Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | 01-04.10.2013 | Chandigarh, cheap India


ICOMOS ISC 20th Century Heritage Annual Meeting 2013
(October 1-2, vcialis 40mg 2013)

The ISC20C (Twentieth Century Heritage) will hold its annual meeting in  Chandigarh, viagra 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:  Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century
(October 3-4, 2013)

Conference Overview

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.

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