HISTORICAL URBAN SPACE IN DEVELOPMENT. WHAT SHOULD BE PRESERVED: MEMORY, IMAGE OR MATERIAL SUBSTANCE?

Date:
27.09.2013
Format:
CONFERENCES
Place:
zal
Language:
english with russian translation

International Colloquium «Historical urban space in development. What should be preserved: memory, image or material substance?» took place in Moscow, 26 – 28 September 2013, at two locations – Moscow Architectural Institute (MARKHI) and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Scientific, educational and public institutions of Russia, France and Germany took part in its organization. Interdisciplinary format of this meeting presupposed the discussion of heritage preservation, the pressing subject today in many countries, from different viewpoints. Well-known historians, architects, Slavicists, art historians and preservationist activists presented their reports. This brought provocative, polemical character to the meeting and, hopefully, led to a better understanding of the role and meaning of heritage in modern, quickly changing world.

Strelka hosted the programme on September 27th. Event’s schedule:

Conflictual heritage of the 20th century

Moderator: Luba Jurgenson, University of Sorbonne, Paris-IV

10:00-10:30 “The fate of the former exhibition of economic achievements in Moscow: danger of losses connected with reconstruction” by Anna Bronovitskaya, MARKHI, Project Russia, DOCOMOMO Russia, Moscow.

10:30-11:00 “The social responsibility of business structures: investment projects for 20th century heritage sites in Moscow” by Marina Khrustaleva, Archnadzor, DOCOMOMO Russia, Moscow.

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 “Post-socialist heritage in Berlin. Heritage debates and case studies” by Paul Sigel, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, Berlin.

12:00-12:30 “The problem of protecting 20th century architectural heritage in Russian provincial towns” by Ekaterina Shorban, State Institute of Art History, Moscow.

12:30-13:30 Discussion

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

Protecting the heritage of totalitarian regimes

Moderator: Ewa Berard, CNRS-ENS, Paris

14:30-15:00 “Alien monuments: How to deal with the monumental heritage of past regimes” by Marina Dmitrieva, GWZO, Leipzig.

15:00-15:30 “The memory of the camps: how to preserve the heritage of repressive systems” by Luba Jurgenson, University of Sorbonne, Paris-IV.

15:30-16:00 “Museum representation of memory” by Piotr Cywinski, Auschwitz museum, Poland.

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:00 “Representing disappearance: vanishing traces of the Holocaust and their reflection in memorial sites” by Philippe Mesnard, Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels, University of Clermont-Ferrand.

17:00-17:30 “Archeological findings of the Red Terror (1918-1920) in the Peter-and-Paul Fortress. Issues of research and memory.

17:30 Discussion

Full programme