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Please join us for this event that explores themes of destructions and reconstructions after catastrophes
ARUP, The School of Philosophy and Art History, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC) at the University of Essex are pleased to invite you to an online panel focused on the effects of disasters on urban contexts.
The workshop will take the form of a panel discussion and bring together scholars who have engaged in research concerning the effects of catastrophic events on urban contexts.
This panel will focus on the aftermath of the catastrophes. We seek to explore how heritage is used and misused to materially reconstruct urban contexts and how the reconstruction affects the social rebuilding practices of the communities affected. We also examine the role of creative practices in processing the trauma caused by disaster, and consider how such practices contribute to personal and collective rehabilitation in different contexts.
We will ask, how differently natural and humanmade disasters impact urban contexts and their communities? What happens in the aftermath of a disaster and how is heritage reconstructed, used to rebuild social contexts or, conversely, to create new social boundaries within a city? How do certain narratives break down these boundaries, generating post-disaster spaces that are open and pluralistic? What should the role of heritage be to make cities and people more resilient in the aftermath of a catastrophic event?
Our speakers bring together a range of different approaches to the topic with the aim of generating a stimulating conversation.
List of Speakers:
Nada Elfeituri, University College London, The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment;
Rebecca Jarman, University of Leeds, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies;
Andrew Littlejohn, University of Leiden, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology;
Dacia Viejo Rose, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.
This event will be chaired by Ammar Azzouz and Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco.
After you register for the event, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar (closer to the event date).