Launched in 2020, On My Watch is a series of conversations inviting architects, urban planners, preservationists, local stakeholders, and WMF project managers to explore the political, cultural, and technical issues around the preservation of at-risk cultural heritage sites on the World Monuments Watch around the world. 


View of the Ontario Place pods from the North, 2014.

Ontario Place

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discussion on plans to revitalize Ontario Place, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site in Toronto, Canada, and on reimagining Modernist heritage in competing public and private spaces within a broader urban landscape.

Patel Stadium

Friday, February 12, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discussion on how conservation efforts at Patel Stadium, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, will help assert a new model for the cultural and economic importance of restored modern architecture in India. 

Bennerley Viaduct

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discussion on the plan to restore Bennerley Viaduct, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, and transform it into a venue encouraging exercise and community gathering, putting heritage at the heart of health and well-being.

On My Watch: Koutammakou

Koutammakou, Land of the Batammariba

Thursday July 16, 2021
Virtual Event

An online discusson on our project to preserve traditional settlements on the Benin side of Koutammakou, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, and carry out physical conservation work alongside local artisans.

About the World Monuments Watch 

The World Monuments Watch is a global program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges or presenting opportunities of direct relevance to our global society. Since 1996, the program has issued a call to action for 837 sites and worked with their communities to make a difference.