Charlotte Bank Projects


Fünf vor Zwölf:

The Current Threat to Syria's Urban and Modern Heritage


Talk by Charlotte Bank

Friday, April 24, 2015, 7 pm


Art-Lab Berlin iPhonedoctor

Perleberger Straße 60, Berlin-Moabit




The historical and archaeological heritage of Syria has suffered heavy damage since the beginning of the uprising and hardly a day passes without news about fresh destruction, illegal digging and looting of sites. But while the world’s attention is focused on the more ancient aspects of Syria’s history and its legacy, the equally dramatic threat to the country’s modern history is hardly mentioned at all. Thereby, the protection of Syria’s modern urban, artistic, architectural heritage deserves our attention.

The talk will highlight the importance of Syria’s modern heritage and discuss crucial aspects of its protection.

Street view of Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 2007
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