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.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
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.
Friday, February 12, 2021
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.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
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.
Koutammakou, Land of the Batammariba
Thursday July 16, 2021
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.
Traditional Houses of Bukhara's Old Jewish Mahallah
Thursday, September 30, 2021
On online discussion exploring how our project at Traditional Houses in Bukhara's Old Jewish Mahallah, 2020 World Monuments Watch site, is addressing the growing threat of disappearance facing these unique examples of vernacular architecture.
Bears Ears Cultural Landscape and Indigenous-Informed Conservation Strategies
Thursday, January 20, 2022
An exploration of the historical and social significance of Bears Ears, a 2020 Watch site home to at-risk places of immense meaning to the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni and Ute Indian Tribe, and other Indigenous peoples.
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.