Summer School on Historic Masonry Structures in Italy
Graduates, PhD students or researchers involved in the theory and practice of preserving architectural heritage buildings with a focus on historic masonry are invited to a Summer School that will take place in the St. Scolastica Monastery of Subiaco (about 70 km east of Rome, Italy) from June 17-30, 2018.
The summer school is organized by Prof. Gianmarco de Felice (Università degli studi Roma Tre), Maurizio Angelillo (Università degli studi di Salerno), Santiago Huerta (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and John Ochsendorf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Field activities will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Roberta Fonti, postdoctoral fellow at the Chair of Conservation-Restoration (Prof. Erwin Emmerling) of the TU Munich. The school is organized in partnership with the Technical University of Cottbus-Senftenberg.
The program is intended for graduate and PhD students or practitioners planning to be, or already involved, into building conservation and restoration, architecture history, structural design, seismic assessment, management of cultural heritage, and history of construction. It comprises lectures, conferences, excursions and field work.
About the Program
Nowadays, architects and engineers involved in restoration find themselves puzzled in front of an architecture so different from contemporary constructions. Indeed, the tradition of masonry building, which can be traced back to the origins of civilisation, was swept away in the first half of the 20th Century by Modern Architecture. Other structural types substituted arches, vaults and buttresses: namely, trussed and framed structures, made of steel or reinforced concrete. However, we need to preserve the historic buildings, understand their problems and know when and how to make interventions. Besides, archeologists and architectural historians need a basic understanding of technical aspects of masonry to make their work of interpretation. This program is intended for graduate and PhD students or practitioners planning to be, or already involved, into building conservation and restoration, architecture history, structural design, seismic assessment and management of cultural heritage, and history of construction. It is the purpose of this Summer course to give an introduction of the theory and practice of Historic Masonry Architecture with a view to enable an understanding of their construction and structural behaviour.
Dration: 2 weeks
Credits: 90 credit hours
Fee: EUR 850
Application Deadline: June 1, 2018.