Articles & Contributions from Members & Partners

Adapt or Abandon? Hard Choices in the Himalayas

T.V. Padma, Sapiens – 27 October 2021 “Home or away, then, these Himalayan communities find that maintaining their cultural identity, heritage, and way of life is an uphill task.” This article on Sapiens documents the struggles of people in the Himalayas as climate change disrupts their livelihoods. Read the full article here.

The writing’s on the wall for Kabul’s street art scene

Amy Kazmin, Financial Times – 9 September 2021 Upon taking over the city, the Taliban decimated Kabul’s colourful street art which, for many, had provided a cheerful sign of hope during troubled times. In this article on the FT, Amy Kazmin looks at the outlook for arts and culture within the country under Taliban rule.…

What Are the Taliban’s Plans for Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage?

Helen Holmes, Observer – 8 September 2021 According to this article, the resurgence of the Taliban and chaotic scenes in Kabul cause uncertainty and concern over the future of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage. This concern is particularly intensified when looking at previous incidents such as that in 2001 when the Taliban destroyed the Buddha statues in…

Commemorating 20 years since the destruction of two Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO – 11 March 2021 Marking twenty years since the Taliban tragically destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, this UNESCO article takes the anniversary as an opportunity to show their solidarity with the Afghan people and stress the importance of preserving cultural heritage. Read the full article here.

10 Traditional Trades To Support In Hong Kong Before They Disappear

Helen Yu, Tatler Hong Kong – 18 February 2021 Beneath Hong Kong’s cosmopolitan and modern exterior there are many traditional heritages that are often forgotten but are a key part of the city’s historical and cultural identity. In this article, Helen Yu shines a light on these trades, including birdcage making, mahjong tile carving and…

2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation | Restoring Heritage

Greater Kashmir The restoration of Amar Singh College Building by INTACH, Kashmir Chapter, wins the prestigious award The 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation represent the significant progress of conservation within nine countries in the region. The restoration of the Amar Singh College Building by Intach, Kashmir Chapter, won the prestigious award…