Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
In May of 2019, the EKABA Foundation (the KALAM Space for Fine Arts) hosts an International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage to start an international conversation regarding safety in cultural assets, paying special attention to visitors. In this way, specific challenges that go beyond the safety requirements in construction and public spaces shall be considered, as safety must be paired with the protection of the asset’s values, as well as accounting for the specific risks associated with the tourist and cultural use of the heritage such as the lack of familiarity with the setting on the part of visitors, the access to areas that are usually restricted, or the implementation of occasional or provisional uses with large-scale occupation as well as the asset’s maintenance.
2018 has been declared the European Year of Cultural Heritage so it is a beautiful opportunity to host this Symposium, that:
Creates a space for interdisciplinary and international conversation and debate, by gathering academia, and the institutional, professional, and corporate worlds.
Provides a global forum in which to debate and agree on an International Statement, El Círculo Statement, to set the action criteria in cultural heritage guaranteeing the safety of people and minimizing risks for the heritage asset.
Raises awareness in society of the need to foster the safety of heritage that threatens and is threatened, and to disseminate the International Statement among professionals, national and international administrations and institutions, researchers and the public opinion.
El Círculo Statement aims to establish a series of criteria related to safety in cultural heritage that will serve as a foundation for the management and intervention in cultural goods as well as for the necessary adaptation and development of legislation.
The Scientific Committee, formed by international experts of renown prestige, will agree on the initial draft of the Statement, and it will be subsequently debated by the participants of the Symposium. The final draft, which will include the modifications agreed upon by consensus in the event, shall be approved and read in the closing ceremony.
The Symposium is structured around three main thematic areas, one per day, that will define the debate and provide a context for the presentations and papers presented each day.
Thematic Area 1: Recovering the value of the site by providing safety
Thematic day 1 will center on the definition of the concept of safety, its scope and its complexity when applying it to heritage, as well as the proposed criteria for intervention in heritage that stem from safety requirements.
President of the Table for Theme 1: Juan Miguel Hernández León.
Thematic Area 2: Rehabilitation techniques and processes to improve safety
Thematic day two analyzes the most frequent risks generated in cultural heritage and its causes, as well as innovative solutions, both in construction as well as relative to the management of the asset, to improve safety for heritage, its users, and visitors.
President of the Table for Theme 2: Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros.
Thematic Area 3: Legal aspects and safety policies
Thematic day 3 looks at aspects relative to the current legislation and its shortcomings, as well as proposals to develop and improve on the legislation, the role of Public Administrations and the corporate world in terms of heritage safety.
President of the Table for Theme 3: Alfonso Muñoz Cosme.
The speakers at the Symposium are prestigious architects and theorists in the field of heritage intervention such as Glenn Boornazian, Joäo Carrilho da Graça, Mohamed Es Semmar, Jose María Ezquiaga, Gunny Harboe, Timothy Lynch, Eduardo Martínez Moya, Ward Miller, Jaime Navarro Casas, Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero, Pedro Salmerón, Ana Tostões and Antoine Wilmering.
The Symposium has a length of three days, corresponding to three different themes, on which the twelve guest speakers will present as well as nine papers selected from the call for papers. The program is completed with three tables for debate and conclusions, which will take place at the end of each day, in addition to the inaugural and closing conferences, as well as the approval and reading of El Círculo Statement, with which the Symposium will end.
In parallel, cultural activities will be organized for attendees such as visits to buildings of interest in Madrid.
In 1988, Glenn Boornazian started what would become Integrated Conservation Resources and Integrated Conservation Contracting (ICR & ICC), in order to combine investigative architectural conservation services with high-quality conservation contracting. His expertise includes specialized conditions investigation, materials testing, analysis, and the implementation of architectural conservation treatment programs.
After studying at Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, he served as Staff Conservator for the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University, and Director of Restoration for the Nantucket Historical Association.
He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and speaks widely on historic preservation issues. He currently serves as a Trustee on the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation and as the Chairman of the Planning Board of Advocates for the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Gainesville, Florida.
