Trained in urban planning, architecture, education and tourism management Sheridan Burke currently works professionally as a heritage consultant in private practice, based in Sydney, Australia. She has worked in both government and the private sector on policy, training and management projects. She has a specialist interest in twentieth century heritage and heritage management planning and is the author and leader of teams preparing innovative conservation management planning documents
Sheridan teaches and publishes widely; and is an expert member of the Sydney Opera House Conservation Council; and its Eminent Architects Panel. She has been appointed to a range of Independent Planning Panels and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra, She is currently an ICOMOS Scientific Council Officer and Secretary General of the Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee. She was awarded Australia ICOMOS honorary membership in 2015.
SHERIDAN BRUKE Keynote Speaker
JOE OSAE-ADDO is a Ghanaian architect and the principal of the architecture practice Constructs LLC, with offices in Accra and Tamale, Ghana, and in Washington DC and Los Angeles in the USA. He studied at the Architectural Association in London and worked in Finland and the UK before setting up his practice in 1991. He’s responsible for the Children's Library CMP in Ghana awarded by KIM. Osae-Addo is Chairman of ArchiAfrika, a platform that initiates and facilitates research and projects on the terrain of African architecture and architecture in Africa.
CIRO CARABALLO PERICHI holds a PhD in Architecture from the Universidad Central in Venezuela (2010), a Master’s degree in Heritage and Tourism (1990), and a Bachelor’s degree in History (1985). From 1998-2011, he was a heritage management consultant for UNESCO Local Offices in Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. Since 2016, Perichi has been a full time professor at the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museología in México. He completed the KIM supported Conservation and Management Plan for the Atlantida Church, in Uruguay.
Aziza Chaouni is the principal of Aziza Chaouni Projects (ACP) based in Fez, Morocco and Toronto, Canada. Aziza was born and raised in Fez, Morocco. She is trained both as a structural engineer and as an architect, with 10 years working experience in Morocco, France, and the USA. Aziza graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University and with Distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to creating ACP, Aziza co-founded and ran Bureau E.A.S.T. with partner Takako Tajima. Her work has won several top design Awards and Recognitions including the Holcim Gold Award for Sustainable Construction in 2009, and has been published and exhibited widely. Aziza is also an Associate Professor at the Daniels School of Architecture Landscape and Design, where she leads the Designing Ecological Tourism lab. In 2007, Chaouni co-founded Docomomo Morocco in with the late Mohammed El Hariri.Chaouni has rehabilitated several heritage buildings, including the Qarawiyine library, the oldest library in the Middle East. She’s responsible for the Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Complex CMP, supported by KIM.
Maya Hmeidan holds an MA degree in Heritage Management from Leicester University, UK and another MA in Archaeology from the Lebanese University. Hmeidan is currently the technical project coordinator for the UNESCO Documentation and Advisory Services project (UDAS project) at the UNESCO regional office in Beirut, dealing with the surface and structural conservation intervention in Baalbek and Tyre World Heritage Sites. She also has an assistant professor position at NDU (Notre Dame University - Louaizé) Architecture Department where she animates two seminars for architecture students. The first one is focused on the History ofArchitecture and the second one deal with traditional Lebanese Architecture, its evolution and the issues related to its conservation from a heritage valuation perspective. Hmeidan is responsible for the Tripoli Fair CMP in Lebanon awarded by KIM.
