Inhambane

Uncovering a diverse international heritage

Dr Chris Stephens recognised that ceramic shards he was picking up on the coast at Inhambane could be used to create a Heritage Centre which would reframe the dominant colonialist lens of through which Mozambique was traditionally viewed.

Shards from China, Vietnam, Middle Eastern and Great Zimbabwe reflected a much more diverse international heritage which he believed should be celebrated. HKD worked with Chris over many years as he worked to realise his vision.

Sadly the Heritage Centre was not built but valuable archaeological work was completed.

Project facts:
Client: Dr Chris Stephens
Year: 2004
Country: Mozambique
Size: 500 m²
Our services: Masterplanning

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