Marina López Sánchez

Marina López Sánchez
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Architectural Projects

PhD in Architecture

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Introduction
PhD in Architecture (2021). Research line: developing conceptual and methodological frameworks to face current challenges in cultural landscape analysis, representation and project. I work on the margins between landscape, heritage and architecture, proposing methods for recognising and valuing the cultural significance of the territory. In particular, I explore the possibilities and limits of visualisation tools such as cartography, complemented by territorial strategies such as cultural routes
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - November 2021
Universidad de Sevilla
Position
  • Personal Investigador en Formación FPU
Education
September 2010 - June 2016
Universidad de Sevilla
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (32)
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The technological advances of the 21st century lead us to think about spatial designs that, even when approached from the field of architecture, could require more than physical and palpable solutions, since proposals incorporating processes of a virtual or intangible nature should also be considered. Following this line, this text presents a desig...
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The heritage landscapes located in the vicinity of the cities constitute complex territorial palimpsests. The landscape projects in these areas aim, among other aspects, to improve its heritage intelligibility by recognizing the relational nature of the landscape, developing integration mechanisms that allow a structured heritage interpretation of...
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This text proposes a reformulation of the traditional relationships between territory and heritage through landscape, suggesting that at the point of convergence between these three paradigms lies a strategic space where mechanisms and arguments can be developed to improve territorial competitiveness and socioeconomic development in a sustainable m...
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La manzana del convento de Santa Clara constituye un rico palimpsesto histórico y arquitectónico en la ciudad de Sevilla, cuyos protagonistas son el antiguo convento fundado en 1289 y la Torre de don Fadrique, única muestra de arquitectura civil medieval conservada en la ciudad. Sin embargo, fueron las sucesivas adhesiones de nuevas construcciones...
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The dynamics of anthropic occupation of a territory over time play a central role in shaping the cultural landscape we see today. This paper presents a methodology for visually representing this phenomenon. The method consists of transforming data from archaeological records and historic cartography into a series of maps that allow historic settlem...
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The conditions of social distancing derived from the health emergency caused by COVID-19 have given rise to a totally new scenario at all levels of teaching. It is a contemporary challenge to reflect on teaching methodologies that can be adapted t an online environment, abruptly implemented since the 2019/20 academic year. This communication aims t...
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The training in values of future architecture professionals and their awareness of the role they will play in society are not topics that are often dealt with specifically in higher studies in Architecture. However, the living situations during the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed great spatial demands that require professionals aware of the needs o...
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Proximity tourism planning is regarded as a significant challenge at the present time. This paper conceptualizes this type of tourism and justifies the need to approach it in post-coronavirus spatial planning scenarios, especially for addressing the peri-urban areas of medium and large cities, intermediate spaces of the contemporary urban model tha...
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Acknowledging the landscape as heritage goes beyond introducing a new protective aim in the context of heritage preservation. The landscape is a promising formula to progress towards an interpretation of heritage based on its territorial significance. This interpretive approach may be used as the basis for a project for the social use of the land t...
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The landscape, a sensitive expression of the plurality of our territories, is opposed to a uniform and standardized management of them. In the last decades it has established itself as a strategic vector for the construction of a renewed science of the territory oriented to the maintenance and enhancement of its character and its own values. The ob...
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Network-based spatial analysis tools are useful for solving complex routing problems. However, the search for the most optimal route in terms of distance and time does not always guarantee the most convenient design solution, as occurs in heritage landscapes. A landscape architecture project aimed at designing touristic routes that connect heritage...
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The convergence of research on landscape and heritage holds great strategic potential for establishing novel connections between the heritage resources of a territory. This text reflects on the ability of the landscape to situate inherited assets within a framework of spatial coherence in relation to the peri-urban spaces of large cities, heritage...
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Mediating Architectures explores the synergies between Heritage, Landscape and Tourism, focusing its debate on the archaeological sites in their territorial areas and, specifically, in the area of the Archaeological Site of Itálica and Santiponce. The architectural project as a mediator between these concepts, as a vector for the development of the...
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In the course of the last century, the concept of landscape has experienced a deep renovation whose standpoints necessarily lead to an upgrading effort in territorial governance. The need of assessing the character of our landscapes in the pursuit of a territorial policy that guarantees the maintenance and promotion of their intrinsic values is pro...
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Nowadays, the landscape represents the greatest effort regarding cultural heritage contextualization and integration in territory-related policies. Unprecedented possibilities have been opened to new integrated management, planning and coordinating practices, which are capable of providing relevant procedures and tools on the path towards an effect...
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El impacto de la acción humana sobre los paisajes de todo el mundo en las últimas décadas confirma la necesidad de replantearnos la forma en la que gestionamos el territorio. La toma de conciencia sobre la emergencia climática y las desigualdades generadas por la globalización reclama una búsqueda sistemática de compromisos globales que se apoyen e...
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The impact of human action on landscapes around the world in recent decades confirms the need to rethink the way we manage the territory. The awareness of the climate emergency and the inequalities generated by globalization calls for a systematic search for global commitments supported by local actions of countries and nations. We are obliged to a...
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The landscape has been consolidated as a new management model for the territory in all its great variety of use scales and, for this reason, academic teaching in architecture, and in particular in architectural design, must come into play in this regard. This text offers a reflection about the landscape culture of the schools of architecture and at...
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The landscape, understood as the manifestation of the link that identifies each society with the space where it develops, brings us closer to the territory from a richer and more transversal approach, one that goes beyond its purely formal dimension and embraces its condition of collective space and cultural expression. This view confirms the need...
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The semantic expansion that heritage concept has experienced during last decades has brought about a progressive inclusion of landscape notion in heritage sphere and a great effort for heritage’s contextualization and integration in other sectoral policies. In order to make progress in this new panorama, this text presents the theoretical basis and...
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The search for mechanisms for the effective coexistence of the heritage and development binomial has opened a new horizon of research that points to the need to reformulate the traditional mechanisms of heritage management. Adopting a territorial approach from which heritage is placed in relation to the dynamics of the environment of which it is pa...
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In the last few decades, work with geographic information systems in landscape design has been oriented towards an extension of the architect’s usual field of analysis. The use of geospatial technologies has brought about an advanced reading of the landscape, which allows to detect previously invisible patterns, resources and meanings. Emerging lin...
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Cultural landscapes are nowadays fully recognized heritage entities whose values need to be integrated in planning processes. However, landscape assessments to that effect are still challenged by the lack of consistent policy-effective integrative methods that consider landscape both natural and cultural values and, at the same time, address its po...
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The goal of this paper is to present the first progresses in the development of an heritage management model for the Archaeological Site of Itálica (Seville, Spain). This model is built on a theoretical base which considers management as a support tool in land decision making from its different perspectives (enviromental, touristic, landscape, etc....

