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Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Arch. Donika Georgieva

Faculty of Architecture, Department History and Theory of Architecture

Faculty of Architecture, Department Multimedia Laboratory for Cultural Heritage - Head of laboratory

Chief Assist. Prof. Dr. Arch. Donika Georgieva
Office Room A 808
Student Hours

Winter semester: Tuesday: from 12:00 to 14:00 h and Friday: from 12:00 to 14:00 h
Summer semester: Tuesday: from 10:00 to 12:00 h and Thursday: from 08:00 to 10:00 h

Phone 9635245/632
E-mail donikag@gmail.com
Website atelie-3.com
Year Started 2005

Lectures

PRESERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, elective discipline – semester IX, specialty Architecture

Education

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria
July 2013, PhD (Architecture), diploma No 30/25.09.2013, dissertation thesis “The Cultural Routes in the Historic Town”*

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sept 1997 – Feb 2003, MSc (Architecture), diploma series UACG-99, № 200510/2003

TEI (Technological Educational Institute), Piraeus – Athens, Greece,
under the Program SOCRATE ERASMUS, Feb 2002 - July 2002, project: “Planning for conservation in Greece. Case study: Plaka. History, present and future”, Certificate of Completion of Program of Studie

32 Secondary School with Foreign Language Study – Sofia (English and Russian),
Sept 1992 - June 1997, Secondary education - Certificate № 14365-45/30.06.1997

Specializations

2018 International Summer Academy, "Managing Historic Urban Landscapes. Case Petrovaradin", Novi Sad, Serbia, Europa Nostra - Serbia

2014 The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Australia, accademic staff mobility under AUSMIP+ program, research project: “Accessibility to cultural heritage”

2005 European Institute of Cultural Itineraries, Luxembourg

2004 ICOMOS/USA, Historic New Harmony, New Harmony, Indiana, USA, project: draft dossier for entering New Harmony on the World Heritage List

Qualifications

2014 Conceptualisation and design of the research, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy**, Sofia, Bulgaria, diploma No 10449/19.12.2014

2014 Developing project proposals for participation in national and international research programs, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy**, Sofia, Bulgaria, diploma No 10187/24.03.2014

2014 Methodology of academic teaching, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy**, Sofia, Bulgaria, diploma No 10117/19.02.2014

**project BG051PO001-3.1.09-0016 "Career development and qualification of the academic staff at the University", Center of Open and Continuing Education

Language Skills

MOTHER TONGUE: Bulgarian
OTHER LANGUAGES: English, French, Russian

Science Activity

*The Cultural Routes in the Historic Town. The thesis is the first study in the field of cultural routes at the lowest territorial level – in the historic town. It marks the beginning of the safeguarding of this type of heritage in Bulgaria according to the Cultural Heritage Act.

Subject of study are the nature, structure, content, types, identification, protection and possibilities for use and expression of the cultural routes in historic towns.

The main objective of the study is to affirm the cultural route in the historic town as a new type of complex cultural property that is subject of protection and that provides opportunities for sustainable use. Thus the study is also aiming at overcoming today’s problematic lack of a concrete model for identification and an instrument for use and expression of this heritage in Bulgaria.

Within the thesis is:
- proposed a definition of a cultural route in the historic town;
- proposed a graphic model clarifying its content;
- proposed a system for classification of the types;
- developed a model for identification of cultural routes in the historic town;
- outlined the specificity related to the different types of protection in Bulgaria;
- developed a model for development of a specialised conservation plan of a cultural route in the historic town.

The practical relevance of the developed models is illustrated with concrete examples in annexes to the thesis:
- three author’s studies for identification of cultural routes in historic towns;
- extracts from three projects developed with the participation of the author.

Membership

ICOMOS – International Council on Monuments and Sites, Secretary general of the Bulgarian National Committee (2008-2011), since 2003  

UAB – Union of Architects in Bulgaria, since 2003

CAB – Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria, since 2004

Participation in Research Projects

2010 - 2012 Research project "Spatial memory of settlements as a tool for research and strategic planning", supported by the Scientific Research Fund, Ministry of Science and Education, selected in the "Stimulation of Research in State Universities" competition in 2010, in the team, teamleader Assoc. Prof. Arch. Milena Markova-Metalkova, PhD.

