50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation

Heritage creates identity. This is the message of the critical sociology, mainly of Norbert Elias, one of the most important scientists behind UNESCOs founding ideas. Based on this it is consequent that individuals and societies are responsible for the sustainable safeguarding of their heritage. The choice of the theme “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation” is therefore to reflect on the identity-building function of heritage. more …