Conversaciones 11The newest publication on our virtual bookshelf is the 11th issue of Conversaciones, which shines a spotlight on Spanish professor of art and architecture Fernando Chueca Goitia and Mexican architect Carlos Flores Marini. Each volume focuses on one or two notable figures in conservation and one of their central texts, which has either never been published in Spanish, or whose circulation has been limited. 

Conversaciones No. 11 focuses once again on urban heritage. This subject has continued attracting attention since the early 20th century, with the questions and proposals of the Modern Movement, but particularly since growing concerns about the preservation of historic sites began in the mid-century. These spaces, since ancient times, have generated fascination for their ability to combine historical facts, collective memories and family or personal memories.

Conversaciones is a biannual publication conceived by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) through the Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (CNCPC) of Mexico. The international, peer-reviewed journal promotes reflection and discussion on the history and theories of cultural heritage conservation.