Coordinator: Professor Stefano Francesco Musso

III° workshop on Conservation

organized by:
“Faculty of Architecture” of the University of Genoa (Italy)
“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest (Romania)


Bucharest (Romania) - October 06-09, 2011.

3rd_EAAE_Conservation_Workshop_Bucharest_2011.pdf [2M]
EAAE_ENHSA_Network_on_Conservation.pdf [45K]

The III° workshop on conservation (after the II° - Ireland, September 2009) proposes to explore the contribution that conservation/restoration disciplines can offer to the urban life of the future and to the regeneration of our present towns.

The workshop follows the same experimental format adopted in Ireland. Participants are asked, through the medium of a real site, to reflect on some key issues that impact on conservation/restoration practices and theory and on how these may be explored in teaching. The aim is to create a challenging, dynamic and interactive atmosphere able to stimulate the participants’ reflective papers to be written after the event.

The working language of the Workshop is English.

The general subject

The workshop addresses the neighborhoods of modernism, acknowledging that all our European towns have a valuable urban and architectural heritage built in the last part of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century: a heritage that is currently confronted with new contemporary requirements, opportunities and serious risks.

The real context for the workshop will be a modernist borough of Bucharest also assumed as a metaphor of other similar cases in several European towns.

Workshop issues

Three inter-connected issues are put forward for consideration:

  1. The theoretical/methodological approach to the problems of conservation/ regeneration of modern parts of the cities, with regard to its different levels and disciplinary aspects.
  2. The urban planning, management, economic and social aspects of the question with special regard to tutorship and development.
  3. The design/project and process to intervene on single buildings, with all their technical contents, goals and criteria.

Scientific commitee

  • Professor Rodica Crisan (Bucharest)
  • Professor Giovanna Franco (Genoa)
  • Professor Loughlin Kealy (Dublin)
  • Professor Stefano Francesco Musso (Genoa)

Call for abstracts

You are invited to prepare an abstract (maximum 300 words) for a paper regarding one of the selected issues within the general goals of the workshop. The abstracts are finalized to collect the declarations of interest in attending the workshop and to understand how the participants want to focus on the different proposed issues and aspects of the problem.

Therefore, we kindly ask you to indicate: which of the three over mentioned general issues your abstract mainly wants to focus on, author(s)’s name (s), affiliation and contact details, title and keywords (maximum five).

All abstracts and final papers should be written in English or French.

The final paper should be, in any case, explicitly related to the site in Bucharest and to the workshop experience, even if it is of course allowed any reference to previous authors’ experiences and to other contexts referred to the workshop themes and goals.

You will find, attached to this Call, a short presentation of the workshop. Additional documentation (documents and pictures illustrating the site) will be soon available to be downloaded from the EAAE website and you will be informed about that.

Abstracts should be sent, within June 27th 2011, to:

Professor Stefano F. Musso, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Genoa,
Stradone di S. Agostino, 37 -16123 GENOVA (Italy)
e-mail: conservation11@arch.unige.it

The steps

  1. May 2011: First Call for Participation.
  2. June 27st, 2011: Submission of abstracts on workshop issues (as a preliminary application that allows us to pre-book the hotels)
  3. July 15th, 2011: Communication to the authors: acceptance of the abstracts
  4. September 9th, 2011: Registration deadline using the Application Forms that will be sent to the authors (or downloaded from the EAAE web-site: www.eaae.be) - payment should be made by bank transfer or cash at time of registration.
  5. October 6th-9th, 2011: The Workshop. Exploration of the workshop issues in the context of the chosen site. Participants (in small groups) examine the site and prepare a statement on its significance and about how the themes refer to the integrated conservation issues involved. Statements are presented to the workshop assembly to be articulated into key points for teaching conservation.
  6. February, 2012: deadline for papers presentation (max 15.000 characters, plus images) for review by the Scientific Committee.
  7. Communication to the authors by the Scientific Committee will follow.
  8. Review of papers on the basis of observations of the Scientific Committee.
  9. Publication of the Proceedings: end 2012/beginning 2013.

Workshop schedule (provisional)

DAY 1 – Thursday afternoon (October 6th , 2011)
“Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning
Frescos’ Hall

3:00 p.m.

Participants’ registration

3:30 p.m.

Introductory session:
  • presentation of the themes and report on the accepted abstracts
  • presentation of the proposed study area (lectures)
  • organization of the working groups

Social Dinner

DAY 2 – Friday (October 7th, 2011)

9:30 a.m.

Visit of the site, working groups (all day)

DAY 3 – Saturday (October 8th, 2011)


City tour by bus. Visit to Mogosoaia Palace (15 km NW of Bucharest)


Separate working groups: reflection, discussion and sedimentation
Final statements on different topics and problems related to the site

DAY 4 – Sunday morning (October 9th, 2011)

9:30 a.m.

General meeting and discussion on different statements

11:30 a.m.

Workshop conclusion:
selection of key points for teaching conservation in architectural education (indications for final papers)

Participation fee

The fee for the workshop is 390 euro. This covers the costs of: three night accommodation (with breakfast), coffee breaks, 2 lunches, one social dinner, the trip to Mogosoaia Palace, participant’s bag and the publication of the proceedings.

The workshop fee for participants who wish to arrange their own accommodation is 250 euro. This includes: coffee breaks, lunches, social dinner, trip to Mogosoaia Palace, participant’s bag and publication of the proceedings. A list of places offering accommodation and of restaurants in the area will be provided.

Further information will be published soon on the EAAE web site (www.eaae.be) and disseminated by mail, together with the registration forms after the acceptance of the abstracts.

Participants who wish to arrive before Thursday or stay on after Sunday must make their own arrangements for accommodation for extra nights.

All participants will receive a copy of the published proceedings.

source: http://www.uauim.ro/evenimente/3rd_eaae_conservation_workshop/