Moving beyond the collateral effects of the Patrimonialisation
The Faro Convention and the ‘Commonification’ of Cultural Heritage
How can the potentialities of the Faro Framework Convention be improved if they are put in relation to the paradigm of the ‘commons’ and to its innovative democratic capacity in terms of social justice and inclusive principles and values? A er having underlined the main elements of innovation which characterize the Faro Convention, especially with respect to the intangible cultural heritage, the diverse risks which can a ect the patrimonialization of cultural heritage are taken into account, paying particular attention to the processes of identitarian in- strumentalization; folklorization and museification; urban and social disaggregation. In order to avoid these risks, the ‘commons’ approach is proposed as a di erent way to recognize, implement and transmit cultural heritage through its ‘commonification’. This process is already at work in many di erent contexts, fields and sectors, as it will be illustrated by some concrete examples of commonification of cultural heritage throughout Europe.