Unsustainable urban change and expansion processes, climate changes, predatory tourism, protected areas downgrading, transnational exodus and the widespread consequential depletion of relations between society and nature, as well as socio-environmental and armed conflicts, bring new challenges to our collective heritage in the 21st century. New heritage approaches should inquire why and for whom the heritage sites are designated, providing meaningful narratives for the users to ensure their preservation. Gender, ethnicity, race and income are key aspects of diversity and inequality in the current geopolitical context to be considered. New heritage approaches should create living and integrated sites in a territorial and urban landscape perspective, articulating nature and culture, considering the tangible and intangible dimensions of heritage, fostering strategies to decolonize the notion of heritage, (re)interpretating its values and attributes through proactive strategies of conservation. Sustainable strategies should congregate the development of heritage education and social participation as instruments to enhance emancipation, citizenship and democratization of decision-making processes. The integration of heritage conservation in territorial planning politics and tools with a broad participatory perspective is also crucial to ensure an appropriate and inclusive heritage management. Join us in seminars, courses, exhibitions and public debates, and help building an integrated heritage conservation approach!
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Mônica Bahia Schlee, Co-CoordinatorRio de Janeiro City Hall and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Mônica Bahia Schlee holds a PhD in Architecture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2011), a Master in Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University (2002) and a Master in Urban Environmental Structures from the University of São Paulo (1999). She is a landscape architect and urban planner of Rio de Janeiro City Hall since 1992, working at the Macro Urban Planning sector since 2008, and currently in charge of the operational coordination of the Rio de Janeiro Master Plan revision process. She published several articles and co-authored the books Native Vegetation in Landscape Planning and Design (2016); Contemporary Landscape Architecture in Brazil (2010); Open Spaces System: Everyday Life, Appropriations and Absences (2009); and Urban Waters: Environmental Regeneration as an Integrated Disciplinary Field (2007). A board member of the Brazilian Landscape Architects Association (ABAP-Rio de Janeiro), since 2005, and coordinator from 2015 to 2017, and an associate member of ICOMOS Brasil.
Daniele Pini, Co-CoordinatorUniversity of Ferrara
Daniele Pini holds a degree in Architecture at the IUA of Venice (1969) and was Full Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Ferrara, until his retirement in 2014. He’s currently “guest lecturer” in “Urban Conservation” at the RLICC of KU Leuven (Belgium) and adjunct professor in “Urban planning” at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna. His interests are focussed on urban rehabilitation and regeneration as tools for a sustainable development, with special regard to the conservation and revitalisation of the historic fabric revitalisation, He has a long experience as a consultant to local governments and international organizations in Italy and abroad. In this framework he carried out studies plans and projects for the World Heritage cities of Venice, Siena and Ferrara, Algiers (Algeria), Fés and Rabat (Morocco), Zabid (Yemen), Al Ain (UAE) and Mtskheta (Georgia). On behalf of UNESCO – WHC, he coordinated the studies for the Old Cities of Sana’a, Jerusalem, Damascus and Cairo. He’s author of several books and essays on urban conservation, in particular “Planning and management of urban and landscape heritage” (with Laura Verdelli, 2011) “The inventory of the historic city of Sana’a. A tool for urban conservation” (2008) and “Historic city and sustainable development in today’s Maghreb” (editor, 2004).
Jonathan Sharfman, Co-ConvenerNYU Dhakira Center
Jonathan is a maritime archaeologist from South Africa. His work has focused on maritime and underwater cultural heritage in sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked in the government and NGO sector and, after being awarded his PhD by Leiden University in 2017, took up a post-doctoral associate position at New York University Abu Dhabi. In this role, Jonathan worked with the Dhakira Center for Heritage Studies conducting research on the maritime cultural landscape of the Gulf and developing the Center’s Heritage Studies program. Jonathan is currently working with the African Centre for Heritage Activities and continues to work with Dhakira in developing a research agenda and academic strategy for Africa. He is the maritime and underwater cultural heritage coordination for the Centre for International Heritage Activities.
Luca Zan, Co-ConvenerUniversity of Bologna
Luca Zan, from Bologna University, is involved in the management of arts/heritage organizations, within an international comparative research. In particular, he carries out fieldwork in the State administration in China, Turkey, Peru and Ecuador, and Europe. He is author/coauthor of Managerial Rhetoric and Arts Organizations, Palgrave, 2006; The Management of Cultural Heritage in China, 2008; Managing Cultural Heritage, Routledge, 2016; Heritage Sites in Contemporary China, Routledge, 2018. He is also active in the field of management/accounting history, with several international publications on the history of managing practice in protoindustrial settings, and management and accounting in historical perspectives. In terms of teaching, he is involved in international teaching in Arts management: till 2020 Director of GIOCA (Graduate degree in Innovation an Organization of Culture and the Arts) at Unibo and Adjunct faculty at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Adjunct faculty at CAFA, Beijing.
Rafael Winter, Co-ConvenerFederal University of Rio de Janeiro
Geographer with Ph.D. in Geography from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France. An Associate Professor at the Geography Department at UFRJ, Dr. Winter Ribeiro is currently director of the Graduate Program in Geography at UFRJ and one of the coordinators of the Laboratory GEOPPOL (Group of Studies and Research in Politics and Territory), where he coordinates researches in Landscape and Heritage Policies and editor of UFRJ's Espaço Aberto Journal. He is also a professor of the Professional Master Degree in Preservation of Cultural Heritage at the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage (IPHAN). He is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos), and was one of the coordenators of the preparation of the nomination dossier for Rio de Janeiro Cultural landscape on the List of UNESCO World Heritage (2009-2012) and its Management Plan (2012-2014). Among his publications are the books Paisagem Cultural e Patrimônio (IPHAN, 2007), Rio de Janeiro, Landscapes between the mountain and the sea (UNESCO, 2016), and the organization of the collection Espaços da Democracia (Bertrand Brasil, 2013) in addition to several articles in international journals.
Rubens de Andrade, Co-ConvenerFederal University of Rio de Janeiro
Professor of Art History at the School of Fine Arts – EBA, and of the Post-Graduate Program in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture – PROARQ/FAU of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Bachelor in Landscaping at the School of Fine Arts – EBA / UFRJ; Master in Architecture – PROARQ/FAU/UFRJ. PhD in Urban and Regional Planning – Urban and Regional Planning Post-Graduation Program – IPPUR/UFRJ. Leader of the Hybrid Landscape Research Group – GPPH-EBA/UFRJ.
Vera Tangari, Co-ConvenerFederal University of Rio de Janeiro
Architect and urban planner, Master in Urban Planning and PhD in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo (USP). Dr Tangari is Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FAU-UFRJ); Faculty in: the Graduate Program in Architecture (Master and Doctorate supervisions – PROARQ-UFRJ); Master Program in Heritage and Architectural Design (Master supervisions – MPPP-PROARQ-UFRJ); and Master Program in Landscape Architecture Design (Master supervisions – MPAP-PROURB-UFRJ). Coordinator of the Research Group on Open Spaces System in Rio de Janeiro (SEL/RJ-ProLUGAR); Collaborative Researcher at the Center for Sustainable Development (CSUD), Earth Institute, Columbia University. Coordinator of the research “Affective Mapping”, developed by PROARQ-UFRJ in partnership with the Rio de Janeiro Municipality, which analyzes children’s perceptions and desires on their daily journey from home to school.