Plural Heritages and Communities: A Workshop on Theory, Politics, and Practice of Community Co-production

Location British Institute at Ankara, Atatürk Bulvarı No: 154/ 1

Date and time Thursday 9 November 2023
07:00 - 14:30 (London GMT)
10:00 - 17:30 (Ankara UTC+3)

Event Summary

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This one-day workshop on ‘Plural Heritages and Communities’ aims at presenting a practical resource to tackle ideas, approaches, and methodologies to understand different communities as well as heritage(s).

‘Plural Heritages of Istanbul: The Case of the Land Walls’ led by the Newcastle University and BIAA’s ‘Living Amid the Ruins’ project, concentrating on archaeological sites in the Southwest Turkey both took place between 2016-2018 and shared a similar vision on overcoming the often-vague rhetoric of community empowerment. Recognising that this an issue too complex to be tackled within the context of single projects, the organisers of this workshop will share their methodologies, successes but more importantly the challenges and problems they encountered when trying to ‘give voice’ to different heritage stakeholder communities.

Invited lectures will include different stakeholders from Ankara who either deal with or have the potential to deal with similar questions on the community co-production.

The workshop is taking place at the premises of the BIAA.


10:00 – 10:15 Opening remarks
Lutgarde Vandeput, British Institute at Ankara (BIAA)

10:15 – 10:45 Living Amid the Ruins: Archaeological Sites as Hubs of Sustainable Development in Southwest Turkey
Işılay Gürsu, British Institute at Ankara (BIAA)

10:45 – 12:00 Designing, Walking, and Remembering – Plural Heritages of Istanbul: The Case of the Land Walls Project (2016-2018)
Christopher Whitehead, Newcastle University
Gönül Bozoğlu, University of St Andrews
Tom Schofield, Newcastle University

12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break

12:15 – 12:45 Achieving Win-Win in Heritage – Community Experiences from Turkey and Abroad
Ayşegül Yılmaz, BIAA-ANAMED

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 16:00 Approaches to Heritage Management and Public Archaeology in Ankara
Damla Barın, KarDes Mobile Application, Hrant Dink Foundation
Duygu Kevser Karadağ & Levent Tökün, VEKAM Koç University Vehbi Koç Ankara Studies Research Center
Ela Alanyalı Aral, Tumuli of Ankara (Ankara Tümülüsleri)
Elif Selena Ayhan Koçyiğit (On behalf of Bellek Ankara Project Team)
Naz Şerife Özcan, Ankara Aks
Pınar Aykaç, Middle East Technical University
Yıldırım İnan, Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Section of World Heritage Sites

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 – 17:30 Discussion: Approaches for Collaboration and Projects in Ankara


Christopher Whitehead, Newcastle University
Hakan Tarhan, BIAA

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Plural Heritages and Communities: A Workshop on Theory, Politics, and Practice of Community Co-production