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BarCamp #ClaimingHeritage in Berlin, 5 October 2019


Our cultural heritage is multi-faceted, diverse and individual. A rich selection of places is protec- ted in order to preserve them and give them a future. But this selection often does not represent the values and interests of all. The terms monument and heritage relate to various aspects of our built environment, but capture unconventional places and concepts often inadequately, just as experts have only a limited insight into value creation processes and social conceptions of the relevance of places and buildings. Techno clubs and ballrooms, skateparks and parklands, virtual and real reconstructions - who determines what is relevant for whom and how it should be handled?

On October 5th 2019, the working group »AG 2020« from ICOMOS Germany is organizing the BarCamp »ClaimingHeritage!«.
A BarCamp is a user-generated conference without preexisting programme. All participants create the course of the event at the beginning of the day.

Under the hashtag #Claiming Heritage, experts as well as interested laymen can suggest topics about the recognition, significance and handling of cultural heritage and discuss them in workshops, talks or round table discussions. 

Date: October 5, 2019
Place: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin
Registration: until September 30th via ag2020@icomos.de
Poster here

The event is organized in cooperation with the DFG Research Training Group 1913 »Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings« at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. 




Until 30 June 2019: CALL FOR POSTERS "Olympic Follies"


Student Poster Session at the International Conference "The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games.
Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion." Munich, November 7–9, 2019
More details can be found in the attachment.

Photo: Media Line by Hans Hollein, Olympic Village Munich (© Katarzyna Juszczyszyn, 2019)



SAVE THE DATE: The Modern Heritage of the Olympic Games (Munich, 7-8 November 2019)


In 2020, the Olympic Summer Games will take place in Tokyo, for which buildings of the venue for the Games of 1964 will also be used. In 2019, the year before the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, ICOMOS Germany and the City of Munich are organising an international conference about the significance of Olympic facilities for the history of architecture and sport, on the occasion of the Bavarian initiative for a World Heritage nomination of Munich‘s Olympic Park of 1972. Under the patronage of the former mayor of Munich, Dr. Hans-Jochen Vogel, international experts will be presenting conservation perspectives for Olympic buildings of the 20th century and discussing the buildings‘ potential to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The conference follows the slogan “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values” of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and will be sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and the Media. The event will be hosted by ICOMOS Germany and the Bavarian capital of Munich, in cooperation with the Bavarian Monument Conservation Authority (BLfD), the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Verein “Aktion Welterbe Olympiapark”.

Further information soon at olympia@icomos.de and www.icomos.de
Please also read our Save the Date flyer.
(Copyright cover image : IOC/ Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Plakatsammlung 28728)



Until September 27, 2019: ICOMOS Student Competition 2019 "60plus - Subway and Traffic Constructions"


Pleas for the Preservation of Subway and Traffic Facilities of the Post-war Period
With the student competition, the organisers wish to continue the ICOMOS student competitions of 2015 "from 60 to 90" and 2017 "60plus XXL" and this time focus on the subway and traffic facilities of the post-war period. Analytical contributions on the significance, function and redevelopment or modernisation and transformation of listed traffic facilities are possible as well as conceptual contributions with proposals for conservation, restoration or conservation renewal and re-use.
Details of the call for contributions can be found in the annex (in German).



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