Heritage is a broad concept that draws from various disciplinary discourses, including anthropology, architecture, art, culture, development, ecology, environment, forestry, geography, history, natural resources, traditional arts and crafts, urban design and planning, wildlife, and much more. However, a general perception of heritage usually refers only to historical and monumental examples of heritage. Even within the monument-centric discourse, it is widely perceived that the objective of heritage conservation and management is to ‘preserve’ heritage by using conservation and preservation as a technical process of ensuring the longevity of the ruins. However, as opposed to the conservation/preservation paradigm, an interdisciplinary management paradigm is evolving through discourses as well as frameworks of practice at different levels.
This workshop introduces the idea of heritage management as an interdisciplinary field of study that distinguishes itself from the established architectural conservation and preservation discourses. In this light, this workshop aims to sensitise and train architectural practitioners to look at sites, buildings, and landscapes not in isolation but in the context of the tangible and intangible elements present around them. It takes examples from the old cities of Nashik and Pune to provide hands-on exercises to senior undergraduate students of architecture.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 8am to 5pm
Venue: BKPS College of Architecture