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ICOMOS Europe group meeting and ICOMOS Europe group/ISC20C/Nordic-Baltic conference

ICOMOS Europe group meeting and ICOMOS Europe group/ISC20C seminar

18.-22. June in Estonia

ICOMOS Estonia NC and ISC20c cordially invites ICOMOS members to Estonia in June 2023 to the ICOMOS Europe Group meeting and public seminar “Challenges of 20th Century Heritage” accompanied by a study tour. Online participation is enabled for the meeting and seminar.

Supported by ICOMOS Estonia National Committee, Estonian Academy of Arts, Kivitalu
Country Hotel, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, University of Tartu: Libary,
National Foundation of Civil Society, Tallinn City Government, Tartu City Government, GO
Bus, Go Hotel Shnelli.

Preliminary agenda:

17.06 Saturday Sightseeing in Tallinn on individual agreements, 

18.06 Sunday 12:00 Sightseeing in Tallinn Old Town, UNESCO WH Site;  

                        17:00 Tour in Nõmme suburb; 

                        18:00 Welcome drinks in Nõmme 

19.06 Monday 

                        10:00-13:00 Europe group meeting Part I Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Main focus points: Ukraine; International cooperation;  Heritage alerts

13:00 Lunch

14:00-19:00 Tallinn 20th century heritage tour                           

20.06 Tuesday.  Early morning departure to Tartu by bus (185 km)

13.00 Seminar “20th century heritage” in Tartu University Library. 


Dissonant heritage:

Dissonant heritage:

  • Riin Alatalu, 20th century heritage in Estonia – update on current challenges
  • Tanja D. Conley, Serbia, The Bombed Value. An ongoing revalorization of Nikola
    Dobrović’s masterpiece
  • Arnisa Kryeziu, Kosovo, Learning to live with the architecture of the unwanted pasts: 20th
    century architecture of Kosovo
  • Jörg Haspel, Germany Art in Architecture – Art in Urban Space. A Berlin Interim Balance on
    Interventions in Works of Art on Buildings and in Urban Space from the Socialist Period
  • Dumitru Rusu, Romania/Moldova Socialist Modernism in the Baltic Countries. Digital architectural guide and publication

Coffee break
Urban layers

  • Jack Pyburn, ISC20C. Current challenges of ISC 20C (online)
  • Maria Teresa Iaquinta, Stefania Landi, Cettina Lenza, Italy Erasing or Preserving the
    Heritage of the 20th Century: Reflections on the Concepts of Ecological Footprint and
    Resource Application to Challenging 20th-Century Heritage Sites in Italy (online)
  • Andri Ksenofontov, Estonia Kopli among the earliest modern urban settlements
  • Ayşe Esin Kuleli, Turkey An Example of 20th-Century Buildings in the Multilayered Cultural
    Texture of Antalya Kaleiçi; Çamlılar House.
  • Sonja Ifko, Slovenia Researching, protecting and reusing recent industrial heritage: Case
    studies from Slovenia
  • Soraya Genin, Portugal Siza Atlas. Filling the gaps for World Heritage: The International
    works of Álvaro Siza in Europe
    War graves and symbols of occupation
  • Tino Mager, Germany Return of the Haunt. Historic memorials as carriers of anti-democratic
  • Laure Marique, Belgium How to remember the legacy of Dictatorships and totalitarian regimes
  • Arnstein Brekke, Norway, «Operation Asphalt» and War Memorials in Cold War Norway

17:00 Tours in Tartu

20:00 Departure to Vidrike (close to Otepää, 50 km from Tartu)

21.06 Wednesday 

10:00 EG meeting Part II

Focus themes:

ICOMOS University Forum in Europe; EBPD; World Heritage and National Committees; ICHT Charter

            15:00 Kääriku, Kobela, Otepää 20th century heritage; Hellenurme watermill. 

            20:00 Midsummer 

22.06 Thursday Tour 20th century heritage in rural areas, end in Tallinn at 19:00. (adjustable individual arrangements possible if needed for departures)

            Viljandi city, Ugala theatre and firehouse; Raikküla Cultural Centre; Rapla KEK; Kurtna experimental poultry research centre


Please note: Participation fee 200 euros for the program and accommodation 20.-22.06

Call for abstracts:

Seminar “20th century heritage” in Tartu University Library. 

– dissonant post-war monuments and memorial buildings
– young/recent (concrete) heritage as ecological resource

– special session on Nordic-Baltic dissonant Heritage 

  • The deadline for the abstract is March 31st. 
  • Abstract: 300 words + short bio
  • Please send the abstract to
  • Priority is given to presenters who will participate at the seminar in situ