Paradigm Shift in Heritage Protection? Tolerance for Change, Limits of Change
From: Friday, March 04, 2011  To: Sunday, March 06, 2011
  Promoted by:
Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation

in the context of:

  And by:
ICOMOS ISC Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration (THEOPHILOS)
ICOMOS Italian National Committee

Under the Patronage of:
Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’UNESCO

ponsored by:
Promo Florence Events Srl

  In collaboration with:
ICOMOS ISC Wooden Heritage
Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno, Firenze

Project Leader:


Arrival of the participants and accommodation

FRIDAY, 4th MARCH, 2011

Morning: cultural excursion

Visits in Certaldo town, care of Prof. Gennaro Tampone (President of ICOMOS ISC Wooden Heritage).
Certaldo is a town of Tuscany, heading southwest, it is 50 minutes by rail from the city of Florence. It was the home of the family of the poet Giovanni Boccaccio, who died and was buried there in 1375.
The main sights:
- Boccaccio's house, of red brick, like the other old houses here, was restored in 1823 and furnished with old furniture. A statue of him was erected in the main square in 1875;
- The Palazzo dei Vicari, the residence of the Florentine governors, has a picturesque facade adorned with ceramic coats of arms and in the interior are various frescoes dating from the 13th to the 16th century.

h. 9.10: Departure from Florence, S. Maria Novella Railway Station, by train (50 minuets journey), to Certaldo 
(price of the train day return tickets 8,40 Euro par participant)
Welcome by the local Authorities and presentations:
- Prof. Grazia Tucci: 3D Survey of the Historical Centre of Certaldo
- Prof. Gennaro Tampone: The Conservation Works at Palazzo dei Vicari in Certaldo
Visit of the Palazzo dei Vicari, care of Prof. Gennaro Tampone; follows visit to the ancient centre of Certaldo
h. 12.58: Departure from Railway Station of Certaldo and return to Florence (h. 13.50)

Afternoon: opening of the conference
h.17.00 – 18.30: Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno (Via Orsanmichele, 4)
Greetings by the local Authorities
- Luigi Zangheri (President of the Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno)
- Paolo Del Bianco (President of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation)
Welcome speech:
- Wilfried Lipp (Vice President ICOMOS ISC TheoPhilos)
Commemoration of Prof. Andrzej Tomaszewski:
(speeches by 4-5 members of the ICOMOS ISC TheoPhilos Committee, while a CD is displaying some photos)

h. 18.30: introductory to the conference
- Boguslaw Szmygin (Secretary of the ICOMOS ISC TheoPhilos)

Evening: reception
h. 20.00: Palagio di Parte Guelfa (Piazzetta di Parte Guelfa, 1)
Knowledge & Tastes: Alchemy from Central Europe
Multicultural reception offered by young chefs from Central European Countries and Florentine restaurants, in co-operation with the Embassies and Honorary Consulates of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Florence City 

Working sessions

h. 9.30 – 12.30  - Session 1: “Limits of Change – Theoretical Point of View
Full Presentation (20 min for paper):
1 - Wilfried Lipp (Austria): Dimensions of Limits - Philosophical and Cultural Aspects
2 - Rosa Anna Genovese (Italy): Empathic Civilisation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Limits for changes
3 - Vassilis Ganiatsas (Greece):
Heritage as ethical paradigms of identity and change: in need of new conceptual tools, practices or attitude?
4 - José de Nordenflycht (Chile): The "Heritage Turn": by a new practice of knowledge
Short Presentation (10 min for speaker):
5 - Pavol Izvolt (Slovakia):
From Authenticity towards the Ethic of Conservation
6 - Nalini Thakur (India): Navigating from the colonial to the democratic  - Examining the nature of the Paradigm Shift in World Heritage Site Protection Management in South Asia

h. 14.00 – 16.30  - Session 2: “Limits of Change – Social Context
Full Presentation (20 min for paper):
1 - Hans Christie Bjonness (Norway): Legitimate positive change: towards socially responsible urban conservation and development
2 - Andrew Sneddon (Australia): Tolerating the Intolerable? Australia’s Mining Boom and Managing the Impacts on Aboriginal Australia’s Tangible and Intangible Heritage
3 - Vsevolod Kulish (Russia): "Dom. Commune" by Ivan Nickolaev - Conditions of Preservation
4 - Makoto Akasaka (Japan): Paradigm Shift in Heritage Protection: Landscape Conservation for Social Interest
- Discussion (10 min for speaker)
5 - Irina Topchiy (Russia): Cultural education of successors as a way to protect cultural heritage
6 - Amra Hadzimuhamedovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina): The Reconstruction of Destroyed Built Heritage in View of our Understanding of its Permanence and Mutability

