Claudiu Silvestru | January 15, 2018| 10 am

By now I have been a constant participant of the CHNT for 5 years. In my opinion the conference provides one of few opportunities in the cultural heritage debate to link research and practice as well as digital and analogue aspects within one broad discussion.

© Claudiu Silvestru

© Claudiu Silvestru

My name is Claudiu Silvestru, I am architect, cultural heritage enthusiast and interpretation promoter. Starting 2018 I am proud to be a member of the Scientific Committee of CHNT!

I am actively searching for meanings of connecting research and practice in architecture, building survey and cultural heritage interpretation. I consider that the increasing general focus on cultural heritage issues should determine a transparent dissemination of the justification behind scientific research as well as scientific debate on heritage within urban and architectural renewal projects.

© Claudiu Silvestru

© Claudiu Silvestru

Within CHNT to this end:

  • I developed, chaired and intend to further expand the session The Employment of Mobile Applications for Survey, Documentation and Information, which explores the potential and challenges of apps as an accessible meaning of interpretation.
  • 2017 I ran the Round Table: Interpreting Cultural Heritage during Conversion Projects, which discussed the junction of the worlds of researchers, investors and planners. For the future I will sustain and encourage topics which join different professionals with special attention to the employment of BIM in the cultural heritage sector.

Over the past years I witnessed an increasing focus of the cultural heritage debate on interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage. Furthermore the employment of new technologies in the cultural heritage sector expands increasingly from research and survey to all fields of activities including planning, refurbishment and management of sites. This trends are quite differently approached across Europe and worldwide. As part of the Scientific Committee I would like to strengthen the opportunity provided by CHNT to share experience and explore future developments in these fields.

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