Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. starts!
Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T., an innovative project for the employment of the Hadrian's Aqueduct as a water resource and monument, starts!
Through the European competitive, innovative urban action program, Urban Innovative Actions (UIA), which aims to promote sustainable urban development, the Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. project was selected and funded among 222 proposals from 23 different countries.
The Municipality of Halandri is the project coordinator, aiming to upgrade the urban public space. In collaboration with EYDAP, they will conduct a study for the rational management of the resource and the promotion of Hadrian’s Aqueduct as a whole. Collaborators in the project are the Commonspace Co-op, the architectural and urban planning company Thymio Papayannis and Associates Inc. (TPA), the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos, the Institute of Regional Development of Panteion University, Ohi Pezoume Performing Arts, Non-Profit Organisation (UrbanDig Project) and the East Attica Ephorate of Antiquities.
The primary objective of Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. is to activate local Hidden Heritage Potential (tangible and intangible/ cultural and natural) in order to enhance Local Wellbeing. Within the project´s context and aiming at Hadrian´s activation as a community building channel, we plan for and with communities, design and implement the following activities:
Formation of an all-round strategy towards community activation and participation in Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. ´s vision
Artistic activities for audience empowerment
Development of an informal Water Economy Solidarity Community
Development of a digital platform in order to strengthen the networking between the "Hadrian" Neighborhoods
Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. is a project of local and supra-local significance, through which water becomes the means of cultural heritage, and cultural heritage leads to the re-utilization of water in the city. The citizens and institutions of the city of Halandri will actively participate in the project through interactive workshops, participatory planning, and cultural activities.
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