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The HERITAGE cycle of Seminars and Workshops, co-organized by the IC Instituto da Construção FEUP and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, will have Vila de Monforte (in Alto Alentejo) as an anchoring point and study for this academic year. support from the Municipality of Monforte.
In this village of Monforte, a cycle of Online Seminars will be developed with world experts whose knowledge will be shared in the form of modules of thematic seminars leading to the workshop to be held at the end of June 2022, during a week in the village with teachers and tutors with a strong practical component. It is intended to provide students [mainly, but not exclusively, from the 2nd cycle (4 and 5 years) of Architecture and Civil Engineering courses] the opportunity to develop, as part of multidisciplinary teams, specific proposals for heritage rehabilitation in the urban context of the center history, buildings and urban space.
The workshop will aim to provide participants with the opportunity to put into practice research methodologies and heritage intervention, in a real context, with the support of teachers and tutors, also contributing to the requalification of the village and the enhancement of the region.
The second Seminar of a total of 4 will take place Online on December 13th between 11:50am and 2:30pm. All Seminars will be free, but prior registration is essential, the Workshop will be mostly sponsored, with a fee for each selected student after analysis of their CV and Portfolio.

ONLINE | 30 June 2022 | 12:00 am (Lisbon Time)

Duration: about 3 hours

Invited Speakers

Dina Shehayeb

Dina Shehayeb is an architect/urban designer, professor, currently the Program Director of the Architecture and Urban Design program at Nile University, as well as the principal of her private practice Shehayeb CONSULT. With a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cairo University in architecture, housing and neighbourhood design, she earned her Ph.D. from UWM, USA in human aspects in urban design of streets and public space. She specializes in trans-disciplinary research and works on bridging the gap between the physical environment and its socio-cultural and psychological dimensions. Her experience lies in people-based design and planning, integrative theory and methods and the development of design and planning guidelines applied to national and international projects and advisory committees.

Ghassan M. Chemali

After graduating as an architect in Lebanon, I specialized in urban heritage at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. I currently work as a consultant on urban heritage for the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and as a Site Manager of the “Pearling Testimony”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain.
I have a very good knowledge of the Arabian Gulf’s traditional architecture and urban heritage, local administrative procedures and policies, the World Heritage Convention’s tools, processes and guidelines, and nearly every aspect relating to heritage conservation and management, from value assessment and policy making to much more detailed aspects such as material conservation or monitoring tools. I have also experience in researching intangible heritage and its relation with architectural heritage and its value.
Recipient of the Agha Khan Award for Architecture 2019, for my contribution to the “Revitalization of Muharraq, Bahrain”. I’m an active member of ICOMOS Lebanon and a core member of the WH Site Manager’s Forum which is organized yearly in parallel to the WH committee meetings.
I’m currently following a Masters in Sustainable Urban development at the University of Oxford, UK.

Guido Camata

Guido Camata is a Structural Engineering Associate Professor at the University of Chieti-Pescara and technical director of ASDEA S.r.l. Dr. Camata obtained a Master’s degree in Civil engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He worked at ISIS Canada (Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures) in Winnipeg, Canada, and after at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he completed a doctorate in structural engineering. He is regularly a visiting professor and, from 2011 to 2018, was an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, USA.
Dr. Camata’s research experience includes both experimental and numerical work, and he has published over 100 papers in international journals, books, and conferences.
He has broad experience as a structural designer and has been involved with the design of a wide range of existing and monumental structures.

João Miranda Guedes

João Miranda Guedes is a Structural Engineer, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. He obtained his Master degree in Structures of Civil Engineering at FEUP and developed his PhD work at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission at Ispra, Italy. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the course of Advanced Studies in Rehabilitation of Built Heritage at FEUP and member of the National Construction Arbitration Centre.
His research involves both experimental and numerical work. He is author and co-author of over 200 technical and scientific publications and around 150 technical reports for public and private entities. Co-organized technical and scientific meetings, mostly in the area of the intervention on old constructions. Created, in partnership, the company NCREP, Consultoria em Reabilitação do Edificado e Património, Lda., a spin-off of the University of Porto that provides services in the area of structural rehabilitation, including inspection & diagnosis, monitoring and design.