The session, “Natural and social Disasters in World Heritage Sites” is the first of the Globinar and therefore of particular importance to introduce some relevant issues: World Heritage sites are the center of the discussion, but their complexity requires an analysis from broad perspectives that go beyond the spatial and also consider multiple components. In this sense, heritage is the reflection and response of a varied, immense society; at the same time in danger of disappearing and a cornerstone for the construction of new, even more complex expressions and identities.But natural and social disasters -notably among them the current COVID-19 pandemic- are also part of that identitarian construction: society responds to them in different and as such they condition our present and future experience- again, in mostly positive developments, but always with the threat of failure or repeated defeat. In this, too, World Heritage Sites reflect the human experience.
Architect (Universidad Ricardo Palma) and PhD (Universidad Pablo de Olavide Sevilla). Professor at Universidad Católica del Perú.
SPEAKERS & CASE STUDIES
ASIA Jacopo Galli, IUAV Venezia (Middle East)
OCEANIA John Day & Scott Heron, James Cook University – Great Coral Reef Barrier (Australia)
AFRICA Walter Rossa, Universidad de Coimbra – Portuguese ex-colonies (Africa)
EUROPE Alfonso Muñoz Cosme, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – El terremoto de Lorca y sus consecuencias en el patrimonio local (Spain)
SOUTH AMERICA María Lucía Santamaría – Qapac Ñan (Peru)