Keynote lecturers

Eliane del Lama

Bio: Eliane Aparecida Del Lama. Geologist, associate professor at the Institute of Geosciences at USP and researcher at GeoHereditas (Support Center for Research in Geological Heritage and Geotourism). Advisor of the Geosciences graduate program (Mineralogy and Petrology). Research Areas: stone conservation and urban geotourism. She attended the 17th International Course on Stone Conservation offered by ICCROM (International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) in Rome, Italy, in 2011.

Title: Portuguese Heritage Stones in Brazil

Abstract: The Brazilian stony heritage has a strong connection with Portugal. Many Portuguese stones are found in Brazil, with special emphasis on Lioz Limestone, widely used in coastal cities since the colonial period, such as Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Luís and Belém.
This stone was widely used covering ecclesiastical, public and civil buildings, varied ornamentation, and tomb art.
Other Portuguese stones used in Brazil include Estremoz Marble and Brecha da Arrábida.
These three mentioned stones were recognized by the IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences) as Heritage Stones, confirming their importance for Portugal, and consequently for the Brazilian heritage.

Hélder Carita

Bio: Hélder Carita is interested in classical and travel literature, ethnic music, architecture and decorative arts. He completed a PhD in History of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Algarve in 2007. He is an integrated researcher at IHA / NOVA FCSH.

Title: Carepas windows in Goa: origins and typological variants

Abstract: Characterized by the use of small oyster plates replacing glass, the carepas windows, as they are called in Goa, present themselves today as an ex-libris of Goa’s architecture, constituting, due to their formal variants, delicacy of lines and marked exoticism, a fundamental element for the characterization of the identity of Indo-Portuguese architecture.
Developed in the territory of Goa, in the 16th century, these windows mix Portuguese construction practices with more distant traditions that extend to the south of China and Macao. We propose, in this study, to address the formation and the different typologies and variants that have been manifested over the centuries crossing ancient iconography, traveler’s reports and archival documentation, from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, particularly work contracts carried out by the Municipality of Goa.

João Mendes Ribeiro

Bio: João Mendes Ribeiro was born in Coimbra in 1960. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto in 1986. PHD in Architecture from University of Coimbra in 2009. Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology – University of Coimbra.

Architécti Prize 1997 and 2000 (Lisbon); Highly Commended at AR awards for emerging architecture, 2000 (London); Diogo de Castilho Prize 2003, 2007, 2011, 2017 and 2021 (Coimbra); João Almada Prize 2021 (Porto); FAD Award 2004 in the Interior Design, FAD Award 2016 in the Architecture and FAD Opinion Award 2022 in the Interior Design (Barcelona); Gold Medal for Best Stage Design, 11th International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture – Prague Quadrennial 2007 (Prague); IV Enor Prize, Portugal category, 2009 (Vigo); Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial VIII BIAU 2012 (Cadiz) and X BIAU 2016 (Sao Paulo); RIBA Award for International Excellence 2016 (London); Urban Rehabilitation National Award 2017 and 2021; BigMat Award 2017 (Luxembourg); XII Architecture Secil Award 2020 (Lisbon); National Prize for Architecture in Wood 2021 – PNAM’21.

Honorable mentions in the National Prize for Architecture in Wood – PNAM 2013 (Lisbon), IHRU 2015 and 2017 Prize and Urban Rehabilitation National Award 2021 and 2022. Nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van der Rohe Award 2001, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2022 (Barcelona) and shortlisted for the DOMUS International Prize for Restoration and Preservation 2017 and for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van der Rohe Award in 2001 and 2015. Honorable Mention in the DOMUS International Prize for Restoration and Preservation 2021. Finalist in the II and IV Ibero-American Architecture and Civil Engineering Biennial, in 2000 and 2004 (Mexico City and
Lima), in the Premis FAD 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2016, 2017 e 2018 (Barcelona), in the Enor Prize 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2017 (Vigo), in the 2017 AZ Awards for Design Excellence and for the RIBA International Prize 2016 (London). He received, in 2007, the AICA Award for Visual Arts and Architecture given by the International Association of Art Critics and the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, assigned by his body of work. In 2006 he was distinguished with the Comenda da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique by the
President of Portugal.

