Mediterra 2009 aims principally to state the art of research, to study recent achievements in heritage conservation and architectural design, to increase university and professional training and to gather the network activities developed in the Mediterranean region.

This 1st Conference will include specialists from throughout the Mediterranean region. It will also have a transdisciplinary contribution that will bridge natural sciences, social sciences, and professional practices. A new global challenge requires a broad definition of a new discipline, with earth architecture at the crossroads of the sciences. The Mediterranean Region, with its history of many cultures and civilizations, now emerges as the core of new political and societal challenges being shared among Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Friday 13th - Opening of the Conference (Presentations related with the 1st Theme)
Saturday 14th - Conference (Presentations related with the 2nd and 3rd Themes). Official dinner.
Sunday 15th - Conference and Closure (Presentations related with the 4th and 5th Themes)
Monday 16th - Visit to earth architecture in Sardinia

Organized by
DiARCH Facoltà di Architettura, University of Cagliari (Italy)
ESG Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal)
CRATerre-ENSAG International Research Center and Unesco Chair earth architecture (France)
RAS Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (Italy)

Under the Aegis of
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICOMOS-ISCEAH International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage
GCI Getty Conservation Institute

1. Anthropology, building cultures and cultural landscape
2. Archaeology, History, Lexicology
3. Conservation and management of cultural heritage
4. Research in construction, architecture, town planning and R & D
5. Education and public awareness

French, English and Italian

For more information
Mediterra 2009 - Facoltà di Architettura - DiARCH
Piazza d'Armi 16 - 09123 Cagliari - Italy
E-mail - Site
Tel. (+39) 070 6755807 - Fax (+39) 070 6755816