Date: 5th September 2020, Saturday
Time: 1930-2100 Indian Standard Time (7:30 – 9:00 PM)
Recording of Session: Audio | Video
Urbanism as a process and the city/town as an artefact are constructs that are being reassessed during the Pandemic. De-urbanisation, rethinking public spaces, design, and built environment are on the agenda. Urbanism is at once a complexity of synchronous present that must intersect with diachronic layers of history and heritage. Countering cultural amnesia, can civic spaces such as museums become reflexive to reveal urban formations and their future manifestations? Can socio-museology of built environment help us better understand urbanism? How do we reanimate urban centres and their contextual historical cultural landscapes as part of post-pandemic futures and new normalities? And what of our sense of place and identity? Can interdisciplinary approaches to architecture, engineering, economics, anthropology, design, interior architecture, and environmental safeguarding improve our preferred urban futures? These and many other questions will be addressed by a panel of interdisciplinary experts during the Webinar.
Panellists: Professor Dr Uta Pottgiesser, Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Delft University of Technology (DelftTU), The Netherlands. Joana Sousa Monteiro, Director of the Museum of Lisbon and Chair of ICOM – CAMOC, the International Committee for the Collections and Activities of the Museums of Cities. Dr Mário Moutinho, Rector, Architect and Senior Researcher, Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon. Assoc Prof Dr Ashima Sood, Anant National University and PhD in Economics, Cornell University.
Host: Prof Dr Amareswar Galla, Professor and Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Salzburg Global Fellow and Chairperson Museums and Historical Urban Landscapes Research Network meeting, Lisbon, September 2021.