Thursday, June 30, 2022
The event will take the form of a moderated panel session with participants representing Katowice, Cologne and Silesia Region, who will share their stories of success in the transformation of post-industrial cities. The discussion will enable not only the exchange of good practices, but will also allow the identification of key factors that determined the successful social, economic and spatial transformation thanks to cultural potential and cultural heritage. What’s more the Katowice new key transition project – “Gaming and Technology Hub” will be presented. The formula of the event will also include participation in an open discussion of the gathered audience, experts from the world of science and administration.
It can be observed that contemporary cultural heritage is a potential and catalyst for development and transformation processes. Key goals and objectives of the session:
1. Identification of key factors of multidimensional transformation in cities (Katowice and Cologne) and Silesia Region characterized by post-industrial heritage.
2. Understanding effective models of change management in post-industrial cities, with particular emphasis on a wide range of stakeholders.
3. Realizing that heritage is the carrier of many interconnecting and permeating economic and non-economic values (historical, scientific, artistic, social, including integration, as well as educational and economic).
4. Marking the role of local communities in initiating, conducting and supporting a comprehensive revitalization process, and thus a multidimensional transformation.
5.Understanding the role of architecture in the transition process.