PADUA AND VENICE
14 – 16 September 2020
22 – 24 March 2021
The program offers a broad reflection on the topic of regeneration of market spaces and production sites by analyzing their history and impact as a cultural heritage, also in terms of sound landscapes. The Summer school schedule includes three different types of activities: introductory lectures (which will focus on substantive content and methodological tools); an in-depth analysis of some important interventions developed on European market areas (among the others: London/Smithfield, Padua/the ‘Piazze’; Florence/the Market of San Lorenzo, Turin/ the Market of Porta Palazzo); and finally, a more practical component (field work) that will consider the Venetian case of Rialto.
The project works, developed by all participants under the guide of teachers and research assistants, will constitute a proposal for the cultural regeneration and reorganization of the activities around the Rialto market, including the so-called ‘Fabbriche Nuove’. This large building along with its pertinent surrounding spaces are currently empty and of uncertain destination. Through these several activities, participants will be asked to reflect on the complex dynamics and mechanisms of the urban history while dealing with present experiences and case studies, but also to produce hypotheses for the future. Lectures and workshops will take place in Padua (University) and Venice (Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation). Class and laboratory activities will be accompanied by visits to specific sites of the two cities, collections (archives and museums), and artisan shops.
These small tours will allow participants to explore and compare economic strategies, spaces and real architecture in connection with relevant historical sources in order to reconstruct the history and structure of market places.
The Summer School will envisage a dual-mode program that consists of online classes (First Part) and face-to-face activities (Second Part). The first module (14 -16 September 2020) will be dedicated to open talks via zoom meetings. The second module (22 – 24 March 2021) will encompass more specific activities, ‘field works’, and site visits to Padua and Venice. In between these two parts of the Summer School, all participants will remotely develop their project works.
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Donatella Calabi (Università Iuav di Venezia), Roberto Calabretto (Università degli studi di Udine), Luca Molà (University of Warwick), Elena Svalduz (Università degli studi di Padova)
DURATION (First Part) 14 – 16 September 2020; (Second Part) 22 – 24 March 2021
LOCATION Università degli studi di Padova, Piazza Capitaniato, 3, 35139, Padua and Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi, San Marco, 2893, 30124, Venice
PREREQUISITES This program is especially designed for PhD candidates, Master’s degree students, post-graduate students, early stage researchers, professional building designers (architects and engineers), scholars and professionals dealing with cultural heritage and interested in urban regeneration processes. The Summer School is opened to a maximum of 20 participants. Participants will be selected on the basis of their curriculum vitae and their specific fields of interest. Candidates are invited to submit their application in English before the deadline (31 July, 2020).
HOW TO APPLY Interested students/early stage researchers will send a motivation letter and a cv including their contact details by 31 July, 2020 to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org Admitted candidates will be notified via email by 20 August, 2020. Participation fees: admitted candidates will be requested to pay a participation fee of EUR 100 by 5 September, 2020.