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2016

Conserving Cultural Heritage : The Resilience of Forcibly Displaced Syrian Artisans in Jordan

Jordanie

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Conserving Cultural Heritage : The Resilience of Forcibly Displaced Syrian Artisans in Jordan

Pays : Jordanie

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—GCRF-ES_P004792_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : University of Plymouth

Durée : Actual Start 01 Nov 2016 // Actual End31 Oct 2018

Présentation
Given the dearth in the available literature and research investigating the preservation of cultural heritage by forcibly displaced artisans, exploring the needs and capacities of Syrian artisans in Jordan is essential. Hence, the proposed project aims to explore the resilience of the forcibly displaced Syrian artisans residing in Jordan, and directly addresses Jordan’s development challenges arising from the burgeoning influx of forcibly displaced Syrians, through a number of significant objectives : 1. Exploring the entrepreneurial innovation and creativity in organising this industry within the Jordanian informal economy. 2. Exploring the impact of the cultural appropriation of the Syrian cultural heritage arts and crafts, on the forcibly displaced Syrian community as well as the host nation of Jordan. 3. Exploring the gendering of this sector, and its impact on the forcibly displaced Syrian community and the receiving host nation of Jordan. 4. Capacity building to enhance the research mindset and skills amongst Jordanian researchers by training four postdoctoral researchers in conducting impactful qualitative data collection in vulnerable forcibly displaced communities. 5. Capacity building to enhance the understanding of the social enterprise model amongst Jordanian stakeholders, and its adoption amongst the forcibly displaced Syrian artisans in Jordan. The proposed project contributes to the GCRF ESRC and AHRC aim of ""understanding the diversity of experiences and the shape of the immediate and long term responses, both of the displaced themselves and the agencies that seek to intervene"" by focusing on the experiences, vulnerabilities and resilience of Syrian artisan men forcibly displaced to Jordan since the war in Syria erupted in 2011. This will be achieved by exploring how this population have been conserving their Syrian cultural heritage crafts and skills, and identity in Jordan. Furthermore, we will contribute to the GCRF ESRC and AHRC overarching aim through the social enterprise capacity building component of the proposed project. We envision the contribution of this social enterprise component as outlined in the proposal, to impact upon the forcibly displaced Syrian community in Jordan, the Jordanian host nation itself as well as other forcibly displaced communities in Jordan such as the Iraqis and Palestinians. The above objectives will be realised through the interdisciplinary strengths of the investigators and project partners. Haya Al-Dajani (Principle Investigator) brings a gender, enterprise and displacement expertise to this project, whilst Geoff Wilson (Co-Investigator) is an expert on resilience and Marta Rabikowska (Co-Investigator) is an expert in the creative industries and visual and sensorial methods of data collection. The Jordanian Project Partner KHFIRC is an internationally recognised research centre focused on socio-economic planning and transformation through research, advocacy and knowledge transfer. The second Jordanian Project Partner - Tiraz is a unique non-profit cultural foundation and cultural heritage research centre dedicated to promoting and preserving the disappearing Arab cultural heritage

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £207,640

Présentation (UKAID)

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