Ar. Maria José de Freitas





I am a graduate of the Superior School of Architecture in Lisbon, Portugal, and hold a PhD in Heritage of Portuguese Influence from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Additionally, I completed a Heritage Impact Assessment certification through UNESCO at the University of Hong Kong in 2014. As an active professional based in Macau and Lisbon, I focus on protecting architectural heritage and have authored numerous renovation projects across Portugal, Mainland China, and Macau. Notably, I received the ARCASIA AWARD for Architectural Renovation in 2002 for my project on the Musealization of five heritage houses on Taipa Island, Macau. My work includes the 1993 renovation of D. Pedro V Theatre in Macau and the 1994 coordination of the revitalization of St. Paul’s Ruins, both of which were included in the Macau Heritage List by UNESCO in 2005. Between 2003 and 2005, I coordinated the Sintra World Heritage Centre, managing the Sintra Cultural Landscape's plan, which has been a UNESCO Heritage site since 1995. In 2013, I was appointed Ambassador of the World Citizens Organization during the 8th Silk Road Mayors Forum, and I curated conferences and exhibitions such as "River Cities Crossing Borders: History and Strategies" in 2018 and "Contextualizing the City: Architecture as a New Grammar" in 2019. I regularly lecture on Heritage Impact Assessments at St. Joseph University in Macau and have published various articles in cultural and academic magazines available on my website. As a member of ICOMOS, AAHM, OA, AAM, UIA, and AIA, I have presented my candidacy for President of ISC-SBH, aiming to enhance the protection and shared meaning of heritage through multidisciplinary collaboration. My action plan aligns with ICOMOS International principles, emphasizing the inclusion of more members in our scientific group, fostering proactive relationships with similar organizations, and maintaining a commitment to safeguarding cultural heritage for future generations.









Soehardi Hartono





Soehardi Hartono is managing his own practice as registered architect, heritage consultant and urban designer based in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. His voluntary involvements with Bandung Heritage Society during university years and Sumatra Heritage Trust upon returning to Medan, strengthened his belief that architect should be in the forefront of safeguarding heritage buildings and places through conservation efforts. These convictions further strengthened through his apprenticeship at Laurence Loh Architects in Penang, in 1997 and enriched during post-graduate course at IHS Rotterdam in 1999 in Inner City Renewal and Cultural Heritage Management and later at TU Delft, The Netherlands in 2000-2002, where he earned Master of Science in Urban Design. In 2006, he participated in International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in Historic Preservation organized by US Department of States.

Soehardi has been a member of ICOMOS Indonesia since 2006 and currently serves as the president of ICOMOS Indonesia. He is also a Board Member of ICOMOS ISC on Shared Built Heritage and a member of ICOMOS ISC on Historic Cities, Towns and Villages (CIVVIH).








Ar. Dr. Romeo Carabelli




Research and training engineer - Citeres UMR 7324 CNRS & UNIVERSITÉ DE TOURS - Director of the Arab World and Mediterranean studies team (EMAM - Equipe Monde Arabe et Méditerranée) https://citeres.univ-tours.fr/emam/ - Director of the MSH VdL’s research section “Cities and urban studies” https://www.msh-vdl.fr/en/research- fields/cities-and-urban-studies/

 Lecturer at the School of Architecture of Marrakech since 2016 “Heritage and Architecture” (3 rd year students)
Member ICOMOS France since 2011, from 2021 in the Administration board
After an early career as an architect in Italy, Southern Africa and the Balkans (in the framework of Italian and
European international cooperation), Romeo Carabelli has focused his research work on the processes of
(re)territorialisation of cultural heritage and, more specifically, on the contemporary arrangements of dispersed and
multinational heritage(s).
Oriented towards collaborative work, he leads and manages one of the four teams of his laboratory (EMAM) and
one of the research axis of the MSH VdL. His activities focus on structured urban landscapes and heritage
architecture and planning in France, in the Mediterranean basin and in the "South" in general.
His current personal research fields are located in the Centre-Val de Loire region, in the Western Maghreb and in
the geographical area of Mandatory Palestine.
RC works in French, English, Portuguese and Italian, his mother tongue.


Romeo CARABELLI, Mathieu GIGOT et Georges-Henry LAFFONT (2022), Vers un sens commun pour le patrimoine de proximité. Communautés et actions territorialisantes, Tours, ed. Mission Val de Loire, 188 p. Download link: https://www.valdeloire.org/Ressources/Bibliographie-et-documents/Etudes-articles-theses/Vers-un-sens-commun-pour-le- patrimoine-de-proximite Romeo CARABELLI, Mathieu GIGOT et Amélie ROBERT (2022), Identifier et caractériser le patrimoine de Proximité. Vers un approche participative, Tours, ed. Mission Val de Loire, 199 p. Download link: https://www.valdeloire.org/Ressources/Bibliographie-et- documents/Etudes-articles-theses/Identifier-et-caracteriser-le-patrimoine-de-proximite Romeo CARABELLI (2020), “Patrimoine”, in Abécédaire de la ville au Maghreb et au Moyen-Orient, Tours, PUFR, pp. 255-256. Romeo CARABELLI (2019), Architecture and ways of living: traditional and modern Palestinian villages and cities, EU funded project “My Heritage! My Identity!” (ENI/2017/390-692), Download link: www.myheritage.ps , 168 + 55 p.


















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John Ward




Trained as an architect at University College, London, John moved to Canada in 1990 and completed a Masters in the Conservation of the Built Environment at the Université de Montréal between 1992-95. Since 1996, John has lived and worked in Ottawa, the national capital, firstly with the Heritage Conservation Services, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), and between 2010-2023, as a Preservation Development Advisor with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), an agency with Department of Canadian Heritage. Much of John’s work with both organisations was involved in planning for major projects relating to rehabilitating and conserving the Canadian Parliamentary Buildings and the Supreme Court of Canada Building, as well as with other federal government heritage buildings in the National Capital Region and elsewhere. John retired from CCI in July, 2023.

John has been a member of ICOMOS Canada since the mid-1990s, and in 2011 joined the ICOMOS Shared Built Heritage International Scientific Committee. John served as Secretary General for two terms between 2014-20. Following a break between 2020-23, John is serving a new term as Secretary General starting in 2024. John has participated at ISC SBH meetings and many study tours undertaken since 2012. John is also a member of the Commonwealth Heritage Forum and serves on their International Advisory Committee.



























Mohamed W. Fareed




Mohamed W. Fareed is an architect and researcher with professional and academic experience centered on reinterpreting built heritage in the Middle East. He is an active member of various working groups and scientific committees in ICOMOS. He holds a Master's degree in world heritage studies from Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg. He also has a postgraduate diploma in urban heritage strategies from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Helwan University in Egypt. His primary focus in both research and professional practice revolves around the digital reinterpretation of architectural heritage in the Middle East. 


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