Last week we launched the online phase of the Summer School on Post-Conflict Recovery, our newest training programme organised in collaboration with ICCROM with the support of UNESCO and the United Arab Emirates.

The course, structured in 5 online Talks and an on-site workshope in Rome, aims at providing fundamental tools of intervention in post-conflict scenarios. This objective will be pursued through the exchange of ideas and experiences, case studies and classroom activities on assessment, design and planning for recovery.

Last week Alessio Re, Secretary General of the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture, moderated the online Talks, where international speakers offered their insights on the following themes:

TALK 1 – ANALYSING CONTEXT AND DOCUMENTATION (05/06/2023)
Tools for post-conflict documentation in order to gather information on the field to ensure the completeness of the context analysis.

SPEAKERS:
Elke Selter (Belgian Federal Government – Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)
Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) – Culture

Rand Eppich (Heritage Consultant, Madrid, Spain)
Context Analysis and Documentation

Giovanni Fontana Antonelli (Archi. Media Trust, CEO and Founder)
Diagnosis before Treatment: Mosul as a Case Study

Isber Sabrine (Heritage for Peace, President)
Empowering Civil Society to Document Heritage and to Fight Illicit Traffic in Countries in Conflicts and in Post-Conflict

 

TALK 2 – DAMAGE AND RISK ASSESSMENT (06/06/2023)
Tools and methodologies used to assess the risks affecting collections, buildings, monuments and sites in their specific context to secure, salvage and stabilise the cultural heritage. A special focus will be given to emergency response and preventive conservation.

SPEAKERS:
Rohit Jigyasu (ICCROM)
Damage & Risk Assessment for Post Crisis Recovery of Cultural Heritage

Vanessa Fraga Prol (Cultural Emergency Response, The Netherlands)
Funding and Coordinating Damage and Risk Assessment Missions in order to support any possible first-aid actions that could lead to Post-Conflict Recovery

Bonnie Burnham (Cultural Heritage Finance Alliance)
Complementing Emergency Assessment with a Long Term Planning and Funding Strategy

Sara Abram (Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale, Italy)
Training in Conservation

 

TALK 3 – PLANNING FOR PHYSICAL RECOVERY (07/06/2023)
Knowledge for planning the physical recovery process of cultural heritage in post-conflict scenarios.

SPEAKERS:
Maria Rita Acetoso (UNESCO)
Reviving the Spirit of Mosul: the Reconstruction of Cultural Landmarks as a Tool to foster Reconciliation in post-Conflict Recovery

Alessandra Peruzzetto (World Monument Fund)
Case studies of The World Monuments Fund Actions in Crisis Contexts

Shatha Safi (Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine)
Heritage Protection and Rehabilitation in Palestine. RIWAQ – Centre of Architectural Conservation

Amra Hadžimuhamedović (Director of the Centre for Cultural Heritage)
Inclusive Heritage Discourse in Post-Conflict Recovery

 

TALK 4 – PLANNING FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY (08/06/2023)
Knowledge for planning the social and economic recovery of heritage-related and conflict-affected communities applying a sustainable development approach.

SPEAKERS:
Stefania Abakerli (World Bank)
Latest approach of the World Bank regarding FCV contexts

Veronica Costarelli (International Organization for Migration)
The Role of Memory in Post-Conflict Recovery

Etleva Demollari (House of Leaves, Albania)
The Role of Museums and Memorials

Ruba Saleh (ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium)
Cultural Heritage Values as a Medium for Women’s Cooperative Entrepreneurial Journey. A Case Study from Palestine

 

TALK 5 – INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND EVALUATION (09/06/2023)
The study of possible post-conflict scenarios concerning cooperation between international agencies, stakeholders and local communities.

SPEAKERS:
Stephen Stenning (British Council)
Case studies from the work of British Council in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Palestine. Potential for co-operation and collaboration

Costanza Fidelbo (UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe)
UNESCO – Country Unit – criticalities

Ihor Poshyvailo (Maidam Museum / Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI), Ukraine)
Post-War Recovery in Ukraine: Mission of Culture and Heritage

Maja Kominko (Aliph Foundation)
Post-war recovery: from Iraq to Ukraine