Risks to cultural heritage and ways to prevent them

Afghanistan’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage has a long and rich history spread throughout the country, from the unique weaves of carpets to tool making, historic forts, pre-Islamic sites and beyond. In an effort to ensure the preservation of this heritage, Islamic and otherwise, what are the risks (existing or new) to which the country’s tangible and intangible culture is subjected? What is being done to mitigate them?

With: Aman Mojadidi (exhibition curator and moderator), Ajmal Maiwandi (CEO Aga Khan Trust for Culture Afghanistan), Arash Boostani (architect), Michael Barry (Professor of Islamic Cultures at Princeton University), Paolo Fontani (former UNESCO director in Kabul).

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2 December 2021