Intangible World Heritage Organization

National Network
لوكسمبورغ
Address

6A Avenue des hauts-fourneaux
4362 Esch-sur-Alzette
لوكسمبورغ

Telephone
+352671102881
E-Mail
adham@sayyad.net
E-Mail (2)
iwho.asbl@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
adham@sayyad.net
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2020
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Heritage
General Information

There is no doubt that industrialization, alongside globalization and standardization have enhanced our quality of life, eased communication, and facilitated exchange. However, there is always two sides of a coin. The industrial revolution kick-started global warming, and globalization, together with colonialism and cultural imperialism, depleted our global cultural diversity and indigenous knowledge of sustainable practices.

At Intangible World Heritage Organization ASBL, we work on balancing this coin. We preserve the diversity of our global cultural legacy and technological heritage of sustainable practices, adapt them to bridge with modernity demands, promote cross-cultural communication, and remove barriers of exchange.

- Structure of the organization
3 board members (president, secretary, & treasurer)

- Budgetary resources available in a year
Project based (variable)

- Sources of funding:
Project based: University of Luxembourg, ESCH22

- Modalities of action (concrete projects, exchanges, seminars, scholarships etc.)
We work on two main pillars, those are arts and culture, as well as science and technology. We are currently involved in three main projects, those are ANASEA, BELONG, and MusAIc. Please see below for details.

- Main partners involved in the organization's projects/activities
National partners: University of Luxembourg, Esch22, CCSA ASBL, AACE ASBL, AEL ASBL
International partners: Egyptian Center for Culture and Arts, Egycom, Stockholm Sangeet, Sharda music Sweden

Mission and Objectives

We preserve the diversity of our global cultural legacy and technological heritage of sustainable practices, adapt them to bridge with modernity demands, promote cross-cultural communication, and remove barriers of exchange.

We aim to enrich accumulative knowledge by:
- Preserving and promoting the endangered intangible heritage
- Strengthening the development of marginalized communities and removing barriers of exchange
- Promoting cultural diversity and environmental protection

Main Projects / Activities

ANASEA: Launched in 2017 in collaboration with espace cultures of the University of Luxembourg, ANASEA project aims at preserving global cultural heritage, while promoting cross-cultural understanding and exchange, by utilizing folkloric arts and creating synergies between multicultural artistic forms. ANASEA engages musicians and artists in a series of masterclasses, bootcamps, and workshops, whereby artists teach one another arts and music from their countries and cultures and work on mixing their styles in a unique artistic creation. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Anasea.uni.lu
https://www.facebook.com/Anasea.uni.lu/

BELONG: Hosted by ANASEA in the framework of ESCH22, BELONG utilizes worldwide traditional music & folkloric arts to create synergies between multinational and multidisciplinary artists towards a unique artistic product.

MusAIc: In collaboration with AI & Art pavilion of the University of Luxembourg, Project MusAIc aims to utilize AI to generate folkloric themed music based on the input of traditional tunes from all around the world. In addition to AI generating folk compositions native to a certain culture, MusAIc aims at generating a fusion style of traditional tunes from all around the globe.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We are interested in establishing partnerships and collaborations with a broad sector of industries. Being a member of Anna Lindh Foundation in Luxembourg will expand our network, facilitate communication and exchange. We are eager to provide all the support we can to members of the community.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Expand our network for partnerships and collaborations

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Adham Al-Sayyad
Job Title
Board chair | PhD candidate
Head of the organisation
Adham Al-Sayyad