His major works include the Exterior Concrete Conservation of the Guggenheim Museum, NYC, the Exterior Masonry Conservation The United Nations Campus, NYC, Architectural Conservation and Stabilization of Four Temple Sites in Angkor, Cambodia, Exterior Marble Conservation and Interior Finishes of the US Capitol, Washington DC, and the Exterior Conservation of the Morgan Library & Museum’s Mckim Building, NYC.
His work has received numerous awards, amongst others the DOCOMOMO Modernism in America Award, the Honor Award of the United States General Services Administration, the Award of Excellence, by the AIA-New York State, the award Excellence in Preservation, by the Preservation League of New York State, the Chairman Award and the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, both by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Mohamed Es-semmar, Director of Cultural and Archaeological Heritage at the Agence pour l’Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg, since 2011, holds a Degree in History and a PhD in Islamic Archaeology from La Sorbonne University.
He served as Commissioner of the Directorate-General and Cultural Adviser of the Agence pour l’Aménagement de la Vallée du Bouregreg between 2006 and 2011, Head of the Department of Culture and Curator of DAR EL MRINI at the Rabat City Council between 2003 and 2006, Head of the Department of Culture and Curator of DAR EL MRINI at the Hassan Municipal Council between 2001 and 2003, and Commissioner of the Rabat Regional Deputy Office of the Ministry of Culture between 1994 and 2001. He directed the archaeological excavations at the Ribat Tachfine site, beside the Kasbah of the Oudayas, in Rabat, between 2002 y 2006.
He is the author of a great number of articles on the history and archaeology of Rabat. He has taken part in numerous international symposiums and read papers on heritage, culture and archaeology. He has made several documentaries and given interviews to national and international TV channels on heritage issues, as well as on the history and archaeology of the City of Rabat.
He is a member of several civil society associations for the preservation and enhancement of cultural and archaeological heritage, including the Ribat Al fath Association, the Bouregreg Association and the Rabat Salé Mémoire Association.
Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero graduated in Architecture from Madrid’s Technical School of Architecture (ETSAM) in 1971. He was named Emeritus Professor of Architectural Projects of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 1995. He has been head of the Department of Architectural Projects of the ETSAM between 1998 and 2007. Guest lecturer at the following universities: Harvard, Columbia, Glasgow, Milan, Venice, RISDI. He received the “Ciudades patrimonio de la humanidad” National Award in 2010. He was Head of the “Nuevas Técnicas Arquitectura Ciudad (NuTAC)” research group at the UPM, up to 2016.
He has published many books, amongst others “Spagna, Architettura 1965-1988”, published by ELECTA, Milan, 1989, “Una tesis dibujada”, Ediciones Pronaos, Madrid, 1993, “L’arquitectura i l’art dels anys 50 a Madrid”, published by Fundación la Caixa, Barcelona, 1996, “The Modern in Spain”, The MIT press, Cambridge USA, 2001, and “Dibujos de la Catedral de Córdoba, Visiones de la Mezquita” Published by Cabildo Catedral de Córdoba, Madrid, 2009.
He has been editor of the “Arquitectura” magazine published by the Professional Architects’ Association of Madrid between 1980 and 1986. He has published more than 100 articles in several Spanish and international publications.
His major works include the Headquarters of the Western Andalusia Professional Architects’ Association, with Enrique Perea, the Restoration of the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, from 1978 to the present date, with Gabriel Rebollo and Sebastián Herrero, the Community Social and Civic Centre and Sports Centre on Antonio Machado Street in Madrid, 1990, with Enrique Perea, Three housing blocks with a total of 250 dwellings in Valdebernardo, 1999, and the Hotel Conil Park-hotel in Conil, Cadiz, 2001.
Other restoration works include the Management Plan for Malaga Cathedral, 2016, the Restoration of Malaga Seminary, 2012-2016, the Project for Accessibility to the Malaga Cathedral Rooftops. Project completion, 2015, the Restoration of the “Torre de los Luxanes” building, Madrid, 2015, the Restoration of the Collegiate Church in Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, 2012, the Restoration of the Las Bernardas Convent in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 2009, the Restoration of the Spanish Embassy in Algiers, Algeria, 2001, the Restoration of San Juan Church in Castrojeriz, with Enrique Perea, 1980, the Restoration of the Madres Carmelitas Convent, with Enrique Perea, 1979.
