Interdisciplinary format of this meeting presupposed the discussion of heritage preservation, the pressing subject today in many countries, from different viewpoints. Well-known historians, architects, Slavicists, art historians and preservationist activists presented their reports. This brought provocative, polemical character to the meeting and, hopefully, led to a better understanding of the role and meaning of heritage in modern, quickly changing world.
Strelka hosted the programme on September 27th.
Conflictual heritage of the 20th century
Moderator: Luba Jurgenson, University of Sorbonne, Paris-IV
10:00–10:30 "The fate of the former exhibition of economic achievements in Moscow: danger of losses connected with reconstruction" by Anna Bronovitskaya, MARKHI, Project Russia, DOCOMOMO Russia, Moscow.
10:30–11:00 "The social responsibility of business structures: investment projects for 20th century heritage sites in Moscow" by Marina Khrustaleva, Archnadzor, DOCOMOMO Russia, Moscow.
11:00–11:30 Coffee break
11:30–12:00 "Post-socialist heritage in Berlin. Heritage debates and case studies" by Paul Sigel, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, Berlin.
12:00–12:30 "The problem of protecting 20th century architectural heritage in Russian provincial towns" by Ekaterina Shorban, State Institute of Art History, Moscow.
13:30–14:30 Lunch break
Protecting the heritage of totalitarian regimes
Moderator: Ewa Berard, CNRS-ENS, Paris
14:30–15:00 "Alien monuments: How to deal with the monumental heritage of past regimes" by Marina Dmitrieva, GWZO, Leipzig.
15:00–15:30 "The memory of the camps: how to preserve the heritage of repressive systems" by Luba Jurgenson, University of Sorbonne, Paris-IV.
15:30–16:00 "Museum representation of memory" by Piotr Cywinski, Auschwitz museum, Poland.
16:00–16:30 Coffee break
16:30–17:00 "Representing disappearance: vanishing traces of the Holocaust and their reflection in memorial sites" by Philippe Mesnard, Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels, University of Clermont-Ferrand.
17:00–17:30 "Archeological findings of the Red Terror (1918–1920) in the Peter-and-Paul Fortress. Issues of research and memory.