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Recording Now Available: Culture in Crisis Event: Saving Aleppo’s Heritage: Stories from Local Graduate Architects

This event, recorded in June 2022, brought together Syrian Graduate Architects from the social enterprise ‘Places of ARcture’, to discuss the importance of protecting cultural heritage in their home city of Aleppo, within their own practice.

In a country devasted by many years of conflict, this event highlighted some of the surviving architectural heritage in the ancient part of the Aleppo city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The discussions explored the challenges of preserving and restoring a living heritage site, whilst respecting and incorporating the needs of the local people connected to the area.

Through a series of presentations, short film screenings and a Q&A, we discover the different ways that these architects are positioning the identity of the city, its tangible and intangible heritage, as the cornerstones of its reconstruction.

This event was programmed in collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture.

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