Having been one of the last villages in Mount Lebanon to await the return of its population at the end of the civil war, Salima was spared the massive and anarchic reconstruction process that threatened the cultural heritage of other villages in the region. In order to avoid this situation, PSF set up a project based on architectural creation in order to allow residents to imagine their public spaces otherwise.
In order to help improve the conditions of living of the populations of the territories contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster, PSF decided to join the International CORE (Cooperation for Rehabilitation) Program that had been initiated by the Belarusian Committee for the Minimization of the Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster.
The different needs in terms of rehabilitation were divided into four areas of intervention:
- Monitoring the quality of health conditions;
- economic and agricultural development;
- monitoring radiation levels;
- radiological culture and intergenerational memory.
PSF conceived two different actions that corresponded to the “radiological culture and intergenerational memory” area of intervention. The first was concentrated on the recuperation of the collective memory of the villages that were abandoned after the disaster of Chernobyl, and the second sought to propose different activities that helped young generations express their thoughts on the radiological issue.
Present in all aspects of day-to-day life, Haitian musical heritage was severely affected by the earthquake that shook the island in 2010. This is why PSF decided to engage in a long program that sought to support music schools in Haiti.
At dusk, the Yataï invade the cities of the region of Tohoku. This traditional ephemeral restaurant offers a space to come together and enjoy the evening. Being aware of the importance of the social role of the cultural traditions in emergency situations, PSF wanted to conduct operations that helped enhance the value of the culinary heritage of the Tohoku region by bringing the Yataï to France.
In the eighteenth century Voskopojë was an important center of Byzantine culture, but unfortunately in the late 1990s the site was in an alarming state of degradation. Thanks to its contact with local actors, PSF was able to participate in the constitution of an international team of experts who worked on the restoration of the site and on the recovery of some of its churches’ most beautiful frescoes.
In 2005, UNESCO designated Patrimoine sans frontiers as the coordinator of the restoration project of the Christ the Savior Church in Prizren. In order to preserve this exceptional testimony of late Byzantine art and reopen its doors to the public, a high-quality program in favor of the protection of the church had to be carried out.
After carrying out numerous projects of restoration and promotion of cultural heritage in danger, PSF decided to carry out a pedagogic project: Patrimoine y es-tu ? While raising awareness on the importance of conserving cultural heritage, this project led the kids through the construction of their personal and collective identity.