Our new EU funded project PALIMPSEST kicks-off in Milan

Semantika is one of 24 members of the new PALIMPSEST consortium

The Horizon Europe PALIMPSEST project, which aims to regenerate lost “sustainability wisdom” underlying the production of heritage landscapes, held its kick-off meeting on 22-23 March 2023 in Milan, Italy. Coordinated by the Politecnico di Milano, the PALIMPSEST consortium includes 24 organizations from 11 European Countries. The project runs from 1 March 2023 to 28 February 2026 and has a budget of € 3M. <br><br>Inspired by the original meaning of the Greek word παλίμψηστος (palimpsestos), PALIMPSEST adopts a re-writing perspective and grounds it on a living heritage approach. Through co-creation processes involving creative actors, technical stakeholders, and civic society, PALIMPSEST aims to imagine new scenarios and experiment with innovative practices connecting human actions, landscape heritage, and sustainability objectives. PALIMPSEST will integrate landscape services in environmental-sensitive solutions with sustainable finance infrastructures to support the sharing and circulating of positive externalities among landscape service actors and communities. PALIMPSEST revolves around three pilots with strong cultural identities and relevant environmental problems: Lodz (PL), Milan (IT), and Jerez de la Frontera (ES). <br><br>On the 24th of March, HeriTACT and PALIMPSEST joined forces for a public kick-off event in Milan about how to better experience living heritage in Europe. The event, jointly organized by the PALIMPSEST and HeriTACT Projects within the framework of the New European Bauhaus, aimed to analyze the role of architecture and artistic practices in living heritage transformation processes. <br><br>With PALIMPSEST’s focus on regeneration, the project aims to provide a roadmap for sustainable development in cultural landscapes, while also preserving their unique identities and cultural heritage. The PALIMPSEST project looks set to make a significant contribution to Europe’s cultural and environmental landscape, and the kick-off meeting marks an important step in this journey. <br><br>PALIMPSEST project partners are: Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Aalborg University (AAU), Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3), ANCI Toscana (ANCI), Semantika (SEM), Ayuntamiento de Jerez (JER), Fundarte (FUND), ERSAF, Institute for Communications and Computer Studies (ICCS), Nomad Garden (NGAR), NOVELCORE (NVCR), COAL, Lodz Art Center (LAC), University of West Bohemia (UWB), CULTURALINK (CLINK), KARAKORUM (KAR), City of Lodz, Lodz Academy of Fine Arts, Associazione ETRE, Grupo Desarrollo Rural Campina de Jerez, Major Cities of Europe (MCE), ECOMUSEO di Parabiago, International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA), DESIS Polimi <br><br>For more information visit the project website: <br><br>Follow PALIMPSEST: <br>Twitter: @PalimpsestEU <br>LinkedIn: PALIMPSEST EU Project <br>Instagram: @PalimpsestEU