Conservation and Reuse of Modern Architecture:
Experiences and perspectives
Thanks to increased awareness by institutional bodies on the crucial role of architectural heritage in fostering the identity of the Nation, important targets have been achieved in the last two decades in the Region in the fields of documentation and conservation.
The UAE Modern Conference aims at sharing ideas and experiences on conservation of modern architecture to be a useful tool to broaden the discussion on a subject that already punctuates the cultural debate in the Region. The conference will bring together institutional experts committed to the conservation of Architectural Heritage, acclaimed professionals who are actively practicing in this field, researchers who have contributed to the study and the recognition of the UAE cultural legacy, and public and private stakeholders.
The conference will give the local institutional bodies a chance to present the achievements and the projects that are currently under construction, will help the spreading of awareness of the role played by architectural conservation within the broader field of the creative industries and of its contribution to the development of cultural tourism.
The talks and the panel discussions would be complemented by a final round table to share ideas on a roadmap for the future of conservation of Modern Architecture in the Gulf Region.