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D Mehta Globelics2009

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  • Thank you for this inspiring work. You must keep up!!!!
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  • Careful with font sizes, so that readers prioritize quickly. How does this tie to the question you posed initially, the 3 bullet points you gave us and the diagnose?
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  • Clever!
    No municipality/NGO involved though? any association of the craftsman? how to represent the non-associated owners, whose individual choices affect your subject matter so much?
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  • I love your choice of bullet points, shows a very social/nuanced understanding of heritage. I encourage you to continue working on this line. Perhaps another slide?

    Also useful to keep in mind that some societal values and traditions are regressive and an obstacle to development.
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  • the box of materials seems in disarray.
    No self help scheme or something where that one in the demand side is also in the supply side?
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  • 1. UNEARTHING INNOVATION On Conservation & Development: The Role of Traditional Mud Brick Architecture Firms in Southern Yemen Deepa Mehta, M.Sc. / Columbia University GSAPP deepamehta@caa.columbia.edu www.learn.columbia.edu/tarim/ Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 2. Does the conservation of mud brick architecture in southern Yemen have important regional growth implications? Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 3. Do the conservation practices of mud brick architecture in southern Yemen have important regional growth implications? • Does innovation play a role in mud brick construction practices today? • How can heritage-labeled informal industries contribute to development goals? • How can the heritage framework play a more informed role in the Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar development framework?
  • 4. Context YEMEN Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
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  • 7. SEYOUN, CAPITAL OF THE HADHRAMAUT Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 8. SHIBAM, WORLD HERITAGE CITY Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 9. TARIM, HOME OF AL-KAF FAMILY HISTORIC VILLAS Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 10. Conceptual Framework social institutions Heritage TRADITIONAL Economic Conservation INDUSTRIES Development technological change Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 11. On Development • Embedded in non-economic social & cultural institutions (Braudel, 1992) • Alternative growth trajectories (Harris-White, 2003) • On flexibility & specialization (Seibel & Zeitlin, 1997) Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 12. Development Realities in the Hadhramaut • Institution-building - poverty reduction - providing support for SMEs • Globalizing dynamics - new construction typologies - improvements in literacy, education, & career choice • Rich cultural landscape - heritage conservation agencies & on-going projects - world heritage sites & cultural tourism Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 13. Mud brick firms & the basic building process Demand Supply 5 TO 8 MONTHS Home owner SME MATERIALS DESIGN/BUILD Mastercraftsman Craftsman Local; Permits Building owner Apprentice Regional; Construction General Builder Natural Partnerships Mosque Mud Lumber Government Straw Regional; International; Industrial: Glass Sewage/ Telecom. Public Infrastructure Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 14. On Conservation • Intrinsic connection to societal values & traditions (Nasser, 2003) • Intangible heritage as social process (Katsamudanga, 2005) • Ongoing vernacular traditions are living heritage (Jokilehto, 1998) • Community in heritage management (Akrout-Yaiche, 2002) Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 15. Conservation relationships in Hadhramaut INTERNATIONAL WMF ICOMOS UNESCO GTZ SFD Ministry of Planning NATIONAL Ambassador’s GOAM Fund for GOPHCY Heritage Preservation Foreign REGIONAL Direct Investment Mud Hadhramaut Brick Regional Governorate CBE SMEs Tarimi Assembly for Heritage LOCAL Protection PRIVATE PUBLIC Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 16. Living Heritage: evidence of innovation? • Conservation is a social process • Development includes living heritage •For a way forward, there is a need for good policy that includes: INDUSTRIAL ANALYSIS LEGAL FRAMEWORK SOCIAL POLICY ECONOMIC POLICY • Need for an effective heritage- development dialogic Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar
  • 17. THANK YOU Deepa Mehta, M.Sc. / Columbia University GSAPP deepamehta@caa.columbia.edu www.learn.columbia.edu/tarim/ Deepa Mehta 06 - 08 October 2009 GLOBELICS Dakar