Industrial Gas Museum
“Gas-working together: New perspectives”
Conference on the reuse of European industrial heritage
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Technopolis City of Athens
Free admission with reservation - detailed information please visit www.gasmuseum.gr
How is industrial heritage used in modern cities? How important is the concept of reuse in the urban landscape? Which European gas production plants are currently used as cultural and technological sites?
On Saturday, March 4, 2023, the Industrial Gas Museum, in cooperation with the Civil Non-Profit Company “Vault of Industrial Digital Archives” (V.I.D.A.), co-organise at the Technopolis City of Athens a one-day conference under the title “Gas-working together: New perspectives” on the reuse of gas plants in Europe, with the participation of speakers from Greece and abroad. The conference is organised in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Industrial Gas Museum, thus inaugurating a festive year and foreshadowing a series of events that will follow on the occasion.
Within the framework of the conference, speakers from seven European countries will present reuse practices and case studies on sections or entire sets of gas plants that have been transformed into living cultural spaces. More specifically, at this international meeting, scientists, academics, professionals and representatives of cultural institutions from Greece, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland and Finland will explore industrial heritage sustainability and how gas plants can successfully be integrated into the urban landscape, thus becoming driving forces for growth.
The topic is being explored for the first time in a conference, aiming to create a communication forum between public and cultural institutions. In this context, it will facilitate the exchange of views and practices related to regional, sustainable development, architecture, history, integration of monuments in the urban landscape and management of tangible and intangible industrial heritage and cultural units.
The conference is held under the auspices of TICCIH Greece (The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage) and the ICOM Hellenic National Committee, with Fysiko Aerio Company as its major sponsor and the Brown Hotels as a hospitality sponsor.
***After the end of the conference, the actor Giannis Askaroglou, from the "Anemomyli" theatrical group, will be the host of a theatrical tour of the Industrial Gas Museum "Have a gas!", ( 60'). The tour will be held in English, twice, at 15:30 and 16:30, on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to a limited number of participants, if you wish to attend, please sign up during registration.