V/R, urban coincidences between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Rome
The exhibition hiru hiri – city views invites us to reflect on the character of the three capitals of the Basque Country, bringing to light the personal and often hidden corners of Bilbao, Donostia and Vitoria-Gasteiz in the form of postcards. Now, from paper we will move on to words, with three online conferences, one for each capital.
The second conference of this cycle is Vitoria-Gasteiz, a city that the doctor in archeology and member of the UPV / EHU Research Group on Built Heritage (GPAC) Ismael García-Gómez has compared with the eternal city: Rome. García-Gómez shows how, beyond coincidences and conjunctural parallels, the urban planning of the capital of Alava and of Rome coincide in a determining fact: they are two cities accustomed to growing with, through and from the dialogue between modernity and the past that they contain, both in the archaeological subsoil and in their historical architectures.
Ismael García-Gómez is an archaeologist with a doctorate in Medieval History from the UPV / EHU. A good part of his professional career has been developed in the context of the Research Group on Built Heritage (UPV / EHU), to which he belongs. However, he is also a co-founding partner of Enklabe KST, a company specialized in the registration, research and enhancement of archaeological-architectural heritage. He has been collaborating for more than fifteen years in the works of the Master Plan of the Cathedral of Santa María of Vitoria-Gasteiz. His lines of research are divided between the Archeology of Architecture and everything related to the medieval heritage of Álava and the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
You can watch the conference HERE.
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