Gijón (Asturias- Spain) , 29th September to 2nd October 2021
Escuela de Comercio Cultural Space and Antiguo Instituto Cultural Centre



From 29 September to 2 October the XXIII International Conference on Industrial Heritage – INCUNA 2021 will be held, which this year is entitled «Taste in Heritage».  The venues are the Espacio Cultural de la Escuela de Comercio and the CCAI in Gijón, Asturias (Spain). 

The congress will take place with various activities, the inauguration will be on Wednesday at 12.30 pm and in the afternoon there will be two cross cutting panels (Wednesday 29 September):

01 Panel – Heritage with Taste and Heritage Management.
02 Panel – Biocultural Heritage and Singular Places.

and four thematic sessions (Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October).
SESSION 1: Machines, Buildings and Landscape. Good Practices in Industrial Heritage

SESSION 2: Social Innovation, Heritage and Territorial Development. Experiences of urban-rural sustainability, creativity and innovation.

SESSION 3: Memory of knowledge and work, identity, oral history and gastronomic heritage.

SESSION 4: Agro-food landscapes, methodology in heritage applications in the territory, responsible and sustainable tourism.

As in the previous year, they are held with the possibility of participating in a «hybrid» way in the event. On the one hand, those who so wish, will be able to participate in person, and also ON LINE from anywhere in the world. For this reason INCUNA will provide all speakers and registered participants with the corresponding links to the digital platform. All sessions will be broadcast in streaming.

the conferences and interventions can be in English or Spanish. See

Please find attached the provisional PROGRAMME with the presentations and activities, in particular please consult the list of sessions, schedules, speakers and topics to be presented, it is very important that you see your speaking times, taking into account that the reference time is the spanish time, so you have to check the time difference with your country, and enter well in advance to participate correctly.

Please also check if there are any spelling or conceptual errors in your names and paper titles.

The broad agenda of events that has been organised for the XXIII International Conference on Industrial Heritage has more than 200 participants, so far, and 100 papers that will be presented by their authors, either in person or online, especially on Wednesday 29 September, Thursday 30 September and Friday 1 October at times ranging from 9 AM. to 19.30 PM (Spanish time). From that time onwards, films and documentaries will be broadcasted and can be watched by all those interested.

On Saturday, October 2nd, we will make a suggestive route through heritage sites and landscapes that will allow an immersion in the biocultural and agro-food heritage of Asturias, which will include an evaluation «with taste» of the gastronomic heritage of the area.

From Tuesday 28th of September we start with the IV Film Festival on Industrial Heritage (Incuna Filmfest) being Germany the guest country this year, all sessions will also be «hybrid», face-to-face and virtual, they can be followed in streaming, providing the link to our Incuna Channel on Youtube. A workshop on film and industrial heritage will be held in the morning, given in person by Celia Garcia (Berlin Film).

It is very important that the registration and participation registration is done with the email address you are going to use, so that the organisation can send you the link to the sessions.

You can also find more information on our website in the «latest news» and «Jornadas Incuna 2021» sections and on our social networks facebook, twitter or instagram.

Please consult the programme and we remain at your disposal to answer any questions or clarify any doubts you may have.

For those who participate in person, the current protocol has been established, more extensive than the last edition, with limited capacity, use of masks, cleaning of hands and use of seats, among other issues.

We are sure that we will share interesting experiences, either live or virtually, enjoying the knowledge and debate of the magnificent papers presented at this International Conference on Industrial Heritage, trusting that soon we will all be able to see each other in person.

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