Alcindor, Mónica

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Mónica Alcindor Huelva


Doutoramento em Arquitetura na Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya- UPC, Espanha (2011). Graduada em Antropologia Social e Cultural na Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED, Espanya (2019). Pós-graduação em técnicas de intervenção patrimoniais na UPC, Barcelona, Espanha (2010). Diploma de Estudos Avançados em Construção, Restauro e Reabilitação Arquitectónica (2007). Licenciatura em Arquitetura na Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilha-ETSAS, Espanha (1999). Afiliação: CIAUD-UPT—Branch of CIAUD Research Center, Departamento Arquitetura e Multimédia Gallaecia. CIAUD, Research Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Design, Lisbon School of Architecture, Universidade de Lisboa.

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CIAUD-UPT - Centro de Investigação em Arquitetura, Urbanismo e Design
O Centro de Investigação Gallaecia é responsável pela investigação e produção científica do DAMG. A equipa tem ganho regularmente financiamento para projetos de investigação, como coordenador ou parceiro, em candidaturas da FCT (projeto SEISMIC-V), programa Cultura 2000 (projeto VerSus) ou da Europa Criativa (projeto 3DPAST). A equipa realiza igualmente, consultoria e prestação de serviços a Municípios, assim como apoio às comunidades nas Juntas de Freguesia e Santa Casa da Misericórdia. Os principais projetos de investigação ganhos e coordenados pela equipa têm sido dedicados sobretudo a património vernáculo, arquitetura de terra, Património Mundial e multimédia. Atualmente, encontram-se em desenvolvimento, os projetos “Versus+: Heritage for People” do programa Europa Criativa, com participação de 4 países (2019-2023); e o projeto “SizaAtlas: Filling the gaps” projeto FCT, coordenado pelo ISCTE, com parceria da FAUP e da UPT (2021-2024). Devido ao desenvolvimento ativo de projetos, de formação e capacitação, de valorização e proteção de património vernáculo e de arquitetura de terra, a equipa foi outorgada, com a Cátedra UNESCO de “Arquitetura de Terra, Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Culturas Construtivas”, da UNITWIN e Chaire UNESCO da CRAterre; e é membro institucional da Rede Ibero-americana PROTERRA de arquitetura e construção com terra.

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    Symbolic use of domestic space in the upper svanetian (Georgia). Vernacular House
    2020-09 - Sousa, Goreti; Alcindor, Mónica
    Upper Svaneti (Georgia) is a territory in almost permanent isolation amid the Caucasus mountain range. This strategic position, along with the military nature of its settlements made its defence so effective that Svaneti served as Georgia`s safehouse, protecting its chief historical and religious relics in times of crisis. This isolation also ensured the preservation of archaic cultural traditions and ancient rituals, such as animal sacrifices, ritual shaving and blood feuds, establishing what is known as popular religion. Some of these rituals, mainly those performed by women, take place in the domestic space. This paper, developed under the scope of the 3DPast project, aims to interpret the symbolic use of space in vernacular houses of Upper Svaneti. The methodological strategy combines architectonic survey with documental analysis and brings forward an interpretation of this vernacular house from a space anthropology perspective. The traditional svanetian house (machubi), is composed of a single volume, of rough quadrangular plan. The ground floor (machub) houses, during winter, the family and the cattle, while the upper floor (darbazi) was mostly used as the family residence during warmer periods. This analysis will focus specifically on the machub, where there are traces of the symbolic use of domestic space. The machub is composed of a single space with a central fireplace. This element is the axis of segmentation of female and male spaces inside the house. The present paper will address this gender-differentiated symbolic use of the domestic space through the scope of anthropology and of the Svanetian history.
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    Vernacular architecture in Chazhashi Settlement, Upper Svaneti, Georgia
    2021 - Carlos, Gilberto Duarte; Sousa, Goreti; Correia, Mariana; Alcindor, Mónica
    Since 2006, Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal), University of Florence (Italy), and Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), with partners as CRAterre-ENSAG (France), the University of Cagliari (Italy), and Ecole d’Avignon (France), have been working together, for the enhancement and protection of vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. As key-institutions in the area, they share high standards and common values, in order to address and achieve fundamental research, capacity building, learning experiences, relevant outcomes, contributing for a broader and deeper knowledge on vernacular heritage and earthen architecture. Several projects were developed among the partners, throughout the years. This was just possible by running together for European Union funded research, and successfully achieving it, by undertaking relevant contribution to knowledge, as well as comprehensive scientific dissemination. This was the case of the following projects: Terra Incognita (2006-2008); Earthen Domes & Habitat – A building tradition between East and West (2008-2010); Terra (in)cognita/Terra Europae (2009-2011:; VerSus – From Vernacular Heritage to Sustainable Architecture (2012- 2014:; 3DPAST – Living and virtual visiting European World Heritage (2016-2020:; and VERSUS+ | Heritage for People (2019-2023: Other key-projects have been also developed through National Funding Agencies for Science, Research and Technology as it was the case of: Seismic-V – Local Seismic Culture in Portugal (; PRIN – Scientific, experimental and tacit knowledge and conservation actions of Earthen Architectural Heritage in Southern Italy; ResTAPIA – Restoration of rammed earth in Iberia Peninsula (www.restapia. es); SOStierra – Restoration and Rehabilitation of traditional earthen architecture in Iberia Peninsula ( and RISK-Terra (; among others. The focus of the distinct researches was to address: a state of the art of earthen architecture in Europe (both Terra Incognita projects); to define principles from vernacular heritage that contribute to sustainable architecture (VerSus project & VERSUS+ project); to enhance the quality of vernacular architecture and its World Heritage character (3DPAST); to distinguish seismic retrofitting in vernacular architecture, in order to pro-actively strength dwellings facing earthquakes (Seismic-V).
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    Vernacular architecture in Chazhashi settlement, Upper Svaneti, Georgia
    2021 - Bermudez, Teresa; Carlos, Gilberto Duarte; Sousa, Goreti; Correia, Mariana; Alcindor, Mónica
    The Ushguli territory is located in the Upper Svaneti region, in Georgia. Its occupation is particularly influenced by the Enguri River course. The river Enguri is born in the Caucasian mountain chain, formed by the glaciers of the Shkhara peak, the Georgian highest point (5068m). From a geographical perspective, the high valley conformed by the Engury stream constitutes the fundamental axis for the implantation of the four historical settlements that are part of Usghuli area, listed as World Heritage, since 1996 (UNESCO-WHC, 1996). [...]
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    The traditional cultural landscape of Pico Island and its vernacular architecture, Portugal
    2021 - Bermudez, Teresa; Costa, Manuel P.; Correia, Mariana; Florentino, Rui; Alcindor, Mónica; Carlos, Gilberto Duarte; Sousa, Goreti
    In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is located the Azores archipelago, composed by nine volcanic islands. Pico island was the seventh to be discovered by Portuguese sailors, during the 15th century. Its name is due to the pyramidal form of its mountain, a geological volcano reaching 2.351 meters, the highest mountain in Portuguese territory (Costa, 1997). Pico island has an amazing vineyard culture, especially in its western coastline. The exceptional landscape character granted to Pico a World Heritage status in 2004.