LIVIND Workshop: Living Heritage and Well-being

31.10.2023 14:00

Welcome to sign up to the LIVIND workshop on living heritage and well-being!

The contribution of cultural activities for people’s well-being has been studied well and results are convincing. Going to concerts or to theatre as a participant or self-expressive practices through e.g. singing in a choir, crafts, dancing, or joining drama method workshops can generate diverse positive effects on both physical and mental health. Many elements of living heritage are close to practices that have been studied for their advantages, and various traditions are in essence about improving people’s health and well-being.

In this workshop we focus on the connections between living heritage and well-being. We start from asking, to which extent the possibilities of living heritage have been recognized in studies on increasing well-being, and what more should be done. We invite short case examples on how practices of living heritage contribute to health and well-being and, finally, welcome you to interact and discuss this theme with others!

Programme 31 October
14 – 16 EET (13–15CET)
(All times in EET)

14.00 Opening
14.10 Roles of living heritage for well-being and health. Marit Stranden, Norwegian Resource Center for Arts and Health (NO)
14.30 Ethnobotanical knowledge and practices supporting health and well-being, Vitalija Povilaityte-Petri (BE)
14.45 Vitality in singing, Luc van Kessel (FI/NL)
14.55 A Break for Well-being with the choir Ruamjai: Let’s Breathe! Jaime Belmonte (FI/ES)
15.05 Workshop – small group discussions in breakout rooms.
15.40 A look into results from the discussions
16:00 Event closure


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