4 – 5 May 2011 ~ Marseilles, France

Terra [In]cognita

Terra [In]cognita

“To build out of earth: from the historical heritage to the contemporary architecture”. Organized collectively by the Ecole d’Avignon, within the framework of the Terra [In]cognita project, and by ICOMOS France, within the framework of its technical days, this conference will take place in Marseille, on May 4th and 5th, 2011, in the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d’Azur.

The first day will be dedicated to the results of the Terra [In]cognita project: European cartography of the earthen architecture and state of preservation, identified European professionals involved in the field. It will be the occasion for these actors to testify of their reflection, their researches and their realizations in the field of earthen construction and earthen heritage preservation, the purpose being to make them meet itself and exchange with the aim of the creation of a European network of earthen construction.

The second day will be dedicated to the preservation of the earthen architectural heritage in France, to its techniques, its innovative technologies, its fields of research, its know-how and the professionals involved in the field. It may however be the echo of international initiatives that will fuel debate and discussion on national approaches and practices.

The Terra [In]cognita project. Earthen architecture in Europe is an European project (n°2009-0758) financed within the framework of the European Union programme Culture 2007-2013. It also receives the support of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’azur. The project will be developed over a period of 2 years. It began in November 1st, 2009 and will end in October 31st, 2011.

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