Report of the consortium meeting OpenHeritage Barcelona

On 28-29 November 2018, OpenHeritage (H2020) consortium members met in Barcelona to the progress of the project. The OpenHeritage project started in June 2018, and by now all organizational matters are finalized and the project is up and running. Luuk Boelens, Beitske Boonstra and Karim van Knippenberg participated in this meeting on behalf of the Centre for mobility and spatial planning. The meeting’s venue, the Fábrica de Creación is located in an old industrial complex built in the 1910s, and converted in 2008 for cultural and artistic uses. As such it offered an inspiring and stimulating environment to share ideas and updates about the project. The consortium meeting was hosted by Platoniq, one of the involved partner organizations, and they opened the meeting by sharing some cool ideas and tools which can be used to achieve community involvement in heritage practices. Next, we discussed some more theoretical aspects, and shared ideas about the methods to be used during the site visits. Although, more than 40 consortium members from various organisations and several European countries, shared their ideas and thoughts on the project, the discussions were very interesting and fruitful. Finally, a more detailed explanation of the coming half year’s planning enables all partners to continue their work for the project and to start collecting interesting ideas for community involvement in heritage practices.