This ongoing PhD project addresses the role of the intangible heritage in the creation and facilitation of physical heritage sites, as practices and interactions function as mediators for shared memory. I underwent a three-week field trip in Mosul’s Old Town in Iraq and met with a large number of locals, attempting to bring closer the emotional and cultural connection between the locals, their spaces, and the generational practices that incubated their attachment to the city spaces. During my time in the Old town, I met with multiple artisans, intellectuals and key informants in the site of their jobs, and we conversed about the nature of the generational crafts, the connection the crafts created to their spaces, how they facilitated unique cultural interactions and created a sense of community.  

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