Cape Town and Kisumu are two secondary African cities with high levels of poverty, unemployment and inequality. There is much interest in developing sustainable approaches to harnessing tangible and intangible heritage to address these challenges. However, cultural heritage is a value-laden concept, particularly in the context of colonial histories and urban futures. Whose heritage matters? How can we negotiate competing and plural values? How can cultural heritage be mobilised to support sustainable livelihoods? Funded by the British Academy, this co-produced action research project will bring different stakeholders and communities together to map heritage values and develop creative interventions to harness tangible and intangible heritage for sustainable development’.
This Brown Bag Seminar will introduce the project, and open up a conversation about the role and value of heritage in sustainable and just urban development.
When: 10 April 2019
Time: 12:00 – 13:o0
Venue: Studio 1, Environmental and Geographical Science Building, Upper Campus, UCT