Sesto San Giovanni per l’UNESCO

Il prossimo 25 settembre 2010 partecipiamo al convegno internazionale:

Sesto San Giovanni per l’UNESCO” 24 e 25 settembre 2010

Friday, September 24

Town Hall  – Council Room

Piazza della Resistenza, 20

9:15 a.m.

Welcome address

Felice Cagliani, President, City Council and City Council Special Committee for UNESCO

9:30 a.m.

Session I. Towards Sesto San Giovanni as a World Heritage of Humanity

The perimeter of the candidature and the constituent parts of the application file.


Maria Bonfanti, President, Support Committee


Federico Ottolenghi, Sesto San Giovanni and the World Heritage. In Our Past the Reasons of Our Future

Louis Bergeron, Sesto San Giovanni Applying for the UNESCO World Heritage List. A New Step in the Transition from Single Site to Historic Cultural Landscape

Jean-Daniel Jeanneret, From Sarcasm to Honours: a Changing Eye on an Industrial City

Marie Patou, The Nord-Pas de Calais Coalfield, an Evolving Cultural Landscape

Sachiko Ishibashi, Local Government and Community Effort towards World Heritage Nomination of Tomioka

Gianni Turchetta, The Memory of Modernity

Maurizio Monoli and Monica Abbiati, Regione Lombardia: Programmes and Acitivities about nomination and inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Adele Cesi, Which Future for the UNESCO World Heritage Convention ?

2:30 p.m.

Session II. Memory of the Future: the City between Identity and Development

The museum system in Sesto and the networks of which it is part. Culture and innovation for development, the value of mobilization and of a territorial project in a compared perspective.


Monica Chittò, City Councillor in charge of Education and Culture


Gianni Cervetti, The Deposit of Memory and the Research for the Future

Alberto Bassi, The Memory of the Project for Industrial Production: the Giovanni Sacchi Archives, a Model Maker for Design

Paolo Cavallo, Campari Gallery. A Workshop of Images and Emotions

Antonio Valentino, From the red museum to the blue workshop

Angelo Cappellini, Milan, the City of Project, and the Network of Factory Museums

Massimo Negri, Industrial Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Some Interpretation Keys

Renato Covino, Industrial Heritage between Local Development and Enhancement of the Territory

Ewa Bergdahl, The Industrial Landscape of Norrköping. Economic Effects and Results of the Reuse

Belem Oviedo, Industrial Heritage in the Pachuca and Real del Monte Mining District in Mexico:   Conservation, Reuse, and the Future

Kanji Ishii, The Economic History of the Silk Mill in Tomioka

Saturday, September 25

Spazio MIL

Via Granelli

9:00 a.m.

Session III:  Industrial Heritage, a Strategic Resource for Urban Development

The role of the historic-documentary assets in the transformation of the town. Which urban functions, which financing and management policies can be promoted.


Demetrio Morabito, Deputy Mayor in charge of Urban Development


Giancarlo Consonni, The Big Monuments of Industrial Archaeology in Sesto San Giovanni. Some Exercises of Restoration

Massimo Preite, The Iron and Steel Heritage in Piombino as a Resource for Urban Development

Klaus R. Kunzmann, Industrial Heritage: an Asset for Structural Change in Old Industrial Regions. The Ruhr Ten Years after the International Building Exhibition Emscher Park

Roberto Parisi, Urban-Industrial Suburbs in Italy. Some Questions of History, Memory, and Reuse

Carolina Di Biase, In Front of the Factory. Industrial Heritage as a Whole Set of Continuities

Giovanni Luigi Fontana, Industrial Heritage and Culture in the City of Innovation

Roberto D’Agostino, Brown Fields and Urban Re-qualification. The Case of Venice Arsenal

Federico Oliva, Territorial Transformations and Urban Development in the Core of the Infinite City

2:00 p.m.

Session IV: A Covenant for Reuse

Conservation, enhancement and Reuse of the Heritage. The Role of the Administration and of the Private Sector in the Management.


Giuseppe Nicosia, Viceresident, City Council and City Council Special Committee for UNESCO


Demetrio Morabito, Resources and Potentialities for the Reuse of the Brown Fields

Isabella Inti, Temporary Reuse, a Strategic Instrument for the Relaunch of MAGE, and Further

Carlo Lio,  The Role of Milano Metropoli in Enhancing Brown Fields

Monica Chittò, Breda Archaeological Park, a Transformation in Progress

Luciano Crespi, Neotopias. Interior Design in the Transformation of Brown Fields

Aspasia Louvi-Kizi, A Sustainable Management Model for Thematic Technological Museums

Keiichi Shimizu, Conservation and Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Heritage in Japan

Maria Teresa Pontois, Strategies for an Evolving Cultural Landscape: Sesto San Giovanni’s Peculiarity

Final speech

Giorgio Oldrini, Mayor of Sesto San Giovanni

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