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Watch the webinar here: https://youtu.be/71l_arMAtYk

The triangulation of COVID 19, Climate Crisis and continuing gross inequities formed the challenge for launching Heritage Matters Webinar Series. The underlying conviction is that heritage in all its manifestations is critical for our resilience to build post-pandemic futures. It is the ethos of sustainable development. In this webinar, we will interrogate the extent to which writing on architecture is accessible, relevant, and contextual. What is the state of the art with writing architecture? Has it been limited to the specialists? Can it become more interdisciplinary and accessible across specialisms, including tourism and journalism? What are the potentials and possibilities? What kind of capabilities and capacities do we need to embed in professional and educational agencies? How do we assess the layers of significance in architecture to communicate placemaking in contextual places, diachronically and synchronically? Could we promote a genre of writing architecture that is decolonised? The practice of writing architecture in local languages in a postcolonial context is much wanted. These are some of the contestations of this Webinar to stimulate thinking.

Panellists: Dr Wiendu Nuryanti, Professor in Architecture and Planning, Gadjah Mada University and former Vice Minister of Education and Culture, Indonesia (2011-2014); Nandini Somaya Sampat, Architect/ Solicitor and Director, SNK Somaya & Kalappa Consultants; and Ar Neha Nair, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Anant National University.

Host: Dr Amareswar Galla, Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, India and International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia