I. INTRODUCTION AND MODULE OBJECTIVES
This course will help participants gain an overview of subjects related to conservation of cultural heritage through inputs shared by renowned specialists. Participants will be divided into groups and assigned to read a chapter from Traditional Knowledge Systems and the Conservation and Management of Asia’s Heritage, with two key questions to address. Three pre-recorded online classes will be made available as additional input before the Live Tutorial session. Attendance for the Live Tutorial is compulsory. Each group will be given 3 minutes to present their findings.
Participants will receive an electronic certificate of attendance upon completing the course.
Module Learning Outcomes: Understanding a variety of aspects related to cultural heritage conservation, focusing on Traditional Knowledge Systems.
- 2 January 2021: Delegation of groups and assignments.
- 3-8 January 2021: Pre-recorded online classes, to be watched at own time. (approx. 1.5 hours)
- 9 January 2021: Live Tutorial – 4.00pm (Malaysia) – Group presentations & Lecture (approx. 3.5 hours)
II. TEACHING TEAM
Dr. Ayano Toki
Dr. Ayano Toki is an architect with interests in exploration of place through the knowledge of locality. After receiving her Doctor of Design at the University of Tsukuba in 2012, Ayano became an assistant professor with the Urban and Architecture Design Laboratory of Tohoku University in Japan. She coordinated the architects’ contribution to reconstruction efforts on the Osatsu Peninsula, near Sendai, after the Great East Japan Earthquake, and also organized community development activity “Namiita Lab” (Good Design Award 2016). Recently she organized interdisciplinary exhibition projects for academic resources: “World of Models”, “Forms of prehistory” (DSA Kukan Design Award 2017).
Dr. Benny Kuriakose
Dr. Benny Kuriakose started his career in 1984 and received the basic lessons in architecture under the tutelage of Laurie Baker. He received the Charles Wallace India Trust award for an MA in Conservation Studies at the University of York and his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is well-known for his work in a craft village called Dakshina Chitra in Chennai, where he has designed the public buildings and transplanted buildings in the Kerala Section. Some of the notable architectural works include the Muziris Heritage Project, Institute of Palliative Medicine in Calicut, the rehabilitation design of the tsunami affected villages of Chinnangudi and Tarangmbadi in Nagapattinam District, the Springdale Heritage Resort in Vandiperiyar and the Anantya Resort in Kanyakumari.
Benny has authored the book ‘Conserving Timber Structures in India’ and is one of the editors for the book ‘Guidelines for the Preparation of a Heritage Management Plan’. He has offered his services as consultant to UNDP, UNESCO, various State Governments and other organisations.
Dr. Wei Ren
Dr. Wei Ren’s research focuses on developing the interrelationship between sustainable tourism, heritage sites and emerging technologies. He has extensive consultancy and research experience in the field of sustainability and tourism. Dr. Ren is leading the World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme” (WH+ST) – Chinese Pilot Programme (Hailongtun Tusi Site) at World Heritage Institute of Training and Research-Asia and Pacific (WHITRAP). He was also the external reviewer of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services and/or the IPBES land degradation and restoration assessment. From 2018, he starts working on research projects in heritage information and visualization at Tongji Uni, China.
He received his PhD in Planning in 2016, with the topic on Sustainability Appraisal for Built Heritage Attractions at School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University. Specialties: sustainability appraisal, heritage tourism, environmental/social impact assessment, tourism planning and PE investment Consulting.
Currently, Dr Ren is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Tongji University in Shanghai and working on research projects in terms of World Heritage, Sustainable Tourism, Heritage GIS-BIM Modeling Analysing Exploring the possibility of application of New Technologies (3D Visualization, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data) to World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Management.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neel Kamal Chapagain
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neel Kamal Chapagain – an architect and heritage professional from Nepal, is currently an Associate Professor and Director at Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University in India. His academic interests are in heritage education, critical heritage discourses, participatory approaches in heritage management, and ‘contextual learning’. His publications include Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects (co-edited with Kapila Silva, Routledge 2013), and a publication series from Nepal titled ‘Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices’. He serves on the boards of Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM), and Asia Pacific Higher Education Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage (APHEN-ICH).