Paper presentation at the ChileGlobal Seminar UK 2018 in Oxford by Bernadette Devilat

Bernadette presented the paper: ‘A public policy for Chilean heritage: inserting technological innovation for earthquake-damage mitigation and re-construction’ at the ChileGlobal Seminar UK Oxford: ‘Challenges for

Development in Chile: new institutions for innovation’ organised by the Oxford Chilean Society. The event took place at the Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK on the 15th November 2018.


'3D laser scanning as a form of representation' at the ‘SEE-ING’ Exhibition. UNCC, USA. by Bernadette Devilat

Bernadette presented a contribution titled: ‘3D laser scanning as a form of representation’ at the ‘SEE-ING: The Environmental Consciousness Project’ Exhibition from the 15th October to the 16th November 2018. The exhibition was located at the Storrs Gallery UNCC, Charlotte, USA. The work consisted on one image and a video in which she explored the representational aspects of 3D laser scanning using previous data from her PhD research of the historical area of Zúñiga, Chile in 2013.

Image credit: Toby Shearer

Paper presentation at the SEAHA International Conference in London, UK by Bernadette Devilat

Bernadette presented a paper titled: ‘Tracing back architectural spaces using the 3D laser scanning of ruins’ at the 4th International 4th International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) in London last 4th of June 2018. The paper covered aspects that she researched in her PhD around the role of accurate recording technologies to study the changes of architectural spaces through time.


We presented the 3D Scan House at the RIBA in London on Wednesday 7th March at 18.00 hrs. as part of the 'Small Talks: Exploring International Opportunities in South America'. It was a free event open to all.


Bernadette was part of the Chilean project Dramatic Varieties to be presented at the Architecture Film Festival London with her films featuring the 3D laser scanning record of three heritage areas of Chile. These are San Lorenzo de Tarapacá, Zúñiga and Lolol, affected by the 2005 and 2010 earthquakes. The films are strongly evocative of their condition in 2013, mixing reconstruction, damages and ruins. More information here:


Bernadette and Felipe presented at the exhibition associated with the 'Film | Making | Space' Event at the Royal Academy of Arts, London next Monday 13th February.

Bernadette's 'Virtual reconstruction' is a video rendered from a 3D laser scanning record done in Chile in January 2013 in the heritage villages of San Lorenzo de Tarapacá and Zúniga, both affected by the earthquakes of 2005 and 2010 respectively. The information obtained is highly accurate as it combines laser measurements and photographs to build a colour 3D model of the reality in a short period. The video explores the quality and possibilities that this digital 3D model offers through different camera angles, birds-eye views of all the village and detailed close-ups, where we can even have a glimpse of dwelling conditions. Special thanks to Diego Ramírez, Max Cruz, Fernanda Vargas and Francisca Carter for their help in the onsite data capture.

FIRST PRIZE IN UCL's “Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research” by Bernadette Devilat

Bernadette got the first prize in the “Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research” competition, organised by University College London in 2016. The winning entry is titled 'Fragile materiality'. The image shows a still from a 3D laser scanning record from Zuñiga, a heritage area in Chile affected by an earthquake in 2010. 3d laser scanning is an accurate technology that can record the built environment as a point cloud in a short period of time with precision of millimetres. The image was composed using the scans from inside a traditional dwelling in that area that continues damaged after the mentioned seismic event, although inhabited. The scans were taken from both interior and exterior spaces. The transparency of the image allows seeing the interior space, giving a fragile aesthetics of buildings that are at are endangered by earthquakes