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International Conference on Vernacular Architecture
CIAV2013 | 7ºATP | VerSus - 16-20 of October 2013
Vila Nova Cerveira » PORTUGAL

Dear all,

Escola Superior Gallaecia and ICOMOS-Scientific Committee on Vernacular Architecture have the pleasure to invite you to participate on the Vernacular Architecture International Conference CIAV2013 | 7ºATP | VerSus, which will take place in Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal, from the 16th to the 20th of October 2013. The conference will be a unique chance to gather experts and to incentive exchange from two relevant disciplinary areas: earthen architecture and vernacular heritage.

The international conference is organised under the Aegis of the Chaire UNESCO-Earthen Architecture & Sustainable development, ICOMOS-ISCEAH and PROTERRA, and has the Institutional Support of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and ICOMOS-Portugal. The Conference is also organised with the partnership of CRAterre-ENSAG, Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Florence, University of Cagliari, Association Centro da Terra and Foundation Convento da Orada.

Abstracts can be submitted until the 20th of January 2013, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Abstract structure and format model of abstract available at:


  • Theme 1: Materials and constructive techniques.
  • Theme 2: Cultural heritage and building cultures.
  • Theme 3: Territory and environmental adaptation.
  • Theme 4: Energy efficiency and sustainable design.
  • Theme 5: Natural hazards and risk mitigation.
  • Theme 6: Education and research focus.


  • To enhance the disciplinary scope and the state of the art of vernacular architecture research;
  • To have a relevant contribution to knowledge regarding materials & constructive techniques, cultural heritage & building cultures, territory & environmental adaptation, energy efficiency & sustainable design, natural hazards & risk mitigation, education & research focus;
  • To encourage academic and scientific research collaboration on vernacular architecture, while contributing to the improvement of the built environment.
  • To contribute to sustainable development at national and international levels.
  • To strength the exchange and discussion concerning the achievements learnt on the disciplinary area;
  • To contribute to the reflection regarding which future for vernacular architecture in today’s world of rapid global change.
  • To discuss internationally, the research focus needed to strengthen the scientific area;
  • To establish methods and strategies to meet to respond to nowadays challenges.

(with simultaneous interpretation):
English and Portuguese

Information available at:

(Port) http://www.esg.pt/ciav2013/index.php/pt/
(Eng) http://www.esg.pt/ciav2013/index.php/en/

Thank you in advance for the dissemination of the international conference.

Best regards,

Organising Committee
Mariana Correia, President of Escola Superior Gallaecia (Coord.)
Gisle Jakhelln, President of ICOMOS-CIAV (co-Coord.)


CIAV2013 | 7ºATP | VerSus
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.esg.pt/ciav2013

: Escola Superior Gallaecia, www.esg.pt & www.esg.pt/ciesg
Address: Largo das Oliveiras, 4920-275 Vila Nova de Cerveira, PORTUGAL
Tel. (+351) 251 79 4054 (Cc: Arch. Gilberto Carlos and Dip. Sandra Rocha)
Fax (+351) 251 79 4055 (Cc: Arch. Gilberto Carlos and Dip. Sandra Rocha)

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 11:21  


Welcome to the International Committee of Vernacular Architecture (CIAV). CIAV is an ICOMOS Scientific Committe. To visit the ICOMOS web site, click www.icomos.org. The International Scientific Committee of Vernacular Architecture advises International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on matters that pertain to all aspects of the management of rural areas, village settlements and vernacular architecture.