International conference "Preventive conservation of human environment 6. Architecture as part of the landscape"

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw

Abstr. due: 31.05.2016

Dates: 24.10.16 — 25.10.16

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences; Architecture;

Organizing comittee e-mail: pche6conference@gmail.com

Organizers: The Institute of Art History of the University of Warsaw

 

On 24-25 October 2016 the two Warsaw-based academic institutions: the Institute of Archaeology of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University and the Institute of Art History of the University of Warsaw organise international, multidisciplinary conference, which will be devoted to the role of the architecture in creation, enhancement and preservation of cultural landscapes.

Contributions from art historians, heritage conservators, archaeologists, historians, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, nature conservationists and other specialists are welcome on any aspect of relations between human creations and natural environment.

Landscape, which is a creation of both the Nature and the Culture, can be described metaphorically as a palimpsest with subsequent layers of history. Thus, it is the carrier of information and meanings which should be experienced and understood in the process of study of the changing relations between man and his environment. Protection of the landscape means not a containment of changes but rather managing changes, and therefore a wise compromise between the need to preserve the historical, artistic and symbolic values, and the requirements of development. The aim of the conference is to discuss how to reach such a wise compromise for the benefit of the present and future generations.

This conference will be already the sixth edition in the cycle entitled Preventive conservation of the human environment, which is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Andrzej Tomaszewski (1934-2010), eminent theoretician of conservation, and to exploration of his comprehensive ideas of preventive conservation.

Conference Web-Site: https://pche6.wordpress.com/