This brief article reflects upon a recent experience Touch TD had gathering oral histories from around the industrial heritage heartland of Birmingham. It outlines how the collecting of such experiences and memories can help to map out not only a sense of place, but additionally highlight some of the processes that can lead to such […]
Tag: Intangible Cultural Heritage
Training civil society in documenting and safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
Funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, the aim of the project was to train people in the Upper Tigris Valley to document and safeguard intangible cultural heritage expressions.
Evaluation of project ‘Rural Craft & Cultural Hubs in West Bengal’ – for UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office
Final Evaluation of the project “Development of Rural Craft and Cultural Hubs in West Bengal to support inter-generational transmission of rural craft and performing arts” for UNESCO New Delhi cluster office
Historic England’s future engagement with ICH
This project was a collaboration between WSP Cultural Heritage & Archaeology and Touch TD involving interviews and desk research through the offices of Historic England. The purpose of the project was to advise Historic England on how it can engage most appropriately and effectively in the development of thinking and activity related to Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)
Buzludzha monument: sustainable cultural tourism plan
Through ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC), the project aimed to develop a sustainable cultural tourism plan to support destination development at the Buzludzha Monument in central Bulgaria. The monument is a dissonant aspect of cultural heritage that aims to align with the other layers of the tourism offer developed in the municipality of Kazanlak.
Developing pilot projects for sustainable community development
Developing national and local capacities for planning and implementation of sustainable community based tourism in Turkey.
Sharing and caring for heritage around Lake Ohrid
A report on a unique EU funded, UNESCO World Heritage Centre coordinated, project supporting mixed heritage in the Central Balkans 2014-2017. The dramatic landscapes around Lake Ohrid, which form the borderlands between Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, have long been recognized as holding unique values, both in terms of cultural and natural […]
UNESCO + Geoparks – together at last
After almost a decade of dating, UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network are engaged, and have finally set the date for their wedding. Here at Touch TD we are really happy about it, and we’re going to tell you why. Earlier in April the UNESCO Executive Board sat for its 196th session where it made […]
Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UK – promoting and safeguarding our diverse living cultures
An ICOMOS-UK Conference, London 20th September 2014 Contemporary re-telling and performance of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, traditional craft skills, such as knife making and woodturning, diaspora community festivals, archives of everyday life, ancient woodlands as places of commercial activity and spiritual power – all these and more featured in the first ever conference on intangible cultural […]
Theory to Practice study trip in Iceland
Touch TD have been refining their approach to post-graduate heritage and tourism study trips for a number of years now. We draw on active partnerships from live tourism and development projects we have been directly involved in. This is designed to ensure the students are exposed to actual practice with a range of ‘clients’, to […]