Communicating tangible and intangible heritage, the case of the Holy Week processions in Mendrisio and of the Monte san Giorgio

In collaboration with the Organizzazione Turistica del Mendrisiotto e Basso Ceresio and with the UNESCO Chair of the University of Genova (Italy), several activities have been launched in order to better understand and communicate the Holy Week processions in Mendrisio, inscribed in 2019 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as well as the Monte san Giorgio, inscribed in 2003 as a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site.

To this end, also a collaboration with the famous Peruvian photographer Heinz Plenge has been activated, to digitally document the richness of both heritages. As a first result, a digital booklet has been created on the Holy Week Processions, which can be downloaded here.

Holy Week processions in Mendrisio, photographed by Heinz Plenge