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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 2: Intervention Methods and Approaches: This session would address issues related to the “State of Conservation”, the assessment of vulnerabilities and risks to the fabric of twentieth-century buildings, and, the technical aspects of conserving these structures. Many twentieth-century building materials and construction techniques were new or experimental in nature, had a shorter life span and, differed considerably from traditional ones in their durability, processes of decay and technology of repair. Lack of knowledge of these characteristics, and appropriate conservation techniques, further exacerbated their condition.

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.

 

RESOURCE PERSONS:

Resource Persons for the Training Programme and Workshop program have been drawn from different parts of the world. All are eminent experts in the field of heritage conservation, and particularly 20th century heritage.

The list includes the following:

Antoine Picon, Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; President, Fondation Le Corbusier

Augusto Villalon, Conservation Architect, President ICOMOS Philippines

Bénédicte Gandini, Conservation Architect, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris

Dinu Bumbaru, President, ICOMOS-Canada

Gunny Harboe, Conservation Architect, USA, Vice President, ICOMOS-ISC20C

Janhwij Sharma, Director (Conservation & World Heritage), Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi

Kiran Joshi, Prof. & Head, Chitkara Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture

Kyle Normandin, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Secretary General, ICOMOS-ISC20C

Nobuko Inaba, Professor, World Heritage Studies Program, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Member of Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

Rahul Mehrotra, Principal of RMA Architects, Mumbai, and, Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Mass., USA

Rohit Jigyasu, Conservation Architect & Risk Management Consultant, UNESCO Chair, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan and President of ICOMOS-ICORP (International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness

Sanghamitra Basu, Professor in Architecture & Urban Planning, IIT Kharagpur

Sharif Shams Imon, Conservation Architect, Director, Heritage Studies Centre at Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao; Founding Member DOCOMOMO-Macao

Sheridan Burke,  Conservation Architect, Australia; President, ICOMOS-ISC20C

Shikha Jain, Director, DRONAH; Member-Secretary, Advisory Committee on World Heritage, Ministry of Culture, India

Susan Macdonald, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Vice President, ICOMOS -ISC20C

Vaishali Latkar, Conservation Architect, Professor, Singhad College of Architecture, Pune

Vikas Dilawari, Conservation Architect, Head of Conservation Department, Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai

Tara Sharma, Conservation Architect, New Delhi

 


 

PROGRAM AND MEETING SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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.

 

October 1-2, 2013

The ISC20C (Twentieth Century Heritage) will hold its annual meeting in Chandigarh, India, October 1, 2013.  The ISC20C will hold a workshop on modern serial site nominations on October 2, 2013 and tours of Chandigarh.  If the number of participants is around 15 - 18, we'll use the very well equipped Conference Room of the Chitkara University corporate office in Sector 9, Chandigarh.

Note:  Travel to Chitkara Corporate Office / Chitkara international School takes 15-20 minutes. 

Shuttle will pick-up participants from the Shiwalik Hotel and Taj Hotel starting at 8:30 a.m. 

 

Date / Description

Time

Location

Attendees

October 1, 2013               Tuesday                   

 

 

 

ICOMOS ISC20C Tour

9.00 – 12.00

 Capitol Tour of Chandigarh

 

20   Participants

ICOMOS ISC20C Lunch

12.00 – 13.00

Chitkara University, Corporate Office Sector 9, Conference Room

20   Participants

ICOMOS ISC20C Annual Meeting

 

13.00. – 17.00

Chitkara University, Corporate Office Sector 9, Conference Room

20   Participants

October 2, 2013               Wednesday                      

 

 

 

 

ICOMOS ISC20C Tour

10.00 – 12.00

Sector 22, Government Housing by Jeanneret, Fry, Drew

20   Participants

ICOMOS ISC20C Serial Nomination Workshop        

 

14.00 – 18.00

Chitkara International School in Sector 25, Auditorium

 

30 + Participants

 
 
 
 
October 3-4, 2013

______Download Conference Program Detail Here

 

The International Conference entitled, Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century, will be held on October 3-4, 2013. 

The conference will be organised with Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture, Chitkara Univeristy and the Council of Architecture-National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture, India, with the support of ICOMOS India and WHITRAP.

Note:  Travel to Chitkara University takes 45 minutes

Shuttle will pick-up participants from the Shiwalik Hotel and Taj Hotel starting at 7:45  a.m.

