Can displaced communities, who are physically unable to access their ancestral lands, renew a sense of ownership over their tangible cultural heritage and assert their agency over its use?
This Research Development Project grapples with this challenge & devises new ways to address it. There is recognition that while this is a challenge shared by many around the world—from Palestine to Myanmar, Colombia to Syria—there are unique circumstances that prevent displaced communities from accessing cultural heritage. Efforts to address these barriers have taken different forms, from the development of digital tools & remote sensing to community-based initiatives.
Dr Noam Leshem, Department of Geography