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Dr. Shikha Jain is an architect with an extensive portfolio on cultural heritage that covers Conservation, World Heritage and Museum Planning in India and overseas, largely realised through her organisation DRONAH.  As an international expert, she has advised government organisations and UNESCO Offices in Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Myanmar and Indonesia. She has worked as consultant to UNESCO New Delhi and, represented Ministry of Culture, India on the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (2012-2015) and, as a bureau member for the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2023. She is Vice President, ICOFORT and Expert Member of ISCCL Scientific Committees of ICOMOS. 


She has advised on the transnational nomination of the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh and steered the CMPs for the modern period buildings of Gandhi Bhawan and Corbusier designed Museum at Chandigarh funded through grants under KIM, Getty Foundation. She has also guided and designed the Conservation and Maintenance Manual for the Baha’i House of Worship, New Delhi.


Saikaku Toyokawa

Saikaku Toyokawa is an Associate Professor in Department of Urban Environmental System, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan. After graduating from the Graduate School of Tokyo University in 2000, he worked as an architect at Nihon Sekkei. He received his PhD from Tokyo University in 2007 for his thesis "Architectural Research on Theory and Practice in Kenzo Tange Laboratory". Prof. Yoshiyuki Yamana and he received grant from the Getty Foundation in 2018 to develop a conservation management plan for Yoyogi National Stadium. Toyokawa has been appointed Chief of secretariat of General Incorporated Association Yoyogi National Gymnasium Steering Committee for World Heritage Nomination (G.Y.S.C.).


Prof. Dr. Ayşen Savaş

Trained as an architect in METU and Bartlett schools of Architecture, Ayşen Savaş completed her PhD studies in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a major in Architectural Representation. Particularly focusing on the techniques of perspective, she conducted courses on different modes of architectural representation including drawings, models, photographs.
She has been engaged in academic research, exhibition design, and museum projects since 1986, and has been involved in the establishment of institutions, the organization of international exhibitions and the training of academicians, experts, technicians, workers and laymen on the documentation, presentation and display of cultural heritage.


Santiago Beckdorf

Architect from Universidad del Desarrollo and Master of Architecture in Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He has been a lecturer and faculty staff at the UDD School of Architecture for the last eight years. He is currently heading Lifelong Learning and executive training programs. Additionally, he has been the project manager of the Benedictine monastery church  Conservation Management Plan, a project supported by the Getty Conservation Institute through the "Keeping it Modern" initiative. He graduated recently from the first edition of the International Course for the Conservation of Modern Heritage at the Getty Foundation and is a member of the Docomomo national chapter.


Monica Mazzolani

Architect and University Professor Monica lives and works in Milan. She began working with Giancarlo De Carlo at his Milan studio and from 1994 and she became associate to important adaptive reuse projects of historic buildings to include university departments such as the “Benedictine Monastery in Catania” and the University of Economics in “Palazzo Battiferri in Urbino”.. In 2002 the studio became” Giancarlo De Carlo and Associates”, with the aim of concluding a long cycle of collaboration and participation in project planning and methodology, and of bringing current works to completion. In December 2005 along with Antonio Troisi she founded MTA Associates, with the same intention of research and elaboration
in the field of architecture, conservation, adaptive reuse, and urban planning. Building on previous experience the studio continues its social exploration through projects that reflect on physical and social context and on the use of technology and innovative spatial solutions, with attention to sustainability.

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Gunny Harboe

Gunny Harboe, FAIA is an architect and historic preservationist with nearly 30 years of experience. He operates his own Chicago-based firm, Harboe Architects, and has worked on many iconic modern masterpieces, including numerous works by Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. He was named “Chicagoan of the Year” by Chicago Magazine in 2010, and received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation from the Society of Architectural Historians. Harboe was a founding member of both the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage and of DOCOMOMO_US. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Harboe received degrees from Brown University, M.I.T., and Columbia University.

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Cesar Bargues Ballester

M.Arch., M.Sc. in Historic Preservation, and with formal training in business disciplines, Cesar has experience as a project manager and heritage preservation in the US and Spain. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, he joined the Architectural Conservation Laboratory as a Research Associate. Cesar was the project lead for George Nakashima’s Arts Building and Cloister Conservation Management Plan, supported by the Getty Foundation’s initiative Keeping it Modern, and Jackson Lake Lodge Historic Structure Report, sponsored by the National Park Service. In October 2017, Cesar joined ICR-ICC, a New York-based architectural conservation consultancy firm, and contributed his expertise in various sites: The Morgan Library, Greenwood Cemetery Chapel, and more. Now, he continues to practice as an Associate Project Specialist in the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative at the Getty Conservation Institute.

