Patrimonio Histórico + Cultural Iberoamericano

This global initiative was launched by Spanish institutions and led by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). The project consists of an interdisciplinary network of Hispanic and Portuguese cultural communities located in more than forty countries on five continents. The network is led by Universities and Institutions of these respective countries as a tool and an educational access of a collective, and cultural assets. The project will make information and experiences available to researchers in the field of professional management of heritage conservation. Various high profile Latin America Universities have partnered on this project, such as Universidad Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Nacional del Litoral (Argentina), Católica Pontífica of Perú and others.

The University of New Mexico was asked by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) to lead the PHI-USA intiative. An initial meeting was convened at Harvard University with the Universidad de Coruña, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and UNAM (Mexico), as well the University of Texas-Austin, Arizona State University and Tulane University.

The School of Architecture and Planning at the Univesity of New Mexico organized an initial national PHI reunion symposium in April 2016. The symposium was to initiate the convening of interested universities into the PHI-USA project. The Encuentro Iberoamericano en Nuevo México EINM was the name given to this symposium. The three day symposium consisted of invited guests from Mexico, Spain and universities such as University of Texas-Austin, Tulane, Texas Tech University, University of Arizona and the Pontífica of Puerto Rico. This successful symposium was to initiate the national PHI network in the United States.

The School of Architecture and Planning at the Univesity of New Mexico continues to develop PHI projects and is organizing a workshop projected for the Fall 2017 to discuss and promote the use of emergent digital technologies in historic preservation as interpretation and documentation tools.

Contact: Francisco Uvina