Maarten Groenendijk (Green Archaeology)
1 Dec 16:00 - 17:00
The first public meeting of December, entitled Archaeology-Sustainable Building in a City Centre, will focus on Maarten Groenendijk’s company, Green Archaeology, and its purposes and goals. During the session, participants will get to know this interesting project based in the Netherlands, which aims to perform customized archaeological research by finding a compromise between clients' needs without overlooking the value of the land and its possible archaeological treasures. Fokke Gerritsen (NIT) will moderate the discussions following the lecture.
Date: 1 December 2023, Friday
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm (Istanbul time)
The event will be online. No registration is necessary. Please follow the link below to join the webinar.
Meeting link: Go here
Meeting ID: 891 4720 5275
NIT Urban Heritage Lab is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities. The third edition of the Urban Heritage Lab Autumn Course is organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU), Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development, and with the support of the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul.
The course will spotlight archaeological heritage in urban contexts and explore a series of topical issues, including: How can archaeological heritage in urban settings contribute to presenting the stories of a city and its inhabitants? Given the nature of archaeological remains (often underfoot, fragmented, limited to small exposures, disconnected from present-day communities, obstructing rather than enabling present-day urban movement), what are the specific challenges of archaeological heritage in this respect? What are the best strategies for preservation, display and public engagement? Can archaeological heritage be a driver for sustainable urban development in a time of climate crisis?
Between November 3 and December 15, NIT offers a series of public webinars on Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities from academics and professionals every Friday. Follow NIT’s social media and announcements to receive the Zoom links for these weekly meetings.
Image by Maarten Groenendijk