Eastern Mediterranean University Eastern Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Center (DAKMAR) organised two online events on the occasion of 18 April World Cultural Heritage Day.
The first of the events, moderated by DAKMAR Executive Board Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Emel Kaya, took place on Thursday, 15 April 2021 at 19.00, with a talk by Simla Sunay, master architect and children's book writer, on "Architectural Heritage and Children's Books / Workshops". The main theme of the talk was the ability of children to perceive the relationship between architecture and nature through children's books and workshops and to grow up with the awareness of nature during the processes of the construction of cities and living in them and cultural formation.
Events Open to Public
On 16 April 2021, at 19:00, the second event was held with the participation of EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School, Foreign Languages Department academic staff member Dr. Nafia Akdeniz. At the said event, Dr. Akdeniz held a talk titled "Cultural Memory and Closed Varosha Narratives" within the scope of "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures" theme determined by ICOMOS for 2021. Both events were open to the public via live broadcast on MS Teams.
18 April is celebrated all over the world as the “World Heritage Day” under the leadership of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) in order to raise awareness about the protection of cultural assets and to contribute to the creation and enhancement of public awareness.