22nd IIWC International Symposium. Wooden Heritage Conservation: beyond disciplines / 1st IIWC Course on Wooden Heritage Conservation

September 30, 2019 - 9:00am to October 5, 2019 - 5:00pm [AST -04:00]

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22nd IIWC International Symposium

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22nd IIWC International Symposium

The International Wood Committee (IIWC), is organizing the 22nd International Scientific Symposium in Bilbao (30th September- 2nd October 2019) and the 1st Course on Wooden Heritage Conservation in San Sebastian (3rd -5th October). These events will consist in two days of presentations in Bilbao and one day visit to some of the outstanding wooden heritage sites in the region.

This year we will like to take a step further with the organization in the Basque country of a symposium and a course that amplifies the effort in order to give a focus of a holistic approach to wooden heritage conservation that extends beyond structures to include together with the materiality of wood construction, its complex intangible side. Its scope includes the diversity of professions involved, possible approaches and processes, from a global perspective and their adaptations to the conservation of local wooden heritage.

We will like to create a forum to expose, exchange and discuss different theories, including processes, methodologies and intervention techniques in wooden heritage from different points of view through different disciplines but with a common goal which includes every agent involved. (Carpenters, engineers, architects, archaeologists, historians, chemists, administrations and other stakeholders).

This course aims to give a focus of a holistic approach to wooden heritage conservation that extends beyond structures to include together with the materiality of wood construction, its complex intangible side. Its scope includes the diversity of professions involved, possible approaches and processes, from a global perspective and their adaptations to the conservation of local wooden heritage.