Keeping It Modern is a grant initiative of the Getty Foundation that advances the conservation of modern architecture around the world. To further the initiative's goals, architect and Daniels Faculty Associate Professor Aziza Chaouni, together with architect and Professor at Escola da Cidade in São Paul Silvio Oksman will lead a workshop at the Sidi Harazem complex in Morocco.
The workshop will showcase presentations of the Conservation Management Plans of Keeping It Modern grantees from the Global South. International leading experts in modern heritage conservation will provide reflections. Participants include keynote speaker Sheridan Burke, Shaika Jain from Shandigarh, India, and Joe Addo, from the Accra Children's Library in Ghana.
Members from the Order of Architects of Morocco, as well as leaders, activists, conservation groups, and architects working on the conservation of modern heritage from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, and Turkey will attend.
As the principal investigator, Chaouni received a grant of $100,000 USD from the Getty Foundation to support the workshop and its proceedings.