The international congress Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organized since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience gathering around earthen architecture. This edition is unique because the questions of cultural heritage and conservation and sustainable development will be considered of equal importance and treated in that way.
The 4 days congress will take place in the Palais de Congès in Lyon, from July 11th to July 14th. Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to thematic sessions. After the congress, several post-congress tours are proposed.
During the congress, 140 oral presentations will be held, from which 80 in plenary sessions and 60 during the thematic sessions. You will also have access to the exhibition of about 100 posters and have the possibility to meet with the authors, as well as to demonstration workshops (amàco). Two thematic evenings are foreseen (Mali and Armenia), and you will benefit from an easy access to various exhibitions in different sites of the town on the occasion of the Big Event Lyon 2016, capitale de la terre. The congress will be closed with the presentation of the results of the first international prize for contemporary earthen architecture, the TERRA Award.
About 800 participants from over the whole world are expected (80 countries are already covered by the authors), specialists in cultural heritage and conservation, in archaeology, in architecture, in urbanism, in engineering, in social sciences as well as in local development and in interventions in risk situations.
Terra 2016 is organized under the aegis of the ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP). It is organized by CRAterre laboratory of the Grenoble National School of Architecture (ENSAG), with the support of LabEx AE&CC and ICOMOS France, and in partnership with the Lyon National School of Architecture (ENSAL), les Grands Ateliers, ENTPE, INSA Lyon, and la Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée.
Posters are available on CRAterre's blog.
Lyon 2016, capitale de la terre: www.terralyon2016.com
TERRA Award: http://terra-award.org/