Gunny Harboe, FAIA, Fellow US/ICOMOS, is an internationally recognized architect dedicated to the recognition, preservation, and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. He has over 30 years of experience and currently runs Harboe Architects, his own small architecture firm in Chicago, Illinois, USA with a focus on historic preservation and sustainable design. He has worked on many iconic modern masterpieces including numerous works by Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan.
Gunny Harboe’s projects have received numerous awards, and he was named a “2001 Young Architect” by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), “Chicagoan of the Year” by Chicago Magazine in 2010, and received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation from the Society of Architectural Historians.
He was a founding member and is the current President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage, and was a founding member of DOCOMOMO_US where he remains on the board. He is also a current board member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and a past Regional Director of AIA National, and President of AIA Chicago.
Gunny is a General Services Administration (GSA) Peer Professional, and a Fellow of the AIA and US/ICOMOS. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Gunny is NCARB certified and is licensed in five states and the District of Columbia.
He received his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (including study in Copenhagen, Denmark); a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in New York, NY; and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Brown University in Providence, RI. He also completed the ICCROM Architectural Conservation Course in Rome, Italy.
Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros has directed since 1983 his own architecture firm, Espinosa de los Monteros y Arquitectos asociados, EMA, with a large number of young professionals of different nationalities and multidisciplinary work teams. He has participated in numerous projects and competitions across Spain, the EU, America and the Middle East, and has worked for more than 200 public and private clients within the residential, tertiary, public use and services, interior design, and landscape architecture sectors, including both new-build projects and restoration of historical sites.
He has taken part in a great number of competitions and won the first prize in more than 15, of which the following are particularly worthy of mention: first prize in the call for projects for the Restoration of the Palacio de Viana in Madrid, to house the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Restoration and Extension of the Orto Botanicus Patavinus in Padua, Italy, where he was shortlisted in the international competition; Special Mention in the Europa Nostra Awards 2007 for the Restoration of the Palacio de Tabladillo; the Colegio Mayor Argentino in Madrid, designed by Argentine architect Horacio Baliero, an example of an intervention on 20th century heritage; first prize for the Alcobendas Municipal Police Station and for the University Research Institute of the University of Huelva, and the more recent project for the Al-Turath Foundation in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
His work has been widely recognized and published in various media and specialist publications and he has taken part in conferences, congresses and round tables, organised exhibitions and directed summer courses, debating on heritage and architecture.
He is especially involved in the protection, conservation and recovery of architectural and cultural heritage, as a founding member of ISC20C – ICOMOS (the ICOMOS Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee) and chairman of AEPPAS20 – Spanish Association for the Protection of Twentieth Century Architectural Heritage. Recently, in 2011, he promoted, through ISC20C and AEPPAS20, the drafting and signing of the Madrid Document, the first doctrinal document laying down the intervention criteria for 20th century architectural heritage.
Pedro Salmerón Escobar holds a degree in architecture from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, a PhD in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, with the doctoral thesis “Optimización de procedimientos científico-técnicos aplicados a la restauración del patrimonio cultural” and director of Pedro Salmerón Estudio.
In the early years of his career, he combined his architectural practice with teaching, first as a lecturer in Decoration and Interior Design at the Arts Teaching Institution of the University of Alcalá, and later at the School of Technical Architecture of the University of Granada (1973-1987), where he teaches Construction and History of Architecture, among other subjects.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s his career took a major turn with his appointment as conservation architect of the cathedral complexes of Granada and Jaen in 1987 and 1990 respectively. His growing involvement in historical heritage matters ever since has strongly influenced his subsequent career.
