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History of Architecture and Heritage

01VMWTE

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per Il Patrimonio - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Esercitazioni in aula 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Tamborrino Rosa Rita Maria Professore Ordinario ICAR/18 20 40 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/18 6 B - Caratterizzanti Discipline storiche per l'architettura
Valutazione CPD 2022/23
2022/23
The History of Architecture, City and Heritage course has one privileged object of study: the reflection of the totality of the architectural and urban heritage, widespread and concentrated, ancient and modern. The goal is the understanding of the heritage aimed at conservation, enhancement, management, promotion. The History of Architecture, City and Heritage course is aimed at training architects with a mature critical sense able to analyze the relationship between city and territory and with an in-depth knowledge of the phenomena and processes that have characterized buildings in history, the cities and places to be preserved, protected and enhanced today. On the basis of the knowledge acquired in the three-year degree, the student will be accompanied to a critical approach and the correct use of bibliographic and archival sources for the research and critical analysis of architectural and environmental heritage.
The History of Architecture, City and Heritage course has one privileged object of study: the reflection of the totality of the architectural and urban heritage, widespread and concentrated, ancient and modern. The goal is the understanding of the heritage aimed at conservation, enhancement, management, promotion. The History of Architecture, City and Heritage course is aimed at training architects with a mature critical sense able to analyze the relationship between city and territory and with an in-depth knowledge of the phenomena and processes that have characterized buildings in history, the cities and places to be preserved, protected and enhanced today. On the basis of the knowledge acquired in the three-year degree, the student will be accompanied to a critical approach and the correct use of bibliographic and archival sources for the research and critical analysis of architectural and environmental heritage.
Students in this course will gain knowledge about: - ability to move within different periods of architectural historiography - ability to reach an articulated understanding of the relationship between the evolution of historical research and the social recognition of some historical objects as part of a "heritage". - understand the difficult relationship between urban growth (linked to constantly changing needs), the architectural and urban heritage and the memory of places - develop a critical approach in reading the historical structure of contemporary European and extra-European cities. - critically study the sources (material, documentary, visual, etc.) of historical research and interpret their meanings This knowledge and skills will be acquired within the course through different types of activities: ex cathedra lectures, individual study, specific research exercises, public presentation of the research and study activities carried out individually, seminar discussions. Students will develop critical and interpretative skills on specific themes and methods of the history of architecture and the city.
Students in this course will gain knowledge about: - ability to move within different periods of architectural historiography - ability to reach an articulated understanding of the relationship between the evolution of historical research and the social recognition of some historical objects as part of a "heritage". - understand the difficult relationship between urban growth (linked to constantly changing needs), the architectural and urban heritage and the memory of places - develop a critical approach in reading the historical structure of contemporary European and extra-European cities. - critically study the sources (material, documentary, visual, etc.) of historical research and interpret their meanings This knowledge and skills will be acquired within the course through different types of activities: ex cathedra lectures, individual study, specific research exercises, public presentation of the research and study activities carried out individually, seminar discussions. Students will develop critical and interpretative skills on specific themes and methods of the history of architecture and the city.
Knowledge of the history of modern and contemporary architecture, disciplines covered in the basic three-year period, is considered a prerequisite. Furthermore, knowledge of historiography and the current debate on issues concerning the architectural and urban heritage is a fundamental prerequisite (subject of the obligatory introductory seminar for students enrolled in the course of study MAP).
Knowledge of the history of modern and contemporary architecture, disciplines covered in the basic three-year period, is considered a prerequisite. Furthermore, knowledge of historiography and the current debate on issues concerning the architectural and urban heritage is a fundamental prerequisite (subject of the obligatory introductory seminar for students enrolled in the course of study MAP).
The course is aimed at providing students with the tools for a critical reading of the relationship between architecture and urban context in the contemporary city, in its main historical and material stratifications, of meaning and use.
The course will develop a chronological approach, multilayered and multiscaled, and particularly enlighten critical changes. It will deal with cultural heritage in the context of history and environment. Elements will be analysed at architectural scale throughout the urban and landscape. The combination between history of architecture, cities, townplanning and heritage awareness will be studied framing several cities of the world. In this path the use of images and imaginary in the heritigisation processes will be a milestone of the course topics. The course will focus on the process of identification and cultural heritage building since 19th Century in the framework of urban changes in Europe and beyond. The opposition between the notion of heritage building and industrialization and urbanisation will especially be surveyed. It will consider the architectural heritage as a component of the heritage notion and its relations with the parallel conceptualization of the past and an historical approach. The beginnings of former institutions, the contribution of different fields and expertise will be investigated. Debate, tools and circulation among different countries will be another focus. The 20th Century post-wars periods will be investigated especially focusing on issues of loose of heritage and reconstructions in historic cities. This topic about heritage at risk will be also further investigated in multiple countries framing other kind of disaster experiences. The impact of digital age on history of architecture and city and heritage will be the object of a crosscutting issue within the course. Relationships between global and local approach will be discussed. The course will foster a global history approach in post-colonial perspective. Furthermore, the course includes students’ concentration on specific case studies. Small group of students will be addressed to link heritagization processes and historical narratives by creating a final outcome.
The course consists of a series of lectures presenting the mentioned course topics, seminars on some case studies, historiography discussions, and practices developed with student groups.
The course consists of a series of lectures presenting the mentioned course topics, seminars on some case studies, historiography discussions, and practices developed with student groups.
UNESCO, Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972 UNESCO, Convention for the Saveguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2003 R. Tamborrino, W. Wendrich. "Cultural heritage in context: the temples of Nubia, digital technologies and the future of conservation." Journal of the Institute of Conservation 40, no. 2 (2017): 168-182. R. Tamborrino, F. Rinaudo. "Digital urban history as an interpretation key of cities' Cultural Heritage." In 2015 Digital Heritage, vol. 2, pp. 235-242. IEEE, 2015. F. Bandarin, R.Van Oers, The historic urban landscape: managing heritage in an urban century, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, 2012.
UNESCO, Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972 UNESCO, Convention for the Saveguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2003 R. Tamborrino, W. Wendrich. "Cultural heritage in context: the temples of Nubia, digital technologies and the future of conservation." Journal of the Institute of Conservation 40, no. 2 (2017): 168-182. R. Tamborrino, F. Rinaudo. "Digital urban history as an interpretation key of cities' Cultural Heritage." In 2015 Digital Heritage, vol. 2, pp. 235-242. IEEE, 2015. F. Bandarin, R.Van Oers, The historic urban landscape: managing heritage in an urban century, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, 2012.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato scritto individuale;
Exam: Written test; Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project; Individual essay;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project; Individual essay;
Mandatory oral exam. The exam will include: a written individual test (40% of final score); delivery of final outcome of the working student groups (40% of final score); oral presentation of the outcome (20% of final score)
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