HerMa HUB:

Fostering Communities




Friday 06/12

E.K.E.-D.A.: Conference Hall
15:30-17:00 Registration
17:00-17:30 Greetings
17:30-18:30 Elefsina gets introduced: Local cultural associations introduce themselves and their work
Community Engagement. Which Way Forward?
18:30-18:45 Community Engagement: Methods, Issues, Future. Chair: Lena Stefanou, Aris Anagnostopoulos
18.45-19.00 Decolonising Heritage and Community Engagement. Bryony Onciul (University of Exeter)
19.00-19.15 Strategies for the development of participatory processes around rural heritage. Juanjo Pulido (UNDERGROUND Archaeology Heritage & People/SOPA Congress)
19.15-19.30 Whose park is it anyway? Helen Stefanopoulou (King’s College London)
19.30-19.45 Moving to the community. On the limits. Eleni Tzirtzilaki  (Nomadic Architecture)
19.45- 20.30 Roundtable discussion
Yannis Drinis, Greek Ministry of Culture
Katerina KonstantinouArt historian, PhD candidate Panteio University Athens, Paros Festival
Aris Anagnostopoulos, University of Kent, HERITΛGE
Lena Stefanou, Hellenic Open University

Saturday 07/10

City Hall of Elefsina: Foyer
10:30–11:00 Registration
11:00-13:00 Agora
13:00-14:00 Worksop 1: Collaborative Design of Heritage Routes. Coordinator: Evangelos Kyriakidis
14:00-15:45 Kerasma
E.K.E.-D.A.: Hall A12
16:00-19:00 HUB Core Meeting. Coordinators: Aris Anagnostopoulos, Lena Stefanou

1. Theoretical Issues:

Round Table: Community Engagement: Which Way Forward?


Pioneering invited international academics as well as heritage professionals experienced in the public engagement of the cultural sector.

2. Network:



Agora is an open fair of ideas where groups and initiatives from all over Greece present their work. A speaker corner is available for speeches, live presentations, performances or other media.

Our goal is to document and promote the work done by these teams and begin a discussion on the alternative forms of doing heritage in Greece. All participants will have the opportunity to present their projects by projected audiovisual presentations, videos and posters provided by HERITΛGE and partners. They will also have the opporunity to exchange ideas with the audiences and interact with them in order to form new prospects and applied methods.

3. Workshop 1: 

Collaborative Design of Heritage Routes


Evangelos Kyriakidis,
fsa, Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory University of Kent, Canterbury, Director of HERITΛGE.

HERITΛGE in partnership with Elefsina’s cultural associations is organizing an ongoing workshop that will elaborate the methodology in creating a cultural walk. Residents and members of the associations will have the opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to show their own cities to visitors. This process is intended to be a model for similar actions with other associations in order to prepare a full cultural route for 2021.

4. Workshop 2/Meeting:

HUB Core


Aris Anagnostopoulos,
Honorary Lecturer University of Kent. HERITΛGE Public Director.
Lena Stefanou,
Dr. Archaeologist-Museologist, Adjunct Lecturer. Hellenic Open University. HERITΛGE Public.


An invitation-only workshop where groups and initiatives that do community engagement meet to discuss methods, limitations, prospects and plan for the future. Participants will be divided into different working groups and will engage in an organised discussion about methods that are put into practice, the selection of audiences, the non-participants and the reasons for not getting involved, the power dynamics and the issues of conflict, the common values that can emerge from community engagement projects, as well as the potential future steps to be taken.

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