Call for Papers: Urban Heritage Activism Conference. Berlin, 16-17 March 2017

Simulizi Mijini/Urban Narratives, an interdisciplinary inquiry into urban heritage in Dar es Salaam and Berlin, announces a call for abstracts for a two-day international conference at the Technical University Berlin on 16-17 March 2017.

Contributions that focus on heritage activism in diverse geographical and cultural contexts, the political ramifications of urban heritage, especially in postcolonial environments, are particularly welcome. The conference wishes to engage grassroots movements that are demanding a more inclusive approach to heritage around the world, redefining how places in the built environment are valued and preserved. In addition, the conference will question the role of research and scholarship as well as other forms of political, cultural and arts practice in supporting heritage movements. Rather than convening an academic event, the conference will create a multidisciplinary platform for activists, scholars, artists, cultural producers, students and local residents to debate urban heritage, present innovative approaches and put forward inclusive solutions.

The full call for abstracts can be downloaded here.

A 300 words abstract, contact details, and a brief CV can be submitted to rachel.lee@tu-berlin.de by 18 December 2016.

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