Programme: Architecture - PhD/MPhil/MSc by Research

Start date: February 2016

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: The Role and Influence of Digital Social Networks in Urban Conservation Activism

Ezequiel Colmenero-Acevedo is interested in social attitudes, mentalities and media discourses around modern interventions in heritage architecture and urban areas.

Originally a historian, Ezequiel has departed from his professional roots to focus on present issues of communication, policies and decisions that affect the historical built environment. His research interests range from urban morphology and conservation policies to users' attitudes towards adaptive reuse interventions in heritage buildings.

Ezequiel is researching the use of social media and digital communications around big architectural and urban projects in Edinburgh, and the consequences of such digital interactions in those developments and the conservation policies and decisions. Ezequiel enjoys cycling, swimming, blogging, reading and travelling.