ICCROM is pleased to announce the 4th International Course on Conservation of Modern Architecture – MARC11 that will be held in Helsinski, Finland from 28 May – 23 June 2011.
The course aims to improve architectural conservation practice through identifying specific values in modern architecture, recognizing and evaluating ideas and contexts of the modern movement, understanding problems in preservation of modern buildings, recognizing the decision-making process and promoting discussion among specialists in these fields.
We are interested in inviting applications from architects, engineers, architectural historians, conservator-restorers and interior designers involved in the field of architectural conservation.
Thank you also for disseminating widely this information to the relevant networks.
Applications should reach ICCROM by 12 October 2010 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.
Conservation of Modern Architecture MARC 2011
4th International Course on the Conservation of Modern Architecture
Metamorphosis – Understanding and Managing Change
Dates:28 May – 23 June 2011
Place: Helsinki, Finland
ICCROM – International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of
Cultural Property (www.iccrom.org)
National Board of Antiquities (www.nba.fi)
Alvar Aalto Academy (www.alvaraalto.fi)
Aalto University (www.aalto.fi)
Tampere University of Technology (www.tut.fi)
Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia (www.artun.ee)
University of Oulu (www.oulu.fi)
The City of Seinäjoki (www.seinajoki.fi)
Stadium Foundation (www.stadion.fi)
Senate Properties (www.senaatti.fi)
The MARC 2010 course aims to improve architectural conservation practice by:
identifying specific values in modern architecture;
recognizing and evaluating ideas and contexts of the modern movement;
understanding problems in preservation of modern buildings undergoing changes;
recognizing the decision-making processes involved in conservation of the 20th century heritage;
promoting discussion among specialists in these fields.
The architectural heritage of the recent past forms a substantial part of the existing building stock in many countries. It is currently facing challenges to its rehabilitation and survival. Responding to the needs of professionals, this international course will address the practical problems encountered in the process of conservation, restoration and adaptive use of buildings from an architectural point of view.
The course will feature a range of learning strategies that will draw upon participants’ own professional knowledge while adding new information and skills through readings, discussions, and a number of collaborative practical exercises. The field work reference site of MARC 2011 is the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Stadium (Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti, built in 1938 for the cancelled 1940 Olympics, several alterations 1939-1994) and the Administrative and Cultural Centre of Seinäjoki (Alvar Aalto, competition 1951, built 1960-1987) which are in process of being altered and repaired again.
The course will include a required preparatory task prior to arrival in Helsinki. This preparatory task will allow participants to increase their background knowledge in key topic areas through readings and a preliminary exercise that they will undertake while in their home countries.
The international course is designed for a maximum of 24professionals. The course will be for e.g. architects, engineers, architectural historians, conservator-restorers and interior designers involved in the the field of architectural conservation.
Preference will be given to candidates working in positions in which they can share, transmit and disseminate the skills and information gained during the course. Preference will also be given to applicants from ICCROM Member States.
Teaching staff will be composed of recognized heritage conservation professionals having both practical and theoretical experience and knowledge in training. They will represent a broad international perspective in their fields of expertise.
The official language of the course will be English.
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who satisfactorily complete the course.
Course fee:1200 EUR (Euro)
Travel, accommodation and living expenses
Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Helsinki and their accommodation and living expenses during the course. Participants should plan for a minimum allowance of Euros 1800 for living expenses. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies.
Please fill out the ICCROM application form (obtainable from the ICCROM web site:www.iccrom.org) and send it together with a full professional Curriculum Vitae (in English) to the contact address below. Electronic versions of applications sent by email are welcome. In the event that it is not possible to provide a scanned version of the necessary photographs and signatures, it will also be necessary to send a paper copy.
MARC 2011 Course
Via di San Michele 13
I-00153, Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 58553 1
Fax: +39 06 58553 349
Applications should reach ICCROM by 12 October 2010to ensure inclusion in our selection
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