2019 Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques of Traditional Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region
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Application Deadline: APR 30th, 2019

Duration: June. 7-14, 2019 
Place: Suzhou, P.R.China

The course is organized by:
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) Suzhou Centre
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 

In collaboration with:
Department of Architecture, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University 
Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 
Township Government of Jinting, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 
Township Government of Dongshan, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 

Academic supported by:
Committee of Urban Rural Built Heritage -ASC 

WHITRAP together with Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University are pleased to announce that the Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques of Traditional Architecture in the Asia-Pacific Region 2019—BUILT HERITAGE AND LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT will be held from June 7th to 14th, 2019.
WHITRAP has been organizing a series of training courses since 2008, with the cooperation of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara), the International Understanding Education Center, the Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation of University of Leuven, the Sapienza Rome, Southeast University, Tongji University, Nanjing University, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University and other international organizations and research institutions。 

Course content:
In the forthcoming edition of the course, the main topic is “BUILT HERITAGE AND LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”:
The course will focus on the theme about how to achieve the place regeneration and sustainable development with creative conservation and reuse. Through international and domestic case studies, and look into the samples of historical gardens and other cultural heritage in the traditional villages along Tai lake region, this advanced training course invites participants to explore the meanings, roles and potential approach of built heritage in the rural revitalization together with the local stakeholders. 

Main Content:
﹣ Types of Chinese Classical Garden and its heritage value
﹣ Conservation and Restoration of Suzhou Garden 
﹣ Case study on built heritage conservation in rural context 
﹣ Case study on local regeneration and sustainable development 

Understand the principles of Chinese Classical Garden design and its cultural context 
Acquire knowledge of the construction and restoration technique of traditional buildings in Suzhou region 
Enhance the understanding of the heritage value of the vernacular settlements 
Enhance the understanding of the relation between built heritage and the local sustainable development 
Propose design concepts/strategies and action plans with the different stake-holders in the local development 
Promote the exchange of experience and information among participants and institutions.

Methodology :
Training will be based on various methodologies including lectures, case studies, site visits, group work and course discussion. During the course, participants will be instructed to share their own knowledge and experiences, to participate in case studies and group discussions to better understand the knowledge.

Application Requirements:
The international course is designed for a maximum of 30 participants from the Asia-Pacific region. Priority is given to:
Professionals directly involved in management and conservation of World Heritage Sites; 
Researchers and technicians from institutes involved in the conservation and restoration of historic architecture;
Professional staff from institutes involved in cultural conservation and tourism management
Professional staff from companies involved in the conservation and restoration of historic architecture.
Participants need to be proficient in English reading, speaking, listening and writing.

Teaching Team:
Members of the faculty include experts and professors from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Sapienza University of Rome, Southeast University, Tongji University, WHITRAP and other well-known heritage conservation institutions. All experts have both academic and practical experience to introduce broad international perspectives, classic cases and up-to-date expertise and information.


English is the working language of the course. Candidates need to have strong communication and writing skills in English.

Certificate of Attendance:
A certificate of attendance authorized by organizers will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course. Participants are expected to attend all lectures, site visits and reporting during the course.

Relevant fee:
WHITRAP will cover relevant costs for all candidates during the course, including tuition fees (plus site visits), teaching materials, including accommodations and meals during the course. The candidates should pay transportation fees (round-trip ticket to Suzhou, CHINA) and other expenses by themselves. Candidates are advised to buy insurance in advance.

Please fill the Application Form and send it together with all the soft copies listed below by mail to the contact address below before April 30th 2019 (handwriting signature and photograph are required in the soft copy):
the application form;
a full professional curriculum vitae (in English);
a copy of valid passport and other materials required for the visa;
a copy of the highest academic certificate of the applicant;
a piece of recommendation letter from the applicant’s organization (with company chop/official signature).
WHITRAP reserves the rights for all application documents and presentations from participants.

Application deadline:
Applications should be available at WHITRAP Suzhou by April 30th 2019 to meet our pre-evaluation schedule. The Admission feedback after pre-evaluation will be released to the applicants and their organizations, institutions or companies.

Contact Information:
Contact: Miss. Lin Lin
WHITRAP, Suzhou Centre
Address: 255, Garden Road, Gusu District, Suzhou, 215006, Jiangsu, P.R.China
Email: whitrap_sz@foxmail.com 

Department of Architecture, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Address: 111 Ren'ai Road,Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, P. R. China
Email: architecture@xjtlu.edu.cn
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