IHBC’s 2018 School welcomes keynotes Bill Drummond and Jukka Jokilehto: Exploring ‘OUR SHARED HERITAGE’ in Belfast, June 21-23

The IHBC has announced Bill Drummond, Scottish artist and art provocateur, and Jukka Jokilehto, Finnish conservation architect and adviser, as internationally renowned keynote speakers at the next ‘Annual School’ – the primary event in the calendar of the UK’s built and historic environment conservation specialists – to take place in Belfast on 21-23 June 2018.

IHBC Northern Ireland Branch Chair and lead organizer Andrew McClelland said: ‘The keynote speakers represent the blend of local and international content at the IHBC’s 2018 School:

  • Bill Drummond – Scottish artist, co-founder of avant-garde pop group The KLF, and art provocateur known for burning £1millon cash, and whose 10 Commandments for Art include ‘Make art for everyone’ and ‘Stand on the outside looking further out’.
  • Jukka Jokilehto – Celebrated conservation architect, leader in international heritage policy advice and education, and author of the definitive ‘A History of Architectural Conservation’, exploring how heritage professionals can work more effectively with communities.

‘We’re delighted to have two such visionaries at the School, as they affirm the international locus of a locally-rooted 2018 School, its theme, and the priorities of IHBC members and their colleagues.’

‘We have much more to announce in our School plans, but already I hope anyone interested in the heritage of places – not least delegates from all across Europe and beyond – will make Belfast a centre for their European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018.’

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘The respective roles of our keynotes – of community focused culture in its widest sense, and high-end international policy and practice in architectural conservation – exemplify the two threads that help create successful, sustainable and cost effective place-based conservation.’

‘That’s what we’ll be looking at in our 2018 School, and there is no better place to explore the challenging interactions of community, culture and conservation than Belfast.’

‘These lessons are critical to practitioners at all levels of learning and all areas of practice.  So whether your client or employer is private or public, or your priorities are development, regulation, communities or culture, you need to see how working together can generate better outcomes for all of our shared heritage.’

‘So come to us in Belfast in June and make Belfast the centre of your European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.’

For the holding details on the school see belfast2018.ihbc.org.uk

Download the flier from the School website or HERE

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