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22-23 July 2021, Kazanlak (Bulgaria) -- Call for Presentations: In Restauro. Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites

The event is prompted by the successfully completed projects "Conservation Management Plan" and "Emergency Mosaics' Stabilization for Buzludzha Monument" in Bulgaria. The conference will include other conservation and restoration projects on post-war modernism in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as comparable examples funded by the Getty Foundation under the "Keeping it Modern" initiative, which started in 2014 and ended in 2020.
For more information on the conference and the CfP, please see the exposé and the press release.

(Photo: Les Johnstone)

ICOMOS Student Competition 2021: 1960 plus – Brutalism

In 2021, the biennial student competition organised by ICOMOS Germany with partner organisations will again be dedicated to the young heritage after 1960. This time, the focus is on béton brut architecture, i.e. exposed concrete buildings that are "raw" in the literal sense of the word, and other testimonies to so-called Brutalism.

The submission deadline is September 27, 2021, and students of architecture, interior design, urban planning, art history, restoration, archaeology or other disciplines relevant to monuments are invited to participate. The competition documents are:
- a detailed description (in German)
- a shorter poster version in English

Continuation of online event series: Context, Contrast, Continuity - Heritage Conservation and Urban Development

The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” focuses on how the needs of conservation as well as development requirements can be managed in the urban context. How can historically developed urban fabrics/structures or singular buildings withstand the pressure for change from e.g. the real estate industry or housing demands? What can be done by the City’s administration, politicians and society to protect its cultural heritage? How can existing buildings be integrated into the ongoing development and possibly be adapted to the new standards of living of our era?  Researchers and professionals from Israel as well as Germany will address and discuss these and similar questions.The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” is a cooperation of the Liebling Haus- White City Center (Tel Aviv Yafo), the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the ernst-may-gesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main) and ICOMOS Deutschland. It forms part of the 40th anniversary of the City Partnership Frankfurt Tel Aviv.
More information about the series of lectures can be found here.