2011 Scientific research "Identification of cultural route in the historic city 'Traditional directions of Christian faith and cults in the Ancient City of Nessebar" pilot product of the "Ancient City of Nessebar" Management Plan, developed at the National Institute of Immovable Cultural Heritage (NIICH), and supported by the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), in relation with the latest amendments of the Cultural Heritage Act (CHA).

2011 Scientific and experimental development "Ancient City of Nessebar" Management Plan World Heritage Site - a pilot project for the first of its kind management plan in Bulgaria, NIICH development, in a team, teamleader Prof. arch. Todor Krestev.

2011 Research Study Opportunities for the expression of specific heritage sites in Bulgaria, Center for Research and Design Centre at the University, within a project, selected in competition for research projects "Science 2011", in the team, teamleader arch. V. Pandjarova.

2009 - 2010 Research Study Identification of cultural landscapes and cultural routes in the historic city, Research and Design Centre at the University, within a project, selected in competition for research projects "Science 2009", leader.

2007 - 2008 Project: Cultural Heritage: Education - Science - Preservation - Integrated in Tourism (HERITAGE: ESPRIT) - selected in a competition of the Ministry of Science and Education "Study of national cultural and historical values as part of the European cultural heritage and contemporary methods for their preservation", UACEG, member of the Consortium, the Advisory Board and the Research team, in a team, leaders by Prof. arch. Todor Krestev and Assoc. Prof. arch. Boyan Georgiev, PhD.

Participation in International Projects

2009 - 2011 International Research Project: Research project "Terra [in] cognita: Earthen architecture in Europe", within the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union, coordinated by Ecole d'Avignon, in the author's team from Bulgaria, together with arch. M. Velkov.

2006 Development of the website Cultural Corridors of South East Europe, in a team, teamleader Prof. arch. Todor Krestev.

2005 - 2006 Project Children and the Cultural heritage of South-Eastern Europe, multimedia product and a website Treasure quest, in a team, teamleader Prof. arch. Todor Krestev.

Science Keywords

 cultural heritage, accessibility to cultural heritage, cultural routes, contemporary use and expression of cultural heritage

Other Posts and Activities

Expert of BNC of ICOMOS and UACEG at the Bulgarian Institute for Standardization, Technical Committee for Standardization (TK94) "CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE"

Publications

Krestev, T., Georgiev, B., Georgieva, D., Velkov, M. “Cultural Heritage: Education – Science – Preservation – Integrated In Tourism (Heritage: ESPRIT)”. Advances in Bulgarian Science, 2007, n 1, ISSN: 1312-6164

Georgieva, D. The Cultural Routes in the Historic City: the Case of Plovdiv. Yearbook of Regional History Museum - Plovdiv, Scientific Forum Plovdiv Contributions 2008 - The architectural heritage of Plovdiv as a mediator between history and modernity, Plovdiv, 2008, ISSN - 1311-9133, p. 20-29

Georgieva, D. "The Cultural Routes in the Historic City: the Case of Sofia. Integration values". Proceedings from the Scientific Conference Cultural and Historic Heritage of Sofia: Problems and Perspectives, Serdica - Sredets - Sofia, Volume 5, Sofia, ITUS 98 LtD 2010, ISBN: 978-954-91061-5-2, p. 243-248

Krestev, T., Georgiev, B., Georgieva, D.“Les technologies de l'information - l'enjeu pour l'avenir. Trois projets du Laboratoire multimedia et patrimoine culturel a l'Universite d'architecture, construction et geodesie a Sofia, Bulgarie”. Patrimoine et enjeux actuels, sous la direction de De Paoli, G., Assouad, N., Khayat, G., Paris, Europia Productions, 2008, ISBN: 978-2-909285-50-2, p. 97-115

