CONFERENCE: Townscapes in transition. Transformation and reorganization of Italian cities and their architecture in the interwar period. Sorrento, 14 June 2018

Conference: Townscapes in transition. Transformation and reorganization of Italian cities and their architecture in the interwar period. Sorrento, 14 June 2018

38th annual conference of the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS)

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.
The conference languages are Italian and English.
The programme of the conference can be accessed here.

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