h. 17.00 – 19.00 (closing time): final open discussion

SUNDAY, 6th MARCH, 2011
Working sessions

h. 9.30 – 12.30  - Session 3: “Limits of Change – Urban scale
4 papers (20 min for paper):
1 - Yukio Nishimura (Japan):Integrity of Historic Urban Landscape and Limits for Changes
2 - Joerg Haspel (Germany):“Berlin Modernism Housing Estates” – how to protect and adapt a world heritage site of social housing in times of climate and demographic change
3 - Sergiu Nistor (Romania):Moving the Monuments. When and how Article 7 should be quoted in issues of urban re-development vs urban conservation. The Romanian experience and drama
4 - Amnon Bar Or (Israel): Approaches for Conservation – Memory and Oblivion in Tel Aviv - Jaffa
Discussion (10 min for speaker):
5 - Josef Stulc (Czech Republic): Sic et non, Some Selected Cases of the Tolerance to Changes from Czechia
6 - Olimpia Niglio (Italy): Cultural petition in the preservation project

h. 14.00 – 16.30  - Session 4: “Limits of Change – Different Categories of Heritage
4 papers (20 min for paper):
1 - Michael Petzet (Germany): Conservation/ Preservation - Limits of Change
2 - Natalia Dushkina (Russia): Historic Reconstruction: from Theory to Practice along a way of Temptation
3 - Calogero Bellanca (Italy): Conservation, restoration, adaptation: new use for historic architecture
4 - Marc Laenen (Belgium): The challenge of the development of the cultural landscape of South Limburg seeking a balance between conservation and innovation : the case of the Cistercian Abbey of Herckenrode
Discussion (10 min for speaker):
5 - Mehr-Azar Soheil (Iran): Conserving the Spirit of Sacred in the Christian Cemetery of Tehran in Mahalleh Dulab
6 - Indre Grazuleviciute (Lithuania): Urge and Limits for Change: Problems and Theoretical Framework for Revitalization of the Central and Eastern European Rural Manor Residencies Absorbed by Urban Sprawl

h. 17.00 – 18.00 (closing time): final discussion

h. 18.00 – 19.00  - Annual Meeting of ISC TheoPhilos (members only)
- call for papers for the Conference 2012
- tentative title of the Conference 2012
- others

Monday, 7th March, 2011

Papers presented

Prof. Makoto AKASAKA
Chiba University - Matsudo-shi, Chiba-ken (Japan)

Tel Aviv University - Tel Aviv (Israel)

Dr. Uģis Bratuškins
Riga Technical University - Riga (Latvia)

Prof. José de Nordenflycht
School of Architecture Universidad Andrés Bello - Santiago (Chile)

Prof. Natalia Dushkina
Moscow Architectural Institute - Moscow (Russia)


Dr. Indrė Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė
Kaunas University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Land Management - Kaunas (Lithuania)

Dr. Amra Hadzimuhamedovic
Commission to Preserve National Monuments/International University of Sarajevo - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Dr. Pavol Ižvolt
Ministry of Culture - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Prof. Haspel Jörg
ICOMOS GERMANY (Landesdenkmalmt Berlin) - Berlin (Germany)

Prof. Jānis Krastiņš
Riga Technical University - Riga (Latvia)


Prof. marc laenen
Laenen Art & consultancy - Pellenberg (Belgium)

Dr. Nora Lombardini
Politecnico di Milano - Dept. Architectural Design - Milano (Italy)


Prof. Yukio Nishimura
University of Tokyo - Tokyo (Japan)

University of Naples "Federico II" -- Faculty of Architecture -- Department of Conservation of Architectural and Environmental Heritage - NAPLES (Italy)

Mrs. Mirjana Roter Blagojevic
Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade - Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

Dr. Nistor SERGIU
University of Architecture and urban Studies Ion Mincu - Bucharest (Romania)

Dr. Andrew Sneddon
School of Social Science, University of Queensland - Brisbane (Australia)

Dr. Mehr Azar Soheil
ICOMOS - --- (Finland)

Prof. Grykień Stanisław
University of Wrocław - Wrocław (Poland)

School of Planning and Architecture - New Delhi (India)

Dr. Irina Topchiy
Moscow Architectural Institute - Moscow (Russia)

Mrs. Marta VUKOTIC
TOWN PLANNING INSTITUTE OF BELGRADE - Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)