Ancient Futures of Kathmandu Ponds

Ponds were an integral part of the traditional water systems of Kathmandu valley, much of which have been replaced by modern infrastructures. What value do ponds have now? What are their functions “beyond aesthetics” and what place do these ancient knowledge systems have in the future of the city? This discussion seminar will discuss these issues that Monalisa Maharjan explores through her research for the Kathmandu Valley Urban History Project. 

The discussion seminar will be a full day session, hopefully allowing for a slower, more in depth exploration into these ideas. It will be moderated by Sabin Ninglekhu. Presentations and discussions will take place in a mix of Nepali and English. Participants are requested to stay for the entire session. Participation is free however limited to 25 and by registration only on a first come first serve basis. Lunch will be provided. 

Date: Sunday, 14 Aug, 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm 

Venue: Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka 

*The room is located on the first floor and is not wheelchair accessible. 

To participate, please sign up here: