its member states and its municipalities, and where is a need for further action? Do integrated and participatory approaches take the dissonant heritage further, and how should they be designed?

To join the event online, please usethis link to the streaming: The online event will be followed by an internal workshop with experts in which integrated approaches to handle, employ and manage Dissonant Heritage sites in Europe will be discussed and further developed. The workshop’s results will create an important base for a toolkit for different stakeholders dealing with the heritage, and it will greatly help us to develop recommendations for the EU, member states and municipalities.

The event, which is organized jointly with EUROM, Fundació Solidaritat UB, Barcelona City Council and Europe for Citizens, takes place in the framework of the Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage in the Urban Agenda for the EU: The Partnership’s eleven so-called Actions will develop policy recommendations for better funding, better regulation and better knowledge for the EU and will support cities in the further development of their cultural heritage. One of these Actions focuses on Europe’s Dissonant Heritage.

***A documentation of the workshop is under preparation. We will keep you informed about the results of the Action on Europe's Dissonant Heritage and upcoming events!***

Contact: sbca, Prinzenstrasse 84.2, 10969 Berlin, Germany, Amelie Schulz,

Phone: +49 30 / 69 53 70 80, E-Mail:

Agenda: Online expert discussion on Integrated Approaches to Europe’s Dissonant Heritage
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