North Cyprus will soon appear in global world of art & culture and on international arena thanks to the recent achievements of Girne American University’s Interior design & Architecture faculty.
The best students’ posters (69 selected out of 248) of the course ARCH142, History of Modern Architecture, GAU will be presented at the Faculty of Architecture of University of Florence on 10th and 11th November 2016.
The exhibition will be conducted under the FORTMED 2016 International Conference which focuses on Modern Age Fortifications of the Mediterranean coast.. (The exhibition poster presented by Cyprus, GAU, can be seen below) The conference as well as the exhibition will take place at the Dipartimento di Architettura (DiDA) of the Florence University (UNIFI) and will continue till the 12th of November.
Alesandro Camiz, the Head of Interior Architecture Department (English), Asst. Prof. Dr. at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts, and Director of the International Centre for Heritage Studies at Girne American University, Cyprus will be one of the key speakers on this event alongside with Anna Guarducci (Università degli Studi di Siena) and Pablo Rodriguez-Navarro (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain).
The conference’s main objective is the exchange of knowledge and sharing for the better understanding, assessment, management and exploitation of culture and heritage that developed on the Mediterranean coast in the modern age, taking into account the wide distribution of these results.
The Conference has an interdisciplinary aim where architects, engineers, archaeologists, historians, geographers, geologists, cartographers, heritage managers, tourism experts, experts in restoration-conservation and promotion of heritage will participate. The idea is to provide a more inclusive, more real and more up to date views, leading us to the point where we could find the investigations of this matter, in the twenty-first century.
The theme is centered on the fortifications of the western Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Grece, Albania, Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, etc…) in the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, although it does not exclude other countries and other fortifications from this era. (see www.fortmed.eu for more information)
In this respect, the exhibition poster composed of project works by GAU students will provide a valuable insight into such fortifications of the Mediterranean area as St. Hilarion Castle, Kyrenia, TRNC (Ahmet Demir); Fort Boyard, Petruis d’Antioche, France (Ceyda Oflaz); Royal citadel, Plymouth, UK (Furkan Şahin); Palamidi Castle, Nafplion, Greece (Şerife Koyuncu); Château d’If, Frioul arcipelago, France (Nariste Ibraeva) and many others.
The full list of academic works included in the exhibition poster is presented on the website: https://ichssite.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/modern-age-fortifications-of-the-mediterranean-coast-exhibition/. The posters are published in the exhibition catalogue, with credits to each student. (A. Camiz, G. Verdiani eds. (2016). Modern Age Fortifications of the Mediterranean Coast. Exhibition Catalogue, Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Firenze, Firenze. ISBN 9788896080627 (English, Spanish, Italian text)
On behalf of Cyprus Observer team, we innermostly wish the participants of the FORTMED 2016 Conference success in this event and hope that North Cyprus will continue enriching the European world of science, art & culture with its outstanding projects, bright achievements and valuable insights.
Congratulations to Exhibition Editors:
Alessandro Camiz, Girne American University, International Centre for Heritage Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts;
Giorgio Verdiani, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Architettura;
to Girne American University’s Interior & Architecture Faculty students, and… to Cyprus as a whole with this great news!
Edited by Taliya Khafizou