Docomomo Iran
International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape
DATE: 24/4/2019
Docomomo Iran in association with the Research Institution of Art and Culture of the University of Tehran would like to invite to the "International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape".
The conference takes place 23-24 April 2019, at Negaresten Garden, University of Tehran.

Call for Abstracts:
Research Institution of Art and Culture at University of Tehran and Docomomo_Iran would like to invite you to the “International Conference on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage from Architecture to Landscape”. The conference will be hold in a contemporary garden in Tehran, on 23rd and 24th of April.
Similar to many countries influenced by Modern Movement, modern architecture in Iran began in the late Qajar Period and especially in Pahlavi dynasty, through the return of Iranian architects educated abroad and the arrival of European architects in Iran; making Iran home to significant number of lasting structures of Iranian and western architects. This has indeed marked the initiation of a similar development trends in Iran. Today, conservation of these important legacies is crucial and their negligence is a threat to their survival. Over the past years, Iranian authorities have also shown significant acts on these concerns, where particular attention has been paid to modern heritage for growing a trend in recognising and conserving the values of modern built heritage in Iran; through some groups of academics and professionals, establishment of new publications, groups and organisations. However, obtaining the confirmation of Modernism as heritage by all professional societies and general public remains a great challenge. You, as experts, have the vision, knowledge and experience in assisting us pave our way into the future. We would like to invite you to attend our conference and look forward to welcoming you in Tehran.
The conference will also include a tour on modern and industrial heritage of Tehran, and also a visiting tour to historic places in Isfahan.
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Call for abstracts: Submissions are open for abstracts on the following themes:

Concepts and principles of modern heritage and industrial heritage
-The economic value of the conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage;
-Socio-cultural values of conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage;
-Tangible and intangible value;
-The status of authenticity and integrity in conservation and adaptive reuse;
-The role of heritage in the formation of meaning, identity and sense of place.

Legal Capacities and processes of modern heritage and industrial heritage
-Registration of heritage in the World Heritage List;
-The role and contribution of heritage in conservation;
-Conservation, Sustainability and adaptive reuse of heritage;
-Landscape conservation of modern heritage and industrial heritage;
-Rules and management structures in the integrated conservation and development.

Tourism Industry and Culture Economy in the Modern Heritage and Industrial Heritage
-Value and significance of heritage in tourism;
-Documenting the successful experiences of the conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage;
-Actors related to the conservation and development of heritage at the national and international levels.

The Future perspective of modern heritage and industrial heritage
-Environmental assessment and energy efficiency;
-Research and Education;
-Sustainability and adaptive reuse of modern heritage and industrial heritage;
-New perspectives and trends on the conservation and adaptive reuse of heritage;
-New technologies in the conservation.

The Impacts of 20th century in Iran
-Urban transformations (city planning, housing);
-Modern movement architecture in Iran (buildings, architects, materials);
-Interior architecture from tradition to modern (interior spaces and atmosphere);
-Industrial revolution (industrial buildings, products, technology).

Bauhaus 100
-Architecture +Theory;
-Education;
-Technology (materials and techniques);
-Interior design (interior spaces, furniture).

Official webpage of the conference is available here.

You can find the official poster attached below.