Links for a common cultural identity in the Mediterranean Basin

  • Montserrat Bosch Gonzáles Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
  • Tiziana Campisi University of Palermo (Italy)
Keywords: Mediterranean basin, Mediterranean city, cultural identity, heritage, building rehabilitation expert

Abstract

The Mediterranean Sea can be considered the common link between all the Countries surrounding it. Different peoples, cultures, arts, crafts, religions and traditions have passed through it, forging both a shared cultural identity and also differences, which can be easily traced in a lot of cities and territories. The Mediterranean city suggests unions and dissonances, sealing the alliance pact that has seen peaceful coexistence, albeit after the imposed dominations of a multi-ethnic and multicultural society. Many cities overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, as Barcelona, Palermo and Skikda, still today impose a reflection about how is strong the evident relation between their different ways of living. We also want to associate the shared creation – through the European Erasmus+ project, K2 action, entitled Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 – of a common professional profile in Building Rehabilitation Expert, as a model of rehabilitation and safeguard for historic Mediterranean cities.

Author Biographies

Montserrat Bosch Gonzáles, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Technical Architect, Graduated in Humanities, Master in Sustainability, Technology and Humanism and PhD, She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Technology, Barcelona School of Building Construction (EPSEB). She is an expert in building rehabilitation, energy efficiency and low environmental impact technologies and materials applied to buildings.
E-mail: montserrat.bosch@upc.edu

Tiziana Campisi, University of Palermo (Italy)

Engineer and PhD, she is an Associate Professor of Technological Architecture at the Department of Architecture. Her research activity focuses on building rehabilitation and architectural technologies, the study of building types and construction features of traditional architecture, with reference to compatible typological and technological rehabilitation.
E-mail: tiziana.campisi@unipa.it

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
Bosch Gonzáles, M. and Campisi, T. (2021) “Links for a common cultural identity in the Mediterranean Basin”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 10(online), pp. 12-23. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/1012021.
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