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The VIDA-HTL project proposes the technology transfer of the research results of the SMARCH project. SMARCH's focus was on the development of integrated heritage, landscape and tourism management methodologies. Its applied research in the Lower Guadalquivir area led to the production of new spatial data on the heritage and landscape of this territorial area. The advanced spatial analysis of these data allowed the definition of strategies for its sustainable tourism activation. These strategies find in cultural itineraries a valuable resource to promote their sustainable social use. SMARCH's Proof of Concept (PdC), VIDA-HTL, aims to develop the prototype of a digital web application that allows citizens to interact with the spatial data produced by SMARCH for the creation of cultural itineraries. VIDA-HTL will not only confirm the innovative potential of the SMARCH project but also facilitate its transfer to society through the prototype of a web application. The pilot test, to be carried out with end users, and the analysis of the technical, commercial and social feasibility of the results that are the object of the PdC will demonstrate an important creation of value. Collaboration with companies specialized in digital applications, citizen associations and institutions (Diputación de Sevilla and City Councils of the territorial testpilot area) will allow the validation of the final product of the PdC. For this reason, the protection of the intellectual and industrial property of the product is also contemplated.
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The landscape in its contemporary formulation attributes to the territory conditions of a temporal or historical order and is, therefore, revealing in the attribution of meanings and heritage values in the own environment. The objective of the MUSA-HTL project is to provide conceptual and strategic tools and a catalog of project resources that favor the effective implementation of the landscape in a planning and action on the territory built from its heritage values. To achieve this objective, this research project develops a praxis for a holistic action in the territory, argued from the landscape and supported by its heritage content, which addresses all of its scales of approach. A new common structure of action is proposed, developed through four scales of project definition, with their respective tools: territorial, landscape, architectural and semantic scale. The multiscale approach aims to ensure scalar, strategic and conceptual congruence between multisectoral planning and the landscape project. In this sense, the project offers a framework for a novel, as well as effective, experimentation in the competences of the public administration whose central axis is spatial planning, urban planning, heritage, tourism and architecture. The ultimate goal of the tools to be developed is to provide public administrations and interested companies with an action protocol and a catalog of specific project resources for intervention in the landscape. Each of the approximation scales represents a specific objective of the project, which addresses the territorial environment of the city of Seville as a case study.
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The primary objective of the SMARCH project is to contribute to the spatial management of sites of great archaeological interest with parameters of heritage sustainability through the innovative use of the new digital GIS tools for Advanced Spatial Analysis. For this, the project deals with analyzing the relationships between landscape, architecture and archeology through research with tools and methodologies that allow specialists in the interpretation of architectural, archaeological and landscape heritage to be related to specialists in digital and interactive applications. As a case study, the project will apply Advanced Spatial Analysis and the tools of Spatial Data Infrastructures to the territorial area of ​​the Archaeological Site of Itálica (Santiponce, Seville) to facilitate the integration of the different scalar visions, be they territorial, urban, architectural or archaeological.