Campagnol paper explores Brazil’s industrial heritage

Gabriela Campagnol Gabriela Campagnol

The Brazilian government’s role in enacting legislation to preserve the South American nation’s industrial heritage was researched in a paper by Gabriela Campagnol, assistant professor of architecture at Texas A&M, published in a national preservation journal.

Focusing on several case studies, Campagnol’s paper, published in the 2011 Preservation Education & Research Journal, surveys the development of industrial archaeology as a distinct field of study during the last five decades and discusses its influence on our understanding, documentation, and preservation of the industrial past.

Campagnol, who joined the Texas A&M faculty in 2008, is researching the architecture and planning of sugar company towns, sugar heritage, industrial heritage, adaptive reuse of industrial buildings, heritage and sustainability. She earned a Ph.D. in history and theory of architecture and urban planning from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2008.

In 2004, her master’s thesis, “Industrial and Agricultural Settlements,” was published with a grant from the State of São Paulo Research Foundation; the following year, it was awarded honorable mention from the 7th Young Architect’s National Awards.

The PER Journal, published by the National Council for Preservation Education, publishes articles on developments and innovations in preservation with the aim of exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education.

The journal is edited by Texas A&M faculty members Anat Geva, associate professor of architecture and Kevin Glowacki, assistant professor of architecture.

posted January 23, 2012