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Patrick Viaene

Lecturer University Antwerp (Heritage Conservation Studies)
TICCIH-Belgium
Participates in 1 Session

Patrick VIAENE studied Art History and Archaeology (State University Ghent). He started in 1984 as scientific assistant and exhibition curator in the Museum of Industry Ghent. in 1991 he became researcher and project leader in 'La Fonderie' \- Center of Social and Economic History of the Brussels Region. From 1995 tot 2018 he was lecturer and researcher in the School of Arts (University College Ghent) and ended his career in 2021 at the University of Antwerp (Heritage Conservation Studies). From 2004 till 2013 P. Viaene was president of the Support Group Industrial & Scientific Heritage (SIWE). From 2009 till 2018 he was a Board member of TICCIH, an organisation that he is involved with, since he was Secretary-General of the 7th ICCIH (Brussels, 1990). He is actively involved in actions to save industrial monuments in Flanders / Belgium, such as the coal processing plant in Beringen

PUBLICATIONS (choice): 

  • Industrial archaeology in Belgium (Ghent 1986 & 1990);
  • Bibliography of industrial heritage in Belgium (1991-2005);
  • Industrial culture in Belgium (Industriekultur, 2010);
  • Back from Canada, report of the 9th ICCIH conference in Montreal & Ottawa (TIC-Review, 1994);
  • Saving industrial heritage in Belgium with volunteers (TICCIH-Taiwan, 2013); Viewpoint in films about coalmining and steel production in Belgium (17th ICCIH-Transactions, Santiago de Chili 2018, p. 61-65).

Sessions in which Patrick Viaene participates

Monday 29 August, 2022

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Sessions in which Patrick Viaene attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

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5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Monday 29 August, 2022

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9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | 30 minutes
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | 30 minutes
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM | 30 minutes

In a traditional Quebec sugar shack atmosphere, enjoy a maple taffy rolled on snow in the purest tradition, accompanied by music of the occasion!

5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker
7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | 1 hour

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | 30 minutes

Wednesday 31 August, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Visit of the permanent exhibition : À cœur de jour, grandeurs et misères d'un quartier populaire, which traces the history of one of the oldest industrial and working-class neighborhoods in Montreal. Discovery of the old Généreux bathhouse, a building that recalls a time when most working-class dwellings had neither bath nor shower. Presentation of some elements of the neighborhood's heritage on the way between UQAM and the Écomusée.The visit will be guided in French by René Binette...

10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM | 1 hour

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes

From its construction to its restoration, immerse yourself in the now and then of this key Canadian industrial heritage site. A country’s central maritime route, a major inland port, the Canadian Lowell (using hydraulic power), the cradle of industrialization, Smokey Valley (using steam), a manufacturing hotspot, the Lachine Canal is all of this and more. For it is also a national historic site, for which

10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour

Meet the authors Heike Oevermann and Mark Watson, who together with Bartosz Walczak completed the TICCCIH comparative thematic study: “The Heritage of the Textile Industry” (Lodz, 2022),It may be downloaded free here: The Heritage of the Textile Industry (lodz.pl) or

1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | 30 minutes
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | 2 hours

The South Central district is a former industrial and working-class neighbourhood with a rich and unique heritage. The visit will allow us to discover, among other things, the Macdonald Tobacco factory and the Raymond candy factory, the old workers' housing typical of the district, and the reuse of old buildings for cultural and community purposes. The activity will start at the Frontenac metro station and will end with a visit to the Écomusée du fier monde. Staff will be avail...

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Friday 2 September, 2022

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7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Walkers will meet at the entrance (there is only one) of Lionel Groulx Metro and from there walk along the canal to the St-Gabriel Locks. This was once the most heavily industrialized area in Canada. It is now a zone of affluence between the hardscrabble, but now gentrifying, Point Saint-Charles, historically Irish and French, and Little Burgundy, one of Montreal's first multi-racial neighbourhoods. Several former factories were converted into condominiums in the...

9:00 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes
12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 1 hour
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM | 30 minutes
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...

6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | 3 hours

Come and share the good times of the congress and celebrate your scientific and professional discoveries in a former fruit jam factory, Usine C, built in 1913 and transformed at the end of the 1970s into a place for creation and dissemination.Discover Montreal's gastronomy thanks to an exceptional caterer. Learn about Montreal's musical heritage and the history of the industrial district that brought it to life. Then hear and experience Quebec's musical tradition as you are carried ...

Saturday 3 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | 2 hours

Uncover the vestiges of the Canadian Pacifie Railway tracks and the former Angus Shops, which played integral raies in the industrial and residential development of Rosemont. This tour wi/1 give you insight into the industrial past of the neighbourhood and its new life bath as a place to live and to work.A tour designed and guided by Heritage Montreal. Departure at the corner of Rachel and Dézéry streets, 10 minutes walk from Prefontaine metro station

Gracia Dorel-Ferré

Keynote speaker
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