“Architecture for Climate Change Adaptation – Learning from Hassan Fathy” deals with Hassan Fathy’s contributions to the relationship between architecture and climate through specific topics related to city and house designs, materials and passive energy.
The next session, “Hassan Fathy and the Sustainable Development Goals” highlights Hassan Fathy’s contributions to what is currently known as the Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance to contemporary world affairs
The Center will also launch a local campaign under the slogan “The City We Need – New Gourna“ that includes several activities for young people, women and girls in New Gourna.
The #2021debate New Heritage Approaches team will explore why and for whom the heritage sites are designated, providing meaningful narratives for the users to ensure their preservation. The integration of heritage conservation in territorial planning policies and tools with a broad participatory perspective is crucial to ensure appropriate and inclusive heritage management.
The events planned for the month of June consists of 21 Sessions, and 1 Student and Youth #Globinar.
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Wednesday June 16, 16:00-18:00 UTC
This session aims to discuss what is beyond protected areas and their governance in face of the UNESCO required criteria for recognition of World Heritage mixed sites. From this perspective, this session will discuss living cultural and natural heritage linkages and the uncertainty of the permanence of these areas as World Heritage.
Thursday June 17, 13:30-15:30 UTC
Disciplines associated with heritage, including history, archaeology and anthropology, are rooted in western academic concepts and paradigms. While these serve the contexts in which they developed, there is a need to examine how heritage and the past are accessed, interpreted, understood and used in other contexts. This is of particular relevance to World Heritage. Do the criteria used to determine the Outstanding Universal Values of World Heritage Sites truly reflect a universal understanding of heritage, or are they the legacy of colonial perceptions of what is heritage-worthy? How can experts and civil society stakeholders approach World Heritage in new ways that encompass the multiplicity of perspectives and values?
This session will deepen the debate around how heritage values and narratives that have been marginalized by current approaches to the past and present, can be identified and given a platform and place in creating a richer, deeper and universally relevant heritage narrative to World Heritage Sites.
Thursday June 17, 16:00-18:00 UTC
In this session of the New Approaches to Heritage series, we focus on those that have been marginalized from official heritage narratives, and that have struggled and striven for recognition and acknowledgement of their heritage.
Friday June 18, 13:30-15:30 UTC
The twentieth-century metropolises face diverse planning and management challenges concerning their capacity to project solutions for the contemporary challenges and demands and for future ones that allow transformations while at the same time, valuing and reconciling Nature, Culture, history and continuity.
The ongoing challenges are many: accelerated and unsustainable urban expansion, impoverishment and invisibility of peripheries, socio-environmental conflicts aggravated by the effects of climate changes, predatory and unsustainable tourism, a gradual depletion of relations between society and nature and between different social segments.
The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to uncertainties concerning the future of the metropolises as being the only solution for urbanization. Considering this scenario, this session will examine how to prepare the metropolises to face new sanitary challenges, to cope with the New Urban Agenda and to reconcile Nature, Culture, permanencies and changes?
Friday June 18, 16:00-18:00 UTC
This session will reflect on innovative practices in heritage economics. Since the beginning of modern conservation, the protection and preservation of tangible heritage still justifies itself on the basis of cultural values considered as intrinsic values (values that things have inherently, for what they are, or as an end). But during its evolution, heritage conservation has faced more challenges, partly because of the successful addition of heritage sites, monuments, and buildings that require additional financial means, partly because of the threatening environment of urbanization, rural exodus, and climate change. These challenges have been so great that protection and preservation of cultural heritage today cannot be justified anymore on the sole basis of intrinsic cultural values. As a consequence, intrinsic values may become one means among other cultural values that may be intermediary values to achieve overarching goals. A new paradigm of conservation based not only on what heritage stands for, but on what heritage contributes to achieve.
This session aims to reflect on that new paradigm, and to the contribution of heritage economics to it, by showing evidence for innovative practices. Synchronizing values and goals, cultural significance and sustainable development, means and ends of conservation, requires to activate pluri-disciplinary techniques at every step of the conservation process (documenting, planning, restoring, monitoring), and to do so with the help of innovative models in terms of governance, partnership, financing and decision-making.
Friday, June 25, 13:30-15:30 UTC
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