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Our projects.


According to the main characteristics of each cultural site and in addition to preserving it, we seek to deepen historical research, to strengthen social relations with its surroundings and to disseminate the knowledge acquired. Our main projects currently in progress are presented below

Activities.


 

Our main objective is to value the heritage through material recovery and its symbolic and social relations giving full purpose to its preservation, through the following types of services:

Architectural project

With a qualified architectural team, we carry out surveys, schematic designs, design development and construction documents for cultural interest properties to be evaluated by the heritage preservation agencies. We also hire and supervise specialized companies for the elaboration of engineering projects (electrical, hydraulic, structural, fire prevention, etc.), and also for the necessary approvals before the city halls and responsible agencies.

Construction management

Based on thorough processes, Instituto Pedra selects, hires and supervises specialized companies for the development of conservation and modernization works in buildings of cultural interest. To ensure quality from construction works until accountability all of our teams work together. At the end of the process, a “conservation manual” of the restored property is delivered to the managing institution, reassuring that its maintenance can be carried out in a qualified way.

Curatorial and exhibition productions

Based on themes that are considered important by Instituto Pedra and the need to disseminate collections linked to institutions to safeguard heritage, we organize exhibitions, museological and expographic projects, in addition to other activities such as cultural mediation, educational programs, catalog production and other publications.

Collection management

Some institutions present highly relevant historical, artistic and documental collections that need to be preserved. In many cases, they are also collections that may attract great interest from the public. For these demands, Instituto Pedra selects and hires companies specialized in services such as inventory, cataloging, cleaning, conservation, safeguarding, digitalization and other activities to preserve the collection in question.

Education program

Para a realização de um projeto no campo do patrimônio, é necessário que se pesquise o objeto de trabalho e se estudem diferentes abordagens. Esse processo gera conhecimento, que deve ser compartilhado para enriquecer a relação da sociedade com o bem patrimonial. Assim, elaboramos e implantamos programas com atividades como seminários, cursos, oficinas, visitas guiadas e ações mediadas, podendo ser realizadas em parceria com instituições do campo da educação e da cultura.

Publications

Based on the research regarding our work subjects, we gather historical, technical and scientific material for the publication of video documentaries, books, catalogs and articles. We aim to promote the heritage property in question, the developed activities and their respective social impacts, seeking to also share them as good practices in the heritage field.

Management plan

Considering that some of our projectsforesee the creation or requalification of cultural facilities, we also develop a plan based on the needs of the managing institution. The plan presents territorial analysis, types of use of space, a profile and professional qualification of the team, basic and additional cultural programming, building maintenance services, estimated budget, additional sources of funding and all the information that supports a sustainable and efficient management.

Consulting and Advisory

For some companies and institutions, the decision to carry out one or more projects to safeguard cultural heritage requires a prior strategic and financial look. In these cases, we offer strategic consultancies, which can result in projects to be carried out alongside the hiring institution.

About us.


Instituto Pedra is a non-profit civil society organization based in São Paulo. Founded in February 2013, it develops projects in the field of cultural heritage.

Our mission

To carry out interventions and interpretations that value cultural heritage, producing knowledge with an integrated focus, considering its symbolic, material and territorial dimensions

Future vision

Instituto Pedra intends to be a reference of civil society in the field of cultural heritage for its integrated approach, through sustainable and long-lasting actions

Work partners.


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Our team.


Comprised of professionals with diverse academic backgrounds and professional experiences, our team works under constant exchange of knowledge and constant concern for the sustainability of the projects, interacting with the participating and benefited audiences.

Luiz Fernando de Almeida

Luiz Fernando de Almeida

President Director

For almost 10 years has served as president of IPHAN and national coordinator of the Monumenta Program, directing the implementation of the heritage policy in Brazil. Was also a member of the Unesco World Heritage Committee in 2008 and 2011, founder of Óculum magazine and Director of the Art Museum of Rio. Graduated in Architecture, he is one of the founders of Instituto Pedra.

Norton Ficarelli

Norton Ficarelli

Associate Director

Professional in the field of cultural heritage since 2011, integrating the team of Instituto Pedra in 2013 in the elaboration and development of projects. With a Master´s Degree in Cultural Management at Universitat de Barcelona and a degree in Social Communication from Faculdade Cásper Líbero. Has previously worked at institutions such as Osesp, Cisne Negro Cia. De Dança, FC Barcelona Museum and São Paulo State Secretary of Culture.

Benjamim Saviani

Benjamim Saviani

Senior Architect

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from FAU-USP, with additional training at the Università degli Studi in Florence and at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Initially joined Vila Itororó architecture team, and is currently responsible,alongside Mariana Victor and Luiz Fernando de Almeida, for the conservation projects and construction management of Instituto Pedra.

