Cross-Talks: A Docomomo Sharing Session
Speaker(s): Bernard Brennan (Docomomo UK), Rui Miguel Rebelo Leão (Docomomo Macau)
Date: November 23, 2020 (Monday)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Online Via Zoom


Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 984 7139 2256
Password: dla02


This is the first of a series of sharing sessions between members of different Docomomo chapters. The sessions provide a space to discuss the work of the chapters and exchange experiences in the documentation and conservation of modern architecture and built landscapes.


About the Speakers

Bernard Brennan studied architecture at TU Dublin and Arkitektskolen Aarhus, and is a chartered Architect in the United Kingdom. He has collaborated with various practices in London, Paris and Hong Kong, including for five years with Tony Fretton Architects, and also practices independently.  He is currently a Senior Architect at Wilkinson Eyre Asia Pacific where he is leading the design of a large public building in Macau. He was a member of Docomomo UK’s working party from 2015-2019 and coordinator of Docomomo’s Forgotten Masters lecture series at the Royal Academy in London. He was chair of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland London Forum from 2016-2019. He has been active in architectural education and currently teaches on the Architecture programme at the University of Hong Kong.

Rui Miguel Rebelo Leão got his licentiate degree in Architecture in FAUP Porto School of Architecture, Portugal and doctoral degree in Architecture and Urbanism at RMIT, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2019. He is a founder and partner of LBA Architecture and Planning, alongside Architect Carlotta Bruni, which has been mostly developing projects on large infrastructure, public buildings and public space for the Macau Government since 1999, alongside private housing developments. Since 1996, he developed his vast project activity in Macau and China. His work includes the Nam Van Square, awarded with the Arcasia Golden Medal 2005-06, the Sai Van Urban Park, awarded with the AAM Golden Medal and the Arcasia Honorable Mention in 2009, both in co authorship with Manuel Vicente and Carlotta Bruni, the Reading Room for the Macau Portuguese School with a jury commendation for innovation for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific heritage Awards in 2012, the Fai Chi Kei public housing scheme, awarded for 100 Architects of 2019 by the UIA/KIRA, and the renovation of the Moorish Barracks, included on the list UNESCO World Heritage. He is the president of CIALP (International Council of Portuguese Speaking Architects) for 2019-2022, the president of Docomomo Macau, and a visiting Professor at the Macau City University (UCM) for the Faculty for Innovation and Design.



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