IHBC’s 2020 ‘Virtual School’ – #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 – Programme outline available: Heritage Reflections and Speculations from a Global Pandemic, June 19, online and interactive, sessions starting at £15+VAT

With most leads agreed – including Carl Elefante, 94th President of The American Institute of Architects and architect Plácido González Martínez, Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Executive Editor of digital journal Built Heritage – and with delegate places limited, book now to secure your place on the CPD heritage highlight for 2020, the IHBC’s ‘Virtual School’ Virtual School #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 to hear and join global reflections and speculations on the heritage impacts of the COVID-19, with single session fees starting at £15+ VAT for IHBC members.

Programme Outline (subject to change)

‘Old Towns : New  Futures’
Heritage Reflections from a Global Pandemic
19 June, 9.30-11.30am BST (Session 1: Reflections) &
3.00-5.00am BST (Session2: Speculations)

Session1: Reflections from a pandemic, on how heritage fares: Community, Planning and Economics

Session 2: ‘Old Towns : New  Futures’ – Heritage Speculations on a Global Pandemic, Speculations on a pandemic, and where heritage goes: Environment, Government and Urbanism

The IHBC writes:

How the current pandemic will shape historic urban areas and their surrounding communities across the globe is impossible to tell, at least as yet.  But, as specialists, communities and stakeholders, we need to reflect on the implications for our current – possibly now even historic – approaches to caring for valued places, and even speculate on future strategies and responses.

The IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School follows the same celebrated model of all of our annual conferences, as it brings together leading authorities and representatives from across and beyond the world of heritage, conservation, government and development to address the most current of issues.  For 2020 our only sensible choice is to explore, as best we can from the inside, issues around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our 2020 Virtual School offers speakers and delegates a platform to engage with this most dramatic of situations.  We want to scope out the issues as best we can, taking the widest perspective possible.  We hope to inspire effective responses to the complex and diverse challenges that, globally, now confront our local places, communities and heritage.

So join us online, on 19 June, as the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School explores the topic of ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’, through both reflections on where we are, and speculations on where we might be heading.

Visit the website at virtualschool2020.ihbc.org.uk


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