The restoration projects for the Alcázar Genil, the Archbishop’s Palace and Ecclesiastical Curia, and the Museum and art collection of the Royal Chapel of Granada marked the beginning of an extensive collaboration with the Andalusian culture authorities, a particularly fruitful example of which are the projects commissioned by the Andalusian Historical Heritage Institute and the Alhambra and Generalife Trust. These include the Guide to the Landscape of the Bay of Bolonia, in Cadiz, and the Guide to the Urban Historical Landscape of Seville, the projects for the consolidation and enhancement of the La Rauda archaeological remains, the restoration of the Silla del Moro, the refurbishment of the Hydraulic System and paving of the Patio de los Leones, and the intervention on the reverse of the painted leather-lined domes in the Sala de los Reyes.
His commitment to historical heritage is not only restricted to interventions, but also encompasses other domains, including management, renovation and urban planning. In managing, he played a major role as technical director of the First and Second General Plans for the Cultural Assets of Andalusia, and as director of the Management Plans for the cathedrals under his charge, as well as for the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazaba in Almeria. Also worth noting is his role as co-director of the Andalusian Museums Archives and Quality Plans. With regard to analysis and town planning instruments, mention must be made of the Special Plan for the Protection and Cataloguing of the Central Area of the Granada Historical Complex.
He has received numerous awards, including the Premio Andalucía de Patrimonio Andrés de Vandelvira in 1999, the Premio CICOP de Conservación y Restauración del Patrimonio Arquitectónico in 2007, the Premio Centro Albaicín de Granada a la Conservación y Restauración del Patrimonio Cultural in 2007, a Special Mention under the Studies Category of the Europa Nostra Awards 2010 for the Alhambra Management Plan 2004-2007, and the Europa Nostra 2013 Restoration Award under the Conservation Category for his projects for the Restoration of the Hydraulic Circuit and Paving of the Patio de los Leones.
José Mª Ezquiaga holds a PhD in Architecture from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, where he is a lecturer in Urban Planning.
His involvement in cities and urban projects dates back to the start of his professional career. In recent years he has focused his academic and professional interest on theoretical research into, and the project integration of, the various geographical and social scales of territories and cities. His projects have served as a means of experimenting and researching on the contemporary landscape formation process.
He has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities including the University of Rome (La Sapienza), Venice University School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Milan, Polytechnic University of Turin, Delft University of Technology, Oxford Brooks, Oporto, Lisbon, Tongji (Shanghai), Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai, UNAM México, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, National University of Colombia (Bogotá and Medellín), los Andes and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogota, UBA Buenos Aires, La Plata, Montevideo, Piura and Lima (Peru), Catholic University of Chile, Concepción, San Sebastián in Puerto Montt (Chile), and Panama.
He has held several urban planning positions at the municipal and regional level in Madrid: Planning Director at the Madrid City Council’s Urban Planning Department (1985-88), Director-General for Urban Planning of the Community of Madrid (1988-91) and Director-General for Urban Development Planning and Agreements of the Community of Madrid. (1991-95).
He has authored and directed a number of singular urban projects including the extension of the Avenida de la Castellana main thoroughfare in Madrid, the remodelling of the Campamento military facilities in Madrid, Madrid’s Green Railway Corridor, La Marina Park in San Sebastián de los Reyes, in conjunction with architects Richard Rogers and Luis Vidal, the River Manzanares Linear Park in Madrid, and the Valdebernardo, Fuentelucha, El Juncal, Alcorcón Norte and El Bojar public housing development areas. He directed the UNESCO World Heritage Management Plan for Panama City’s Casco Antiguo historic district and Panamá Viejo archaeological remains in 2013, and the UNESCO World Heritage Management Plan for the San Lorenzo and Portobelo fortresses in Panama, in 2013.
Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Premio de la XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2013, the European Council of Spatial Planners European Planning Award 2012, Premio Nacional de Urbanismo 2005, Premio de Investigación de la Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2012, Premio Europeo Gubbio, awarded by Italy’s Associazione Nazionale Centri Storico-Artistici de Italia in 2006 and 2012, and the Extraordinary Doctoral Award by the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
He has published more than two hundred essays and research works in books and specialised journals in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain and Latin America.
Currently, as an independent professional, he heads the firm Ezquiaga Arquitectura, Sociedad y Territorio, he is the Dean of the Professional Architects’ Association of Madrid, Chairman of the Fundación Arquitectura foundation, Deputy Chairman of the Inter-Professional Union of the Community of Madrid, and Chairman of the Spanish Association of Urban Planning Experts.
