Iron Curtain and Green Belt Networks and Opportunities for Cooperation in a European Border Landscape

Conference
Datum: 17.06.2018 to 19.06.2018
Ort: Berlin

Networks and Opportunities for Cooperation in a European Border Landscape

Conference on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Organisers:
Deutsches Nationalkomitee von ICOMOS e.V., IUCN, Stiftung Berliner Mauer, Landesdenkmalamt Berlin, BUND, Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologisches Landesmuseum

Partners:
Netzwerk Eiserner Vorhang, Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission (DUK), Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN), BUND Projektbüro Grünes Band (Regionalkoordinator Grünes Band Zentraleuropa und European Green Belt Association e.V.), Grünes Band Berlin, Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF)

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.

Following the guiding theme of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, “Border Areas – Encounter Areas”, and focussing on the inner-European post-war border of the Iron Curtain, the aim of this international conference is to review, present, and discuss the
difficult heritage of the Cold War as well as to explore the potential for a transboundary cooperation and network.

Conference-Programme - Flyer (pdf)
 

Programme

17 / 06 / 2018

8:00 pm
Welcome Dr. Klaus Lederer, Mayor and Senator for Culture and Europe;
Dr. Uwe Koch, Head of the offices of the Deutsches Nationalkomitee für Denkmalschutz (DNK)

8:15 pm
Public Evening Lecture: Unbuilding Walls
Marianne Birthler and Thomas Willemeit (Graft Architects) will be talking about the exhibition of the German architectural pavilion curated by Graft Architects and Marianne Birthler at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2018.

Afterwards
Reception of ICOMOS Germany and the Berlin Wall Foundation

18 / 06 / 2018

9:00 am
Welcome / Introduction Jörg Haspel, President of ICOMOS Germany;
Axel Klausmeier, Head of the Berlin Wall Foundation;
Kai Frobel, BUND; Michael Cramer, MEP

10:00 am
The Path towards the Green Belt and the Iron Curtain Network
Chair: Thomas Drachenberg (BLDAM)

German Green Belt: National Natural Heritage and Living Monument
Uwe Riecken (Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), National Focal Point Grünes Band Deutschland)

The European Green Belt – Initiative for the pan-European Ecological Network
Liana Geidezis (BUND, head of Grünes Band, regional coordinator Grünes Band Zentraleuropa and deputy chairperson of the European Green Belt Association e.V.)

Archaeology of the Iron Curtain
Anna McWilliams (Heritage Consultant and Researcher)

Network Iron Curtain: Remembrance and Civic Educational Programmes
Mira Keune (Borderland Museaum Eichsfeld)

12:45 pm | Lunch Break

2:00 pm
European Initiatives along the Former Iron Curtain as Partners of the Initiatives “European Green Belt” and “Iron Curtain Network” – Focus: Border Region of Austria / Hungary
Chair: Jörg Haspel (ICOMOS Germany)

Activities along the Austrian Green Belt for the Preservation of the Natural Heritage
Christine Pühringer (Naturschutzbund Österreich, National Focal Point Grünes Band Österreich)

The Tone of the Monument
Tibor Kuslits (ICOMOS Hungary)

Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: Challenges for the Management of a Cross-border World Heritage Site
Ulrike Herbig (TU Wien, ICOMOS Austria)

Šumava and Bavarian Forest National Parks – a Quarter Century of Cooperation
Martin Starý and Pavel Becka (TransParcNet)

3:30 pm | Coffee Break

4:00 pm
European Initiatives along the Former Iron Curtain as Potential Partners of the German Initiatives “European Green Belt” and “Iron Curtain Network”
Chair: Melanie Kreutz (BUND)

The “Místa Zblízka” Project
Linda Kovárová and Jan Albert Šturma (Czech Republic)

The Past in the Present. Remembering the Cold War – a Danish Perspective
Gese Hansen and Peer Henrik Hansen

7:00 pm
Public Evening Event – Exhibition Opening:
“Through the Eye of the Photographer – Berlin 28 Years after the Fall of the Wall”

Wolfgang Bittner, Berlin Heritage Conservation Authority

Welcome Dr. Michael Gödde, Senate Administration for Environment, Traffic and Climate Protection / Green Belt Berlin;
Dr. Klaus Lederer, Mayor and Senator for Culture and Europe

Opening Jörg Haspel, Head of the Berlin Heritage Conservation Authority

Afterwards
Reception of ICOMOS Germany and the Berlin Heritage Conservation Authority

VENUE: Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz, Am Köllnischen Park 3, Modellsaal

19 / 06 / 2018

9:30 am
Definition of Joint Values of Natural and Cultural Heritage along the Former Iron Curtain – Strategies How to Proceed
Chair: Irmgard Zündorf (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam)

Escape Tunnels, Border Relicts, Vehicle Barriers – Berlin’s Contributions to an Archaeology of the Iron Curtain
Torsten Dressler (ABD-Dressler)

The Iron Curtain as Reflected in the Memory of the World of UNESCO
Joachim-Felix Leonhard

The European Green Belt – Structural and Conceptual Considerations for a Serial Natural and Cultural Heritage of UNESCO
Leonie Glabau (ICOMOS Germany/ LDA Berlin)

Results of the “Feasibility Study Green Belt” (funded by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with funds of the Federal Environment Ministry)
Katharina Diehl and Karl Heinz Gaudry (University of Freiburg)

The Feasibility Study in the Light of Recent Developments in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention
Barbara Engels (BfN)

11:30 pm | Coffee Break

12:00 noon
Strategies for an Extension / E uropeanisation of Existing Networks

Video Message
Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Panel Discussion
Susan Baumgartl (Iron Curtain Network); Roland Bernecker (DUK); Barbara Engels (BfN); Liana Geidezis (BUND); Gerry Woop (State Secretary for Europe)
Chair: Jörg Haspel

Afterwards | Lunch Break

1:30 pm
End of Conference

Veranstaltungsort

Berlin Wall Memorial, Visitor Centre
Bernauer Straße 119, 13355 Berlin
www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de

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