Walter Rossa


Biography

Walter Rossa (Caracas, 1962) is an architect (1985), master in History of Art (1991), Ph.D., and aggregated in Architecture (2001 and 2013). He is a full professor at the Department of Architecture and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. There he co-coordinates the Ph.D. program Patrimónios de Influência Portuguesa (Heritages of Portuguese Influence), holds the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Dialogue in Heritages of Portuguese Influence (2019), and teaches courses on cultural heritage, town and regional planning, urban design, and urban history. He was a visiting professor at several universities and has supervised 80 academic dissertations, including 15 Ph.D. He co-holds the Cunha Rivara Chair at the Goa University, is chairman of Património Histórico Ibero-Americano (Ibero-American Historical Heritage) network and is an Expert Member of the ICOMOS CIVVIH, International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages. Besides his activity as a practicing architect and town planner, Walter Rossa researches the theory and history of architecture and urbanism, especially on town planning and the landscape and cultural heritage of the former Iberian colonial universe. He has edited, authored, and co-authored Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French publications. Based on the UNESCO Chair he holds, Walter Rossa is dedicating last year's research efforts to cooperation and the operative relation between heritage, history, planning, and development, seeking to establish interactions between his academic activity and development cooperation actions.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Rossa, Walter (2020), 1541: Mazagão uma revolução arquitetónica, in Carlos Fiolhais, José Eduardo Franco e José Pedro Paiva (org.), História Global de Portugal. Lisboa: Círculo de Leitores/Temas e Debates, 383-388

Book Chapter

Rossa, Walter; Rodrigues, Vítor (2020), Prefácio, in Nuno Lopes (org.), O património defensivo de Goa (1510-1660). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 9-11

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Book Chapter

Rossa, Walter (2019), Entrevista/ Interview, in Jorge Figueira e Carlos Machado e Moura (org.), Físicas do Património Português/ Physics of Portuguese Heritage. Lisboa: Direção-Geral do Património Cultural, 149-154

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