Ward Miller studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and also attended Northwestern University. For twenty years, Mr. Miller worked at Vinci-Hamp Architects, Inc. (formerly Office of John Vinci), where he was the Project Architect and Manager for restoration projects, including Holy Family Church, by architects Dillenberg & Zucker, John Van Osdel and John Huber, dating from 1857, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany by architects, Burling & Whitehouse and the Heller House by Frank Lloyd Wright to name several. He also worked with John Vinci on numerous temporary and permanent art installations at The Art Institute ofChicago and other museums.
For over twenty-five years, Ward Miller has been an advocate for historic preservation and has been involved in campaigns to encourage restoration and reuse of many of Chicago’s historic buildings. He is now Executive Director of Preservation Chicago, a local not-for-profit historic preservation advocacy group, dedicated to protecting Chicago’s rich architectural heritage and legacy.
In 2010, Mr. Miller completed the long-awaited book, “The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan,” along with co-author, John Vinci. Begun in the 1950s by photographers, Aaron Siskind and Richard Nickel at The Institute of Design in Chicago, the project was published under the direction of Miller and the Richard Nickel Committee, a not-for-profit foundation, dedicated to caring for the photographs of Richard Nickel and completing the book. The publication contains essays on each of the projects, along with large format images of the buildings of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. A catalogue raisonne of the 256 buildings and projects of these two seminal architects is included, along with a description and references on each commission. Photographs and floor plans are also part of the catalogue raisonne portion of the book. The 472 page publication contains 815 photographs, printed in a high-quality format to best convey the work of Adler & Sullivan by Nickel and Siskind.
“The Complete Architecture of Adler & Sullivan” has received both national and international accolades and reviews and also awarded the Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers of America. The book also received an Honor Award from AIA Chicago in addition to receiving the Book of the Year Award by Atlantic Magazine in 2010 and 2011.
Ana Tostões is PhD architect, architecture critic and historian, president of Docomomo International and Docomomo Journal Editor. She is Full Professor at Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she teaches History and Theory of Architecture disciplines and coordinates the Architectonic Culture research group. Since 2012, she is in charge of the Architectural PhD program. She has been invited professor at worldwide universities, such as the University of Tokyo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Katholik University Leuven, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona and Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Universidad de Navarra. Since 2013, she is professor of the Architectural PhD program at University of Porto.
She has a degree in Architecture (ESBAL, 1982), a master’s degree in History of Art (UNL, 1994), with a thesis entitled Os Verdes Anos na Arquitectura Portuguesa dos Anos 50 (FAUP Edições, 1997) and a holds a PhD (IST-UL, 2003) on culture and technology in Modern Architecture (Idade Maior, FAUP Edições, 2015), awarded with the X Bienal Ibero-Americana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Prize 2016.
Her research field is the Critical History and Theory of the twentieth century Architecture, focusing the relations between European, Asian, African and American cultures. On these topics, she has published 13 books and 95 scientific articles, curate 10 exhibitions and organised 41 scientific events. She also has coordinated 14 research projects, supervised 21 phd thesis (12 concluded and 9 under development) and 30 MSc thesis, taken part in 47 juries and 40 scientific committees and given 72 lectures in European, American, Asian and African universities. She coordinated the research project Exchanging World Visions (PTDC/AUR-AQI/103229/2008) focused on the Sub-Sahara African architecture during the Modern Movement period which publication was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize 2014. She currently coordinates the research project CuCa_RE: Cure and Care_the rehabilitation (PTDC/ATPA-QI/2577/2014) focused on healthcare facilities.
She has been invited as keynote speaker at some leading universities such as ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland), University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (US), Rice School of Architecture (US), Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture (India), Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology (China), University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo (Mozambique), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), Faculty of Architecture, Brno (Czech Republic), Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Brasilia (Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Universidade Nacional Autónoma México (México), Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland), Università di Bologna (Italy), Science University of Tokyo (Japan), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Tongji University, Shanghai (China), University of Navarra (Spain), University of Mantua (Italy).