 

Date / Description

Time

Location

Attendees

October 3, 2013               Thursday                                                         

 

 

 

International Conference:  Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century

- Day 1 – Program [Inaugural, 3 keynotes, 2 parallel sessions for Session 1, with suitable intervention by 2 experts + 6paper presentations]

09.00 – 13.00, (with a 30 min tea/coffee break)

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Lunch          -

(4 nos. Poster Presentations of 8-10 mins each would be organized during Lunch)

13.00 – 14.00

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

International Conference:  Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century                -

Program continued

14.00 – 18.00, with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

October 4, 2013            Friday                              

 

 

 

 

International Conference:  Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century                -              Day 2 - Program:               [Sessions 2, 3 & 4. 1 keynote & 2 parallel sessions with suitable intervention by 2  experts + 6paper presentations for each  Session. +  Valedictory + Docomomo]

 

09.00 – 13.00, with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Lunch          -

(Poster Presentations of 8-10 mins each organized during Lunch)

 

13.00 – 14.00

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

International Conference:  Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century 

                                       Program continued

14.00 – 18.00 with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

 

October 5-7, 2013

Training Programme and Workshop, October 5-7, 2013

A 3-day Training Program and Workshop, aimed at critical analysis of twentieth-century properties on the World Heritage List and Tentative List in the Asia-Pacific and, identification of potential candidates for nomination to the List in India. 

This program would be organized on October 5 - 7, 2013 in continuation of the Conference. Separate registration is required.

Note:  Travel to Chitkara University takes 45 minutes

Shuttle will pick-up participants from the Shiwalik Hotel and Taj Hotel starting at 7:45  a.m.

 

Date / Description

Time

Location

Attendees

October 5, 2013               Saturday

     

 

 

 

Training Program and Workshop

- Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century       

-

9.00 – 13.00, with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Lunch          -

(4 nos. Poster Presentations of 8-10 mins each would be organized during Lunch)

 

13.00 – 14.00

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Training Program and Workshop 

 - Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century        - -

Technical Visit to Capitol for understanding “State of Conservation” and “Risk Assessment”

 

14.00 – 18.00,

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

October 6, 2013               Sunday

 

 

 

 

Training Program and Workshop

- Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century       

Schedule includes Celebration of L-C's birth anniversary -- Invited Presentation by the Fondation Le Corbusier

 

9.00 – 13.00, with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Lunch          -

13.00 – 14.00

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Training Program and Workshop

- Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century        -

Program continued -

 

14.00 – 18.00, with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

October 7, 2013               Monday

                    

 

 

 

Training Program and Workshop- Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century   

Presentations by Workshop participants

 

9.00 – 13.00, with a 30 min tea/coffee break

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Lunch          -

13.00 – 14.00

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Training Program and Workshop

- Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century    Celebration of 60th anniversary of Chandigarh's official inauguration on  October 7, 1953 – Invited Presentations on “Management of Chandigarh’s Modern Heritage”

 

14.00 – 16.00

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

Tea/Coffee Break

 

16.00 – 17.00

 

 

International Conference:  Filling the Gaps:  World Heritage and the 20th Century -

Program - Ceremonial Valedictory

 

17.00 – 18.30 -

Chitkara University, Punjab Campus

Speakers, Experts, Participants

 

 


 

REGISTRATION FEES AND DATES 

_____Download File Here for Registration Form

IMPORTANT:

All registrations for those attending the ISC20C annual meeting, workshop, conference and other activities, must be received by the local conference and organizing committees by Sunday, September 15, 2013.  Please note that all registrations must be received in order to finalize request for permission to access and visit the Capitol buildings in Chandigarh.

It is noted that details of all passports are required for all foreigners in order to enter the Capitol.  So, also, for those members (and any accompanying persons) who do not intend to register for the conference but who would like to visit the Capitol starting Tuesday, October 1, 2013, you are required to send the following details.

  1. Full name as in your Passport
  2. Nationality
  3. Passport No., Place of Issue and Validity
  4. Indian Visa number (this can be added later, if visa has not yet been issued) 

Please note: As the Capitol is under control of 5 different organizations (The High Court, Punjab Secretariat, Haryana Secretariat, Punjab Legislative Assembly, and the Haryana Legislative Assembly), and each has be to approached separately, it may take between 7-10 days for processing.  Therefore, the conference organizers will not be able to accommodate any last minute requests.

