RESULTS: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION – Photographers, Artists, Heritage Professional and Activists

#OurCommonHeritage at the Venice Biennale

In the latter half of 2021, our #HeritageInConflict team invited photographers, artists, heritage professionals, and activists to share a work of art or video with them, in a special call for participation. The team, in campaigning for the protection of what local communities identify as heritage, seeks to raise awareness of the safeguarding of heritage in times of conflict.

Selected artwork was presented as part of the ‘TOGETHER – Our Common Heritage’ exhibition at the Olivetti Showroom during the Venice Biennale, from 1st October to 11th November 2021. This video is a collation of the selected works.

Our thanks go to all who participated and shared their art with us:

Alisha Anand Acharya, When the eye clicks (India)

Priyanka Panjwani, Mumbai ki dharohar hai uski aan baan aur shaan [Mumbai’s Splendour and Spirit in Stone] (India)

Unnati Chowdhury, Rajasthan ri Dharohar [Heritage of Rajasthan. Mansion in Shekhawati] (India)

Sreedeekshita GV, Urusvati museum of folklore – A paradigm of perfection (India)

Kanhav Srivastava, Kishangarh School of Miniature Paintings (India)

Giovanni Fontana Antonelli, Mosul. So faraway, so close (Italy)

Veeren Iswar, The Le Morne Brabant Mountain (Mauritius)

Sagara Jayasinghe, Oratorian Missionary Churches in Northern Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

The Collart-Palmyre Project, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), in partnership with UNDP-Syria, Embroidery Activity on Cultural Heritage and Women Empowerment in Homs (Syria) ©PNUD Syrie – Projet Collart-Palmyre

Maria Alsaleh, Apamea (Syria)

Maha Al Haj, Maaloula (Syria)

Lamis Bakjaji, Hazem Al-Khleaf, Bahaa Abdallah, Latin Church (Capuchin Church), “Deir Ez-Zor Malḫa E’lla Ahlha / Deir Ezzor has no one but its people” initiative (Syria)

Hala Asslan, Dome Houses. Earthern Villages in Syria (Syria)

Adnan Samman, Abd Alfarra, A memoir of Hama. The Rehabilitation Initiative of Old Hama (RIOH) (The Netherlands, Syria)

Kristen Barrett-Casey, Our support to the Afghan People (UK)

Zain Al-Sharaf Wahbeh, The Image as an Archive. Al-Manshiyya, Jaffa, Palestine (UK)