Jorge Otero-Pailos, director of GSAPP’s Historic Preservation Program, speaks with Adam Lowe and Carlos Bayod Lucini of Factum Arte. Based in Madrid, London and Milan, Factum Arte was founded by Lowe and has become internationally renowned for setting new standards in digital documentation and redefining the relationship between originality and authenticity. Lowe and Bayod Lucini jointly taught an advanced studio in Historic Preservation at Columbia GSAPP in the Fall of 2016.
They discuss the need for teaching students not only practical skills but also a conceptual understanding of how new technologies can be applied, the importance of recording of artefacts during times of peace, and Factum Arte’s work in creating of the first high resolution digital record of the Tomb of Seti I in Luxor, Egypt: “…the Valley of the Kings was designed to last forever, but never to be visited…” – Adam Lowe
Source by Columbia GSAPP