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Hielkje Zijlstra

Associate Professor
Delft University of Technology
Participates in 1 Session
Dr. Hielkje Zijlstra MSc PhD (The Netherlands, Leeuwarden, 1962)
1987 graduated: MSc Architecture, Delft University of Technology (TUD).
1987-2001: practicing architect.
2001-2006: PhD in Architectural History & Building Technology (TUD): Building in the Netherlands 1940-1970.
From 2006: Associate Professor for: Heritage & Design _ Faculty of Architecture Leads the research group ‘Heritage & Design’, supervises PhD students and joins the education programme. From 2015: section leader Heritage & Architecture.
Tasks: Docomomo-NL, Expert Committee Urban Development COST, Reviewer European Science Foundation (ESF), member of the board of studies (Faculty of Architecture TUD), guest Professor at the Kyoto University of Technology.
Some research projects: Rietveld’s Universe, Schools in Heritage, Strijp-S, Sloterhof, RGD buildings Delft, Kyoto Design Lab: Culture is in the Details.
Some education projects: Fotress Ellewoutsdijk, Levortofo park Moscow, Rietveld Academy of Art Amsterdam, Hilton Rotterdam, Kyoto Machiya, Lavrion Greece.
My motto: create the opportunities for young people to excel.
Some publications:
 -'Analysing Buildings from Context to Detail in time – ABCDº  research method’, IOS Press & Delft University Press Amsterdam 2009.
-‘Rietveld Originals, handle with care!’, SABE’09 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Environments, June 2009 Delft.
-'Analysing Buildings from Context to Detail in time - ABCD research method. Provincial Library Leeuwarden', in: X. Gu en X. Song (ed.), Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions, Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134,Trans Tech Publications Zürich Switzerland 2010, pp. 283-288.
-‘®MIT Education’, in: The present and future of preservation of Modern Architecture, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 2012, pp 97-107.
-‘Jeruzalem’s way to eternity’ in: ERIC 2013, Energy Efficient Restoration International Conference, 19 September 2013.
-‘Jeruzalem Amsterdam. Restaureren versus renoveren’, KNOB Bulletin, 1(2013), 34-50.

Sessions in which Hielkje Zijlstra participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Hielkje Zijlstra attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Welcome addresses and cocktail, followed by the Concordia Signature Event "The Garden of the Grey Nuns". As the opening ceremony and cocktail take place in the former Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, recycled into campus residence and reading rooms by Concordia University,  delegates will also have the possibility to discover the video Three Grey Nuns (3 minutes, by Ron Rudin and Phil Lichti. Three Grey Nuns recount their memories of communal life in the Grey Nun’s Motherhouse.  Built...

19:30 - 21:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Working with archival documents and the current-day morphology of the Grey Nuns' site, Dr Cynthia Hammond, Dr Shauna Janssen, in collaboration with Dr Jill Didur, will curate a series of installations and performances that speak directly to the rich heritage of a specific urban landscape: the gardens of the Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, now part of the Concordia University downtown campus. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the lost working gardens of the Grey Nuns. As with other such...

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of Heritage
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage

Le 19e siècle aura été celui de l’invention européenne des monuments, historiques et de nature. Le 20e, plus spécifiquement sans sa seconde moitié, aura été celui du patrimoine, en particulier dans sa version mondiale, telle que soutenue par les États-Unis des années 1970. Or, en ce début de 21e siècle, de nouvelles formes de mobilisations mémorielles émergent: de la rue Champlain de Québec au quartier Xintiandi de Shanghai, de Bercy-Village à Paris à South Bank de Londres, ou bien encore aux...

17:00 - 18:00 | 1 hour
Festive Event

This festive event will offer delegates a taste of one of the iconic dishes of Montreal, the smoked meat sandwich, imported by Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe in the early 20th century. In particular, the tasting will allow a discovery of the products of the renowned international institution Schwartz's, the Hebrew Delicatessen for which Montrealers and tourists alike are willing to wait in long line-ups. During the tasting, “Chez Schwartz,” a documentary produced by Garry B...

18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

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Monday 6 June, 2016

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7:00 - 9:00 | 2 hours
Public event

Canal: Walking the Post-Industrial Lachine Canal (COHDS, 2013 - bilingual) is an audio-walk and booklet that takes listeners from the Atwater Market to the Saint Gabriel Lock, exploring the post-industrial transformation of a once heavily industrialized area. The Lachine Canal area has undergone dramatic changes, as mills and factories were closed and then demolished or converted into high-end condominiums. The adjoining working-class neighbourhoods ...

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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7:30 - 8:45 | 1 hour 15 minutes
Public event

(en français) Le centre-ville a été au cœur de nombreuses luttes depuis les années 1970. Le parcours proposé par Martin Drouin, historien, professeur au département d’études urbaines et touristiques de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, présentera quelques combats qui ont marqué la scène patrimoniale et transformé le paysage urbain montréalais. _ Downtown Montreal has been at the centre of numerous struggles since the 1970’s. The itinerary proposed by Martin Drouin, historia...

15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesMuseums
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local

To date, very little literature explicitly explores the relationships of museums and heritage to historical consciousness, despite the overlapping concerns shared by these respective fields. This roundtable addresses the subject of museums as sites of historical consciousness by reflecting on a recent book project. Museums as Sites of Historical Consciousness: Perspectives on Museum Theory and Practice in Canada (working title, UBC Press, 2016) examines (1) ways that museums create and sha...