In response to the massive destruction of the Syrian Cultural Heritage, with the overall aim of safeguarding this heritage and as a part of the "Zero Hour - A future for the post-crisis period" project, the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Istanbul Department, launched the "Stewards of Cultural Heritage- SoCH" project in October 2016. The SoCH project was a 24 months program, which was cofounded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
Five Syrian heritage specialists (archaeologists, architects, etc.) based in Turkey, were chosen to carry out their own proposed projects within the framework of their training and in preparation for post-conflict period in Syria.
L.I.S.A. asked them about their work within the SoCH program and their plans for the future. The first interview of this series is with Mr. Hasan Ali about his project "Syrian Badia History. Oral History A source for cultural and natural heritage documentation".