Tostões has been vice-president of the Portuguese Order of Architects and the Portuguese section of the International Association of Art Critics. In 2006, his Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic distinguished her with the Commander degree of the Order of Infante Dom Henrique for her work on behalf of the Portuguese architecture and its international promotion.
João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect, graduated from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts in 1977, the year he began his professional practice leading Carrilho da Graça Architects.
The ensemble of his oeuvre has been recognized with several awards, including the Royal Institute of British Architects International Fellowship of in 2015, the medal of the Académie d’Architecture Française in 2012, the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, by the French Republic, in 2010, the Pessoa prize in 2008, the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Republic in 1999 and the Aica award by the International Association of Art Critics in 1992.
He was distinguished with the Leon Battista Alberti Prize in 2018, the AIT award 2012 – transportation for the Carpinteira pedestrian bridge, Covilhã, with the Frate-sole International Prize for Sacred Architecture for the church of Santo António, Portalegre, in 2012, with the Piranesi Prix de Rome Prize, in 2010, for the musealization of the Praça Nova archaeological site at Saint George’s castle, Lisbon, with the Valmor Prize in 2010 for the Santa Catarina residences and in 2008 for the Lisbon School of Music, with the Fad Prize in 1999 and the Valmor Prize in 1998 for the seas pavilion at Lisbon expo’98, with the Secil Prize for Architecture in 1994 for the School of Communication and Media Studies, Lisbon.
He was selected or nominated for the European Union prize for contemporary architecture – Mies van der Rohe award, in several occasions.
He participated in Reporting from the front, the main exhibition of the 15th Venice architecture biennale 2016, with the Carpinteira pedestrian bridge, and in the Portuguese official representation to the 13th Venice architecture biennale of 2012 with the project for the Lisbon cruise terminal and to the 12th Venice architecture biennale of 2010 with the Candeias house at São Sebastião da Giesteira. He currently participates in the Portuguese official representation to the 16th Venice architecture biennale of 2018 with the Lisbon cruise terminal.
In 2014, El croquis architecture magazine dedicated a monographical number to his work.
He was lecturer at the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon between 1977 and 1992, and guest professor at the same institution since 2014. He was Professor at the Autónoma University in Lisboa from 2001 to 2010 and at the Évora University since from 2005 to 2015. Head of the architecture department on both institutions until 2010. Visiting professor at the Architecture School of the University of Navarra in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015, and at the at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning of Cornell University, in New York in 2015. He has been invited to lecture in seminars and conferences at several international universities and institutions.
Responsible for the creation of the Phd program in architecture at the Évora University. Headmaster of the Phd program in architecture at the same school and in charge of the Laboratory I and Laboratory II courses between 2011 and 2013.
Received an Honoris Causa Doctorate degree by the School of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon in 2013. In 2015 he was made honorary member of the Portuguese Architects Association.
Jaime Navarro holds a Degree in Architecture from the University of Seville and was granted the Extraordinary PhD award by the University of Seville for his Doctoral Thesis “Sobre Iluminación Natural en Arquitectura”. He is a Professor of Outfitting and Installations at the Seville Higher Technical School of Architecture.
His former roles include Head of the Seville Higher Technical School of Architecture (2005), Head of the University Institute of Architecture and Construction Science (1990), and Head of the Department of Installations of the University of Seville (1983). More recently he was Head of the Department of Architectural Constructions I of the University of Seville.
Until 2017 he headed TEP Research Group 130 “Arquitectura, Patrimonio y Sostenibilidad”, whose major lines of research include Natural Lighting, Architectural Acoustics, and Energy Efficiency. He is the author of several books on these subjects and has published numerous articles in JCR and SCi indexed journals. He has also delivered papers at numerous specialised conferences at the national and international levels. He has been head researcher and participated in numerous research projects financed through competitive calls for projects. He has supervised thirteen doctoral theses and numerous Master’s Final Projects. He directed the Doctoral Programme “Rehabilitación Arquitectónica y Urbana”, which received a Quality mention from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science.
