Appel à contribution : « Resilient Palaces. Civic architecture as a mirror and tool of urban adaptability (12th-17th centuries) », Turin, Politecnico di Torino, 6-10 septembre 2022, date limite le 31 mars 2022
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: fires, wars, plague epidemics; the establishment of seigniorial powers or the subjugation to dominant cities; the shift towards forms of oligarchic power. 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 https://aisuinternational.org/en/torino-2022-presentazione-paper-4/
Marco Folin, Università di Genova, email@example.com