Cultural heritage

EXP-HOST – Great events and hospitality. Milan Expo 2015 and Turin Italia 150: new concepts and formats for new populations

The project has explored the possibility to forecast certain features and requirements of visitors to large events, who as we know, have an increasing impact on city organization. Milan Expo 2015 will attract millions of visitors and in 2011 Torino will host the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, events characterized …

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Rethinking Industrial Cities: Ivrea as Unesco Site

During the 20th century industrial cities underwent experimentation with new models of production systems, often linking industrial projects with the modernity of architectural and housing development models and new conceptions of planning. After the decline and dismantling of industrial sectors, the communities affected had to find new ways to relaunch and maintain the physical structures …

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CitySpaces: A virtual/real platform for exploring, learning about and interacting with the layered histories of city spaces

The CitySpaces project has the objective of conceiving a multichannel digital media approach for exploring, learning about and interacting with the layered histories of city spaces. A CitySpaces is a virtual-real system for exploring cities overlaid with their rich geo-history, including the diverse histories of people, architecture and the urban environment, as well as the …

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TETI: Integrated technologies for sustainable management of underwater cultural heritage

Four out of five parts of the world are underwater and sea also acts as a jealous custodian of the traces of human evolution. Today, technology can have unfortunate consequences on this wellestablished equilibrium, allowing people to destroy in few years what has been sleeping in the deep for centuries. We must save our past, …

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Virtual Museum: Virtual Museum for the XXI century

Right now ex-industrial cities, that were developed around important factories, are facing the big issue of new identity reshaping. A huge heritage is conserved in this realities and it is not always profitably managed in order to preserve and communicate the memories related to it. On the other hand, traditional museums and archives are nowadays …

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CAPs: Cre-A(c)tive-Places

The definition of the Cre-Active Places (CAPs) project brief is a challenge in itself: to empower creative production in a creative way, by activating an abandoned place outside of large metropolitan context, while simultaneously actuating a communication platform to support the reactivation by establishing a critical mass of participants in the project. From a theoretical …

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ARCHe_Tool: Adaptive Reuse of Cultural Heritage

Guaranteeing a future for cultural heritage in an era of rapid technological innovation is a complex challenge. The aim of this project is to develop a tool to support the choice of an Adaptive reuse for three castles in Valle d’Aosta (Chateau Vallaise in Arnad, Sant-Germain castle in Montjovet and Ussel castle). Adaptive reuse is …

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MCDA for cultural Heritage: Multi-criteria decision analysis for cultural heritage conservation and development

The enhancement of built cultural heritage is recognized as a major element for strengthening the economic base of a territory as it fuels development through its attractiveness for inhabitants and external visitors, in terms of both tangible and intangible values. Furthermore, the collective nature of built cultural heritage due to the large number of persons …

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