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ICOMOS 18th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium 2014, Florence, Italy
9 - 14 November, 2014
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ICOMOS ISC20C Annual Meeting 2014, Florence, Italy
7 November, 2014
Friday, 7 November 2014 – ISC20C Annual Committee Meeting, location to be determined
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 – ISC Forum Networking Event
Thursday, 13 November 2014 – ISC20C Workshop in conjunction with International committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH) and International committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL), location to be determined
Shukhov Tower, Moscow, Russia
March 16, 2014
One of the leading International organizations for the protection of 20th Century Cultural Heritage –
the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage
(ICOMOS ISC20C) and the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures
of Architectural heritage (ISCARSH), wishes to express its concern regarding the alarming situation now facing the future of Shukhov Radio Tower, designed
by Vladimir Shukhov in 1919-1922, in Moscow, Russia. The unique structure is a globally famous masterpiece of the
20th Century, showcasing Russian engineering skills and architecture, yet it is threated with dismantling and removal.
and Socialist Modernism
The ISC on 20th Century Heritage recently initiated a project to invite ICOMOS members to identify the different forms of tangible and intangible heritage of socialism, an important testimony of 20th Century heritage which may indeed represent internationally outstanding values. Recognising that 20th Century heritage is underrepresented on the UNESCO World Heritage List, ISC20C aims to stimulate discussion and debate and specifically to consider the potential significance of socialist heritage in Europe. This may include updating national tentative lists for World Heritage nominations by assessing and supporting the listing of significant places representing the “Socialist Heritage“ or by co-operating through multinational networks of post-socialist countries to consider the potential of a transnational serial nomination to the World Heritage List.
ICOMOS members generally and especially the National Committees in Central and Eastern Europe in post-socialist countries have been invited to initiate local and national identification, conservation, interpretation, listing and protection activities for significant landmarks of socialism as an important heritage layer which testifies of the social, political and cultural milieu of the Cold War in a divided Europe and represents the achievements and conditions of life of the post-war generation for future generations.ICOMOS Germany in its Journal of the German National Committee, vol. LVIII, Berlin 2013 (ISBN 978-3-930388-90-5), entitled “Socialist Realism and Socialist Modernism. World Heritage Proposals from Central and Eastern Europe” publishes the documentation of the European ICOMOS expert meeting held in Warsaw, 14-15 April 2013 to explore the feasibility of an international serial nomination of 20th Century monuments and sites in post-socialist countries for the UNESCO World Heritage List.
With this publication the editors wish to take stock of a multi-national cooperation and publication project initiated by ICOMOS in 2010 and supported by ISC20C. Due to the ongoing threats to the architectural and horticultural heritage of the post-war decades everywhere in Europe, in particular the architectural monuments and ensembles in the post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, ICOMOS Poland and ICOMOS Germany initiated an international exchange of experience on how to preserve the architectural heritage of the post-war period. Architectural monuments of the so-called Socialist Realism and Socialist Modernism being the focus of these contributions.