Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam

The Heritage Space Cultural Center is a successful example of tactical urbanism in Vietnam. Operating since 2014, the space has been utilised and enjoyed as a hub or platform for young artist, both local and foreign, to practice and showcase their art.


The information on this project was compiled by students from the University of Geneva as part of the Urban Futures Workshop (full report).

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The Heritage Space Cultural Center is a successful example of tactical urbanism in Vietnam. Operating since 2014, the space has been utilised and enjoyed as a hub or platform for young artist, both local and foreign, to practice and showcase their art. The project is a symbol of the changing social and cultural scene in Vietnam, young people increasingly value independence, individuality and expression, e.g. through art. Unhindered by governmental interference or manipulation Independently run by curator and artists, the Heritage Space was established with the vision of operating as a cultural and multidisciplinary hub. The space is used to host various art exhibits and cultural events, as well as workshops, conferences, lectures etc. Its long-term goal is to contribute to the development of innovation, arts and culture in Vietnam.


Implementation period : Continuous

Date : January 2014 until present

Time life of the project: 7 years

Ongoing

Status of land : Private

Type of place : Located inside a skyscraper


Stakeholders

  • Artists
  • Citizens
  • Young entrepreneurs
  • Researchers Individuals/groups/organizations from various creative fields

Target audience

  • Youth & artists

Types of actions

  • Event: Music & Conferences
  • Non-reversible intervention
  • Participative process: bottoms-up
  • Temporary changes

Citizen participation

  • The project is operated by artists, curators and civilians
  • Independent from state or the authorities

Types of intervention

  • The project is not exactly an intervention, except that it operates independently from the government or the Art Association of the Ministry of Culture.
  • This project is an example of these “gradually pushing”-projects, where young people in Vietnam slowly push the boundaries without direct intervention or overstepping boundaries.

Innovation

The Heritage Space is innovative in the way that it provides a platform for young artists or creative minds to express and present their art, as well as an educational facility for conferences and workshops - Independent from the state.

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Results

The Heritage Space has been successfully operating for 7 years now and has in that time been able to support and promote the artistic and cultural development and innovation in Vietnam. The Heritage Space could be described as a "success story" for tactical urbanism projects in Vietnam, due to its agility, size and endurance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Heritage Space has been forced to host most of its events and exhibits online. Nonetheless, the space intends to continue its work as normal as soon as circumstances allow


Contact

The Heritage Space:

Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang, My Dinh 2, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi, Vietnam

heritagespacehanoi@gmail.com

+84 4 6254 3319

Resources

Data

  • Type of action : animation / évènement
  • State : En cours

Location