Lovers of earthen architecture harken! Registration is now open for the XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures – Terra 2016, taking place in Lyon, France from 11 – 14 July 2016. The even better news is that International members of US/ICOMOS get a special registration fee of 320 euros courtesy of ICOMOS France. What’s more, if you register before 10 March 2016, you will obtain an additional 50 euros off this special registration fee.
Terra 2016 is organised by CRAterre, under the aegis of the ICOMOS-ISCEAH International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP) and the UNESCO Chair “Earthen architecture, building cultures and sustainable development” in collaboration with ICOMOS France.
We extend our special thanks to US/ICOMOS members serving on the Scientific Committee for Terra 2016 including Dr. Erica Avrami, Columbia University / ISCEAH; Jonathan S. Bell, University of California / ISCESAH; Claudia Cancino and Leslie Rainer of the Getty Conservation Institute; Anthony Crosby, ISCEAH; Pamela Jerome, F.US/ICOMOS, FAPT, Columbia University / ISCEAH; Sandeep Sikka, Assoc AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Architectural Preservation Studio, PC / ISCEAH; and Ione R. Stiegler, FAIA, IS Architecture.
The international congress Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organized since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience gathering around earthen architecture. This edition is unique because the questions of cultural heritage and conservation and sustainable development will be considered of equal importance and treated in that way.
During the congress, 140 oral presentations will be held, from which 80 in plenary sessions and 60 during the thematic sessions. You will also have access to the exhibition of about 100 posters and have the possibility to meet with the authors, as well as to demonstration workshops (amàco). Two thematic evenings are foreseen (Mali and Armenia), and you will benefit from an easy access to various exhibitions in different sites of the town on the occasion of the Big Event Lyon 2016, capitale de la terre. The congress will be closed with the presentation of the results of the first international prize for contemporary earthen architecture, the TERRA Award.