Rozhovor: prezident UIA Thomas Vonier a asistent generálního ředitele pro kulturu UNESCO Ernesto Ottone

To mark the one-year countdown to the UIA World Congress (18-22 July 2021, Rio de Janeiro), UIA President Thomas Vonier interviewed UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone Ramirez.

During the interview, Ottone spoke of the impact of the pandemic on the culture sector, informing that 77% of World Heritage sites are closed and 13% of the world’s cultural institutions are unlikely to ever reopen after the pandemic. Thomas Vonier highlighted the need for architects and urban planners to give consideration to how to adapt spaces for continued use during pandemics.

Watch the interview