Terra 2022


Terra 2022 Virtual Event Series Launch: A Live Roundtable Conversation with the Terra 2022 Partners



Virtual Event Description

Watch the recording of the first event in our year-long series of monthly virtual events leading up to the start of the Terra 2022 World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage.

This live webinar was moderated by Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Associate Director of Getty Conservation Institute in conversation with:

  • Claudia Cancino, manager of Getty Conservation Institute’s Earthen Architecture Initiative
  • Frank Matero, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
  • Lauren Meyer, National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program

They discussed their respective research and experience in conserving earthen architectural heritage in the southwestern United States and internationally, challenges and current issues, the value and significance of earthen architectural heritage in New Mexico, and plans for Terra 2022.


The Terra 2022 year-long virtual lead-up event series, running from June 2021 to June 2022, presents the richness and diversity of earthen architectural heritage around the world, the individuals and organizations working in the sector, and the communities who care for this heritage and its traditions.

Click here for more information on the Terra 2022 Virtual Lead-Up Events Series.

Click here for more information on Terra 2022 World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage.



Virtual Event Participants

Jeanne Marie Teutonico | Getty Conservation Institute

Jeanne Marie Teutonico is currently Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives and Publications, at Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles where her responsibilities include the development of strategic priorities for the Institute’s programmatic work and oversight of GCI publications. An architectural conservator with over thirty years of experience, she received an A.B. (Hons) in art history from Princeton University and an M.Sc. in historic preservation from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  Prior to joining GCI in 1999, Jeanne Marie was a conservator and educator on the staff of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, and later of English Heritage in London.  She was an invited Resident at the American Academy in Rome in 2008 and is a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology, the Society of Antiquaries, and the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC).

Claudia Cancino | Getty Conservation Institute

Claudia Cancino manages the Earthen Architecture Initiative at the Getty Conservation Institute. She graduated in architecture and urban planning from Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru, and earned a certificate in conservation at ICCROM in 1995, followed by training in business administration at ESAN in Lima. She practiced preservation architecture and was on the faculty at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima (1996–99), teaching restoration of monuments and earthen building techniques. She earned a master of science in historic preservation (2001) and an advanced certificate in conservation (2002) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Frank Matero | University of Pennsylvania, Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Frank G. MateroFrank G. Matero is Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. He is Director and founder of the Center for Architectural Conservation, a member of the Graduate Group in the Department of Art History, and Research Associate of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He is founder and editor-in-chief of Change Over Time, the international journal on conservation and the built environment published by Penn Press.  His teaching and research are focused on historic building technology and the conservation of building materials, with an emphasis on masonry and earthen construction, the conservation of archaeological sites, and issues related to preservation and appropriate technology for traditional societies and places.

Lauren Meyer | National Park Service, Vanishing Treasures Program

Lauren Meyer oversees the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) Intermountain Historic Preservation Services group, including the Vanishing Treasures Program. In this role, she guides and provides support to parks and partners in the conservation of the significant, yet fragile architectural heritage of the American west. With the NPS for 20 years, Lauren’s focus areas include the conservation of archeological sites in the American Southwest, the development of tools for evaluating and addressing climate change risks and vulnerabilities for cultural heritage, and the implementation of multi-disciplinary approaches to cultural resource management. Lauren has a BA in Archaeological Studies from Boston University, an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Advanced Certificate in Architectural Conservation and Site Management from the University of Pennsylvania.   

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