IDMS - International Day for Monuments and Sites

"In 1982, ICOMOS established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. On this occasion, each year, ICOMOS proposes a theme for activities to be organized by its members, National and International Scientific Committees, partners, and anyone who wants to join in marking the Day. "

- ICOMOS. 2021

Following this event, Projet 2025 alongside a few collaborators are proposing a series of activities which aim at engaging the public in regards to heritage. 

As a result of constant heritage destruction throughout the island due to vandalism, it is important to educate the general public on the importance of preserving heritage and the consequences of destroying it. Heritage is associated with the cultural identity of a nation and economy. This is what defines the national identity of a country. It is a civic duty for one to protect his national and regional heritage. 

- Keshaw  2021

In line with ICOMOS new theme, Complex Past; Diverse Futures,  while focusing on SDG 5 and SDG 10, a poster has been designed, keeping in mind to have the multicultural representation of Mauritius, and also promoting  equality. This poster shows the following message in kreol, translated in English:

  • We share a common heritage and a unique cultural identity. Together as one people and one nation, let’s preserve our heritage.

  • One People, One Nation – Inspired by our National Anthem – Mauritius

  • Unique Cultural Identity  - As the historical and cultural background is a mixed background with different cultural components due to its colonial history.

  • Shared Heritage – As a nation, and communities with different cultural background, Mauritius’ economy was built from diverse cultures working together and this cultural diversity created Mauritius as a nation and so its shared heritage..