Modernist neighborhoods: Conservation/Regeneration
EAAE – ENHSA NETWORK ON CONSERVATION
Coordinators: Professor Stefano Francesco Musso – Professor Loughlin Kealy
III° workshop on Conservation
“Faculty of Architecture” of the University of Genoa (Italy)
“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest (Romania)
“MODERNIST NEIGHBORHOODS: CONSERVATION/ REGENERATION”
Bucharest (Romania) – October 06-09, 2011.
The III° workshop on conservation (after the II° – Ireland, September 2009) proposes to explore the contribution that conservation/restoration disciplines can offer to the urban life of the future and to the regeneration of our present towns.
The workshop follows the same experimental format adopted in Ireland. Participants are asked, through the medium of a real site, to reflect on some key issues that impact on conservation/restoration practices and theory and on how these may be explored in teaching. The aim is to create a challenging, dynamic and interactive atmosphere able to stimulate the participants’ reflective papers to be written after the event.
The working language of the Workshop is English.
The general subject
The workshop addresses the neighborhoods of modernism, acknowledging that all our European towns have a valuable urban and architectural heritage built in the last part of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century: a heritage that is currently confronted with new contemporary requirements, opportunities and serious risks.
The real context for the workshop will be a modernist borough of Bucharest also assumed as a metaphor of other similar cases in several European towns.