2012 march 29 - May 4
Though terms MODERN and HERITAGE have cardinally opposite meanings (one takes a powerful step towards the future, while the other cannot stop mining the past) in today’s society they paradoxically do not form an oxymoron, but friendly co-exist together, and this symbiosis is getting stronger.
Todays it is harder to tell not what the heritage is, but what it is not, as the concept of heritage is menacingly expanding, and not because of surplus of “raw stock”, but because of mass idealization of the past.
“MODERN HERITAGES” aims at discussing contemporary issues of heritage of the modern architecture as well as contemporary practices in the field of our architectural heritage. The discussion will target at the intellectual agenda of the heritage of the modern architecture, socialist modernism, mechanism of heritage materialisation, and conceptualisation and realisation of modern heritage practices.
Miles Glendinning [UK]
The Hundred Years War: Towards a Global Narrative of Mass Housing