Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

10 Nov 16:00

Lecture NIT Urban Heritage Lab: Urban Archaeological Heritage and Art - Artistic Encounters with Archaeological Heritage

Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Artists & Filmmakers)


10 Nov 16:00 - 16:00

Moderated by Aslıhan Demirtaş, this week's seminar of the Urban Heritage Lab will expand on the encounter between art and archaeology. The artists and filmmakers Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige will present their experience in articulating an artistic discourse intertwining material and immaterial heritage, memory, and the role of art in presenting archaeological remains. Through the explanation and the displaying of their installations, the public will experience an outstanding concrete example of a creative project aiming to form bridges between materials, history and different forms of artistic expression.


Date & Time: 10 November 2023, Friday, 4 pm - 5 pm (Istanbul time)

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

Meeting link: Go here 
Meeting ID: 876 6305 7837
Password: 436991

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?