ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and Fondazione Santagata, with the support of UNESCO and the United Arab Emirates, are organising a Summer School on Post-Conflict Recovery, consisting of a week of online lectures and a three-day in-person workshop.
Online sessions: 5–9 June 2023
On-site sessions: 27–29 September 2023 (in Rome, Italy)
The Summer School on Post-conflict Recovery aims to equip participants with fundamental tools of intervention in a post-war scenario. This objective will be pursued through the exchange of ideas and experiences, case studies and classroom activities on assessment, design and planning for recovery.
The Summer School is framed within the ICCROM Heritage Recovery in Mosul programme. The on-site workshop will be delivered by ICCROM in Rome, Italy, and will be specific to the case of Mosul, Iraq. Mosul, whose name means “the linking point” in Arabic, is considered to have been founded in the 7th Century BCE and is home to a wealth of cultural and religious diversity. Mosul was heavily damaged by the 2014–2017 conflict, which had an immense impact on local cultural heritage. The ICCROM Heritage Recovery in Mosul programme focuses on building the capacity of young Moslawi architects, engineers and artisans to contribute to the recovery of the cultural heritage of Mosul. The programme is part of a broader effort to rebuild and revitalise the city.
The first phase of the Summer School consists of one week of online discussions (5–9 June 2023) that will serve as an opportunity for participants to share experiences, define good practices and gain solid theoretical knowledge on the right steps in delicate and complex scenarios encountered in protecting cultural heritage in the post-conflict context.
The themes of the discussions will be:
- Analysing Context and Documentation
Tools for post-conflict documentation in order to gather information on the field to ensure the completeness of the context analysis.
- Damage and Risk Assessment
Tools and methodologies used to assess the risks affecting collections, buildings, monuments and sites in their specific context to secure, salvage and stabilise the cultural heritage. A special focus will be given to emergency response and preventive conservation.
- Planning for Physical Recovery
Knowledge for planning the physical recovery process of cultural heritage in post-conflict scenarios.
- Planning for Social and Economic Recovery
Knowledge for planning the social and economic recovery of heritage-related and conflict-affected communities applying a sustainable development approach.
- International Cooperation and Evaluation
The study of possible post-conflict scenarios concerning cooperation between international agencies, stakeholders and local communities.
The second phase of the Summer School will be a three day in-person workshop held in Rome (27-29 September 2023) that will focus on an in-depth analysis of the Mosul case study.
During the course, participants will be key resources, as they will share their knowledge and experiences, present case studies and participate in course discussions, group work and classroom exercises.
TALK 1 – ANALYSING CONTEXT AND DOCUMENTATION (05/06/2023)
Elke Selter (Belgian Federal Government – Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage)
Rand Eppich (Heritage Consultant, Madrid, Spain)
Giovanni Fontana Antonelli (Archi. Media Trust, CEO and Founder)
Isber Sabrine (Heritage for Peace, President)
TALK 2 – DAMAGE AND RISK ASSESSMENT (06/06/2023)
Rohit Jigyasu (ICCROM)
Vanessa Fraga Prol (Cultural Emergency Response, The Netherlands)
Bonnie Burnham (Cultural Heritage Finance Alliance)
Sara Abram (Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale, Italy)
TALK 3 – PLANNING FOR PHYSICAL RECOVERY (07/06/2023)
Maria Rita Acetoso (UNESCO)
Alessandra Peruzzetto (World Monument Fund)
Shatha Safi (Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine)
Amra Hadžimuhamedović (Director of the Centre for Cultural Heritage)
TALK 4 – PLANNING FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY (08/06/2023)
Stefania Abakerli (World Bank)
Veronica Costarelli (International Organization for Migration)
Etleva Demollari (House of Leaves, Albania)
Ruba Saleh (ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium)
TALK 5 – INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND EVALUATION (09/06/2023)
Stephen Stenning (British Council)
Costanza Fidelbo (UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe)
Ihor Poshyvailo (Maidam Museum / Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI), Ukraine)
Maja Kominko (Aliph Foundation)
Rohit Jigyasu (ICCROM)
Alessio Re (Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture)
Giulia Avanza (Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture)
Elena Abbate (Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture)
Brixhita Deda (ICCROM)
WHO CAN APPLY
The course is open to a maximum of 20 participants with at least four years of experience in conserving built heritage.
Mid-career professionals and other decision-makers in conservation from various disciplines (architecture, archaeology, engineering, planning, site management, etc.) who are either in a position to encourage good practices or have the potential to do so in the short or medium term are eligible for the Summer School.
Those who can bring to a broader audience the capacities built in this course (for example, trainers who can reach a large audience) are encouraged to apply.
The fee will have to be paid by 2 June in a single payment. We will provide you with all the details on how to pay the fee once your enrolment is confirmed. We will kindly ask participants to provide confirmation of payment.
We offer four scholarships in the form of a 30% discount on the application fee, which will be granted according to the country of origin and the date of application.
Please note that the participation fee does not include accommodation and travel costs.
HOW TO ENROL
Applicants shall fill in this application form providing the following:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Nationality and country of residence (for visa purposes)
- Organisation (affiliation and role)
- Updated short CV
- A short motivation letter
Applications shall be submitted no later than 21 May 2023 at 2 PM CET.
If a visa is needed we will provide an invitation letter to justify the participant’s request to enter the country.
For all inquiries, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org