Cultural Aesthetics + Urbanization - how art, music, architecture, food, and language can drive Africa's inclusive urbanisation
This session looks at the influence of cultural heritage in our society. The interactive session examines the role of cultural identity in how we view and interact with cultural aesthetics like art, music, architecture, food, and language. To explore ways that our intrinsic cultural values can shape the exponential growth African cities are experiencing to retain our originality and our sense of identity. The session will bring together architect, visual artist and social entrepreneurs to elaborate on the importance of infusing cultural heritage in our cities, now more than ever. Cultural Aesthetics + Urbanization will touch base on risks of urbanization to indigenous peoples which could potentially lead to marginalization, social discrimination, and displacement. We will explore measures that can be incorporated to minimize these risks, and the numerous ways adhering to heritage can pay tribute to indigenous people through conservation of knowledge, medical skills, local arts, languages and natural resources and so on.
Hosted by: Surge Africa, Nigeria