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Webinar: Challenges and Perspectives for the Valorisation and Promotion of a Religious Site: The Cave Church and Monastery of Ayia Napa

Event Details:

  • Date:          Monday, 23 November 2020
  • Time:         10:00 - 12:00 (UTC+02:00)
  • Venue:       The event is streamed live via The Cyprus Institute YouTube and Facebook channels. Also available via GoToMeeting
  • Speaker:    Various - see below

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The webinar will be in English and the live stream is open to the public.
Live streaming of the discussion will be available on The Cyprus Institute’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Channel.  Alternatively, you can register and watch the webinar live via GoToMeeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
Live streaming is facilitated by the CySTEM project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 667942.
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The COST Action Project

The EU Cost Action CA18110 - "Underground Built Heritage as catalyzer for Community Valorization" – established and implemented an expert network, aiming at promoting balanced and sustainable approaches for the conservation of the underground heritage and, at the same time, realizing the potential of underground space in urban and rural areas for regeneration policies.

It disseminates knowledge on underground culture and assists local communities' decision-making with adequate cultural, scientific and technical knowledge of the underground built environment from many different aspects (i.e. archaeology, geotechnics, history, urban planning, cultural anthropology, economics, architecture, cultural tourism).

Action CA18110 is composed by a network of experts from more than 20 countries whose main objective is to promote sustainable approaches for the conservation of the underground heritage and to develop the potential of the underground space in the social, economic and cultural field.


 

Abstract

The Cyprus Institute – STARC/APAC Labs is the COST Action local partner. CyI's work will focus on the Ayia Napa Monastery and cave church as a case study to promote and valorize the UBH site through the Living-Labs approach, focusing on the local community and stakeholders’ involvement.

The project aims to encourage a participatory approach to the site and Cultural Heritage of the area and to develop sustainable and resilient models to foster and renew the local economy starting from the natural and cultural heritage.

The webinar will present the overall project through the contribution of the COST Action Chair and the STSM visiting expert, members of STARC-APAC team. A second part will be devoted to the description of Ayia Napa Monastery and its landscape through the voice of HE the Bishop of Constantia and Ammochostos, the Director of the Department of Antiquities, the Mayor of Ayia Napa and the leader of the Ayia Napa musealization team.

 



Programme

Giuseppe Pace – National Research Council of Italy – ISMed – Action Chair
Presentation of the COST action project Underground for Value

Nikolas Bakirtzis – STAR Associate Professor, The Cyprus Institute
Cultural Heritage research at the Cyprus Institute and the impact of the pandemic

Sorin Hermon – STARC Associate Professor, The Cyprus Institute and COST Action MCM
Digital technologies for the study, conservation and valorisation of heritage sites 

Ayia Napa monastery through the stakeholders’ eyes:

  • H.E. Vasilios - Bishop of Constantia and Ammochostos
  • Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou – Director of the Department of Antiquities
  • Christos Zannetou – Mayor of Ayia Napa
  • Brigitta Schrade – Leader of Ayia Napa monastery musealization team

Mia Trentin – STARC Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Cyprus Institute and COST Cyprus case study Coordinator, and Lola Vico – COST STSM - Conclusive remarks and next steps

 



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Additional Info

  • Date: Monday, 23 November 2020
  • Time: Starts: 10:00 UTC+02:00
  • Speaker: Giuseppe Pace, National Research Council of Italy, ISMed Action Chair
    Nikolas Bakirtzis, STARC Associate Professor, The Cyprus Institute
    Sorin Hermon, STARC Associate Professor, The Cyprus Institute and COST Action MCM
    H.E. Vasilios, Bishop of Constantia and Ammochostos
    Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou, Director of the Department of Antiquities
    Christos Zannetou, Mayor of Ayia Napa
    Brigitta Schrade, Leader of Ayia Napa Monastery Musealization Team
    Mia Trentin, STARC Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Cyprus Institute and COST, Cyprus Case Study Coordinator
    Lola Vico, COST STSM