Talk Past event Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Culture in Crisis: Harnessing Heritage as a tool for Sustainable Development

Join us to find out how communities across the globe are using cultural heritage as a tool for sustainable development.

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Past Event
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Hear from four leading, international organisations on their work to create social and economic opportunities through the promotion and preservation of global cultural heritage.

In this fascinating discussion, chaired by historian, author and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, representatives from Turquoise Mountain Trust, Environmental Quality International, Sustainable Preservation Initiative and Cultural Heritage Without Borders (Albania) will explore the complex social contexts in which their organisations work, from rural poverty, political instability, active conflict and post-conflict areas.

Examine the approaches and experiences of these organisations, their long-term social, cultural and economic impact and discuss their ongoing efforts to deliver meaningful change and empowerment for the communities that they work within.

This Culture in Crisis event is programmed in partnership with the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund.