Looking at Jerusalem
The seminar will look at Jerusalem, the heavenly city, but also a place where nearly 1 million people are living. The city will serve as a case-study for examining also local history, geopolitics, society and culture in Israel as they are reflected in the built environment. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage city, the defining of Outstanding Universal Value and the meeting of the test of authenticity and integrity links to its interpretations. The diverse communities provide a background to the challenges of culture in conflict. This will be reflected in international conventions and recommendations will allow for a more universal review of the issues facing cultural heritage in Jerusalem and the world.