Title – World Heritage 50 Years on: Transformations, Tourism and Interpretation
Date – Wednesday, 22nd March 2023
Time – 7:30-9:00 PM Indian Standard Time
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The past five decades have seen considerable progress in the discourse of World Heritage. More recently, the pandemic and post pandemic realities have provided an opportunity to the relevant stakeholders to reflect and progress furthering the location of SDGs in World Heritage. What are the transformations and new learnings? To what extent are these contextually dealing with the climate crisis? How are they addressing the disruptions of the pandemic that impeded progress on poverty alleviation? In many ways, tourism is rebounding around World Heritage. Has this posed new challenges? What are the new opportunities? Who interprets and presents whose heritage have been questions over the past five decades. What is the progress in recent years? These and many other questions will be addressed in the Heritage Matters Webinar 25.
Heritage Matters Webinars brings together Global North and the South to address SDGs, BLM and Climate Crisis. We address the transformation of education and workplaces to rebuild the way we do things; rethink leadership as transformative, inclusive and collaborative; scope with immediacy new approaches to climate crisis; and address culture as an integral part of UN Agenda 2030.
Lazare Eloundou Assomo, (Architect) Director, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, Paris; Professor Dr Maria Gravari Barbas, (Architect) UNESCO Chair of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the coordinator of the UNITWIN network “Tourism, Culture, Development”; Dr Sujeong Lee, Head of Research Office, UNESCO’s World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation International Centre (WHIPIC).
Host: Professor Dr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development, AnantU, Ahmedabad; Emeritus Faculty at the Australian National University, Canberra; and Chairperson, International Research Network on the Inclusive Museum. (https://onmuseums.com)