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CHANDIGARH MEETING 2013
ICOMOS ISC 20TH CENTURY HERITAGE ANNUAL MEETING 2013
Chandigarh, India – October 1-2, 2013

The ISC20C (Twentieth Century Heritage) will hold its annual meeting in Chandigarh, India, October 1-2, 2013 which will include a workshop on modern serial site nominations and tours of Chandigarh. The ISC20C meeting will be followed on October 3-4, 2013 by an International Conference entitled, Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century, organised with Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture and the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture, with the support of ICOMOS India.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP: FILLING THE GAPS: WORLD HERITAGE AND THE 20TH CENTURY
Chandigarh, India – October 3-7, 2013

Preamble
In 2005, the ICOMOS report “The World Heritage List: Filling the Gaps” highlighted the inadequate representation of modern heritage on the World Heritage List. Eight years down the line, though sensitivity to the cultural values this very large proportion of our heritage assets has been heightened to a certain extent, at the same time several expressions of critical twentieth-century processes have been lost. Seen in the context of the general lack of understanding and respect for 20C heritage properties as well as their vulnerability in the face of fast-paced urban change and development — especially in the developing countries of the Asia-Pacific — it is obvious that, in the near future, even larger numbers are at risk of demolition and irreversible alteration. The situation brings into focus the fact that we need to consider twentieth-century heritage in a more pro-active manner, and, work seriously to expand the scope of our current conservation education and practice.
Since Chandigarh – with its iconic modernist plan and architecture — is a living laboratory for examining various issues of management of 20th Century Modernist Heritage, the venue of the Pprogramme is proposed as Chandigarh. The dates have also been especially chosen to include the birth anniversary of Le Corbusier on 06 October, and the 60th anniversary of Chandigarh’s inauguration on 7th October.

OBJECTIVES
A major objective of this 5-day Conference-cum-Workshop, therefore, is to promote an understanding of the significance twentieth-century heritage, not only of its physical and visual attributes, but also its historical, cultural and social dimensions. The Programme also aims to examine the scope and the challenges of managing this recent heritage within the framework of the World Heritage regime. The use of the ICOMOS ISC20C Madrid Document: “Approaches for the Conservation of Twentieth Century Architectural Heritage as Practical Guidance for Managing Change and Intervention” would be a parallel focus.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The Conference:
The Programme is designed into two parts, the first half comprising of a Conference with series of keynote lectures and paper presentations on four themes representing key issues of conserving 20th Century Heritage — Evaluation, Intervention, Management of Change, and, a special focus on twentieth-century Historic Urban Landscapes. Each of these thematic sessions will be structured around an overview on the theme by an invited specialist, presentation of selected papers, as well as discussions for a rich exchange of experiences and approaches. In addition, poster displays on conference themes will enable sharing of lessons learnt in diverse territories of the twentieth-century heritage. Brief details of themes are:

Thematic Session 1: Evaluating 20th Century Heritage: The purpose of this session is to understand and interpret the values of twentieth century heritage in diverse locations, recognizing impact of social & cultural contexts and of specific physical aspects (location, design, aesthetic, construction systems, technical equipment and use) in the development of twentieth-century structures. It would focus on systematic identification, inventories, documentation and evaluation of the physical, historical and cultural attributes of different typologies of twentieth century heritage properties.

Thematic Session 3: Management of Change: Being in active contemporary use, all twentieth-century heritage properties are intrinsically dynamic entities. Interventions may be necessary due to changes in original use and for application of contemporary building codes (accessibility, health & safety requirements, seismic retrofitting, and improving energy efficiency), all of which cumulatively impact the property’s cultural significance, authenticity and integrity. Exposed to various pressures for change, redesign and reconstruction, twentieth-century properties are at risk of being destroyed or transformed beyond recognition. The objective of this session is to document various factors triggering change in twentieth-century heritage structures and to investigate appropriate tools for monitoring and managing such change.

Thematic Session 4: Historic Urban Landscapes of the 20th Century: Increasing concern over the impact of rapid urbanization on our historic environment has brought about the need for a broader consideration of social, economic and cultural issues in urban conservation processes. The new approach is applicable to historic urban landscapes of the twentieth-century as well, since these, being largely unrecognized and unprotected, are even more susceptible to drastic transformation, fragmentation and deterioration. This session is devoted to understanding the characteristics and cultural significance of the historic urban typologies of the twentieth-century; the nature of transformations impacting their cultural, social and economic values; and, to creative approaches, criteria, guidelines and other tools for their conservation management.

