sant'anna institute, sorrento, june 14-17, 2018
Townscapes in transition. Transformation and reorganization of Italian cities and their architecture in the interwar period.
Social change after WW I led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural ›DNA‹ of Italian historic cities offered a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. The result was not a single strategy to ensure continuity in urban planning and architecture, but a multiplicity of formal principles and trends. The session proposes to clarify what methods Italian architects and urban planners used to take possession of a ‘Roman’ or ‘Italian’ building and planning tradition, and how they accommodated it to the modernization of their country.
Please submit via e-mail a 200-300-word abstract of the presentation, a brief biographical note and affiliation to Luigi Monzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 30, 2017. Please comply with conference guidelines: https://aais.wildapricot.org/conference_guidelines
The conference languages are Italian and English.