Join artists, musicians, leading architects, academics and curators on 15th December for Against Disappearance, the first in a series of free talks exploring cultural heritage and contemporary culture.
We have a complex relationship with cultural heritage. In celebrating its riches, we must also acknowledge the challenges it presents. From the smallest fragment of a poem to a vast archaeological site protecting, preserving and interpreting cultural heritage is essential for shaping identities, developing understanding and imagining futures.
Organised by Shubbak Festival and the Cultural Protection Fund, speakers include visual artists Rand Abdul Jabbar and Samandal Comics, musician Amir ElSaffar, architect Dr. Salma Samar Damluji discussing post-war reconstruction in Hadramut, curator Jack Persekian reflecting on the restoration of The Khalidi Library and musician Farah Khaddour highlighting Action for Hope’s music schools across the Middle East and North Africa.