Mariana Victor

Mariana Victor

Senior Architect

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism and specialist in Historical and Urbanistic Heritage Conservation from FAU Santos. Has worked in architecture offices and collaborated in several conservation projects before joining Vila Itororó architecture team. Currently responsible for the conservation projects and construction management of Instituto Pedra, alongside Benjamim Saviani and Luiz Fernando de Almeida.

Carla Calixto

Carla Calixto

Financial Administrative Manager

Com experiência acumulada de 8 anos na área administrativa/financeira, possui Bacharel em Administração de Empresas na Universidade 9 de Julho e MBA em Finanças Avançadas pela Universidade Paulista. Desde 2015, faz o gerenciamento administrativo dos diversos projetos que o Instituto Pedra realiza, além de coordenar o Departamento Administrativo interno.

Alessandro Percinoto Pompei

Alessandro Percinoto Pompei

Construction Manager of Restoration Works

Atuou mais de 20 anos junto a iniciativa privada, na gestão de contratos, planejamento e execução de obras de restauração de patrimônio arquitetônico como centros culturais, teatros, museus e igrejas. Cursou Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Faculdade de Belas Artes em São Paulo.

Alan Gualberto

Alan Gualberto

Coordenador de Projetos

Formado em Políticas Públicas e em Ciências e Humanidades, ambos pela Universidade Federal do ABC, desenvolve pesquisas nas áreas de políticas culturais de memória e regulação das organizações da sociedade civil. Integra a equipe do Instituto Pedra desde 2017, atualmente coordenando os projetos em execução.

CONSULTING BOARD..


To provide guidance and support to strategic decisions on the direction of Instituto Pedra, we have set up an Advisory Board, formed by internationally recognized professionals in the Cultural Heritage field.

Francisco Javier Lopes Morales

Francisco Javier Lopes Morales

Adviser

PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of Social Sciences of Grenoble II, France, has 33 years of experience in the area of Cultural Heritage, as International Vice President for America at ICOMOS and representative of Mexico at meetings of the World Heritage Committee since 1996. Was in charge of evaluating the nominations for the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009 and 2010, and has been the Director of World Heritage at the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) since 2001.

Juan Luis Isaza Londoño

Juan Luis Isaza Londoño

Adviser

Architect graduated from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín), has also studied in Cultural Management at the Complutense University of Madrid. Has held the highest positions related to cultural heritage at the national levels of Colombia and the city of Bogotá. He has been a consultant to the International Council for Monuments and Sites - Icomos, Unesco and the World Monuments Fund and guest professor at several universities in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Has also been a member of committees, councils and secretariats of several cultural institutions in Colombia and abroad.

Nani Arias Incollá

Nani Arias Incollá

Adviser

Specialist in Heritage Conservation from the University of Napoli, Italy. Full Professor at the Universities of Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata National and Salta Catholic. President of the International Heritage Conservation Center - CICOP Argentina. Advisor to the National Commission of Museums, Monuments and Historical Places of Argentina. Coordinator of the Project and Project Management Unit of the Manzana de las Luces Works Plan for the Argentine National Culture Secretariat.

Román Fernández-Baca Casares

Román Fernández-Baca Casares

Adviser

Architect graduated from the Sevilla Technical School of Architecture (ETSA), he was head of the Service for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in the Province of Malaga until 1990, when he has assumed the position of Director of Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, a position he still holds today. Professor of History of Contemporary Architecture, between 1996-2008 at ETSA. Member of the National Council of the DOCOMOMO IBÉRICO, of the writing team of the Krakow Charter and of the Patronages of the Alhambra and the Real Alcázar from Sevilla.

Institutional publications and actions


Here you can follow the main institutional actions of Instituto Pedra.

28/07/2020

Chamada Aberta nº 001/2020 – Elementos Artísticos Integrados – Igreja de São Francisco de Assis e Casa do Conde de Assumar, Mariana-MG

Comunicamos o encerramento da chamada pública 001/2020, com a seleção da empresa SILVIO LUIZ ROCHA VIANA CONSERVAÇÃO E RESTAURAÇÃO para execução dos serviços de Conservação e Restauro dos Elementos Artísticos Integrados da Igreja de São Francisco de Assis e da Casa do Conde de Assumar, em Mariana/MG. Agradecemos a todos demais participantes pela elaboração e […]

11/03/2019

CEO of Instituto Pedra writes article for spanish magazine

The 25-year commemorative edition of Revista PH, edited by Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico - IAPH, in Spain, featured the article Patrimonio y alfabetización. The case of Vila Itororó in Brazil written by Luiz Fernando de Almeida, CEO of Instituto Pedra. The full text, in Spanish, can also be accessed on the IAPH website.

14/01/2019

Open Call nº 001/2019 - Aclamação Palace, Salvador-BA

Public Call nº001 / 2019 closed: We announce the closing of public call 001/2019, with the selection of the company RC RESTAURATION AND CONSTRUCTION to partially carry out the restoration works of the Palácio da Aclamação. We thank all other participants for the preparation and submission of proposals. - Due to the need to hire a specialized company to partially carry out the […]

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