Third International Course on the Conservation of Modern Architecture (MARC 2006):
Suburban Developments of the Recent Past: Visions – Realities – Futures
13 May – 9 June 2006
Duration: 4 weeks (13 May – 9 June 2006)
Place: Helsinki, Finland
Twenty two participants from fourteen countries attended the course.
Rather than focusing on individual architectural masterpieces as previous courses have done, the international MARC 2006 course concentrated on the conservation problems of everyday suburbs built in the 1960s and 1970s, including technical, landscape, and social aspects.
The MARC 2006 course was the third ICCROM collaboration with partners in area of training for conservation of modern architecture. The theme of the 2006 course was Suburban Developments of the Recent Past. The course lasted 4 weeks, and took place in Helsinki, Finland. Visits were made to Copenhagen, Denmark, Gothenburg, Sweden, and Tallinn, Estonia. The three main areas covered during the course included focuses on social aspects, architectural aspects, and technical aspects of 1950s - 1960s suburban housing developments. Lectures and discussions were accompanied by field exercises to allow participants to apply knowledge gained.
By the end of the course participants were able to:
- identify values, recognize and evaluate ideas and contexts;
- understand problems and solutions related to the urban, architectural, technical, material, and structural aspects of industrialized suburban housing developments of the recent past;
- better understand the essential elements of the decision-making process for conservation;
- develop arguments for the conservation of the modern built heritage, including the means to communicate them.
13 April, 2010