Conclusion of the third webinar: Integrated Reconstruction of Heritage in the Post-Trauma Social and Economic Recovery in Light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

20/06/2021

ARC-WH concluded the third and final webinar Integrated Reconstruction of Heritage in the Post-Trauma Social and Economic Recovery in Light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, organised within the framework of the International Conference: Integrated Reconstruction and Post-Trauma Impact on Communities and Socio-Economic Aspects of Recovery, on 17 June 2021. ARC-WH intends to organise the Conference later this year if the global pandemic situation improves and allows for such an event. The Conference will be attended by prominent experts and researchers who have contributed to a publication, which will be presented at the event.

The third webinar invited a panel of experts who discussed and presented case studies on resilience and sustainable reconstruction of cultural heritage in a post-trauma recovery context, using people-centred approaches for recovery as a method of processing social traumas. Each presentation uniquely highlighted the many ways in which cultural heritage can promote and inspire a community’s resilience and social cohesion in the wake of destruction, and how culture itself can be a key to survival for populations that have been displaced and affected by obstacles, such as armed conflict and political upheaval.

The speakers also shared initiatives and experiences of working with communities to rebuild their cultural heritage through sustainable-oriented approaches, such as raising awareness through shared artworks and community-led archaeological restorations that helped mitigate trauma and rebuild symbols of identity.

The third webinar is available for viewing on ARC-WH’s YouTube channel or in Videos located in the Media Center on our website.

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