Nada Hosking Lessons From the Field: From Site to Place to Cultural Preservation

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00pm
University of Pennsylvania 210 S 34th St
Philadelphia,, PA 19148
United States

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What is the difference between a location and a “place”? How does a place become a cherished heritage site? Places, whether historic buildings or cultural landscapes, are made significant by their deep connection to people over time. It is this human connection that leads to cultural significance. Through the lens of Global Heritage Fund projects, we will explore the spirit of place. Using examples from the field, this talk will provide a glimpse into cultural heritage preservation today. Case studies will highlight on-going activities around grassroots initiatives and collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders that find long-term uses for historic places to benefit local communities.

As Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund, Nada Hosking is responsible for the strategy and implementation of Global Heritage Fund’s mission to positively transform communities by investing in their cultural heritage. Nada previously served as the Director of Programs and Partnerships. During her tenure, she developed and led multiple international heritage projects while building strong partnerships and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders from governments to local communities, as well as the private sector. Nada brings a strong non-profit background to Global Heritage Fund from her work at Global Fund for Women, where she supported over 100 grantees and advisors in the MENA region working to provide women with economic opportunities and independence, improve their health and reproductive rights, and increase girls’ access to education.

Nada is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She is a trained archeologist and a 2020 National Geographic Explorer. A dual citizen of Morocco and the US, Nada has worked and lived in many regions of the world. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.



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