Georgieva, D. „Integration Values of the Cultural Routes in the Historic City. The Role of the Information Technologies"; "Application of the Information Technologies for the Presentation and Popularization of the Cultural Routes in the Historic City for the Purposes of the Cultural Tourism"; " Multidisciplinary Partnership in the Field of the Cultural Heritage"; "Possibilities for Developing of National Partnership Networks" (with St.Tapanov); "Possibilities for Development of European Networks on the Basis of the European Cultural Routes" in Cultural Heritage: Education - Science - Preservation - Integrated In Tourism (Heritage: ESPRIT) (ed. Prof. arch. Todor Krestev, DSc), Varna, LiterNet, 2009, ISBN 978-954-304-355-2

Georgieva, D., Velkov, M., "Identification of Cultural Landscapes and cultural routes in the historic city", Yearbook of the UACEG, Sofia, International scientific and practical conference, UACEG 2009, Part I, Architecture, Volume XLIV, Sofia, 2010, ISSN - 1310 - 814X, p. 29-39

Georgieva, D., "The Cultural Routes in the Historic City. Nature and types". Proceedings of the Anniversary Conference to the 85th anniversary of Prof. Magdalene Stancheva, Cultural heritage in the modern city, NBU, Sofia, 2009, ISBN 978-954-535-645-2, p.161-170

Bakalova, E., Krestev, T., Georgieva, D., Cultural Heritage: Education – Science – Preservation – Integrated In Tourism - (Heritage: Esprit), Proceedings of the Humboldt Kolleg, Interdisciplinary Studies on Balkan Cultural Heritage, Sofia, 2011, ISBN 978-954-8587-07-5, p.509-520

Georgieva, D., Velkov, M., "Earthen architecture in Bulgaria" in Terra Europae - Earthen architecture in the European Union, under the Terra [In]cognita - Earthen Architecture in Europe research project, developed in the framework of Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Union, Edizioni ETS, 2011, ISBN 978-884672957-6, p. 93-95

Georgieva, D., "Accessibility to Cultural Heritage", Yearbook of the UACEG, Sofia, 70th Anniversary UACEG International jubilee scientific and practical conference UACEG 2012, Proceedings Volume 1, Sofia, 2012, ISBN-978-954-724-049-0, p. 147-152

Georgieva, D., "Opportunities for sustainable use and contemporary expression of cultural routes in the historic town", Annual of  UACEG – Sofia, Volume XLV, Fascicule VIII, Scientific research 2011, Sofia, 2012, ISSN - 1310 - 814X, р. 29-36

Georgieva, D., “The Accessibility to Cultural Heritage as a Key Factor for Sustainable Development of Territories”in the proceedings from All-Russia conference of Indigenous Peoples. Ethnographic identity as the basis of progressive development of civilizations, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Khakassia, Khakassia Publishing House, 2014, p. 69-75

Georgieva, D., “Ethical and Philosophical Dimensions of Accessibility to Cultural Heritage (or why we need a different perspective)”, International Scientific Conference The Basilica of St Sophia during the Transition from Paganism to Christianity, March 2014, - In: Serdica-Sredets-Sofia, Vol. VII, Faber, Sofia, 2018, p. 418-430

Georgieva, D., “Accessibility to Cultural Heritage. A Different Perspective in Three Stories from Australia. Episode 1: INVISIBLE to the eye.”, in Architecture magazine, No 3, 2015, p.24-27 (in Bulgarian)

Georgieva, D., “Accessibility to Cultural Heritage. A Different Perspective in Three Stories from Australia. Episode 2: UNADULTERATED to the mind.”, in Architecture magazine, No 4, 2015, p.26-30 (in Bulgarian)

Georgieva, D., “Accessibility to Cultural Heritage. A Different Perspective in Three Stories from Australia. Episode 3: INFORMAL to the emotions.”, in Architecture magazine, No 6, 2015, p.44-48 (in Bulgarian)

Georgieva, D., “Rethinking Accessibility to Cultural Heritage – Sensing Archaeology” („Преиспитивање приступачности културног наслеђа – Разумевање археологиjе“), in Modern Conservation, National Committee of ICOMOS, Serbia, Belgrade, 2016, p. 91-105 (in Serbian)

Georgieva, D., "IT"S NOT BINARY or Economic Accessibility to Cultural Heritage", 75th Anniversary UACEG International jubilee scientific conference UACEG 2017

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