Talca: The challenge of building stronger ties to Agenda 21 for Culture

Talca: The challenge of building stronger ties to Agenda 21 for Culture

1. Context

Talca is the capital of Maule, Chile and the main service centre for the region. The city has existed there for 300 years. Talca has suffered a significant loss of material heritage due to a regular cycle of earthquakes which culminated in 2010.

Seferihisar, Seed Swap Festival

Seferihisar, Seed Swap Festival

1. Context

Seferihisar is a harbor town situated 45 km away from Izmir, on the Aegean coast in Turkey.

The decentralization of cultural policy – Ramallah model

The decentralization of cultural policy – Ramallah model

1. Context

Ramallah is a city about 10 miles north of the capital Jerusalem. Ramallah, like all other Palestinian cities, is struggling to rise from the destruction created by Israeli military forces during the last 60 years of occupation.

Nature, culture and people in Jeju Island

Nature, culture and people in Jeju Island

1. Context

Jeju is a volcanic island created entirely from volcanic eruptions in the past, which is located in East Asia. While known for its beautiful nature, Jeju Island’s inhospitable environments—rough soil and frequent typhoons—have caused islanders to suffer.

Twinning for a culture of sustainability, Hannover

Twinning for a culture of sustainability, Hannover

1. Context

Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony with about 520,000 inhabitants, is amongst the top 15 cities in Germany. It is a "green city" with the largest urban forest in Europe and numerous green spaces on the banks of the Leine river.

Musem – Culinary art training centre of Gaziantep

Musem – Culinary art training centre of Gaziantep

1. Context

Gaziantep is located in the south-eastern region of Anatolia in Mesopotamia. The city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Its history dates back to the Bronze Age and is home to Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman layers.

Gabrovo: Trends in cultural development

Gabrovo: Trends in cultural development

1. Context

When one analyses the culture of a town, it makes sense to start with its citizens, the people who have chosen to share its good or bad spaces, to be a part of the processes to change it...

The museum of Congonhas – the first site museum of Brazil

The museum of Congonhas – the first site museum of Brazil

1. Context

Congonhas is located 78 km from Belo Horizonte, the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. The first inhabitants arrived in the region in the early years of the 18th century. Here were some of the first gold mines explored in Brazil.