New Trailer – ‘Kartarpur Corridor- Collective Memories of Connected Histories’

In 1947, two independent nations were created – India and Pakistan. The borders of Punjab on the west and Bengal on the east witnessed large scale migration of communities: the Muslim population moved into Pakistan and Hindus, Sikhs and others, into India. Communities were uprooted from their homes. They brought with them memories of lost lands, culture, and associations. In a recent joint effort of both Pakistani and Indian governments, a ‘corridor’ has been created as a passage for the Sikh community to visit a very important religious shrine in Pakistan, Kartarpur, the place associated with Guru Nanak (the first Guru of the Sikhs spent last 18 years of his life) without a visa. This is the first time since 1947 that an effort has been made by the two countries, and in this case by using the power of cultural heritage for building peace and understanding.

Episode 6- ‘Kartarpur Corridor- Collective Memories of Connected Histories’ shows the engagement of the local community in taking care of the heritage of the ‘other’ as a service. It further challenges the notion of whose heritage is it in times of displacement, and the relationship between cultural heritage and the local community, those ‘displaced’ and further the ‘relocated’.

The full episode will be released in October during ICOMOS ADCOM 2020.

ICOMOS ICORP-On the Road First Episode ‘ Reconnecting the Sacred Valley Kathmandu’

Icorp On the Road First Episode; ’Reconnecting the Sacred Valley Kathmandu’ trailer is on air.

Gorkha earthquake in 2015 damaged large areas of Kathmandu Valley. The recovery process of the cultural heritage has now been going on for three years with the support of local communities and professionals.

Icorp On the Road has showcased these inspiring stories. The project aims to deliver the spirit of the place where traditional conservation methods are still followed.

Within the project; conservation experts, site managers, artisans and local people were interviewed in the region.

And now everything is ready. You can watch the trailer here.

The full episode will be publish in August.

Stay tuned for next episodes.