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Uses of industrial heritage: cases in transformation III

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Regular session
9:00 AM, jueves 1 sep 2022 (1 hour 30 minutos)
Break   10:30 AM to 11:00 AM (30 minutos)

Examples from several continents, in Europe, South America, North America, Turkey, show strong continuity in the objectives that govern the reuse of industrial buildings, for example the concern to take into account the industrial heritage as a resource for urban and territorial development, or the close links that it has with culture, whether it is used to house cultural facilities or more simply to bear witness to the history and memory of the place. Increasingly, policies for the reuse of industrial heritage are part of more global programs of urban and territorial transformation: renovation of canals and waterways formerly used by industry, reactivation of old railway lines, taking into account the "heritage ecosystem", a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account the place of a building in its urban environment, but also as an element of a production chain, the interest of a remarkable building that allows the adaptive reuse of a site, etc.

However, national models – or habits – persist, various issues guide projects, and controversies emerge: what place should be given to local memories – which may be divergent, conflicting, or even alternative to the 'official' history? What trade-offs should be made between private initiatives or support and public institutions? How can architects, urban planners, social sciences scholars, and heritage communities work together, especially when divergent interests emerge? Behind the already old conflict of legitimacy between economic interests and heritage value, many situations are unfolding which show the vitality and inventiveness of the actors of the reuse of industrial heritage sites.

Each session will be introduced very quickly by the session chairman. The papers will be followed by a discussion at the end of each of the three sessions. 

Sub Sessions

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | 20 minutos

The study aims at a critical review of the historical research that has supported the declarations of protection of industrial heritage since 1974 in the state of São Paulo (Brazil) by the Council of Defense of Historical, Archaeological, Artistic and Tourist Heritage (CONDEPHAAT), in order to verify the conservation guidelines and the interventions or uses implemented. Our study is linked to broader discussions on the reuse of industrial heritage, as the new possibilities for reuse of the bu...

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | 20 minutos

Industrial heritage, as one of the most fragile heritage kinds, was always underestimated in its significance and potential. During the past 20 years or so, a gratifying trend of reconsidering the value of industrial heritage prosperous in the UK, then gradually prevailed globally. At the same time, the rapid growth of modern cities urged the necessity of dealing with left-over industrial relics appropriately. The UK, as the pioneer of the industrial revolution, possesses a well-planned syste...

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM | 20 minutos

L’exposé aura pour ambition de discuter la « typologie » des transformations des anciens sites industriels avec un regard architectural. Dans le cadre limité des projets présentés dans la revue périodique française, l’Archéologie industrielle en France (AIF), nous essayerons d’analyser les caractéristiques des opérations « reconversion ». Avec plus de 45 ans d’existence, plus de 73 numéros de publication, cette revue est désormais une référence pour...

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