Sheridan Burke

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Sheridan Burke is a Sydney based heritage consultant trained in planning and architecture. She has worked for government, in the corporate sector and for NGOs, preparing strategic advice and reports. She teaches and publishes widely, recently delivering the Keeping It Modern conservation planning training program series with the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. Twentieth Century heritage is her specialist field of interest, and the impact of climate change on cultural heritage sustainability.

 A long-term member of  the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS),  she has served in Board roles on many of its international and national committees and was re-elected as an Advisory Committee Officer in 2021. Sheridan was a foundation president of ICOMOS Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific  Committee and member of the Climate Action Working Group. Sheridan is an active contributor to World Heritage site monitoring and assessment missions and provides state of conservation advice to ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

She is an expert member of several NSW Planning Panels, the Sydney Opera House Conservation Council and its Design Advisory Panel. She recently completed a term as deputy chair of the NSW Heritage Council and chair of the NSW State Heritage Register Committee. Sheridan is currently chair of the Eryldene Trust.

Her recent collaborative publications include Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action (ICOMOS, Paris); the ‘Eames House Conservation Plan’, (Getty Conservation Institute, LA) and Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places (Getty Conservation Institute, LA).

Chun-Hsiung, Wang

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Chun-Hsiung, WANG is the current Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Architecture at Shih Chien University. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the Department of Architecture at National Cheng Kung University and a Master's in Architecture from Cornell University in the United States. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of modern architectural design in Taiwan, actively participating in various public space planning and consulting projects, as well as competition evaluations. He aims to find a path to aesthetic freedom from rigid systems as a citizen.


Some of his main works include:

 "The Republic of China and Architecture: A Century of Development,"

 "A Study of the Nationalist Government's Capital Plan in Nanjing during the Nationalist Period,"

 "A Study of the Professional System for Architects during the Nationalist Government Period,"

 and "Washing Out Modern Architecture: Pebble-Washing and the Modernity of Taiwanese Architecture." 


Additionally, he co-authored

 "Roughness and Poetry: Taiwan's First Generation of Post-War Architecture"with SHYU, MING-SONG

"Romantic Reality: Post-War Architecture in Lanyang" withWong Chang-Wing, "Taipei Revealed" withShu Chang,

 and co-edited "Region x Architecture" with Sheng-Feng, LIN and others.

Ming-Song, Shyu

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SHYU, MING-SONG is a rekonwned architectural historian ,asistant professor in department of architecture at Ming Chuan University. graduated from Università IUAV di Venezia and architecture in Tamkang University.


SHYU, MING-SONG has curated the following architectural exhibitions: 

‘’Long time no see ,MR.DAHONG WANG!’’ architecture exhibition ,2006 ,

''Rust & Poetic,an Energing Generation of Architecture in Postwar Taiwan'',2007 , ‘’Foresights, the special exhibition of the masterpieces by Architect Kao Erh-pan’’ ,2019


Additionally,SHYU, MING-SONG has authored several books, including:

‘’Le Corbusier:City,Utopia and Surrealism’’,2002

‘’ Classical, Subversion, and Satire: Renaissance Architects from Brunelleschi to Palladio” ,2008

“ A Guide to Wang Da Hong’s Architecture” ,2007

''Rust & Poetic,an Energing Generation of Architecture in Postwar Taiwan'',2008 

“WANG DA HONG ARCHITECT 1942-1995” ,2010

“ Silent Light, Whispering Wind Mr, Da-Hong WANG” ,2012

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Yi-hung, Lin

Lin, Yi-hung , currently serves as an Assistant Researcher and Senior Curator in the Exhibition Planning Division of the National Taiwan Museum. He holds a master's degree in architecture and a doctoral degree in design, with academic expertise in architectural history, and cultural heritage of architecture. In terms of affiliations, he is a board member of the Taiwan Cultural Heritage Society and a permanent member of the Taiwan Architectural Society. In terms of service, he serves as a committee member of the Cultural Heritage Review Committee in Hualien (Category 1: Historical Sites, Historic Buildings, Settlement Buildings, Memorial Buildings; Category 2: Cultural Landscapes, Historic Sites) and as a review committee member for the Ministry of Culture's Private Old Building Project.


Since 2009, Mr. Lin has been involved in the "Taiwan Museum System Project" at the National Taiwan Museum, focusing on the restoration, preservation, and revitalization of historical sites for museum-related purposes. He is also responsible for the digitization project of post-World War II modern architectural design drawings in Taiwan.