He has been involved in the drafting of various official rules and regulations and as referee for a number of prestigious publications, evaluator for several Spanish central and regional government project evaluation agencies, and a member of several scientific societies.
He was awarded the National Prize of the “Vivienda Rural en España” architectural competition and received honorary mentions in several other competitions. He is the author of a number of singular single-family homes and has been involved as a specialised installations consultant in major projects across Spain. In 1993 he received the Premio Fundación Toledo for his involvement in the rehabilitation of the Santa María de las Cuevas Convent in Seville. He has taken part in the rehabilitation of all the Andalusian theatres comprised in the Andalusian Theatre Rehabilitation Plan, including the region’s most important theatres, such as Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville, Teatro Falla in Cadiz, Gran Teatro in Córdoba and Teatro Isabel la Católica in Granada. He has likewise participated in the rehabilitation of major buildings in Andalusia, such as the Anunciación Church in Seville.
Since 2015 he is the conservation architect of Seville Cathedral and El Salvador Church, also in Seville.
Antoine Wilmering is a senior program officer at the Getty Foundation and oversees grant initiatives related to the conservation of cultural heritage around the world. His portfolio includes Keeping It Modern, and international grant initiative aimed at advancing the care and conservation of 20th century architecture.
Wilmering received his training as a conservator of wooden objects in the Netherlands and in the UK, and prior to joining the Getty in 2004, he taught conservation at the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan (2000-2004) and was a conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1987-2000).
His publications include Italian Renaissance Intarsia and the Conservation of the Gubbio Studiolo (1999), and he was awarded a Getty Conservation Institute guest scholarship in 2003.
Attendance to the Symposium is free of charge
A scientific paper is the chosen format for papers, and texts are to be written in the official Symposium languages: Spanish or English.
The selection will be conducted based on an abstract with a maximum of 2.000 characters, including spaces, in Spanish or English, including three keywords. The summary is to be sent as a Word file, including in the name of the file the thematic field, the name and surname of the first author, and the title of the paper, with the following structure: T1-Surname-Name-Title. It is to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 15th of January 2019. A confirmation will be sent after the reception of the abstract.
Acceptance will be notified to authors by the 15th of February 2019, indicating the format chosen for the presentation of the final paper.
The full text of the selected papers will have a maximum of 3.000 words and is to be sent to email@example.com before the 15th of April 2019.
The Scientific Committee will select a maximum of twenty papers to be published in the Minute Book, from which nine will also be presented by the authors at the Symposium.
The Minutes Book will include the conclusions of the Symposium, as well as the twenty selected papers, in addition to the presentations, conclusions of the debates and El Círculo Statement.
The Symposium is organized by KALAM, through its EKABA Foundation (KALAM Space for Fine Arts.)
Ramón Mayo Fernández
Fernando Vela Cossío
Víctor Carnero Vega
Llanos Gómez González
Ainhoa Díez de Pablo
Fernando Espinosa de los Monteros
Architect / President of AEPPAS20 / Member ISC20C-ICOMOS .
María Josefa Cassinello Plaza
Architect / ETSAM – UPM / Director of the Eduardo Torroja Foundation
Alejandro García Hermida
Architect / INTBAU Foundation, International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
Architect / UPV
Alfonso, Muñoz Cosme
Architect / ETSAM – UPM
Pedro Ponce de León
Architect / ICOMOS Spain / Europa Nostra
Javier Rivera Blanco
General Subdirector of the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute, IPCE
Architect / President of DOCOMOMO International
Fernando Vela Cossío
Archeologist / ETSAM – UPM
Antonie M. Wilmering
Senior Program Officer – Getty Foundation
Víctor Carnero Vega
Engineer/ Responsible for Risk Prevention and Procedures at KALAM
15/10/2018 - 15/01/2019
15/01/2019 - 30/04/2019
Registration form will be open on this website
7/05/2019 - 9/05/2019
Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid
The Symposium will be held entirely at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, located at nº 42, calle Alcalá, Madrid.
Ainhoa Díez de Pablo – Llanos Gómez González
Kalam – 6, Antonio Casero – 28007 Madrid – España
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