Public Lecture Series

Carlos Bayod Lucini

Carlos Bayod Lucini
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emma Letizia Jones
Guillaume Othenin-Girard
Revealed by surface: A re-engagement with cultural objects through 3D documentation
Carlos Bayod Lucini

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Meeting ID: 910-2489-7131

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HKU Department of Architecture
Fall 2021 Public Lecture Series

Lecture Abstract

What can be revealed through the surface of things? How can we re-discover artifacts through detailed digitization and reproduction? This lecture will discuss the potential of digital technology, particularly close-range 3D scanning, to contribute to the conservation, study and dissemination of cultural elements. For more than a decade, Factum Foundation has developed high-resolution recording systems for the documentation of original artifacts. The obtained data becomes an invaluable source to understand their biography and facilitates the creation of exact facsimiles. The “virtual” inspection of the data and the “physical” experience of the facsimiles disclose new layers of information about the recorded objects, allowing alternative ways of engaging with their complex historical trajectories. A selection of works will be presented to describe the challenges of digital technology as a tool for cultural mediation, as well as projects to show how the act of recording the surface has meant a true revelation.


Carlos Bayod Lucini is Project Director at Factum Foundation. His work is dedicated to the development and application of digital technology to the preservation of art and cultural heritage. With the Lucida 3D Scanner, he has digitized over 200 paintings and low-relief objects in major museums and archaeological sites around the world. Between 2016 and 2019, he started and taught the Preservation Technology studio under the MS in Historic Preservation program at Columbia University’s GSAPP, and has lectured worldwide. Carlos received a MS in Architecture from the Technical University of Madrid and is a PhD candidate at the Department of Art Theory and History in the Autonomous University of Madrid.

This lecture is open to the general public.

*The total number of attendance is limited to 500. First come, First served.

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

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