SESSION 17: Decolonizing Heritage

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.

MODERATOR

Jonathan Sharfman (South Africa)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Ciraj Rassool (South Africa)
Robert Parthesius (Netherlands) 
Pascall Taruvinga (South Africa)

ALL SESSIONS

OPENING #2021DEBATE: NEW HERITAGE APPROACHES >>

SESSION 1:
REINTERPRETING OUV: THE BALANCE BETWEEN LOCAL AND UNIVERSAL VALUES >>

SESSION 2:
HERITAGE CATEGORIES & CROSSCUTTING APPROACH AMONG CONVENTIONS>>

SESSION 3:
INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES AND METHODOLOGIES >>

SESSION 4:
LANDSCAPE, TERRITORY, URBAN FABRIC: CHALLENGES, TRENDS, AND THE WH CONVENTION >>

SESSION 5:
MANAGING LANDSCAPE CHANGE: NATURAL AND CULTURAL INTANGIBLE DIMENSIONS >>

SESSION 6:
LIVING HERITAGE: LINKING TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE >>

SESSION 7:
PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES & HERITAGE EDUCATION AS TOOLS FOR ACCESS TO CITIZENSHIP AND DEMOCRATIZATION OF HERITAGE >>

SESSION 8:
NEW APPROACHES IN HERITAGE ECONOMICS >>

SESSION 9:
ORGANIZING HERITAGE ENTITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT >>

SESSION 10:
HERITAGE PROTECTION & REVITALIZATION IN URBAN PLANNING SYSTEMS >>

SESSION 11:
INTEGRITY & AUTHENTICITY >>

SESSION 12:
MODERN, CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE HERITAGE >>

SESSION 13: Cancelled

SESSION 14:
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE ON THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST: A CRITICAL REFLECTION >>

SESSION 15:
HERITAGE SUSTAINABILITY & RESILIENCE: THE URBAN LANDSCAPE AGENDA 2030 >>

SESSION 16:
NATURE & THE NEW FRONTIERS: BUILDING RESILIENCE >>

SESSION 17 (T.B.C.):
DECOLONIZING HERITAGE >>

SESSION 18:
HERITAGE OF THE MARGINALIZED >>

SESSION 19:
HERITAGE IN LARGE METROPOLISES: EMERGENT APPROACHES >>

SESSION 20:
HERITAGE ECONOMICS: EVIDENCE BASED INNOVATIVE PRACTICES >>

SESSION 21:
WRAP-UP FORUMNEW HERITAGE APPROACHES: OUTCOMES AND HIGHLIGHTS

STUDENT AND YOUTH GLOBINAR >>