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"Urban Heritage Mining" International Summer School in Nepal



6 September 2022
The research project "
Heritage as Placemaking: The Politics of Solidarity and Erasure in South Asia" is organising an 
International Summer School on "Urban Heritage Mining" in collaboration with the DAAD-funded partnership "Urban Transformation and Placemaking: Learning from South Asia and Germany". The "Heritage as Placemaking" research project is a collaboration between Heidelberg University, South Asian University (Delhi), Social Science Baha (Kathmandu) and SOAS University of London, funded by the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The summer school will take place in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal from 22nd–29th of September 2022.
Conceptualized by
Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and
Dr. Stefanie Lotter (SOAS), the summer school seeks to offer on-site training in the critical practice of ‘urban heritage mining’, a dynamic, multidisciplinary approach to collecting, interpreting, and working with intangible and built heritage. The summer school will be attended by graduate students and by heritage professionals and activists. An international and local teaching team will work closely with participants to identify and train academic and professional skills. The aim is to expand students' horizons by learning directly from practitioners (e.g. architects, urban designers, heritage conservation experts). 
The summer school is co-funded by the Flagship Initiative
Transforming Cultural Heritage as well as the DAAD. Members of the
Nepal Heritage Documentation Project (NHDP) will support the event by organising a crowd-sourced digital heritage walk. From Heidelberg, students from the
MATS, the MAs Cultural Heritage Studies and South Asian Studies will participate.