- Thursday, 20 October 2022 – 16:00 19:00
organised by SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS OF GREAT BRITAIN and SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS (US)
Can architecture survive politics? Located at the heart of Eurasia, Afghanistan has been of global importance for millennia, from the time of Alexander the Great’s invasion to the ending of the US military occupation last year. Marking one year after the Taliban’s return to power, the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain – in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians in the US – invites members and the wider public to join an online international symposium to discuss Afghanistan’s architecture and built heritage in the past, present and future. Invited Afghan and international architects, cultural specialists, historians and UNESCO officials will share their insights about how global politics impacts upon Afghanistan. Each will also talk about the ways they are striving to protect and preserve Afghan built heritage amidst war, political turbulence and international pressure.
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