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Dialogue on “Applying resilience…

Dialogue on “Applying resilience thinking to heritage places: from theory to practice”

Background Video for ICCROM Dialogue on Applying Resilience Thinking to Heritage Places


Dialogue on ''Applying resilience thinking to heritage places: from theory to practice''

Date: 17 September 2020
Time: 14:00 PM (Rome, Italy)
Location: Online


  • Rohit Jigyasu, Project Manager, ICCROM
  • Leticia Leitao, Independent Consultant on cultural and natural heritage


  • María Claudia López, Heritage Professional and President, ICOMOS Colombia
  • Mags Pillay, Director: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, A component of the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
  • Ashish Trambadia, Director, Ahmedabad World Heritage City Trust, India
  • Ghassan Chemali, Head of the Urban Conservation Unit at Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities


Resilience is defined as the capacity of a system to deal with change and continue to develop. But what does this actually mean and why should we, as heritage professionals, be concerned with it? How can we apply it for heritage places? This dialogue will take you through a set of principles that are considered crucial for building resilience. Hear from four panelists on how these principles can be practically applied based on their hands-on experience working in diverse heritage places worldwide. Join this conversation on how to advance a resilience thinking approach for responding to change in heritage places.


This dialogue will be accessible only to those who register online before 5th September 2020. A video will then be shared with the registered participants providing background information that will serve as the basis for discussion during the dialogue.  

This event will not be live streamed. However, proceedings of the dialogue will be made available on our website at later stage.