 

REGISTRATION FEE & DATES IMPORTANT: One registration is only valid for one paper for publication and podium presentation / one poster for publication and display. Please note that only papers and posters presented by registered participants will be included in the published proceedings of the conference.A special publication fee is applied for each additional paper / poster submitted by the same author. However, any author may be co-author of a paper submitted by another presenting author with a full registration. All co-authors are encouraged to register and attend the conference. 

Conference Packs

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 B (Attendees)Includes attendance in all conference sessions and technical visit; Paper / Poster publication; Lunches, tea/coffee breaks, social dinner.
Pack C (Reduced Fee)Includes attendance in all conference sessions and technical visit; Paper / Poster publication; Lunches, tea/coffee breaks, social dinner.
Pack D (Accompanying Persons)Includes attendance in all conference sessions and technical visit; Paper / Poster publication; Lunches, tea/coffee breaks, social dinner.

Note:
1.    Pack A includes one paper submission and one author registration only. Co-authors who wish to participate should pay for Pack A or C.
2.   
 Additional paper is intended for a authors wishing to publish and present more than one paper. This fee is not intended for co-authors. Co-authors who intend to participate must register and pay for pack A or C, as applicable.
3.   
 Pack C is intended for Young Researcher Students (YRS)a — M.Arch./ MSc, MPhil, PhD (or equivalent) students, or graduates who have obtained their research degree less than 5 years ago. YRS must provide proof of their status by e-mailing suitable document along with their Registration Form to the conference secretariat. Pack C is not intended for Presenters. 

Payment Deadline 

Pack A (Presenters)

Until August 30, 2013:       

SAARC Nations INR 3000.00,

Others USD 150.00 

Until September 13, 2013:  

SAARC Nations INR 4000.00 Others USD 200.00 

Additional Paper

Until August 30, 2013:       

SAARC Nations INR 1000.00

Others USD 50.00 

Pack B (Attendees):   

No deadline                             

SAARC Nations INR 3000.00

Others USD 150.00 

Pack C (Reduced Fee) & Pack D (Accompanying Persons)

No deadline                     

SAARC Nations INR 2000.00

Others USD 100.00 

REFUNDS POLICY

On or after August 02, 2013 until September 06, 2013: Full refund minus 50% Processing FeeOn or after September, 2013:

NO REFUND FINANCIAL SUPPORT:  The Organizing Committee would like to inform all delegates seeking funding for participating in “Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century in Asia” (such as fees waving, travelling, accommodation and meals) that unfortunately no kind of financial support is available. However, the Organizing Committee might assist delegates (on the condition of having an abstract or a paper accepted by the Scientific Committee) who wish to apply for funding from other institutions. Letters of acceptance and/or other proper statements will be produced accordingly. Furthermore, the Organizing Committee will issue the necessary statements to Delegates who wish to apply for conference fees refunds from other institutions, such as local governments or universities. 

ORGANIZERS:

Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture, Chitkara University Rajpura, Punjab, India

ICOMOS-India

World Heritage Institute for Training & Research for Asia and the Pacific, Shanghai, China

Council of Architecture-National Institute for Advanced Studies in Architecture, Pune, India 

SUPPORTED BY:

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C)

Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France 

IMPORTANT DATES

§  Submission of abstracts: May 3, 2013

§  Notification of abstracts acceptance: May 24, 2013

§  Submission of full papers & posters: August 2, 2013

§  Notification of paper/poster acceptance: August 16, 2013

§  Presenters Registration (Pack A), YR Reduced Fee: August 30, 2013 (Early registration),

September 13, 2013 (Late Registration)§  Attendees Registration (Pack B), Reduced Fee (Pack C):  No deadline§ 

Conference: October 03-04, 2013

§  Workshop on 20C World Heritage in Asia: October 05-07, 2013 (Additional registration required)  

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
“Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century”
Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture
Chitkara University (Punjab Campus)
Village Jhansla, (on Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, NH-64)

Tehsil Rajpura 140401, Punjab
INDIA
 

ENQUIRIES
General Information: Worldheritage20c.info@gmail.com
Registration: Worldheritage20c.reg@gmail.com
Paper & Posters Submissions: Worldheritage20c.sub@gmail.com
Exhibition: Worldheritage20c.exb@gmail.com

CONTACTS
Kiran Joshi:
             +91 9814636529      
Rohit Jigyasu:           +91 9818153839
      

 


Chandigarh, India

Hotel Accommodations

For general information on Chandigarh, hotel accommodations and area tours, please visit the website of CITCO (Chandigarh Tourism Corporation): 

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Taj Hotel

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Mount View

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Park Plaza

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Shivalik View

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