23 – 27 April 2012 ~ Lima, Peru

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Terra 2012

XI International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Heritage, Terra 2012

The International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage (ISCEAH) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) are pleased to announce that the XI International Conference on the Study and the Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Terra 2012, will be held in Lima, Peru, from April 23rd to 27th, 2012. The main theme of the conference will be “Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage against Natural Disasters and Climatic Change” and more than 500 specialists in the fields of earthen architecture are expected to attend.

The conference will provide a unique and invaluable opportunity to discuss and exchange information on the latest advances in the research and conservation field. Moreover, participants will learn about the cultural identity of earthen architecture in Latin America and be able to observe firsthand conservation issues in Peru, a country with a long and rich tradition of construction with earth.

Main Theme

Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage against Natural Disasters and Climatic Change

  1. Latin American Earthen Architecture at Risk: Earthquakes, Rain and Flood Damage
  2. World Heritage Earthen Architectural sites, Natural Disasters and Climate Change
  3. Conservation and Management Archaeological Sites
  4. Conservation and Development of Human Settlements and Cultural Landscapes
  5. Local and Regional Knowledge, Intangible Heritage and Social Impacts
  6. Research in Materials and Technology for Conservation and Contemporary Architecture
  7. Ancient/Historic and Innovative Solutions for Damage Prevention and Performance Enhancement in the Face of Natural Disasters
  8. Charters, Standards and Guidelines for Heritage and Construction
  9. Education, Training and Outreach

Contact information


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel

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