Venice, Italy

Venetian Architecture and the Heritage of Carlo Scarpa

when 1 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1650

"The studio focuses on the work of the most enigmatic and famous Venetian architect - Carlo Scarpa, and his heritage in Venice."

Carlo Scarpa is a unique figure among the modern architects of the 20th century. Born and raised in Venice and the Veneto region, Scarpa transformed the ancient city and sites in the wider area by weaving the most modern of spatial conceptions into their material fabric. In his architecture and curatorial work, he joined different worlds, revised lost crafts, paying particular attention to place, time, ritual, detail, and water, including the experience of the user to a degree rarely found elsewhere in modern architecture. At the same time, he introduced entirely new structures, construction, and materials in sensitive historic contexts. Our contemporary challenges related to climate change, globalization, tourism and migration, and the sustainability of our historic urban environments can greatly benefit from Scarpa's radical thinking and imaginative interventions.

Course leader

Prof Sophia Psarra
Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture , Faculty of the Built Environment. Psarra is Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Target group

BSc graduates, Master students, Master graduates, and Ph.D. students

Students in relevant disciplines, urban planners, designers, and artists can be also considered, depending on portfolio, statement of interest, and software skills.
Participants need to bring their own laptops.

Course aim

• This studio will explore the architecture and art of display of Scarpa, and their relationship to his native city, Venice.
• You will visit the Venice Architecture Biennale, world's most prestigious exhibition. Tickets are included in the programme.
• All participants receive the certificate from The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, number 1 in the world in 2019 for Architecture / Built Environment Subjects in the renowned QS World Rankings.

Fee info

EUR 1650: tuition fee for four online sessions and two week design studio


Although limited, partial scholarships are available. Please contact us at for details