This lecture is about understanding heritage as a construct, and even as process (hence the term patrimonialization). The lecture is about a passion for narrating places through contemporary interventions taking the form of rehabilitation or adaptive reuse, interpretation and presentation, and other practices within various sites in Jordan including Amman, Ajlun, Salt, Madaba, and other places. The lecture is about how different levels of place understanding (discursive, typo-morphological, and phenomenological) can inform reactions and new levels of interventions in an attempt to create new meanings for such places. This lecture is about the present, as much as it is about the past. The lecture is about the intangible, as much as it is about architecture and the physical heritage. This lecture is about the narrator, as much as it is about the narrative. And this lecture is about subjugated realities and granting voice to the marginalized, as much as it is about the “official” past
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