 Ping-Sheng, Wu

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The professor of the Department of Architecture at National Cheng Kung University,serving as the Assistant Vice President at National Cheng Kung University.  Graduated from the doctoral program in the Department of Architecture at NCKU  and conducted research in architectural history at Bartlett school of architecture,UCL. Additionally, the director of the C+A Culture and Architecture Research Lab. 


In the realm of cultural heritage preservation, he has been involved since 2007 in the "World Heritage Antigua Guatemala City Maintenance and Execution Project," marking the beginning of his focus on theoretical and practical aspects of world heritage conservation. This project represented Taiwan's first direct participation in the maintenance of a World Heritage site, providing valuable insights into international cooperation strategies and practical experiences for future cultural heritage preservation. Subsequently, he turned his attention to the risks faced by cultural heritage building materials under climate change. Drawing inspiration from the European Union's "Noah’s Ark Project," he pioneered the creation of Taiwan's first climate risk maps for bricks, stones, wood, and metal among the designated national monuments on the island.

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Rémi, Wang

WANG Rémi current serves as an adjunct assistant professor at National Taiwan Normal Universityand and is one of the Founders and Chair of DOCOMOMO Taiwan, also as well Expert member of ICOMOS ISC20C. He completed the Advanced Studies Program in Historical Architecture and Monument Conservation at the Centre des Hautes Etudes de Chaillot, France. Additionally, he holds a National Architecture Diploma from the National School of Architecture Paris Belleville, France.


WANG Rémi is dedicated to researching European architectural history, architectural preservation, cultural heritage conservation, architectural design and planning, Southeast Asian colonial studies, urban history, and modern urban planning, as well as block preservation.


He is a founding member of the Taiwan chapter of DOCOMOMO, an international non-profit organization focused on the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement.


Chi-jeng, Kuo

Kuo, Chi-jeng holds a master's degree from the Department of Architecture at Tunghai University and a doctoral degree from the Graduate Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning at National Taiwan University.He also served as a Fulbright Scholar hosted by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York. Furthermore, He is the principal director for the "Keeping it Modern" grant project titled "Research on the Maintenance of Luce Memorial Chapel at Tunghai University," funded by the Getty Foundation in 2014-2015. Devoted to researching urban history, analyzing the political economy of space, and studying cultural forms of space, he currently hold the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Tunghai University.

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Liang-yi, Yen

Yen Liang-yi, a Ph.D. graduate in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Landscape and Recreation Management at Feng Chia University. His research focuses on urban and regional planning, community building, urban design, cultural landscape studies, and historical preservation. He aspires to be a spatial activist pursuing justice.

Professor Yen actively participated in the preservation movement for the Le Sheng Nursing Home since 2004. Apart from his involvement in the activism, he has authored several articles, such as "Le Sheng Apocalypse: Historic Preservation and Social Justice" in 2013 (published in Hou Chih-jen's edited book "Anti-normative Urban Planning in Taiwan") and "Urban Planning, Public Interest, and Social Justice: A Discussion Starting from the Preservation Movement of Le Sheng Nursing Home" in 2014.

Meng-Chi, Hsueh

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Meng-Chi Hsueh graduated from the Department of Architecture at NCKU and holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning at National Taiwan University. And a registered architect in Taiwan. She is  committed to architectural archaeology, local revitalization research, reflective studies on China's urban and rural spatial issues, and research methods in architectural history.also, well-versed in Chinese architectural history and Roman architectural history.


Meng-Chi Hsueh has published and researched in various projects, including "A Comparative Study of Post-World War II Taiwan and India's Modern University Campus Planning and Design: Focusing on the Series of Works by Chen Chi-kwan and B. V. Doshi," "Early Cultural Landscape Preservation and Maintenance Project of Tunghai University," and "Analyzing Chen Chi-kwan's Serial University Campus Designs under the Influence of Western Planning Concepts and His Asian Upbringing,"

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Sheng-Chieh, Ko

Ko Sheng-Chieh graduated from department of architecture at Tamkang University,and graduate school of architecture research at Kyoto University,and the assistant professor at Tunghai University.


He is the associate of the WANG Da- Hong architectural research and preservation committee and he is dedicated to researching the “Interpretation of Design Drawings and the Establishment of Maps for Post-World War II Modern Architecture in Taiwan”, serving as the principal of research project at the Taiwan Museum.  


He is also involved in the investigation of architectural activities by Taiwanese architects who studied in Japan in the early post-World War II period.



Chao Shu-Yi graduated from the Graduate Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tunghai University. Currently serves as a cultural heritage assessment and surveyor. His thesis work is titled ‘’The building and preservation of stone tidal weir in north-west Taiwan : in terms of household economy and sweat equity.’’

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