British Council New Zealand joined the Heritage of Future Past programme on 29-31 March 2021, a three-day online event which highlighted the value of cultural heritage and its contemporary relevance.
Natasha Beckman, Country Director of British Council New Zealand convened the second part of the ‘Remaking’ session in 31 March with Dr. Antony Hoete, Professor of Architecture (Māori) at the University of Auckland, T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss, interdisciplinary artist based in Canada, and Gina Williams, musician-songwriter in Noongar language of south of West Australia.
Anthony and Gina both contributed in 2019 in Crossing Points, a collection of essays providing perspectives on the connections between the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
About Heritage of Future Past
Curated by the British Council, it celebrated the work of projects supported by the Cultural Protection Fund as well as an exploration of the wider value of cultural heritage.
Bringing together an array of international voices we examined different approaches to nurturing cultural heritage in ways which contribute directly to social cohesion and economic sustainability.
Catch up on the event series in the videos linked below, and add your voice to the conversation using the hashtag #HeritageFuturePast.
The title “Heritage of Futures Past” is borrowed from our Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth programme in Vietnam.
The Heritage of Future Past programme was conceived around three themes, exploring a different aspect of the impact and relevance of the UK’s Cultural Protection Fund: Place, Witness and Remaking.