Coimbra, December 2022

Titulo: Roman Spa Of São Pedro Do Sul

Abstract: The Roman thermal baths of S. Pedro do Sul is located on the bank of the river Vouga, close to the source of thermal water. The building, of Roman foundations (1st century AD), has maintained much of the original structure and has been classified, since 1938, as a National Monument. Its diversified occupation over the centuries did not prevent the prevalence of the Roman structure, with a large part of the walls and the start of the roofs still remaining. The recovery, rehabilitation and conservation project were based on the recovery of the building, proposing the minimum intervention necessary for its use and correct perception. The recovery of the most striking characteristics of the environment from the Roman period was worked on based on scale, light and the presence of water.

Maria do Carmo Ribeiro

Bio: Assistant Professor at the Department of History at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal).
Integrated researcher at Lab2PT (Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory / University of Minho). PhD in Archeology (University of Minho, 2008). Main areas of interest and research: Archeology and Urban History; morphological evolution of urban spaces, from Roman times to the Modern Age; History of Construction, from a diachronic perspective (organization of construction sites, materials, architecture and construction techniques). She participated and organized several international meetings. She is the author and co-author of several articles and a member of national and international scientific organizations.

Title: Constructive challenges around the supply of water to cities, from Roman times to the modern age.

Abstract: Current concerns about environmental changes, namely the lack of water, have led to the development of projects with a focus on the past, which seek to understand the challenges and constructive solutions found around the supply of water to cities. The aim is, on the one hand, to be able to rehabilitate some old constructive solutions, on the other hand, to enhance the heritage built around water and, in this way, raise awareness of the need to preserve this important resource.
The objective of this communication, centered on the study of some Portuguese cities, such as Braga, Guimarães, Porto or Lisbon, is to analyze the different constructive and architectural solutions around the supply of water to the city, from its collection to final consumption by the population, between Roman times and the medieval and modern periods.

Thais Sanjad

Bio: Architect and Urbanist – FAU/UFPA (1998). PhD in Sciences, Geochemistry and Petrology – PPGG/UFPA (2007). Master in Architecture and Urbanism, Conservation and Restoration – PPGAU/UFBA (2002). Professor at UFPA, faculties of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) and Conservation and Restoration (FACORE), PPGs in Architecture and Urbanism (PPGAU) and Cultural Heritage Sciences (PPGPatri).
Coordinator of LACORE (Research) and Mercedários UFPA. Member of ANTECIPA and ICOMOS Brazil. PQ – CNPq scholarship holder, level 2. Ad hoc reviewer for CAPES and CNPq.

Title: Tile heritage in the Amazon: the history between the challenges of preservation and the buildings transformation in the city of Belém

Abstract: CThe tile exposed for more than a century and a half to the weather and anthropic actions of Belém, presents processes of alteration related to production technology and ambience and generally fall back on the loss of the glaze. Faced with the technological diversity of azulejo, one observes the relationship between technique and processes of alteration of the Amazonian environment and the stages that go from what can be restored to what is no longer able to save the vitrified layer because it no longer
exists, but the clay can be reused to produce replicas or as raw material for new products.

David Wendland

Bio: David Wendland, professor of Construction History, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus
(Germany). Graduated in Architecture, doctorate at the University of Stuttgart with a thesis on free-
handed vault construction and the architecture of Gothic Revival. ERC Starting Grant “Design
Principles in Late-Gothic Vault Construction – A New Approach Based on Surveys, Reverse Geometric
Engineering and Reinterpretation of the Sources” (2012-2017), ERC Proof of Concept Grant “Late
Gothic vaults and their complex stone members: Recovering historical design procedures,
implementing knowledge in restoration practice”, collaborating with Cathedral Workshops on
historical procedures of stereotomy. Scientific consultancy in the reconstruction of the vault in the
Chapel of Dresden Castle.

Titulo: Towards the Gothic: Design and construction of the high vaults in Notre-Dame in Paris, and possible origins

Resumo: The vaults of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris are a landmark in the development of high and wide-spanned Gothic vaults – in their sheer size and in the complexity of their stone construction. The dramatic fire that damaged part of the vaults but also showed their remarkable structural performance, brought up the necessity of better understanding theses structures while giving also deep insight into construction details. Current investigations correlate geometric analyses of early Gothic vaults, observations on construction details on site, historical drawings, with large-scale experiments where the design, the information transfer to construction, and the construction procedures are analysed.