WEBINAR #1 Marginalisation and minoritisation: domination, discrimination, exclusion and erasure

Language: English / Turkish


WEBINAR #2 – Colonial Legacies of gender and sexuality in (World) Heritage
WEBINAR #3 – Local Learning: everyday activism, everyday resistances – WHAT CAN I DO?
WEBINAR #4 – Institutional Inequalities: unequal power relations


Heritage can be a manipulative tool to serve ad hoc social, economic and political goals which can undermine social inclusion and diversity. In this webinar, (held on March 03, 07:00-09:00 UTC) we will critically question how some policies and practices damage the connection between past and present for certain groups, societies or erase particular histories. To do this, specific cases will be discussed to demonstrate effects and alternative ways in which communities reclaim their heritage.


Dicle Beştaş, Program Coordinator from ‘Loading Art Space’ Diyarbakır Walled-City (Turkey). Loading is a non-profit art space that aims to enrich contemporary art dialogue in Diyarbakır  from 2017. Their founding goal was not to bring together the artists living and working in  Diyarbakır under one roof, but rather to resolve the issues they have been encountering in  production and project-related issues, to archive the contemporary art practices from the first  quarter of the 2000s, and to strengthen the international artistic awareness and interaction in Diyarbakır through various activities.
Twitter: @llloadinggg, Instagram: @llloadinggg 

Claudio Arestivo, co-founder of MoltiVolti Palermo Historic Centre (Italy). Moltivolti, is an innovative model of social enterprise based in Ballarò, a multiethnic district in the historical center of Palermo where 14 different immigrant communities live.  A project intimately connected with the neighborhood, that grows in equilibrium with the colorfully populated market from old and new citizens. The project started in 2014 thanks to the idea of a multicultural team of 14 person coming from 8 different countries. Today, 28 person from 10 countries work here. Moltivolti is composed of a restaurant with a Sicilian-ethnic and popular cuisine and a free co-working space for twelve different non-profit organizations that everyday organize activities with migrants, minors, and disadvantaged categories.

Dr. Kellie Pollard, Charles Darwin University (Australia). Dr Kellie Pollard is a Wiradjuri (Indigenous) researcher and currently holds the position of Lecturer within the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society (CIFAS) at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory of Australia. Dr Pollard completed a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours at Charles Darwin University and a PhD at Flinders University majoring in contact archaeology. Dr Pollard’s additional specialisations are in Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies and axiologies (Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing); Indigenous research methods and research ethics; Australian colonisation history and reconciliation, treaty and truth-telling Australian history. Dr Pollard currently retains an Australian Research Council prestigious research award to investigate the contact history between Tiwi Aboriginal people and Europeans in the Northern Territory of Australia. Dr Pollard pursues Indigenist social research practices in archaeology and broader social science research to empower Indigenous communities through an emancipation lens of social justice. www.researchers.cdu.edu.au

Tui Shortland (Māori), Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tui Shortland (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga) hails from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tui has worked with Indigenous authorities, leadership, and land trusts in environmental management for the past 16 years. She assists ecobusiness development and helping indigenous organisations to provide pioneering services in traditional livelihoods, cultural impact assessments and cultural environmental monitoring. Tui is the founder of Awatea Organics, specializing in cultivating Indigenous food sovereignty from her ancestral lands in Whangarei where she manages the family farm to reconnect people to land, providing healthy food to Maori families and promoting indigenous sustainable livelihoods around food.  At Awatea they mentor new farmers, using the not only to produce nutritious heritage food and medicine but also as a training ground for workshops and community open days, and developing and promoting innovations in indigenous organic food, medicine and plant production to improve biodiversity, build climate resilience and community health. Tui has been involved extensively in indigenous diplomacy, with the United Nations in regards to Indigenous biological diversity and climate change, serving as a Pacific regional representative. Since 2012, Tui has worked with the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity, a collective of representatives from Indigenous governments, Indigenous NGOs, and Indigenous scholars and activists that organize around the Convention on Biological Diversity to help coordinate Indigenous strategies and participation at these meetings to recognize and respect Indigenous rights. As the director of Te Kopu Pacific Indigenous and Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction, Tui focuses on traditional knowledge and customary use of biodiversity, cultural health indicators, Rongoā (traditional Māori medicine), and Māori cultural values of the environment and traditional ecological knowledge. Some of her career highlights include turning an iwi Resource Management Unit around to be self-sustaining; working with the Karen people of Thailand to develop a monitoring framework and map their territories based on their medicines and hunting practices; and most recently, developing a successful process to assist scientists and Indigenous Peoples to work together in benefit sharing of biological resources.
www.culturalsurvival.org I www.awateaorganics.nz I www.facebook.com