Shikha Jain has vast experience in cultural heritage of India that ranges from steering conservation projects for various state governments in India to preparing conservation plans funded by international organizations such as the Getty Foundation, World Monuments Fund, and advising the Archaeological Survey of India on World Heritage. She represented India as a Cultural Heritage expert and steered all matters related to World Heritage as Member Secretary, Advisory Committee on World Heritage to the Ministry of Culture during India’s term in the World Heritage Committee from 2011-2015. As an international expert, she has advised the National Heritage Board, Singapore and is currently involved as an expert with World Heritage nominations for Myanmar and Malaysia. She graduated in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi followed by a Masters in Architecture from the Kansas State University, USA. Her doctoral work on Havelis of Rajasthan from De Montfort University (PRASADA), Leicester, UK received the Research Award from IIA (Indian Institute of Architects). She is a panel member of PRASADA, Society of South Asian Studies, UK. She has authored publications on cultural heritage and, is the Chief Editor of the refereed Journal ‘Context: Built, Living and Natural’ published by DRONAH. As Director, DRONAH, she has lead more than 50 conservation and museum planning projects across India in last decade. She headed the preparation of CMP of Gandhi Bhawan, Panjab university, Chandigarh and, is currently responsible Government Museum and Art Gallery CMPin Chandigarh for PEC University of Technology India; both projects supported by KIM.
Silvio Oksman is a Brazilian architect. He holds a PhD from the Facudade de Arquitetura da Universidade de São Paulo. He is partner at Metropole Arquitetos and professor at Escola da Cidade. Oksman has been developing several projects and research endeavors about cultural
heritage, focusing on modern architecture. He received the silver medal from the Domus restoration award, in Ferrara Italy, for the restoration of the Architects Institute Headquarter in São Paulo. He is the general coordinator for Lina Bo Bardi’s MASP CMP awarded by KIM.
Graduated from the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University in 1987, Özgenel received her master's degree in 1992 and doctoral degree in 2000 from the same university and made post-doctoral research in Oxford University, American Academy at Rome and American School of Classical Studies at Athens in between 2001-2004. She has been teaching at the Middle East Technical University since 1992, offering courses on architectural history and leading a 4th year architectural design studio group. Her research interests and publications are on the history of domestic architecture and daily life, gender and privacy studies with a focus on archaeological and historical contexts. She has worked as coordinator and responsible architect in international archaeological projects in Turkey (Goksu Archaeological Project, British Institute of Archaeology in Turkey; Avkat Archaeological Research Project, Princeton University). Özgenel served as Assistant to Rector, Middle East Technical University Rectorate (2008-2016); Chairwoman of Department of Music and Fine Arts-METU (2011-2016) and Department of Architectural History-METU (2011-2014), and member on TED University Board of Trustees (2014-2018). At present she is the Chairwoman of the Association of American Research Institute in Turkey and Architects' Association 1927.
Bekim Ramku is an architect and urban designer from Kosovo. He is the Director of Kosovo Architecture Foundation/Festival, Chair of DoCoMoMo Kosovo and Regional Coordinator to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in the Balkans. Ramku was educated at Prishtina University, AA School of Architecture and MIT. He is responsible for the National Library of Kosovo CMP, awarded by KIM.
RICHARD SOMMER is an architect and urbanist with over twenty years of experience as a practitioner, educator, and theorist, and is currently the Dean of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, Canada. His design practice, research, and writing take the complex physical geography, culture, technology, politics, and historiography of the contemporary city as a starting point for creating a synthetic, cosmopolitan architecture. In addition to his focus on design in the context of broad trends in urbanization, Sommer has been engaged in a long-term, multi-faceted research project examining the transformation of monument making in societies aspiring towards democracy, with a particular focus on “America”. His professional and academic activity in urban design is diverse and includes serving from 2005 to 2010, as the O’Hare Chair of Design and Development and as a Visiting American Scholar at the University of Ulster, Belfast.
ANTOINE WILMERING is a senior program officer at the Getty Foundation and oversees grant initiatives related to the conservation of cultural heritage around the world. He managesKeeping It Modern, an international grant initiative that continues the Getty Foundation’s deep commitment to architectural conservation, with a focus on significant buildings of the twentieth century. Wilmering was trained as a conservator of wooden objects in theNetherlands and in the UK. Prior to joining the Getty Foundation in 2004, he taught conservation at the Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics at the Tainan NationalUniversity of the Arts in Taiwan (2000–2004) and was a conservator at the MetropolitanMuseum of Art (1987–2000). His publications include Italian Renaissance Intarsia and theConservation of the Gubbio Studiolo (1999), and he was awarded a Getty Conservation Institute guest scholarship in 2003.