|Aleppo restoration updates
The technical meeting about traditional building materials in Aleppo lasted for two days from 10 to 11 August 2017, and was held within the framework of the UNESCO-funded Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage project. Updates on the meeting from the DGAM are available here.
The attendees discussed and evaluated the experiences of the interested parties on the following topics:
- Traditional materials Bank of Damascus
- Construction and traditional crafts are an urgent necessity
- Classification of Handcrafts, building materials
- Assessment of damage and management of rubble of archaeological debris
- Damage Assessment, the experience of the Great Umayyad Mosque
- Presentations and discussions on models of traditional building materials, building techniques, and traditional building Handcrafts
The National Higher Steering Committee for the Restoration of the Old City of Aleppo has begun the restoration work in the Old City of Aleppo through the Souq Al-Suqatiyeh area. As part of this, the Directorate of Antiquities, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation for Culture, will hold a four-week course, beginning immediately after Eid al-Adha at the beginning of next September. The course is practical training on cutting and shaping stones.
See this Facebook post from Aleppo Archaeology for more information.
Jwanah Qudsi writes about Rebuilding Old Aleppo: Postwar Sustainable Recovery and Urban Refugee Resettlement for the International Conference on Sustainable Development here.