The past meets the future … On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, several events dedicated to Sustainable Cultural Heritage take place in Chania. Exhibition of architectural work on “Re-use and Adaptation”
WHERE: Center for Mediterranean Architecture (CAM), Chania
WHEN: 2nd – 5th June, 10.00 – 21.00 (Exhibition)
3rd June 15.00 – 21.00: a public discussion will be held in the CAM, in a forum open to the public , attended by representatives of all the institutions, groups and architects participating in the exhibition.
InHeriT is an international interdisciplinary ERASMUS+project. InHeriT promotes the idea that cultural heritage may serve as a generator of sustainable development. Participating institutions: the National Kapodistrean University of Athens, Middlesex University, Neapolis University of Paphos, Maniatakeion Foundation, Fondazione Flaminia, the Center for Mediterranean Architecture – KEPPEDIH KAM and is coordinated by the Technical University of Crete.
The exhibition is part of an educational architectural project entitled “Reuse and Adaptation” with participation of 10 architectural schools and creative groups from Greece, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates. The editing of the exhibition is by Iakovos Rigos and Nikos Patsavos.
Conference / seminar programme :
1. The 3rd International Local Seminar entitled “Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Local Development” from 29 May to 2 June. The seminar will be attended by representatives of the InHeriT partners as well as invited members of the local authorities, the business and scientific community of Chania and Crete. The seminar also includes workshops with local government and city culture.
2. A report of an educational architectural project titled “Reuse and Adaptation” with participation of 10 architectural schools and creative groups from Greece, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates. The editing of the exhibition is by Iakovos Rigos and Nikos Patsavos.
3. Two-day conference with two modules:
Module A. “Architectural Studies and Sustainability”, edited by Nikos Patsavos, Sunday 3 June, 3am-9pm.
Modul B. “The Economy of Culture”, edited by Amalia Kotsaki, on Saturday, June 4, 6am-9pm.
In the first section, with reference to the architectural project exhibition, there will be architects, distinguished academics and researchers (Technical University of Crete, NTUA, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Patras, University of Pafos, PilOiko, Abu Dhabi University and Frederick University of Cyprus). In the second section, prominent representatives of the academic, business, business, banking and professional spheres of culture and economy have been invited to discuss the economic value of culture and heritage.
The Sustainable Cultural Heritage Week has been selected by the European Commission and the European Parliament as an international event of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.