¡Welcome to the
4th International and Interdisciplinary
Congress of Cultural Heritage!

We are excited to welcome the fourth edition of the IV International and Interdisciplinary Cultural Heritage Congress “Industrial Heritage, Social Issues and Challenges for New Governance”, to be held in Concepción, Biobío Region, Chile. This event will bring together researchers, academics, professionals and enthusiasts passionate about industrial heritage as a fundamental reflection of our history and culture.

Since 2016, this congress has been a unique space where experts from diverse disciplines, professions and institutions explore and preserve the rich industrial legacy that has shaped our communities and societies.

We thank all the organizations and researchers who participated in the application process for the presentation of papers and the exhibition of infographics at the Congress. Together, we will continue working to promote and rescue industrial heritage in our communities.

Avantgarde knowledge

Our congress brings together leading experts in cultural and industrial heritage from both the academic and professional worlds, offering a unique opportunity to learn and debate with renown experts in the field.


We believe in the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to fully understand industrial heritage. Our thematic sessions cover a wide range of disciplines to enrich the perspective of all participants.

Global network

Speakers and attendees from around the world come together at our congress, providing a unique opportunity to establish international connections and meaningful collaborations.

Goals of the
fourth congress

The Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Cultural Heritage Congress “Industrial Heritage, Social Issues and Challenges for a New Governance” is an initiative of the Creasur Cultural Center, supported by the Southern Research Center (Nudisur) and with funding granted by the Biobío Regional Government through its “International Strategies for the Transformation of Industrial Heritage into Regional Assets” program. Our goals are to position the region’s cultural and industrial heritage as a transformative engine for sustainable regional development.

We wish to highlight the importance of the industrial heritage as a living testimony of the history and culture of the Biobío Region. Through the experiences shared by experts at the national and international levels, we seek to increase awareness and the appreciation of this unique cultural wealth.

We believe that industrial heritage requires a multidisciplinary and inter-institutional perspective to be properly understood and preserved. Our congress provides a meeting place where academics, professionals and communities can join forces, sharing knowledge and approaches from various disciplines.

The congress is proposed as a place of generation of ideas and concrete proposals. Heritage experts from around the world will present innovative solutions and effective strategies to boost regional development based on industrial heritage. The intention is to inspire tangible actions and collaborative projects.

The congress will serve as a platform for strengthening collaboration between the academic world, national and international organizations, public service and local communities. We want to establish lasting links that promote the conservation and sustainable use of industrial heritage as a resource for the integral development of the region.

By promoting the social valuation and use of the industrial heritage, we aim to consolidate the regional identity of Biobío. We want the people of the region to recognize and be proud of their industrial heritage and to understand it as a key asset in building a promising future.

Join us to share, learn
and celebrate our cultural richness

The Congress is about to begin and your intervention is essential!

We cordially invite you to participate in the upcoming congress, an unprecedented event that brings together experts from around the world to explore the fascinating world of industrial heritage.

We present this great initiative that will allow you to learn from the best and discover new ideas about heritage, culture and territories. During October 16, 18 and 19, from 8 AM to 8 PM, we are waiting for you at the Regional Government headquarters in Concepción, Chile. Here, you will be able to immerse yourself in the reflections and experiences of our international speakers. From preserving to promoting industrial heritage, each day will be filled with insightful talks and stimulating activities.

Your participation is essential to enrich this global debate. To join, simply register through our online form and get ready to immerse yourself in a world of knowledge and discovery. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a community passionate about preserving our heritage for future generations.

We look forward to sharing, learning and celebrating our cultural richness together! Sign up now and join the conversation!

Important Dates

Visit us on our social media channels for more information about the congress, important dates and key topics. Join the conversation using the official hashtag of the event: #Patrimonio2023

Submission of papers

Closed on August 25th, 2023

Submission of infographics

Closed on September 11, 2023

Acceptance notification

September 12th of 2023

Publication of the programme

October 10th of 2023

Start of the congress

October 16th of 2023

Download the Congress Programme

Update: October 10, 2023

Speakers: National
and internationals

Alejandra Brito Peña

Universidad de Concepción 🇨🇱

Alexis Valverde

Universidad de Chile 🇨🇱

Alondra Figueroa

Universidad de Concepción 🇨🇱

Aulikki Pollak

Caminatas por Limache 🇨🇱🇩🇪

Boris Cvitanić

Universidad de Magallanes 🇨🇱

Carlos Ibarra Rebolledo

Universidad San Sebastián 🇨🇱

Carlos Yévenes

Universidad del Bío-Bío 🇨🇱

Catherine Bertram

Mission Bassin Minier 🇫🇷

Clara Susana Fernández

Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana 🇨🇺

Claudia Benitez

Universidad de Guadalajara 🇲🇽

Relive the Congress


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