In celebration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) 2022 and the theme ‘Heritage and Climate’, the Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC, CEPT University), Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture (CSPA, CU), and ICOMOS India are organizing an event, ‘Rediscovering Modern Heritage through Climate Resilience and Sustainability:Case of Chandigarh and Ahmedabad’ on 18th and 19th April 2022.
The event is jointly organized by CSPA and CEPT and will be an opportunity to discuss the theme of modern heritage in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad, two cities in India with exemplary twentieth-century heritage, where both the universities are located, through the lens of climate resilience and sustainability. The event aims to delve into a meaningful discourse on appreciating the role of cultural heritage conservation as a necessary tool for climate adaptation and sustainable development. The focus of the presentations and discussions will be on climate-related issues, questions about the long-term sustainability of modern heritage, and the necessary responses of conservation management frameworks. The event is supported by ICOMOS India National Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (NSC-20C) and Climate Change and Heritage Working Group (CCH-WG).
Special guided tours have been arranged for18th April as a part of the event, between 2:30 to 5:30 pm, simultaneously at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh and the Faculty of Architecture (FA) Building and the Millowner’s Building (ATMA) in Ahmedabad. The tour will be an opportunity to observe firsthand and discuss technical processes of repairs, specific challenges, design approaches, and climatic considerations for conservation and the long-term sustainability of modern heritage.