Conserving Living Urban Heritage

International Conference of ICOMOS ISC Theophil and CIVVIH

Conserving Living Urban Heritage: Theoretical Considerations of Continuity and Change”
26th – 28th November, 2015, Bangalore, India

The Conference:

The histories and theories that influence preservation practices globally today largely draw on Western European experience and intellectual traditions as well as international normative standards. The objective of the proposed conference is to examine theoretical and philosophical approaches to conserving urban heritage in cities where historic forms and meanings intersect with cultural practices on the one hand, and contemporary needs as places for living and working on the other. Reflections on the principles of the Venice Charter and other normative documents including the Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation will be relevant in this context.

Themes of Papers:

  • Conserving Living Historic Cities: Theories and Values
  • Authenticity and Integrity in Historic towns
  • Theoretical Considerations on Living Urban Heritage in South Asia
  • Theoretical Approaches to Conservation of Living Urban
  • Living Historic Cities and Inclusive Development

Important Dates

Thursday, April 30th Last date for abstract submission
Wednesday, July 15th Registration opens
Thursday, October 20th Early registration closes
Thursday, November 26th Registration at venue, Inaugural Session, Welcome Dinner
Friday, November 27th Registration at venue, Paper sessions, Keynote speech, Optional Tours
Saturday, November 28th Paper sessions, Keynote speech, Concluding Plenary, Theophil ISC Members Meeting
Sunday, November 29th Optional Tours (self-paid):

  • Bangalore to Hampi
  • Bangalore to Mysore
  • Bangalore to Belur and Halebid


For enquiries related to conference contact
Coordinator for UNESCO Chair
Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology
CA Site No. 21, 5th Phase, KHB Colony, Yelahanka New Town,
Bangalore – 560 064
Ph: +91.80.49000800/1/2/3/4
Email: : icomos2015@sustainurban.org