A 2-day Heritage Understanding course is being organised for students of Interior Architecture and Design department of the Pearl Academy, New Delhi.
The course will introduce the theoretical basis for understanding, interpreting and conserving natural and cultural heritage.
We will explore the key issues – what is heritage, why does it matter, how do we value the past, what is of significance in this value system, who are the stakeholders in the field of heritage conservation and what roles various people and organisations perform within it. The discussion will illustrate the notions of ‘value’ and ‘significance’ associated with historic fabric and the ways in which this can inform the approaches to conservation. We will also discuss the concepts of tangible, intangible and living heritage and debate about the future of the past. A specially designed field visit on the final day will help illustrate this broader understanding and conservation of heritage.