Unearthing Culture at Glasshill
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
Today working on Glasshill, the historic site in the Pilis mountains, is group of dedicated archeologists, academics, and community members. Together they are collaborating to create a site that reflects the history and culture of the area as well as sharing it with the surrounding community. This process reflects this on-going work.
Pilis is an important ecological and geological threshold. If you cross the mountains, you can witness important changes. The rich biodiversity within the area is the result of geological and climatic changes. Also many different people have always lived here – the diverse traditions of architecture show the different traditions melting together in the region. Pilis was the hunting area of the King, therefore his permission was required to build anything here – this is one of the reasons why the little church on the farm is so special.