• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

New IPC Executive Board to take over for 2016

Saturday, 19 September 2015

On 11 September 2015, the General Assembly of the International Panorama Council has decided on changes in the strategic body of our organization.

Ryszard Wójtowicz has come to the end of his 3-year term on the Executive Board and he will now take the time to focus on his other professional projects. We thank him for his work and input, especially in regards to the preservation and conservation of panoramas worldwide!

We are happy to welcome two new members to the Executive Board.

Member: Dr. Blagovesta Momchedjikova, NYC, USA

Blagovesta Momchedjikova, PhD, specializes in pan-stereoramas of cities, most notably, The Panorama of the City of New York model in the Queens Museum, of which she gives specialized tours. She is the editor of Captured by the City: Perspectives in Urban Culture Studies (2013) and guest-editor of Streetnotes: Urban Feel (2010). Her essay and poetry contributions appear in The Everyday of Memory: Between Communism and Post-Communism, Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York, Streetnotes, ISO Magazine, The Journal of American Culture, Tourist Studies, Genre: Imagined Cities, PIERS. She is a Senior Language Lecturer at New York University, where she teaches writing, art, and the city. In addition, she chairs the Urban Culture Area of MAPACA and conducts urban writing workshops nationally and internationally.

Member: Prof. Dr. Thiago Leitão, Rio de Janero, Brazil

Thiago Leitão is Full Professor of sketching and computer graphics techniques of Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo in the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Has graduation in Architecture and Urbanism (FAU-UFRJ, 2006), Master of Science in Arts (PROURB-FAU-UFRJ, co-realized at Sint-Lucas Architectuur, Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst, Brussels, 2009), and PhD (PROURB-FAU-UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, 2014). Since from his graduation, researches the history of Panoramas, the Panoramas of Rio de Janeiro, the 360° paintings and its conversion to digital media, and how the panorama experience can offer new contributions for the representation area of Architecture and Urbanism.