Increase the Potential of a Territory Starting from Culture
The Exemplar of the Ecomuseo della Pastorizia
Although culture is considered the fourth pillar of sustainable development, there still not exist specific politics concerning this subject. Initiatives on cultural sustainability seem to take place at two separate levels: at international level with, for instance, CoE’s Conventions and international research programs as COST-Action; at a local level, where there are interesting local initiatives considering CH as a way to interpret territories. This is the case of ecomuseums that carry on projects based on citizens' participation. In this paper we will propose some case study from the Piemonte region and we will try to place it in a general discourse on cultural sustainability.