INCULTUM pilot in Portugal involves students of the University of Seville in fieldwork


text and images courtesy of University of Algarve.

The Portuguese pilot of INCULTUM over the Campina de Faro (Algarve), launched a challenge to professors and students of Architecture at the University of Seville.

As part of the Taller de Arquitectura Iberia Sur (TAIS), by Tierras del Algarve, Occidentes, coordinated by Professor Juan Vásquez Avellaneda, 40 students from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura (ETSA) guided by six professors are developing projects to rehabilitate the old Quinta da Penha (Faro), from the 18th century, and its hydraulic heritage. TAIS proposes to work on the southern Portuguese region for the knowledge of shared experiences and situations: urban, housing, landscape, and heritage, with the aim of establishing cooperative and sustainable intervention strategies.

This aim is part of the intention of our pilot which, based on the study, inventory, and recovery of the traditional irrigation system (in disuse and degradation process), intends to give it visibility, making it protagonist in the proposal of cultural routes to be developed within the scope of the cultural tourism, and managed by the farmers and local communities.

In this sense, a study visit, and fieldwork was carried out, on November 18, 2021, with the objective of recognizing and analyzing the heritage values, but also the existing problems, with a view to developing proposals for the recovery of the buildings, adjacent outdoor spaces, and hydraulic structures (waterwheels, tanks, canals), whose program is part of the objectives of our pilot and INCULTUM.

In addition, on 13th May, a Congress entitled Del Algarve. Paisajes Ciudades Arquitecturas Palabras will be held at the University of Seville with the participation of the Portuguese pilot’s team that will present our study-case about the Campina de Faro, and where the rehabilitation projects of the historic Quinta da Penha and the landscape and water heritage, will be presented by Spanish students and professors.

Learn more about INCULTUM Pilot 2 Campina de Faro





Leave a Reply

Related Articles

INCULTUM Pilot at CITCEM conference "Cultures of Water"
The Transdisciplinary Research Centre “Culture, Space and Memory” of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Porto (CITCEM) invited the academic community to its 10th Conference, centred on the theme of “Cultures of Water: Heritage, Environment and Society”, and organized at the the Casa dos Livros (Palacete Burmester), Porto, Portugal, from 16 to 19 November 2022. The Conference aims to reflect on Cultures of Water, a theme that has been a focal point of the research deve...
AQUA final conference and INCULTUM
The AQUA final conference is the concluding event of the Horto Aquam Salutarem research project, financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia in Portugal (PTDC/HAR-HIS/28627/2017). Prof. Desidério Batista, as researcher in the project and member of the scientific committee of the conference, is going to include presentation of the INCULTUM University of Algarve team to discuss the Portuguese pilot set in Campina de Faro. The event will be held in Lisbon, on 26th and 27th of Septe...
Landscape of norias pots of Campina in the 'Uses and Memories of Water' course
Professor Desidério Batista participated in the Course of the History of Algarve on Uses and Memories of Water running from 5 to 28 July, delivering presentations about INCULTUM and the Portuguese pilot, talking about the landscape of norias pots of Campina and their role and relevance as basis for the cultural tourism, especially slow tourism and creative tourism, in the context of research carried out in INCULTUM Project. The presentation lasted 2 hours at the University of Algarve and ...
INCULTUM Pilot at the 10th Congress on Rural Studies at the University of Algarve
This congress was hosted and co-organized by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology and by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the University of Algarve, with participation of the Team of INCULTUM Pilot focused on research and recovery of the Campina de Faro area; in particular Pilot coordinator prof. Desidério Batista is member of the Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Congress. The Congress took place at the University of Algarve from the 26th to the 28th of M...