The academic activities began with a presentation by Rosana Lovodo, a researcher from the Interdisciplinary Training Laboratory for Technological Research in La Plata, Argentina, with the theme of the importance of survey for decision-making for heritage preservation.
The event was inaugurated the day before World Monuments and Sites Day, in the presence of the Director-General of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Diego Prieto, and prominent Mexican and regional specialists.
Prieto highlighted the proposal of the city’s mayor, Eduardo Rivera, to establish guidelines to fight for the defense of the heritage of Puebla, as well as those relating to the care of the historical, architectural and urban heritage of the country and the sites considered. World Heritage.
He stressed that this is an important experience that has joined many companies in the task of restoring and restoring the cultural heritage damaged by the 2017 earthquake.
The president of the Mexican Commission for Innovation and Conservation, Francisco Solaris, said that what was discussed in the forum is related to innovation in conservation and restoration actions, even to the discovery of a new heritage.
For his part, Director of the INAH Puebla Center, Manuel Villarroel, spoke about ways to address this legacy through comprehensive climate action. He warned that Mexico is not exempt from the effects of climate change.
Warming oceans are leading to more frequent cyclonic events that can affect historic coastal cities like Campeche.
He also warned that the extraction of water from the ground to meet the demands of an increasing population density, is affecting the collapse of buildings of historical value in major cities such as Mexico City.
In yesterday’s session, papers were presented on what the vision is and what should be the participation of communities in the care, use and intervention of cultural heritage for their environment, and the way in which saving cultural heritage generates positive inertia in society. Flexibility.
This topic continues into the last day of sessions and will be approached with different approaches, bringing together speakers from various disciplines such as architecture or conservation, but also anthropology, museology and engineering.
In addition, members of the communities concerned will participate in restoring their historical heritage, particularly the temples that are the centerpiece of their rituals and communal coexistence.
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