Pisa, Italy

Investigating Historical Landscapes and Architectures: Methods and Tools

when 1 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1000

NOTICE: Due to Covid19 emergency the Summer School "Investigating Historical Landscapes and Architectures: Methods and Tools" has to be cancelled for this year.
The Summer School will be held in 2021.
Information on a new edition will be published in October 2020.

The school intends to teach some selected and professional tools that are useful in the study of historical landscapes and past architectures in complex areas as the mountainous ones, taking advantage of the digital advances and of the new technologies, but also looking at the main needs in this feld of research, fostering a closer collaboration with the public institutions and professionals in land-use planning and in the promotion of Cultural Heritage.
Lectures in the first day and during the afternoon by the directors and instructors will provide students with insights in the theory and practice on the chosen subjects. Practical, hands-on experience in the feld during the morning will be complemented by activity on computer using new software and/or new digital tools in in the late afternoon.

Course leader

Prof. Enrica Salvatori

Target group

From graduated students up to professionals in the Humanities (PhD students in archaeology, history, geology and architecture), architects and land-planners,
teachers, researches, etc.

Course aim

Develop the awareness of the importance and of the complexity of the historical landscapes and past architectures in order to promote cultural projects that could reach architects urban planner as well as public administrators, and help them in an actual promotion of Cultural Heritage and a better land-planning.
Teach the use of new tools to investigate and to represent historical landscape in situations of difficult visibility and complex research field, like mountainous areas, to graduate and PhD students, and professionals.
This summer school is a good opportunity for graduate and PhD students and professionals to gain practical experience in surveying (geomorphological and landscape analysis of sites), studying archaeology of architecture, but also learning new tools for the digital processing of the data and for measuring buildings and drawing up the plans and elevations, by learning and working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field.

Fee info

EUR 1000: Fee

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