The architecture department inspires an understanding of how living and entertaining has changed over time, of how private and public spaces relate to each other and interact. We introduce you to modern architects and unknown masters that built aqueducts, thermal baths, temples, stadiums, villas, and gardens, and planners who transformed cities and landscapes to shape the way we live today.

We explore the work of innovators and experience the historic and cultural aspects of ancient structures, discovering how artistic tendencies and forms were born and how engineering projects were developed.

In collaboration with TrattoPunto

A professional network that aims at supporting the discovery of the architectural and industrial archaeological sites in Italy. Its activities include: conservation and valorisation of industrial and material sites through the design of itineraries that connect the sites with the local traditions and culture.
The founders of the network are Francesco Antoniol: Archivist and industrial archaeologist, co-founder of the Studio Associato Virginia. He has developed unique expertise about documental archives on economic development and companies. He is a researcher on industrialisation with a focus on the North-Easter region of Italy; Michela Biancardi, an architect, co Founder of Texture, researcher at the TekneHub – Ferrara University. Among her passions Museography, exhibition design, inclusive design and, obviously, industrial archaeology and Lidia Giusto, art historian and photographer, she designs thematic itineraries around industrial archaeology and material culture sites.


Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri

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