SESSION 04: Pandemic and Historic Centers

Historic centers are fundamental heritage places in cities, bringing together central functions and historicity, making them spaces of exchange and encounter, of permanence and change, of density and massiveness. The Covid-19 pandemic and the various measures to prevent its spread, such as quarantines and social distancing, have caused historic centers and their inhabitants to be particularly affected, closing most of the public and private activities that gave life to their daily lives and emptying the public spaces where people circulated, met and stayed. Markets and informal commerce is another element to be analyzed in historic centers, both in terms of use and vitality as well as sanitary hygiene. In this context, the present session seeks to inquire into the situation of historic centers faced with pandemics, how these phenomena have affected them and in what way they have faced them throughout their history.

MODERATORS

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Elvira Pérez
Architect (PUC Chile), Master (Roma Tre), PhD (PUC Chile). Professor in the areas of history, theory and criticism of architecture and architectural and urban heritage. Director of the Master in Cultural Heritage program at Universidad Católica de Chile (in) 

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Carlos Silva
Architect and Master in Urban Development (PUC Chile), PhD candidate (PUC Chile). Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, UC. Coordinator of the Master in Cultural Heritage program at Universidad Católica de Chile (in) 

SPEAKERS & CASE STUDIES

ASIA Rohit Jigyasu, ICCROM – Multi-hazard risk assessment of historic centres (India)
AFRICA Muhammad Juma – Zanzibar (Tanzania)
EUROPE Giorgia Amoruso, Universitat Politècnica de València – Pandemias y Centros históricos: transformar la crisis en la oportunidad de un nuevo equilibrio (Italy)
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA Stephen J. Kelley, ISCARSAH, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – New Orleans: Wind, Water and Global Climate Change (USA)
SOUTH AMERICA Fernando Carrión, FLACSO – La centralidad histórica: epicentro la pandemia, Quito (Ecuador)
SOUTH AMERICA Nivaldo Vieira de Andrade Junior, Programa de Pós-graduação em Arquitetura e Urbanismo (PPG-AU) / Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) – La pandemia del Covid-19 en el Centro Histórico de Salvador de Bahia: oportunismo y oportunidad (Brasil)

ALL SESSIONS

SESSION 1:
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

SESSION 2:
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

SESSION 3:
TOURISM AND PANDEMICS IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

SESSION 4:
PANDEMICS AND HISTORIC CENTERS

SESSION 5:
NATURE-CULTURE APPROACHES TO DISASTERS PREVENTION
AND POST-DISASTER RECOVERY IN WORLD HERITAGE

SESSION 6:
PREPARING FOR EMERGENCY TO ENSURE RESILIENCE OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE SYSTEMS UNDER THREAT: A MATTER OF GOOD TERRITORIAL GOVERNANCE!

SESSION 7:
PREVENTING EARTHQUAKE DESTRUCTION IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES: LEARNING FROM EMPIRICISM TO REGULATIONS

SESSION 8:
PREVENTION AND CONSERVATION IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

SESSION 9:
CULTURE, HERITAGE AND RESILIENCE :
LOCAL CREATIVE RESPONSES TO NATURAL DISASTERS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

SESSION 10:
INFORMAL KNOWLEDGE, PARTICIPATION AND HERITAGE DURING PANDEMICS

SESSION 11:
IDENTITY AND RESILIENCE IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

SESSION 12:
THE VALUE OF CULTURE DURING PANDEMICS

SESSION 13:
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION:
AN UNCOMFORTABLE UNDERSTANDING

SESSION 15:
INTANGIBLE HERITAGE AND DISASTERS
Friday May 21, 13:00-15:00 UTC
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SESSION 16:
SUSTAINABILITY AND FUTURE AFTER DISASTERS AND PANDEMICS

SESSION 17:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR PREPAREDNESS AND MITIGATION:
PRIOR OR AFTER DISASTERS AND PANDEMICS

SESSION 18:
HERITAGE AND SOCIAL RECONSTRUCTION

SESSION 19:
CONSERVATION EMERGENCY!

SESSION 20:
PHYSICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN WORLD HERITAGE SITES

SESSION 21:
CLOSING SESSION