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"The preservation of heritage is capital, it is the oil of Europe" (16/04/2018)

The UCAM through its International Chair of Arts Cristóbal Gabarrón has inaugurated this afternoon the International Art, Architecture and Heritage Congress that takes place in the Campus of Los Jerónimos until tomorrow, Tuesday

The Catholic University of Murcia, through its Cristóbal Gabarrón International Chair of Arts, opened this afternoon the IV International Art, Architecture and Heritage Congress, under the slogan 'Challenges for heritage in a globalized world.

Preserve the past to build the future. '

Among the speakers highlighted the intervention of the Secretary General of Europe Nostra, Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, who assured that it is an honor to be at the UCAM at a "moment as important as the European Year of Culture and Heritage in Europe "

Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic has stated that "the preservation of European heritage and its maintenance is paramount, because it is what I call oil, the European gold mine, it is absolutely relevant for Europe and, of course, for young people to recognize their identity projected in this heritage ".

For his part, Cristóbal Gabarrón stressed that this congress "opens up new paths, not only for what is being done in Africa, but also everything that the movement of Europa Nostra supposes".

Gabarrón has also assured that "we return to the origins of building with the elements closest to us, in a sustainable way, in a more natural way, and that is a change of concept that I believe that I will contribute at this moment with everything that is happening in the world it is a good decision. "

The director of the Degree in Architecture of the UCAM, Juan Roldán, has shown his satisfaction for "being able to count on such illustrious speakers as we have been doing in recent years, and also in this edition being linked to the European Year of Heritage, this is important for the entire University and especially for the degrees in Architecture and Building Engineering ".

Among the participants are other personalities from the international scene such as Joe Osae ADDO, an African architect who integrates hybrid indigenous and colonial influences;

Griet Dupont, founder of the DoBeDo Academy and the De 11 Lijnen Foundation;

o Lieve Fransen, adviser for strategic issues of

several international organizations, after holding the position of director in the European Commission.

The congress will continue tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. with the presentation 'The universal potential of art: What it is like to live, work and promote art in a unique space' by Griet Dupont.

The closing of the event will take place around 1:30 p.m.

Source: UCAM

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