Researching the cultural heritage in the Kochi

  • Category: Historical Inner Cities
    Project duration: 2011-2012

Project description:
The objective of this master thesis was to investigate the (re) uses of the Dutch shared heritage in an urban context of a rapidly developing country like India. Kochi was of great importance for the directors of the VOC on the Malabar Coast. Kochi was even, after Batavia and Colombo (Sri Lanka), the third VOC city of Asia. The central research question was: How can the (shared) heritage contribute to the socio-economic development of the city of Kochi?

Counterparts:
• Kochi Municipality
Partner organizations:
• Dutch Embassy in India
• University of Amsterdam (David Koren, MA Student)