10th CONGRESS AISU
ADAPTIVE CITIES THROUGH THE POST PANDEMIC LENS
Times and Challenges in Urban History
Turin, 6-10 September 2022
Macrosession 4. Resilience and/or Adaptiveness
Resilient Palaces. Civic architecture as a mirror and tool of urban adaptability (18th-20th centuries)
Paola Barbera – Università di Catania – firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Grazia D’Amelio – Università di Roma Tor Vergata – email@example.com
Marco Folin – Università di Genova – firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the Middle Ages, the urban landscape of Italian cities has been marked by the presence of public palaces and civic architecture: buildings, monuments, infrastructures that fulfilled multiple functions for collective use, emboding the civil identity of the inhabitants. Those building have always maintained a crucial role in the public life and cultural landscape of Italian cities as places of self-representation for civic authorities and their policies for 'good government' up to the present day.
In this long-term framework, this session aims to focus on turning points, breaks, restructuring/reconversion steps after dramatic events: post-war rebuildings, ''revolutionary'' eras, the interplay between different models of public architecture and their idioms, or ''discourses'' (nationalistic VS municipalistic, classicist VS autochthonous, historicist VS modernist). Special attention will be paid to cross-cutting approaches, highlighting the complexity of historical processes in urban contexts and the permeability of architecture to political, social and cultural factors.
To submit a paper proposal by
31 March 2022