Series 25, Talk #1
Perak Academy is pleased to present
RECONSIDERING THE WORLD HERITAGE POTENTIAL FOR KINTA VALLEY POST-INDUSTRIAL MINING LANDSCAPE, MALAYSIA
|Speaker:||Dr. Suriati Ahmad|
|Day/Date:||Saturday, 18 November 2023|
|Venue:||Mamut Meeting Room, No. 1 Jalan Lasam, 30350, Ipoh|
Synopsis of the talk
The distinct landscape of the Kinta Valley is undeniably unique in its capacity in narrating significant phases and processes in Peninsular Malaysia’s history and culture. While tin mining brought about massive development to the Valley’s landscape, evidenced in the making of modern Kinta and Kampar Districts today, and Malaysia generally, this study focuses on the potential of Kinta Valley as a World Heritage Listed mining cultural landscape. The rich cultural tapestry that is evident today across the Valley’s mining lands provides a significant living platform to understanding and appreciating the diversity of Malaysia’s cultural landscapes and, offering a new perspective about industrial heritage values to Malaysia’s domestic and international tourism catchments.
About the speaker
DR SURIATI BINTI AHMAD is a Senior Lecturer who teaches the Landscape Architecture Program and has served at UiTM Seri Iskandar Campus for 16 years. She teaches the Landscape Architecture Programme at the Department of Built Environment Studies and Technology, College of Built Environment, UiTM Perak Branch. She obtained her PhD in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University (Waterfront Campus), VIC, Australia, in 2019.
Since 2019, she has been active as a researcher for the Centre for Knowledge & Understanding of Tropical Architecture & Interior (KUTAI), UiTM Perak Branch and was appointed Head Researcher for Cultural Landscape Cluster in 2022. From 2022, she led the KUTAI editorial team as Editor-in-Chief for the Scopus Index Journal-Special Edition issue for Planning Malaysia Journal (PMJ), Vol.20 Issue 3 and the Special Edition issue of the Journal of Malaysian Studies. Her main research interest involves cultural landscape study, industrial and mining landscapes, heritage conservation, and traditional Malay landscapes. Besides research and publications, she is also active in teaching and innovation projects. Dr Suriati Ahmad is also active in postgraduate supervision, enrolling for a Master of Science in Green Architecture and a Ph.D. in Research for local and international students.
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