Miza Alex

Miza Alex, as a member of ‘Urithi Wetu’ project, Miza’s research focuses on the linkages between tangible and intangible heritage and uses Bagamoyo as a case study. Some of the research questions she envisages to address include why the central government and their departments such as museums, antiquities and monument commissions have failed to link the two when managing heritage sites. In due regard, she hypothesizes that while government officials concentrate on the physical part of the respective heritage, local people value most what they connect these sites with (the intangible part). It is this perception which makes her argue that ‘unless we (heritage professional and government heritage officials) value their (local communities) invisible (intangible heritage), our visible (tangible heritage) will never be safe.