Dr Fidel Meraz

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  • Qualifications:Arq MA PhD SFHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer - Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83110
  • Email:Fidel.Meraz@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Fidel Meraz is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Environment and Technology in the Department of Architecture at UWE, Bristol. He has an established career in teaching architecture in Mexico (Anahuac University) and the United Kingdom (Universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent and Suffolk). Fidel has participated in the planning, validation and pedagogical direction of architectural and design course programmes, and served as external examiner of these disciplines in India. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His experience as educator merges practice-based teaching and theoretical research aimed at supporting the students’ learning with a holistic approach.

He currently contributes to teaching and learning in the areas of theory, history and design practice of architecture at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels. He is interested in moving forward the critical agenda of an architectural pedagogy that offers the students the potential of becoming agents of their own progress and their communities.

Fidel’s research focuses on philosophical approaches, mainly through phenomenology, to the relationship between spatiality, temporality and the architectural place, as well as on issues of collective memory, heritage conservation, cultural identity and perceptions of wellbeing. He has published and presented a number of papers in journals and conferences at international level. He is peer reviewer and member of editorial committees for several journals and publications in the UK and abroad.

In practice, he worked extensively in design and construction in Mexico, Italy and Central America in numerous projects, from housing to shopping centres, performing both in the conceptual stages and in technical site direction, and supervision.

Area of expertise

Architectural phenomenology

Architectural pedagogy

Philosophy of conservation

Cesare Brandi's Theory of Conservation

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