Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

15 Dec 19:00

Workshop NIT UHL: Re-Connecting Archaeological Heritage with the City: Proposals for Action in Today’s Ankara


15 Dec 19:00 - 22:00

After numerous guest speakers, fruitful presentations, engaging discussions, and an exciting field trip since the beginning of the course in September, we have come to the last week of the Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities Course.
At NIT Urban Heritage Lab this week, we leave the floor to our course participants. They will present their project proposals for reconnecting Roman archaeological heritage, especially the Augustus Temple, Cardo Maximus, Roman Bath, and the Roman Theater, with the contemporary city of Ankara. After the presentation of the project proposals, Dr. Jeroen Bouwmeester (RCE, National Heritage Agency of the Netherlands), Dr. Pınar Aykaç Leidholm (METU), and Prof. Dr. A. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz (METU) will evaluate and discuss these projects in a discussion session moderated by Dr. Özgün Özçakır (METU).

Date: 15 December 2023, Friday
Time: 19.00 - 22.00 (Istanbul time) / 17.00 - 20.00 (Amsterdam time)

The event will be online. No registration is necessary. Please follow the link below to join the webinar. The session will be held in English.

Meeting link: Go here
Meeting ID: 895 5722 9180
Password: 412149

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?