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Next APS talk: Vernacular Architecture in Malta


H.E. Amb. Dr. George A. Said-Zammit will be presenting the next talk of the APS talks series, ‘Vernacular Architecture in Malta: The razzett, troglodyte houses and other dwellings.' The event will be held online at 18:30, on Thursday 28th October 2021.

The talk will focus on one of the main pillars of Malta's cultural legacy: vernacular architecture. For a long period of time, this branch of local architecture was never studied properly, consequently many ethnic buildings, such as the razzett and the girna, were left in complete abandonment. It was in more recent times that scholars of Maltese architecture started to appreciate and investigate the relevance of Maltese vernacular architecture within the context of Malta's national identity.

Mr Said-Zammit has a Master of Arts in Archaeology. In 2016, he finished his doctoral studies at the University of Leiden, in The Netherlands, where his Doctoral thesis was concerned with the development of domestic space on the Maltese islands from the Late Middle Ages to the second half of the twentieth century. He is also the author of various scholarly publications, published locally and abroad.

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