Wednesday, 24 April 2024

14.00-15.00 BST – Zoom Webinar  (Register via Eventbrite here)

Fachwerk architecture from Pomerania to Pomerode, Brazil: transnational vicissitudes between patrimonialisation and touristification of the immigrants’ heritage

The masterclass presents considerations on heritage and tourism policies established from the 1970s onwards for preserving and commodifying Fachwerk architecture in the Itajai Valley, Santa Catarina, Brazil – focusing on Pomerode. A renewed historiographic approach to transferring typological and technical customs from Germanic territories to Brazil in the mid-1800s allows for debates on the role of architectural heritage in the (re)valorisation of transnational identities and the physical impacts of contrasting but somewhat converging policies over the ensemble.  

Marco Gabriel

Marco Gabriel, architect and urban planner (2011), holds a master´s degree in Architectural Conservation from The University of Edinburgh (2016- with distinction) and a Ph.D in Conservation of the Architectural Heritage from Politecnico di Milano (2023- cum laude). Currently working as a researcher at the TUPACH project at IUAV, Venice, he focuses on transnational heritage, tourism-related affairs, and the local/global nexus. His past experiences include working for the Brazilian Government as a heritage manager at IPHAN and representing Brazil in numerous UNESCO events.