When: 18th to 20th November 2020
Where: Teatro Aberto, Lisbon, Portugal


The role of Memory, history and heritage as promoters of sustainability have been gaining a growing relevance within local, regional and national strategies of development.
Heritage is a complex and embracive operative concept, which has been integrating new perspectives following integrative approaches to territories.

Collective and individual memory is determinant in the acknowledgement of value and appropriation of patrimonial assets fostering its protection. Historical, cultural, technological and natural heritage are factors of social, cultural and economic development in a global context suffering major changes.

The 2nd Conference Memory For All: Communities And Sustainability focuses on the communities’ active relations with heritage and the creation of contexts which value their identities. We intend to reflect on the potential of memory, history and heritage in the creation of sustainable strategies for managing territories as well as promoting the well-being of communities and populations who inhabit them, by looking at case studies, projects, initiatives and experiences.

This Conference proposes a joint and transdisciplinary reflection with the contribution of diverse scientific disciplines on the binomial community and sustainability, comprising the roles of academia, cultural and social institutions and citizens in creating research and active strategies for and about the territories and their communities.

The 2nd Conference Memory For All: Communities And Sustainability is organised by the History, Territories and Communities from the Center for Functional Ecology at NOVA FCSH and the Center Republic in partnership with the Municipality of Lisbon.


  • Sharing experiences, projects and activities — on going or already accomplished — related to sustainability/territories/communities;
  • Debating community engagement strategies and their impacts in the development of sustainable development and the preservation of territories and identities;
  • Questioning the impact of history, heritage and memory in processes of social inclusion, urban regeneration and community cohesion;
  • Discussing and establishing good practices to approach heritage in a holistic and 360-degree perspective;
  • Reflecting on the relations between the development of identity, biodiversity and territories;
    Promoting increasing relations between the Social Sciences and Humanities and Life Sciences.


  • Researchers;
    Members of associations and projects connected to memory, heritage and environmental preservation;
  • Libraries, Museum, Archives and Municipalities’ professionals;
  • Teachers;
  • Citizens.


  • Models and methodologies of local and regional engagement, including in a digital context;
  • The study and understanding of the connections between sustainability, memory, history and heritage;
  • Uses of the past and politics of memory;
    Memory and heritage;
  • Sustainability and cultural and artistic creation.


Proposals until 15th October 2020
Communication of results until 20th October 2020
Registration until 25th October 2020

The Conference will be held in a presential and virtual model, by videoconference to be pointed, depending on the circumstances to be evaluated.

How to participate

A. Oral presentation (max. 15 min)
To be gathered in sessions followed by Q&A

B.  Project presentation (max. 10 min)
To be gathered in sessions, followed by Q&A. These might be closed, ongoing or future projects.