Peter Kranendonk (Municipality of Amsterdam)
24 Nov 16:00 - 17:00
During the construction works for the Amsterdam Noord-Zuid Metro line, the city’s central areas of Damrak and Rokin, touched by the Amstel River, have proven rich in archaeological remains dating back several centuries. In this lecture, Peter Kranendonk, senior archaeologist at the Municipality of Amsterdam and head of the North/South Metro line archaeological project, will present this project, explaining its structure, goals, and importance in the city’s cultural context and panorama. Jeroen Bouwmeester (RCE) will moderate the discussions following the lecture.
Date: 24 November 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: 820 8325 2330
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.