FOCUS ON THE SDGs
Within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations, the international development agenda refers to culture for the first time. The safeguarding and promotion of culture is an end in itself, and at the same time, it contributes directly to many of the SDGs — safe and sustainable cities, decent work and economic growth, reduced inequalities, the environment, promoting gender equality and peaceful and inclusive societies. The indirect benefits of culture are accrued through the culturally-informed and effective implementations of the development goals.
Cultural heritage — both tangible and intangible — and creativity are resources that can serve both as drivers for achieving the SDGs as well as enablers when culture-forward solutions can ensure the success of interventions to achieve the SDGs. Therefore, I am dedicated to applying an SDG-centered perspective to all of my projects within the field of cultural heritage, placemaking, and urban development.
Curious about what this means in practice for my projects? Contact me!