Seminar series “Cultural Mega-events and Urban Heritage: Threats and Opportunities for European Cities” at Politecnico di Milano

Published at: 27 March 2019

Seminar series “Cultural Mega-events and Urban Heritage: Threats and Opportunities for European Cities” at Politecnico di Milano

In recent years, mega-events have begun to lose their appeal in Western cities and are increasingly encountering resistance. In response, their programming is changing the way they relate to the city, to reduce costs and better facilitate the management of the event’s legacy. This has included re-using existing infrastructures and intervening in historic places rather than creating large platforms on the outskirts. In Europe, this can expose cities and their cultural heritage to new risks, particularly in the most fragile territorial and cultural contexts. At the same time, the presence of major events can also serve as an opportunity for the enhancement of heritage and for the development of the city. This seminar series invites international experts to explore this controversial topic for the first time. Seminars will take place at Politecnico di Milano, Leonardo Campus in Milan, between March 20 and April 17, 2019

Full program available here.

Contacts and information: nicole.detogni@polimi.it zachary.jones@polimi.it