29 Mai 2024
16:15  - 18:00

Mehrzweckraum 035, Kollegienhaus, Petersgraben 50, 4051 Basel

Veranstaltungen, Öffentliche Veranstaltung

Whose ‘shared’ heritage? Counter-narratives through the modern housing of Mozambique

Dr. Patricia Noormahomed, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow will present her research on heritage practices and policies in postcolonial Mozambique.

(Image: Prédios do Goto (Barrio Pais Ramos), Beira, Moazambique, photo by Patricia Noormahomed, 2022)

In her presentation Patricia will explore how in current heritage practices and policies, there is a prevailing hegemonic discourse that privileges Western standards by focusing on the artistic and the historical, the monumental and the tangible – what Laurajane Smith (2006) calls an “Authorized Heritage Discourse.” Against this background, Patricia will discuss counter-narratives through the example of modern housing in Mozambique; a legacy that is often described as “shared heritage” because of its colonial genealogy. Through this legacy, the presentation will interrogate the limits of the heritage values that underpin the AHD and will foreground new values and accounts based on the socio-cultural background of Mozambique and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants.

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