CONFERECE: \"The challenges of World Heritage recovery. International conference on reconstruction\" (06-08.05.2018)

Place Royal Castle in Warsaw, Castle Square 4, Great Hall, POLAND
Organizer Government of Poland in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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Destruction of World Heritage, especially in recent years has become an important and urgent problem of the international community. Armed conflicts, or natural disasters occurring in different regions of the world, bring with them the havoc of properties of outstanding significance for the all mankind.
Therefore Poland, as a State-Party od the Convention, implementing declarations contained in the decisions of the World Heritage Committee no. 40 COM 7 of 2016 and 41 COM 7 of 2017, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, undertook the organization of a conference entitled “The challenges of World Heritage recovery. International conference on reconstruction “, which will be held on 6-8 May 2018 in Warsaw.

The Challenges of World Heritage Recovery - International Conference on Reconstruction
The Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland 6-8th May 2018

May 6, 2018
18:00 – 20:00– Welcome dinner at the invitation of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, The Royal Łazienki Museum, Old Orangery
Welcome speeches

May 7, 2018 The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Great Hall

09:00 – 09:30 – Registration of conference participants
09:30 – 11:00 – Opening of the conference
Prof. Magdalena Gawin, Under-Secretary of State in The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, General Inspector of Monuments
Prof. Wojciech Fałkowski, Director of The Royal Castle in Warsaw
Dr. Mechtild Rössler, Director Heritage & World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
Prof. Toshiyuki Kono, President of ICOMOS International
Dr. Webber Ndoro, Director-General, ICCROM

Objectives of the meeting and background paper: Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Deputy Director Heritage & World Heritage Centre, UNESCO

11:00 – 13.00 – Panel 1: Integrative Approach to Recovery – Challenges and Opportunities. Theory and Methodology
Moderator: Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Advisor
Rapporteur: Dr. Zaki Aslan, Director of ICCROM-ATHAR
Prof. Bogusław Szmygin, Contemporary Conditions of Reconstruction in the Theory of Heritage Conservation
Prof. Toshiyuki Kono, Reconstruction and Knowledge Transfer for Future-making
Joseph King, Approaches to Recovery: Considerations When Embarking on the Process of Recovery of Cultural Heritage Following Disasters and Conflict Situations
Dr. Sameh Wahba, Culture and City Reconstruction and Recovery, from the Point of View of the World Bank
Helen Stawski, Preventing Loss and Promoting Inclusive Sustainability – New Ways of Working to Achieve SDG 11

Discussion/summary of the panel
13.00 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 16:30 – Panel 2: The Processes of Recovery – Taking Stock of the Past Experiences: Documentation
Moderator: Prof. Sławomir Ratajski, Secretary General, Polish National Commission for UNESCO
Rapporteur: Dr. Giovanni Boccardi, Chief of Emergency Preparedness Response Unit, UNESCO
Prof. Krzysztof Pawłowski, Reconstruction of Historic Centre of Warsaw, from Symbolism to Authenticity
Matko Vetma, Reconstruction of Heritage as Permanent Architectural Challenge
Lassana Cisse, Cultural Heritage Damaged in Mali During the Armed Conflict in 2012: the Strategy of Reconstruction of the Timbuktu Mausoleums
Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, From Recovery to Risk Reduction Through Balancing Safety and Values: a New Paradigm for Post Disaster Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage

Discussion/summary of the panel
16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee break

17:00 – 19:00 – Panel 3: History and Memory
Moderator: Prof. Kamil Zeidler, University of Gdańsk, Member of ICCROM’s Council
Rapporteur: Giovanni Fontana Antonelli, UNESCO office in Baghdad
Prof. Christina Cameron, Shifting Doctrine for Reconstruction at World Heritage Sites
Prof. Robert Kunkel, The Role of Documentary Heritage in the Reconstruction
El Boukhari Ben Essayouti, Damaged Heritage of Timbuktu: the Lessons of the Destruction – Reconstruction Process, the Challenges of the Post-Crisis Period
Tomasz Błyskosz, Tentative List and Reconstruction: the Example of Gdańsk – Stocznia Gdańska (shipyard in Gdańsk)

Discussion/summary of the panel
19:00 – 20.00 – Tour of the Royal Castle (individual tour with audio guides)
20.00 – 21:30 – Dinner, the Royal Castle, Arkady Kubickiego

May 8, 2018 The Royal Castle in Warsaw, Great Hall
09:00 – 11:00 – Panel 4: Communities and Cultural Rights
Moderator: Dr. Christopher Young, World Heritage Expert
Rapporteur: Dr. Andrzej Jakubowski, Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, International Law Association
Prof. Amra Hadžimuhamedović, Culture-Based Survival of Urbanity: Recovery of War-Torn Bosnian Cities
Elsoi Colas, Historical National Park Citadel Sans Souci Ramiers (improvement of the Citadel)
Jonathan Nsubuga, Heritage reconstruction in the spiritual realm
Dr. Wojciech Kozłowski, Recovering the Old Town in Warsaw

Discussion/summary of the panel
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 – Panel 5 – The Challenges of Urban Heritage Recovery
Moderator: Joseph King, Director of Sites Unit, ICCROM
Rapporteur: Dr. Magdalena Marcinkowska, Deputy Director of Monument Preservation Department, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Prof. Giulia Annalinda Neglia, Integrating Culture, Recovery and Sustainable Reconstruction: Challenges for Aleppo
Prof. Ihsan Fethi Abdulrazaq, Facing urban heritage recovery in Mosul after its destruction
Giovanni Fontana Antonelli, Reviving the Spirit of Mosul. Participatory Approach to Skills Development and Job Creation to Foster Community Reconciliation Through Restoration and Critical Reconstruction of Mosul’s Historic Urban Landscape

Discussion/summary of the panel
13:30 – 15:00 – Lunch

15:00 – 18:00 Optional tours:
– Guided tour around the Historic Centre of Warsaw, WHS
– Visit the Royal Castle (individual tour with audio guide)
– Visit Warsaw Uprising Museum (individual tour)

18:00 – 19:00 – Conference summary – adoption of the Warsaw Recommendation
Moderator: Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Deputy Director Heritage & World Heritage Centre UNESCO
Closing Remarks:
Dr. Mechtild Rössler, Director Heritage & World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
Prof. Magdalena Gawin, Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage