Brescia, Italy

Universal design and sustainable tourism: Cidneo Hill and its Castle in Brescia - 2nd Attack

when 17 July 2018 - 26 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

After the 2017 Editon (1st Attack), this year University of Brescia propose the 2nd Attack!
The International Summer School (ISS) for Advanced Studies in the form of workshop wil be focused once again on the theme of accessibility to cultural heritage and its enhancement with an interdisciplinary approach in the perspective of Universal Design. The Summer School refers to skills that at DICATAM have been developed over the last 20 years and have seen the birth of the Brixia Accessibility Lab.The project is also connected to the new network Italian Accessibility Labs which involves, in addition to the University of Brescia, the Polytechnic of Turin, the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice, the University of Trieste, the University of Florence, the University Federico II of Naples and the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria.
This synergy is related to an educational offer where the concept of accessibility, read in holistic form, as well as being a enhancement tool for people, it is also a collective resource that can elevate the social capital of a community. More accessible environments and services, in fact, while expanding individual freedoms, social opportunities and knowledge, encourage each person to participate in community life and to contribute to the growth of the society.
In particular accessibility to cultural heritage is first and foremost the ability to enjoy it, to relate, to make it an experience area.
The accessibility of cultural heritage therefore it is not only a technical or regulatory aspect, but cuts across many different knowledge and sensitivity. The ISS has the ambition to be a place of education and discussion, a pretext to induce experts from different disciplines to confront on this issue, an invitation to reflect seriously on the meaning of Heritage.
The ISS is able to meet the specific needs expressed by the working world and academia, providing a current specialization course aligned with the best practices of the best universities in designing.

1st Day: 17th July 2018
8,30 - 9,00 Welcome address by Academic and City Authorities
9,00 – 11,00 Introduction by Alberto Arenghi (University of Brescia)
Report and Results from Edition 2017 (1st Attack)
11,00 – 13,00 Lecture by Alberto Arenghi (University of Brescia)
Universal Design, Accessibility and Sustainability
14,30 – 19,00 Guided site visit with life drawing

2nd Day: 18th July 2018
8,30 – 10,45 Lecture by Irene Giustina (University of Brescia)
History of the Castle in Brescia
10,45 – 13,00 Lecture by Oddbjørn Sørmoen (KA Norwegian Association for Church Employers, Oslo)
Access to Life. An Accessibility Rethink
14,00- 16,00 Lecture by Michelle Bonera (University of Brescia)
Sustainable Tourism Marketing
16,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

3rd Day: 19th July 2018
8,30 – 10,45 Lecture by Steven Semes (Notre Dame University, Indiana)
International Perspectives on Conservation Theory and Practice
10,45 – 13,00 Lecture by Valeria Pracchi (Polytechnic of Milan)
Conservation and Accessibility
14,00- 16,00 Lecture by Hugo Gutierrez Cota (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Accessibility and Urban Health between Neighbourhoods in an Extended Mexican City Looking for a Re-densification
16,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

4th Day: 20th July 2018
8,30 – 10,45 Lecture by Antonio Scarponi (Conceptual Devices, Zurich)
Triangular Design Manifesto
10,45 – 13,00 Lecture by Mariachiara Bonetti (University of Brescia)
Accessibility to the Castles: Examples
14,00- 16,00 Lecture by Inger Marie Lid (VID Specialized University, Bergen, Oslo and Sandnes)
Access to Cultural Heritage: a Multiscaled Approach
16,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

5th Day: 21st July 2018
8,30 – 10,45 Lecture by Anna Cardinaletti and Giulia Bencini (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice)
Accessibility and Inclusive Communication: a Universal Design approach using the ICF framework
10,45 – 13,00 Lecture by Luca Baraldi (Fundación Con-ciencia, Ibagué, Colombia)
Culture as a Driver for Inclusive Development: a Methodological Turn for International Policies
14,00- 16,00 Lecture by Lucia Baracco (Lettura Agevolata)
Legibility Matters
16,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

6th Day: 22nd July 2018
Free day

7th Day: 23rd July 2018
8,30 – 10,45 Lecture by Elena Borin (Burgundy School of Business)
Managerial Perspective on Accessibility and Inclusion
10,45 – 13,00 Lecture by Stefano Francesco Musso (University of Genova)
Preserve/Restore Castles and Fortresses, to Live Them
14,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

8th Day: 24th July 2018
8,30 – 10,45 Lecture by Joao Pedro Falcao de Campos (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon)
Three Structuring Projects in the Centre of the City of Lisbon
10,45 – 13,00 Lecture by Pier Federico Mauro Caliari (Polytechnic of Milan)
Cultural Offer and Accessibility. Musealization as an Inclusive Strategy
14,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

9th Day: 25th July 2018
9,00 – 13,00 Teamwork
14,00 – 19,30 Teamwork

10th Day: 26th July 2018
9,00 – 13,00 Teamwork
14,00 – 16,00 Exhibition mounting
16,00 – 17,00 Critique
18,30 Exhibition Opening
19,00 Conclusion and Final Greetings

Course leader

Prof. Alberto Arenghi

Target group

The Summer School is mainly addressed to students attending the Master Courses in Civil Engineering, in Architecture or Civil-Architectural Engineering, students who have gotten their Master Degree in Civil Engineering, in Architecture or Civil-Architectural Engineering in 2018, PhD in Civil Engineering and Architecture or Graduate School in Architectural and Landscape Heritage.

Students coming from Italian Universities will be admitted to the Summer School by considering their grade average of the exams (or their Master Degree mark for PhD students) and evaluating a personal motivation letter detailing why they would like to attend the Summer School.

Students coming from non Italian Universities will be admitted on the base of the selection made by their University Tutors.

Course aim

Providing methodological and operational planning instruments relating to issues of accessibility to cultural heritage and to its concrete and real enhancement for: implementing design strategies on cultural heritage and to the scale of the building that the urban scale; giving the designer a social profile as well as technical; understanding how actions that promote the cultural heritage and culture have a high socio-economic content both for the visitor and the residents which guard that good;
- Favoring '"horizontal learning" in which students, working side by side, have the opportunity to transmit and share their knowledge;
- Operating a collective verification of theoretical approaches and interdisciplinary reference systems in order to expand the individual information field.

During the 1st Attack a general view on the relationship between Cidneo hill and its Castle and the city of Brescia was analyzed. This year we will enter into the Castle and in the surrounding park on the hill to focus the designin of some given particular area.

Credits info

3 EC
Credits depend on home University. Our University recognizes 3 credits to its students

Fee info

EUR 400: Actually no fees are due. The € 400,00 amount is related to the costs for meals and accommodation (we are looking for some sponsors in order to cover a part of the costs.