A free and open-access online book series exploring cultural heritage, creative practices and the city. The book series is jointly edited by the Department of Architecture at the University of Bologna and the Chair of History of Architecture and Urbanism at the Technical University, Delft.
Cultural heritage is considered as a set of practices able to produce economic and social changes within cities rather than a static repository of listed objects to be preserved. Through a series of call for papers and thematic sections, the journal provides a space of reflection on the ideas, the technologies, the actors and the practices that continuously produce and re-negotiate cultural heritage as a common good - a space for democracy, participation and citizenship.
CPCL Series is a project promoted by the European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes
Carola Hein Delft University of Technology
Giovanni Leoni University of Bologna
Series Managing Editors
Federico Diodato University of Bologna, Italy
Martina Massari University of Bologna, Italy
Manola Antonioli ENSA Paris La Villette, France
Pier Vittorio Aureli Architectural Association, United Kingdom
Alessandro Balducci Milan Polytechnic, Italy
Claudio Calvaresi Avanzi - Sostenibilití per Azioni, Italy
Andrea Cavalletti University of Verona, Italy
Neera Chandhoke Delhi University, India
Gregor Fitzi Potsdam University, Germany
Enrico Fontanari IUAV University of Venice, Italy
Kalliopi Fouseki UCL London, United Kingdom
Elisa Giaccardi Technical University Delft, Netherlands
David Gissen California College of the Arts, United States
Torgrim Guttormsen Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage, Norway
Noriko Inoue Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan
Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Antonio Lucci Humboldt University, Germany
Thomas Macho Linz University of Art, Austria
Sí©bastien Marot EAVT Paris-Est, France
Achille Mbembe University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Alain Milon University Paris Nanterre, France
Sarah Nuttall University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Joan Ockman University of Pennsylvania, United States
Agostino Petrillo Milan Polytechnic, Italy
Sofia Psarra University College London, United Kingdom
Federico Rahola Genova University, Italy
Henrik Reeh Copenhagen University, Denmark
Hilde Remoy Technical University Delft, Netherlands
Kun Song Tianjin University, China
Teresa Stoppani London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Pieter Uyttenhove University of Gent, Belgium
Rashmi Varma Warwick University, United Kingdom
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