The course teaches the methods of reading the anthropized territory at different scales (of the landscape, of the urban settlement, of the single architectures) and in the residual permanences of the different eras that over time have contributed to structuring it. The reading of the diachronic signs of anthropization is a specific area of the architectural disciplines: the course (two modules of architectural design and two modules of architectural restoration) teaches to recognize the signs of permanence and transformation of the territory in order to conserve, enhance and update them to the present.
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Mutuazione: 21010032-2 ARTI E SCIENZE DEL TERRITORIO - parte 2 in Scienze dell'architettura L-17 FRANCIOSINI LUIGI


Eyes that look beyond
... The construction of thought and especially of creative activities, depends on our ability to ask questions, to interact with what constitutes our vital context, that is, our past. In this sense the territory (the landscape and its archaeology), in the absence of the man who interrogates him is always indeterminate, unconscious, neither beautiful nor ugly, without borders, without center. Place of the disorientation of the mind. It's up only to us his completion in shapeEducation to understand the things that surround us (so the critical ability to interrogate reality ) listening to the echo of the past that innervates and permeates the sensitive (that descending motion towards the first language ) "... marks the way to access the root from which the expressive reasons of things depart: to go down to the root means to reach the foundation, to the silence from which no word has separated."

Core Documentation

T. W Potter, Storia del paesaggio dell'Etruria meridionale. La Nuova Italia Scientifica, 1985
R.Assunto, Il paesaggio e l’estetica, Novecento 2006
S. Schama, Paesaggio e Memoria, Mondadori,

F. F.Armesto, La nascita delle civiltà, Mondadori, 2010

Type of delivery of the course

The contribution foresees a cycle of theoretical lessons intended to experiment through the analysis of exemplary cases the relationship between the shape and substance of the soil and the characteristics of anthropic transformations. The field of reflection will focus on the territory of upper Lazio (Southern Etruria) and on Rome.


For 75% of the duration of the course

Type of evaluation

oral exam