Tai Kwun Conversations: IN OUR HANDS Series
Taking a holistic view of heritage, development, and sustainability, the spring series of Tai Kwun Conversations presents three respective programmes about caring for people, cultural and natural heritage in times of global crises. It covers the care of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in conflict-affected areas as well as the care of human wellbeing and biodiversity in a complex world of interconnected challenges.
Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
As wars occur in various places around the world, cultural heritage is put in jeopardy. To protect endangered sites and artefacts that are part of local identity and universal heritage, preservation initiatives are taking place at the heart of conflict areas. Why is cultural heritage preservation important in the midst of a humanitarian crisis? How do at-risk archaeologists, conservators, and cultural workers operate in dangerous and uncertain environments? How to rebuild and display cultural heritage in exhibition spaces for sharing with the public? From political decision to public display, this programme aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting cultural heritage in conflict-affected areas. It introduces actual fieldworks and innovations to trace the journey of heritage preservation in times of war.
The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation from English to Cantonese available.
Dr. Bastien Varoutsikos
Director for Strategic Development, International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH)
Set Designer, Atelier Sylvain Roca (ASR)
Dr. Maxime Decaudin
Senior Lecturer, College of Design and Engineering, National University of Singapore
7:00pm – 8:00pm
8:00pm – 8:30pm
Image courtesy of the speakers ©Iconem