Authenticity, conservation and cultural diversity (local to global dimensions)
Like other parts of the world, the creation of a hybrid cultural forms has accelerated the need for cultural heritage policies to adopt new, sustainable approaches for integrating heritage practices with sustainable and urban development. These practices should be based on the needs of local communities and promote the exchange of diverse viewpoints and perceptions on conservation and post-disaster recovery projects. This will promote a deeper understanding of the meaning(s) of cultural heritage conservation on local, regional and global levels.
Hybrid cultures are mergers that combine past and present, local and trans local, space and place and technoscape. Hybridity is expressed in various cultural contexts and in the in-between spaces of arts, media, science and technology. (https://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu )