Historic cities and intangible heritage: carnival festivities in the Campania region

The Conference, aimed at offering greater knowledge on the intangible values of the carnival events in the southern historic cities and, in particular, in the Campania Region, fell within the research activities carried out by the Interdepartmental Center for Research in Urban Planning “Alberto Calza Bini” of the University of Naples Federico II as part of the Project funded by the Campania Region “Historical Festivities of the Carnivals of Campania. Urban itineraries of historical rituals: a proposal for UNESCO candidacy”.

The event gathered professors and reseachers from Italian and European universities, representatives from Campania Region and MIBACT, UNESCO heritage experts and cultural operators who discussed on the theme of preservation, enhancement and promotion of historical carnival festivals, as a significant intangible cultural heritage of territories in view of a responsible tourism of quality and culture.

Prof. Luigi Fusco Girard, CLIC Scientific Coordinator, discussed about how intangible cultural heritage can contribute to the humanization strategies of cities and Prof. Christian Ost, from ICHEC Brussels Management School, gave a presentation on spatializing tangible and intangible cultural heritage in a sustainable perspective.

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