Workshop on Risk Assessment & Property Management: The second part of the Programme comprises a hands-on Workshop focused on Risk Assessment & Management Issues of Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex, the prime Modern Heritage property in Chandigarh which is already on the Tentative List, ending with presentation of proposals by participants.

ICOMOS ISC20C Workshop on Serial Nominations: Participants would also be permitted to participate in the “Serial Nomination Workshop” proposed to be conducted by ICOMOS-ISC20C (ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage) on 02 October 2013.

PROGRAM AND MEETING SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Chandigarh, India – October 1-2, 2013

Arrivals in Chandigarh all day
Shiwalik Hotel – Accommodations for experts and speakers whose travel is being managed by conference organizers and supporting organizations.
Note: For all those who wish to stay at other hotels (i.e. Taj Hotel and other hotels), please arrange and manage bookings on their own.

DATE / DESCRIPTION
TIME
LOCATION
ATTENDEES

October 1, 2013, Tuesday
ICOMOS ISC20C Tour
9.00 – 12.00
Capitol Tour of Chandigarh
20 Participants
ICOMOS ISC20C Tour
9.00 – 12.00
Capitol Tour of Chandigarh
20 Participants
ICOMOS ISC20C Tour
9.00 – 12.00
Capitol Tour of Chandigarh
20 Participants

REGISTRATION FEES AND DATES
September 30, 2013

Arrivals in Chandigarh all day
Shiwalik Hotel – Accommodations for experts and speakers whose travel is being managed by conference organizers and supporting organizations.
Note: For all those who wish to stay at other hotels (i.e. Taj Hotel and other hotels), please arrange and manage bookings on their own.

PACK A (PRESENTERS)
Includes attendance in all conference sessions and technical visit; Oral presentation (15 minutes) / Poster Display; Paper / Poster publication; Lunches, tea/coffee breaks, social dinner.
PACK A (PRESENTERS)
Includes attendance in all conference sessions and technical visit; Oral presentation (15 minutes) / Poster Display; Paper / Poster publication; Lunches, tea/coffee breaks, social dinner.
PACK A (PRESENTERS)
Includes attendance in all conference sessions and technical visit; Oral presentation (15 minutes) / Poster Display; Paper / Poster publication; Lunches, tea/coffee breaks, social dinner.

ANUAL MEETING 2009 - 2011
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON 20TH CENTURY HERITAGE - ISC20C - ICOMOS

REUNIÓN 2011 - COMITÉ CIENTÍFICO INTERNACIONAL DEL PATRIMONIO DEL SIGLO 20 - ISC20C - ICOMOS

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE | CONFERENCIA CIENTIFICO INTERNACIONAL


INTERVENTION PRINCIPLES FOR 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE | CRITERIOS DE INTERVENCION EN EL PATRIMONIO ARQUITECTONICO DEL SIGLO 20
ORGANIZERS | ORGANIZADORES
ICOMOS ISC20C: International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage
Cluster de Patrimonio of the Campus Internacional de Excelencia Moncloa
ETSAM Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid

The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage - ISC20C, met in Madrid on the Monday, June 13, 2011. The meeting met in the assembly hall of the Architecture School of the Polytechnic University of Madrid ETSAM [ETSAM Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ], at Avenida Juan de Herrera, in the Ciudad Universitaria of Madrid.

The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage – ISC20C in association with Cluster on Heritage of The International Excelente Campus Moncloa also convened an International Conference on June 14-16, 2011 to discuss the need for the development of the “Intervention Principles for 20th Century Architectural Heritage”. The conclusions of the meeting were expressed in “The Madrid Document”. As part of the conference, a call for papers and participation will be made available and uploaded soon. Following the Conference, a field inspection trip to Cordoba was made together with a meeting with the Architecture University on June 17 - 18, 2011.

As a result of the ISC20C meeting in Spain, we invite all Members of ISC20C to consider this important issues which were discussed and debated as part of the International Conference of Madrid 2011. More information on the conference program, please visit the website at: http://www.madrid2011.eu.com
As a result of extensive input from the ISC20C Bureau and the working group, the Madrid Document is readily available in English and Mandarin and are available for distribution as part of broader 20th Century Conservation Guidelines.

See download links to documents below.

Madrid Document 2011 - English

The current drafted minutes from the ISC20C meeting in Madrid are also available.
Madrid 2011 Draft Meeting Minutes