The protection of heritage sites against disasters is a complex problem that requires a broad vision. In this sense, it is not possible to address that complexity only from one discipline. Disaster studies have been traditionally dominated by natural sciences and engineering studies, leaving social sciences in a relatively marginal position. Today, this situation is changing, but interdisciplinary research remains restricted. Interdisciplinary research implies a horizontal dialogue and allows enrichment of understanding, but also forces an uncomfortable re-examination of each discipline propositions. With these considerations, this event will gather researchers from different disciplines dedicated to disaster studies to a dialogue around the protection of world heritage sites against disasters.
PhD (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). Assistant Professor (Universidad de Chile). (in)
SPEAKERS & CASE STUDIES
Arash Boostani, Aga Khan Cultural Services, Afghanistan – Jam Minaret (Afghanistan)
Sara Stefanini, University of Florence – Medina of Fes (Morocco)
Margarita Teutli, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) – Puebla (México)
Maureen Fordham, UCL Inst. for Risk & Disaster Reduction; Belen Desmaison, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and Pablo Vega Centeno Sara Lafosse, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Perú