The Interactive Heritage Map of Syria seeks to document intangible aspects of heritage in Syria by documenting knowledge and collecting stories and memories from the community and make it publicly available for everyone online. The aim is to put an emphasis on the people creating heritage.
Our project is based on three cornerstones: Telling stories, generating knowledge and a participatory approach. We invite members of the Syrian Community, experts and other people interested in Syrian heritage to share their unique perspective and knowledge on intangible aspects of cultural heritage in Syria and engage in meaningful discussions online. Hereby, our scientific-based content is enriched by the personal voices of the community, shedding light on the people creating heritage. Our results are published in forms of articles, memories and interviews on a platform which presents various Syrian heritage projects, using a unique holistic approach for the documentation and presentation of heritage that interlinks intangible and tangible heritage. This project is part of a wider network of Syrian Heritage Initiatives in the Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin, focusing on various topics related to Syrian heritage. Together, our aim is to document, preserve and present the richness of Syrian heritage for everyone. The following other projects are part of this network: Syrian Heritage Archive Project, Built Heritage Documentation, Aleppo Heritage Catalogue, and Post-Conflict Recovery of Urban Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: The Old Town of Aleppo.