This six-week course is aimed at guiding professionals and lay people who need to engage with the heritage and local planning authorities; and it is designed to introduce course participants to the history and theory of architectural and urban conservation and to uncover the operation of those ideas in current conservation practice in the Western Cape. The course aims to develop the participants’ knowledge of the principles and methods of sound conservation practice. On completion of the course participants will be able to:
- Understand the ideas underpinning architectural and urban conservation
- Understand the relationship between these ideas and principles of practice that have developed (as expressed in national and international charters)
- Recognise the expression of these ideas and principles in the South African legislation
- Understand the relationship between ideas about architectural and urban conservation and the processes of identifying heritage resources and assessing their significance
- Adopt these ideas and principles appropriately in practice
The course will run from 8 May - 12 June 2017.