ICOMOS Conference “In Restauro: Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites”
Date: 2nd and 23rd of July, 2021

Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the conference “In Restauro: Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites” on 2nd and 23rd of July, 2021. The hybrid event is planned to be held live in Kazanlak (Bulgaria) and online by ICOMOS Germany and ICOMOS Bulgaria.

The symposium will focus on currently planned or recently carried-out measures of monument protection and monument restoration. Contributions should pay special attention to technical and methodological issues of conserving testimonies of post-war art and architecture; to a critical reflection of the intended or implemented measures; as well as to the involvement of the local and supra-regional public in the preparatory and accompanying communication of the conservation work. Contributions addressing the potential of political education and the tourist marketing of controversial monuments and sites for society are also expressly welcome. The event aims to improve the awareness of the potential of socialist heritage for urban communities in small and medium-sized towns as well as in peripheral regions.

The hosts are the City of Kazanlak and the Buzludzha Project Foundation in cooperation with the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, and the Technical University of Munich. Partner organizations are: the Getty Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) as coordination point of the partnership Culture and Cultural Heritage of the EU Urban Agenda, as well as Europa Nostra and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committees on 20th Century Heritage (ISC 20C), Cultural Routes (ICTC) and Small and Medium Towns (CIVVIH).

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Presentations for the colloquium should not be longer than 15 minutes; interested parties are
invited to send an abstract of the planned contribution (max. 3,000 characters, incl. spaces) and a
short CV (max. 500 characters, incl. spaces) by May 31st, 2021 at the latest to: inrestauro21@icomos.de

To learn more about the conference and the call for presentations: Expose CfP In Restauro_EN