4th International Conference Architectures of the Soul: watch the keynote presentations and join our follow up session

4th International Conference Architectures of the Soul: watch the keynote presentations and join our follow up session

Future for Religious Heritage has partnered with the 4th International Conference Architectures of the Soul that will take place from 19 to 21 October 2023 at the Monastery of Batalha, in Portugal.

Throughout history, built religious heritage has shaped social, economic, environmental, and cultural values. Contemporary challenges call for a renewed understanding of religious heritage landscapes and new ways of making them culturally and socially meaningful. The conference will focus specifically on the reinterpretation of monastic landscapes through the prism of the 21st century and the reuse of monastic buildings.

As part of this partnership, FRH will offer its members the possibility to follow the event in the format of an FRH Masterclass. This will have two parts: a first part in which we will share with you the recorded presentations of the keynote speakers, and a second part in which we will invite you to a follow up session with the organisers to talk about the main conclusions of the conference.

1) Watch the keynote presentations

If this time you can’t make it to Portugal to attend the 4th Architectures of the Soul conference, don’t worry. We will share the recordings of the five keynote speakers after the conference so that you can listen to their presentations. You will have time to watch them at your own pace before the second part (the live session) takes place.

The keynote presentations will feature the following speakers:
Caroline Bruzelius, Duke University
Sofia Aleixo & Victor Mestre, VMSA arquitectos
Eduardo Carrero, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Livio De Luca, Directeur de Recherche au CNRS
Dom Carlos Azevedo, UCP-CEHR | Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche

The recordings will also include the final results of the European project F-Atlas | Franciscan Landscapes, which proposes a methodology that combines traditional and innovative techniques to assess the current state of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish Franciscan heritage. The main output has been an “Atlas of documentation and knowledge for conservation, protection and promotion” of this cultural heritage.

This session will be presented by Stefano Bertocci (DIDA-University of Florence), Maria Filomena Andrade (U. Aberta; UCP-CEHR; IEM-NOVA FCSH), João Luís Fontes (IEM-NOVA FCSH / UCP-CEHR), Maria Soler (IRCVM-Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) and Rolando Volzone (DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte / CHAIA-UÉ).


2) Join us live at the follow-up session (Friday, 10 November)

After receiving the recordings, you will be invited to a 1.5-hour live session with one of the co-organisers of the conference, Rolando Volzone, who is also a member of FRH Scientific Committee and FRH representative for Portugal. During this live session, participants will be invited to reflect on the main themes presented by the keynote speakers and to share their insights with our guest speaker and the audience.

This live session will take place on Friday, 10 November from 10:00 – 11:00 CET.


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