The H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network HERILAND cordially invites you to the online webalogue on:
SHIFTING DEMOGRAPHIES AND CONTESTED IDENTITIES
When: June 15th 2022, 15:00 CET.
With: Francesco Bandarin is an Architect and Urbanist specializing in Urban Conservation. From 2000 to 2010 he was director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. From 2010 to 2018 he served as Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Culture currently advisor to ICCROM and the Aga Khan Foundation.
Giovanni Fontana Antonelli is specialized in the rehabilitation of historic towns and landscapes, especially in conflict and post-conflict contexts. He worked for UNESCO managing projects in Africa and Arab regions (1998-2019). He is currently CEO of the non-profit organization Archi. Media Trust in Italy.
Abstract: In post-war eras, while cities like Warsaw and Dresden were reconstructed to their former state, others like London and Coventry adopted new forms to bespeak the future. In these cases, the decision-making about the future of a nation’s heritage and history includes to a large extent the debate on the revival of society after traumas of conflict. Although these actions in a multicultural society with different identities can be challenging, UNSECO and other international heritage organizations may play a role to assist in city rehabilitation. In seeking to address some of these challenges, this webalogue will discuss the experiences of the Reconstruction of Mosul with other global examples and their wider relevance for urban revitalization. The debate will explore how identities are considered in considering reconstruction projects as being crucial in reviving the city, either to its former glory or for the opportunities to adopt new identities.