HCH Congress, “Hidden Cultural Heritage: Under Water, Under Ground and Buildings Within” will take place on April 23-24-25, 2018, in the Hellenic Maritime Museum of Piraeus.
The International Congress on the theme of the Hidden Cultural Heritage (HCH) wants to draw attention on the protection strategies and management of the underwater cultural heritage in the Mediterranean sea and the underground and within buildings cultural heritage of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
The Congress will take place in the framework of the 4th Biennial of Architectural and Urban Restoration, BRAU4.
The HCH Congress organizing committee has developed a number of sub-themes and session ideas:
The sub-themes include:
HCH UNDER WATER
Itineraries of visitation to the seaside towns linked by historical periods of colonization and intercultural contacts in the Mediterranean area.
Maritime Cultural Landscapes and Seascapes: Interdisciplinary Approaches.
Underwater infrastructures: tracings of ancient roads, antique infrastructure along the river and port margins periodically submerged by water.
Technological Approaches for the conservation and valorization of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and Maritime Archaeology.
Vulnerability of maritime and under water cultural heritage to hazards and prevention measures.
Permanent Maintenance and Restoration projects.
Cross cultural exchanges.
Compatible protection and sustainable restoration of the Hidden Cultural Heritage.
Virtual access to underwater Cultural Heritage.
Underwater Cultural Heritage and Tourism.
HCH UNDER GROUND
Itineraries of visitation to the underground architectural rests of ancient towns linked by historical periods of colonization and intercultural contacts in the Mediterranean area, from Cyprus to Spain-Marocco cultural axes.
Permanent maintenance of the archaeological underground constructions: ancient cisterns, caves of water systems, underground vaults, underground temples, rests of entire cities.
Underground infrastructures: tracings of ancient roads, labyrinths.
Interdisciplinary technological approaches for the conservation and valorization of the underground cultural heritage.
Vulnerability of the under ground cultural heritage to hazards and prevention measures.
Virtual Access to underground Hidden Cultural Heritage.
The underground Archaeological Heritage and Tourism.
Conservation and Restoration works and projects.
HCH INSIDE EXISTING BUILDINGS
Discovery of the remains of ancient buildings incorporated into later buildings, in both underground and elevation spaces.
The historical stratifications: reuse what already exists, transforming the constraints imposed by the site as opportunities to make a new architecture.
Construct on the built: regenerate, recycle, repropose the existing.
Camouflaged towers incorporated in later buildings.
The presence of historic architecture inside the modern.
Belated changes of finishing elements that alter the architectural character of the building.
Vulnerability and prevention measures of the cultural heritage within buildings.
Interdisciplinary technological approaches for the conservation and valorisation of the Hidden Cultural Heritage inside new buildings.
Virtual Access to the remains of ancient buildings inside later buildings.
Further information and Registration: http://www.cicop.net/hch/registration/