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Abstracts of Posters
“Yatra aur Tammanah Statement - Yatra: our purposeful Journey and Tammanah: our wishful aspirations for our heritage” on learnings and commitments from the Culture-Nature Journey - EN (Acknowledgements) / FR (currently being translated)
19th ICOMOS General Assembly & Scientific Symposium 2017- An overview
ICOMOS General Assembly 2017 and the Scientific Symposium is an opportunity for heritage professionals and enthusiasts from around the world to come together on a common platform and deliberate on various aspects of heritage conservation and management. Young professionals also get a chance to interact with experts, comprehend the emerging issues and learn from national and international case studies on conservation and management of cultural resources.
ICOMOS holds its General Assembly every year and triennial General Assembly every three years. Till date, ICOMOS has held 18 sessions of its triennial General Assembly: twelve in Europe, two in Asia, two in North America and one in Africa.
ICOMOS India has been proud to organize the 19th triennial General Assembly in Delhi, India from 12th – 15th December, 2017. The theme of Scientific Symposium was “Heritage & Democracy”.
More than 1,500 delegates from around the world and various fields of specialisation (archaeologists, architects, urban planners, engineers, curators, building conservation professionals, art historians) attended the events. It was thus a unique opportunity to promote international co-operation and strengthen understanding and communication in the field of heritage.
Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy"
Scientific Symposium: Theme and Sub-themes
Heritage and Democracy was the designated theme for the Scientific Symposium organised in the largest Democracy of the world- India in the city of New Delhi from 11th to 15th December 2017 during the course of ICOMOS 19th General Assembly.
The fundamental idea of this Symposium is inspired by a recent global shift in heritage discourse towards a sincere people-centric engagement. The ICOMOS Scientific Symposium 2017 explored the possibilities for cultural heritage in a domain of multiple stakeholders, recognising the challenges of cultural diversity and resulting contestations amidst local and/or global communities.
We seeked contributions that identify sustainable means to work towards equity, ensure intellectual and physical access to heritage monuments and sites. They should acknowledge and build upon intangible associations with sites while empowering them to protect and interpret the future of our past in times of war and peace; with the increasing support of digital technology.
Concerns faced by the heritage community today raise some relevant question that need urgent addressal. How do we facilitate the multiplicity of perceptions that challenge, reject, renegotiate or simply ignore the dominant discourse on heritage? How can we identify, acknowledge and collaborate with owners, stakeholders and custodians of heritage from within our diversity? And then, how do we negotiate particular challenges to collectively safeguard our past?
The Symposium offered opportunities for collaboration as we continue the Culture-Nature journey to examine lessons to be learnt from ‘cultural studies of human endeavour’ to shift from fighting risk towards mitigating and adapting societies successfully.
Nupur Prothi Khanna
Scientific Symposium - Final papers
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Sub-Theme 1: Integrating Heritage and Sustainable Urban Development by engaging diverse Communities for Heritage Management
SESSION 1: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
DATE: 13TH DECEMBER 2017, 900 HOURS TO 1730 HOURS
LOCATION: HALL GULMOHUR, INDIA HABITAT CENTRE
SESSION CO-CHAIRS: Gurmeet Rai- ICOMOS India, Ishanlosen Odiaua- ICOMOS Nigeria
RAPPORTEUR: Clara Rellesman- Rapporteur, Saumya Tripathi- Co-Rapporteur, Komal Potdar- Co-Rapporteur