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2nd meeting 'OUR CHIMNEYS AND CHIMNEYS OF EUROPE
Factory chimneys knitting together
coherent and remarkable industrial townscapes

LILLE-ROUBAIX-TOURCOING (France), August 29th and 30th 2014

within the framework of the regional campaign
BEFFROIS DU TRAVAIL - BELFRIES OF LABOUR 2014
and
FIERS DE NOS CHEMINEES - PROUD OF OUR CHIMNEYS

meeting co-ordinated by LE NON-LIEU / E-FAITH / VIVACITÉS

PROGRAMME
Factory chimneys are landmarks in today's townscapes, witnessing past industrial activities at the origin of the historic layout of our territories. But on their own they are don't contain sufficient information to interprete and understand the incredible human and technical adventure that took place since the early days of the Industrial Revolution.
Thus one has to research its backgrounds, relate them to other relics and their surroundings, re-create their global context, the coherence, their uniqueness - and last but not least, try and find creative, innovative and sustainable new uses to promote their values.

This second meeting will deal with the relationship between factory chimneys and their surroundings, how they define their environment and its identity. It will bring together representants of institutions and associations, artists and heritage campaigners from the Euroregion between Belgium and the French Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and also from other countries. The participants will exchange and confront ideas and expertises. The aim of the meeting is to help and forward the knowledge about factory chimneys and industrial heritage, and to develop common projects for "2015 European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year" and beyond.

 

FRIDAY August 29th  – Lectures, debate, workshops
Meeting at the CAUE du Nord (Conseil d’Architecture d’Urbanisme et d’Environnement du Nord - Council on Architecture, Urban Planning and Environment)
98 Rue des Stations F-59000 LILLE
Métro line 2 (dir. Lomme / Saint Philibert) : station CORMONTAIGNE
+ 33. 3 2057 6767

  • 09:00 - 12:00 : LECTURES
    - The context of the industrial heritage - to understand its coherence and to save it in a smart way
    - Why an industrial heritage site is 'remarkable' ? What could be its place in territorial development
    - How to set up and realise innovative projects based on the use and re-use of factory chimneys?
    - Chimney stories of the past year: successes and failures of projects and co-operation between industrial heritage campaigners and public authorities
    - Presentation of conservation, re-use, interpretion, and how to increase value and upgrade factory chimneys
     
  • 12:00-14:00 : CREATIVE LUNCH, discussing and networking, a time to dream about what to should do in 2015 European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year
     
  • 14:00-17:00 : WORKSHOPS
    - Formulate and develop local and international projects and networks
    - what about an industrial heritage label ?
    - Be inventive: formulate 10 creative projects for factory chimneys.

SATURDAY August 30th 2014 – Site visits, discussions continu informally

  • Discovering the industrial heritage and the urban developments of two Siamese twin towns:
    > 10:00-12:00 : TOURCOING – Guided visit leaving at the Office de Tourisme, 9 rue de Tournai, Metro Tourcoing centre.
    > 14:00-16:00 : ROUBAIX – Guided visit leaving at the Office de Tourisme, 12 place de la Liberté, M° Eurotéléport.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :
Frais de colloque : 25€
The participation fee does not include the travelling to and from the conference, the hotel accomodation and the meals not mentioned in the programme. To find a good and cheap hotel in Lille, Roubaix or Tourcoing, please consult

  • The Lille Tourist Office
  • or Booking.com (look for Lille, Roubaix or Tourcoing - these three cities are interconnected by good public transport, trains and metro)

To register: download the registration form and send the filled in form back by e-mail

 

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2015

European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year
Année européenne du patrimoine industriel et technique
Jahr des Industriellen und Technischen Erbes
Anno del Patrimonio Industriale e Tecnico Europeo
Año Europeo del Patrimonio Industrial y Técnico

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