ICOMOS Canada Publishes Its New Field Guide

ICOMOS Canada is proud to present its new Field Guide to Tactical Heritage Urbanism.

As part of its 2016 Annual Symposium held in Toronto last May, and in conjunction with ERA Architects and several partner organizations, ICOMOS Canada organized a one-day event to examine contemporary approaches to heritage, from the model of Jane’s Walks to the European Union’s Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention).

Broadening our collective understanding of “heritage” can contribute to developing stronger models of citizen participation in the decision-making and management processes applied to our cultural environment. This way, heritage may act as a source of social cohesion and facilitate mutual understanding. Hence the concept of Tactical Heritage Urbanism, that is promoted as a collection of generally low-cost, temporary initiatives by citizens intended to reveal, acknowledge, and celebrate the multiplicities of experiences and stories that emerge from communities.

The Field Guide to Tactical Heritage Urbanism is a record of the discussions initiated at this event, and should be used as a resource to prolong the conversation. You can read it by clicking below.

A Field Guide to Tactical Heritage Urbanism