The Education Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture aims to promote broader and deeper awareness among young people of the philosophy and values that underpin the efforts of the Trust. To this end, the programme is developing teaching materials and processes through which the wealth of knowledge and learning accumulated by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme will be shared with university and high school students, as well as a broader interested public.
For the pilot phase of the Education Programme now under way, AKTC has partnered with experts to prepare a series of pedagogical outputs. These include teaching packages, lectures on Power Point, MOOCs and curriculum units, some of which are already posted on Archnet. Others will be added as soon as they become available. The Programme is also partnering with educational institutions to generate new elective courses, field schools and workshops, the highlights and/or outputs of which will also be posted as appropriate.
Mouraria: Observe, Evaluate, Act - A Participatory Project (Winter School: The Place of the City Workshop). Instituto Universitario de Lisboa: Lisbon, 2019.
The world’s historic cities are increasingly caught up in the large-scale flows of money and people that have been generated by globalization. Among these rapidly growing flows is tourism, which now occurring at an unprecedented scale, and is a key cause of the rapid gentrification of large swathes of historic cities such as Lisbon, where the priority given to real estate development is also transforming the cultural and ethnic profile of entire city neighbourhoods.
Here as elsewhere, the need of the hour is to articulate and apply public policies that promote integrated and multi-disciplinary city management and planning in ways that protect and promote pluralism in all its facets. This was the multiple challenge addressed by the Winter School organized in January 2019 in the Bairro da Mouraria, which is one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods.