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 Irini Barbero

Irini Barbero

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture


Irini Barbero holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from the School of Architectural Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), in Greece. In October 2017, she started her PhD studies at the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) of Cardiff University. Since 2018, she has also been involved with teaching, both on an undergraduate and a postgraduate level, at the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Engineering, of Cardiff University.



Carlo Scarpa and the Brion Cemetery: Poetic experience and emotional wellbeing

This research is exploring the possibility of poetry in architecture as an enriching vehicle that aims at enhancing the emotional and existential experience of the person within the built environment. It has as its purpose to articulate an interpretation of how architecture can act in such a manner, by arguing that value can be found in the experiential qualities of poetry. Key themes and questions are being explored through the Brion-Vega cemetery of architect Carlo Scarpa, at San Vito d’ Altivole, in Italy. 


Mhairi McVicar

Professor Mhairi McVicar

Project Lead of Community Gateway


Dr Magda Sibley

Reader in Architectural History and Theory