We hosted our first Instagram LIVE session with speakers Noah Fernandes and Natasha Fernandes.
Noah is a Conservation Architect, presently working as Assistant Professor at Goa College of Architecture. He has been conducting heritage walks of the Holy Hill in Old Goa since 2013.He has studied and documented the cultural landscape along the River Mandovi during his Masters in Architectural Conservation from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
Natasha is the Curator of the Museum of Christian Art (MoCA) She has been trained in Museum management at several museums in Lisbon, Portugal. She is involved in every aspect of MoCA, which is located within the 17th century Convent of Santa Monica in Old Goa.
Recent research indicates adaptive re-use is strategic towards conservation of heritage buildings. Working with existing heritage buildings, their restoration and on- going conservation is a challenge in itself.
Both the speakers have been involved in the adaptive re-use of such heritage buildings on the Holy Hill, Old Goa while also witnessing conservation efforts taken up by various stakeholders.