Localtalks 03.21 is based on the topic of preserving architectural heritage in East Africa. The event discussion will be preceded and guided by two presentations.
The first presentation will explore specific examples of architectural heritage in Kampala, Uganda. It will be led by Timothy Latim, an independent photographer and designer who has experience documenting Ugandan heritage buildings. He will share his observations and findings about selected buildings and, the roles they have played in society.
Following this, the focus will shift to the practicalities behind preserving architectural heritage across East Africa. This angle is to be presented by Iga Perzyna and Berend van der Lans, team members of African Architecture Matters, a not-for-profit consultancy working on projects within the African built environment. They will share some challenges behind preserving heritage before unpacking potential tools and strategies for implementing preservation in the East African context.