The Conference: Context and theme
The exclusionist and discrimination narratives that arise throughout Europe also reach Spain and therefore the City of Barcelona. To give an example, in a training group with 15 adults in Spain, 3 participants would feel uncomfortable with a Muslim or Roma colleague.
In this context, thecultural heritage, that is, the traditions and rites that order and hold our society together, is an essential tool to recover Europe's plural past in favor of inclusive and safe coexistence spaces. According to the report "Barcelona: Sustainable Future", cultural heritage does not only encompass buildings and landscapes, butit also includes all those intangible values and cultural practices that enrich lifeand facilitate "coexistence, through the (re)creation of common meanings and an identity that can be shared by very different people." Precisely for this reason, the people who visit the city must be known and understood, but before and with more emphasis those who live in it.
The international conference aims to present the result of the process that began in 2020 with the Erasmus+ project "REBELAH: Religion, beliefs, and laicity in cultural heritage to foster social inclusion in adult trainings”, co-financed by the European Commission. Since the preparation of the project, a research and piloting process was carried out with six organizations in four European countries: La Xixa and the Ibn Battuta Foundation in Barcelona, Storytelling Center in Amsterdam, Kepes in Budapest, Elan Intercultural in Paris and the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (group in charge of the Master's in Religion and Cultural Heritage), from the University of Groningen.
JUNE 28 | "REBELAH in Can Calopa"
The Olivera Masia Can Calopa crt. BV-1468 Km 4.8
15.00 Bus departure from Plaça Universitat
16-16.30 Welcome Appetizer
16.30-16.45 Institutional welcome
16:45-17.15 Presentation of results ofREBELAH project by theproject team
17:15-17:25 Musical performance by Sidou Sane
17:25-18:00 Master class "Rethinking heritage in terms of diversity: a critical look" by Mar Griera, Director of the UAB ISOR research group
18:00-18:45 Thematic discussion groups facilitated by REBELAH project partners
Group 1: Heritage as a tool of welcome and inclusion
Group 2: Heritage as a tool against discrimination in adult education
Group 3: Heritage as a tool to promote interreligious dialogue