The IV ITLA World Congress – Terraced Territories "RE-ENCHANTING TERRACES" will be held from March 13 to 22, 2019..
The Congress is organized and structured in three time blocks of three days each and with differentiated places for each block. It is a flexible system that encourages participation based on the interests and specific motivations of the prticipants.
March 13 to 15 | LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Inauguration and Thematic Sessions
March 16 to 18 | ISLANDS OF MACARONESIA
El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Gomera, La Palma, Tenerife and Madeira.
March 19 to 22 | SAN SEBASTIAN DE LA GOMERA
Conclusions and CIosing ceremony
Public presentation of the conclusions | SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE
With this organization each block participates with a specific contribution to the knowledge of the terraced landscapes of the world and contributes to the specific actions of the Congress.
The first block proposes an academic theoretical approach through thematic lines and sessions with the aim of placing the Congress in the debate about terraced territories
The second block consists of an exploration of the territories of island terraces that will help to know and understand the current state and problems through visits and field work.
The third block offers the exchange of experiences and ideas of island explorations that will allow conclusions to be drawn proposing new strategies and alternatives to Re-enchanting terraced landscapes of the world.
BLOCK I | INAUGURATION AND THEMATIC SESSIONS
from March 13 to 15 – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
Wednesday, March 13 – the official presentation ceremony of the IV ITLA World Congress, 2019 performed by the authorities and the direction of the Congress will take place in the Paraninfo of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria who will introduce the IV ITLA World Congress 2019. After the opening ceremony, the Lecture Speeches will be developed, concluding with the Presentation of the Candidatures for the V ITLA Congress.
Thursday, March 14 – an Open Session will be held in the Main Hall of the Faculty of Humanities of the ULPGC, that will have contributions and thematic lines from different disciplines and approaches on terraced landscapes. The first two Thematic Sessions with Speaker-notes, Debates and Speakers (scientists and specialists) will take place in the afternoon in classrooms A and B of the Faculty of Humanities of the ULGPC. These thematic sessions are as follows:
Thematic Session 1, LIVING/HABITAR and Thematic Session 2, WISDOM/SABERES.
The last day – Friday, March 15 – of this first block will take place in classrooms A and B of the Faculty of Humanities of the ULPGC with the remaining Thematic Sessions with Speaker-notes, Debates and Speakers (scientists and specialists).
Thematic Session 3, WORK/LABORES and Thematic Session 4, LEARNING/APRENDER.
This block will conclude in the afternoon with the Organization and Presentation of the Field Work Days. The participants will be organized in work groups and will receive the information about the organization of the work, as well as the itineraries to follow in Block II.
BLOCK II | ISLAND EXPLORATIONS
from March 16 to 18 – ISLANDS OF MACARONESIA
(El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Gomera, La Palma, Tenerife y Madeira)
On March 16, the participants divided into groups will move to the eight working islands: El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife and Madeira
On arrival on the island, each member of each group will collect the documentation related to the group’s itinerary, the places of interest to visit (accessible, appropriate and meaningful, for the Congress, areas of terraces in different areas of each island) and the actions to be performed during the development of Block II.
Each working group will consist of 10 people with 1 group coordinator from the organization of the Congress and one member from the local/institutional work team.
During the three days of fieldwork – March 16, 17 and 18 – the different teams of each island will follow the planned itineraries developing the explorations and field work in order to collect and document each place and site to draw the conclusions that will be presented in the Block III sessions.
At the end of this block the participants will move to La Gomera from the island where they have developed their field work.
BLOCK III | CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING CEREMONY
from March 19 to 22 – San Sebastián de La Gomera – Santa Cruz de Tenerife
On Tuesday, March 19 in the Main Hall will be celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the Plenary Sessions. In the afternoon at the Visitor Center of San Sebastian de La Gomera, followed of the Plenary Sessions titled “Terraced Landscapes in La Gomera”.
In the morning of the same day will be open “A world of terraces landscapes” exposition at the Expo hall of the Cabildo Insular de La Gomera, in the afternoon will be open the second one exposition “Re-enchanting terraces” at the Visitor Center of San Sebastian de La Gomera.
On Wednesday 20, also at the Visitor Center of San Sebastian de La Gomera, the presentation of the conclusions of the explorations by each of the working groups of the islands will begin. During this session, the participants will reflect on the fieldwork and present the results, through an exchange and subsequent debate. In the afternoon will be held the Plenary Session to present and expose the experiences and those of other latitudes and continents.
On Thursday, March 21, in the morning, will be celebrate the Closing Day with preliminary conclusions of the IV ITLA World Congress will be drawn. Then the Plenary Session of the IV ITLA World Congress will be held in the afternoon, focused on discussing the Conclusions of the Congress “Re-enchanting Terraces”. These conclusions are the crux of the work and research elaborated on each island with contributions and experiences presented at the Congress (speeches, presentations, sessions, articles, posters and exhibitions). This day will conclude with the ITLA Assembly and the Election of the venue for the V World Congress ITLA, 2022.
On March 22, the Public Presentation of the results of the IV ITLA World Congress 2019 “Re-enchanting Terraces” will take place in the Visitor Center of San Sebastian de La Gomera, too.
After the celebration of the congress, the Cabildo Insular de La Gomera will offer and organize on March 2 an Excursion at the Bosque del Cedro, into the Garajonay National Park, World Heritage Site UNESCO and through the terraces of La Gomera Islands, Biosphere Reserve, also to the Abrante viewpoint.