How can a younger generation engage with cultural heritage? Register to join the online webinar discussion hosted by British Council and Prince Claus Fund, on current and future models for cultural heritage engagement.
Wednesday 12 August 2020
UK (11am), Netherlands (12pm), Bangladesh (4.00pm), India (3.30pm), Nepal (3.45pm), and Pakistan (3.00pm).
To coincide with the publication of Review:Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage, we invite those who are interested in cultural heritage in South Asia and globally to attend this online discussion and learn more about projects supported by the programme.
Hosted by Sanne Letschert from the Prince Claus Fund, the panel will include:
- Kadambari Sahu, co-designer of the olfactory art installation Sniffing Out the Differences! in India;
- Prasiit Sthapit, producer for the music archive project Fuzzscape in Nepal;
- Yasmeen Lari, Founder and Director of the Pakistan Heritage Foundation, Pakistan;
- and Junhi Han, Chief of Culture Section, UNESCO New Delhi.
After the panel discussion there will be a Q&A with the audience.
About the Review
In collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund, Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage supported the creation of a series of new artistic works created by artists, cultural practitioners and organisations in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The projects selected through an open call supported young people to engage with diverse cultural heritage through contemporary artistic and new media interventions.
At a time of deep reflection concerning the decolonisation of culture, and the systemic inequalities and violences of history and modern development which in many countries have led to the disappearance of vital living heritages that have evolved over centuries, Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage offers a positive reflection and a renewed understanding of cultural heritage and our collective responsibilities in ensuring its future.
Through essays, interviews, images, reflections and graphics, the Review explores how creative minds are reimagining South Asian cultural heritage. Contributors include the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy from Pakistan and the acclaimed Nepali writer Kanak Mani Dixit.
Read the full review as an online magazine on Issuu.
'Any discussion of the future is incomplete without a consideration of the past… As we try and chart a path into an unknown future, we should make sure not to leave our heritage behind, but to carry it forward with us in a manner that is compatible with the future we envision, and honours the rich cultural traditions from which that future emerged as well.'
Omar Gilani, artist of Pakistan +