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July 27, 2020
The A3-Archnet Collaborative for the Documentation of Africa’s built heritage will hold an online public panel on “Endangered Heritage,” July 31 at 16:30-18:30 WAT/11:30-13:30 EDT. The panel will include three presenters known for their work in cultural heritage preservation: Ṣọlá Akíntúndé, Founder Trustee, WASCHTrust (West Africa Shared Cultural Heritage Trust); Kuukuwa Manful, Principal Investigator for the Accra Archive: and Raj Yudhishthir Isar, Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The deadline for registration is Thursday, July 30 at 17:00 WAT/12:00 (noon) WAT. Please direct inquiries should to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AKDC@MIT and A3 have been awarded a MISTI grant to conduct in-person meetings and workshops to advance this project, but those events had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In order to not hinder progress, a series of online orientations were organized, hosted on a platform provided by the Abdul Lateef Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). This public panel is the last in a series of four online meetings of the collaboration.
In previous sessions, Oladeji and Toler led participants in discussions of archiving and documentation standards, what constitutes high-risk cultural heritage, and vehicles for publication and dissemination of architectural documentation. Participants also analyzed one another’s essays and discussed their next documentation projects.