Designing the future of the past [day 1]

A survey across the contemporary international debate

How to preserve (or not) what we inherited is a crucial contemporary issue to shape a sustainable and desirable future. Heritage borders are now more blurred than ever, and even what is not recognized as heritage can be considered a preservationist concern. Furthermore, the adaptation of existing buildings has increased in architectural practice and theoretical production during the last few decades. On the other hand, the legacy from the past might be considered either a positive or negative commons, depending on the social, cultural, economic, environmental context. The seminar aims to give an overview of current leading theories in the international debate, to promote a dialogue across disciplines on the reuse of urban legacy, heritage, and landscape. 

17th February 2022
From 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Castello del Valentino – Room 7V
Matteo Robiglio, Elena Guidetti, Cornelius Holtorf, Alexandre Monnin, Daniela Sandler, Caitlin DeSilvey, Bie Plevoets
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10 am – 1 pm (GMT+1)


Guests presentations (45’each + q&a)

Speakers: Cornelius Holtorf , Alexandre Monnin, Bie Plevoets

10 am – 11 am  | Cornelius Holtorf 

11am -12 am    | Alexandre Monnin

Lunch break

2 pm – 4 pm Lectures Guests presentation (45’each + q&a)

Guests presentations (45’each + q&a)

Speakers: Caitlin DeSilvey [online], Daniela Sandler [online]

2 pm – 3 pm | Caitlin DeSilvey

3 pm – 4 pm | Daniela Sandler

4 pm – 5 pm     | Bie Plevoets