12.00 – 13.00 GMT, Zoom Webinar
Architectural Regeneration: Looking beyond conservation
Aylin will introduce the concept of architectural regeneration as the collective activities of reusing, adapting and evolving existing buildings within an urban or rural context in ways that recognise the impacts these decisions and interventions have on the regeneration of a place, and are underpinned by the principles of environmental, social and cultural sustainability. Through the lecture she will make the case for the environmental, economic, social and wellbeing benefits of re-use and regeneration of the built environment and discuss the theories that underpin and inform architectural regeneration as part of a conservation and design continuum.
Aylin Orbasli trained as an architect and over a 25+ year career has been teaching, researching and practicing building and urban conservation and historic environment management. She is currently a Reader at Oxford Brookes University, a role which she combines with international practice, much of it focused on the Middle East. She is member of several ICOMOS scientific committees as well as the RIBA Conservation Group. She is the co-editor of the recent book Architectural Regeneration and author of two books, Tourists in Historic Towns and Architectural Conservation alongside numerous other academic publications.