Semester 2 - Padova

Module 1.1. Overall methodological approaches:

Museum of Industrial Heritage, D. Celetti

The course analyses in a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective the role of industrial heritage in the evolution of urban contexts and in the economic and social transformations of territories from a historical, cultural, economic, urbanistic, symbolic and identity perspective.

Module 1.2. Practical training module:

a / Industrial heritage: knowledge and project, M.Preite

The course, a support for the tutored project, aims to develop a certain familiarity with the conceptual categories that concern the industrial heritage. The concepts will be verified by their application to a number of Italian and foreign experiences of valorization of former industrial sites.

b / Tutored project

c / Company archives and sources of industrial heritage, C. Lussana

Computerised organisation of documents, ways of using information in territorial planning and in interventions for the conservation and enhancement of industrial heritage. The conferences and seminars will focus on: 1) archives, museums and sites, sources for the study of industry; a global approach; 2) company archives: characteristics and peculiarities; 3) forms of company, forms of archive, types of documents, types of sources; 4) instruments for the description of the archival heritage on traditional media and on the Web; 5) methodologies and strategies for the preservation and enhancement of the archival heritage of companies; 6) visits and practical applications.

Module 2. Fundamentals:

a/ From archaeology to industrial heritage, G.L. Fontana

The seminar analyses research methods in the field of industrial archaeology and industrial heritage history and examines the processes of heritage of industrial civilisation from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective, using case studies to promote the dissemination of good practices in the knowledge, conservation and rehabilitation of industrial property. It studies the forms of integration of industrial heritage into the whole range of cultural goods.

b/ History of multinational enterprises and the global economy, M. Bertilorenzi

The course intends to provide notions of corporate history in order to understand the role of economic actors (firms and entrepreneurs), their forms of organisation and their strategies in technical and productive choices. In particular, the course will focus on the historical evolution of multinational companies, their role in the process of economic integration and the impacts that these companies have had on different economic and social contexts. An institutional approach to the historical problem of the firm will be adopted, in order to understand the mutual interactions between actors and society in technical and economic transformations.

Module 3. Scientific environment:

a / Webminar TPTI, Web Coffee

b / A seminar of complementary disciplinary choice

City and Industry, G. Zucconi

The seminar analyzes the different ways in which the city and industry have defined their mutual relationship over time. The most innovative building materials in their practical application between 1850 and 1930 will be studied. Part of the course will be devoted to the problems of mass production and its influence on the construction process and on architecture, applied arts and industrial design.

Museography of Industrial Heritage, E. Canadelli

Based on case studies, the course presents ways of analysing an industrial site; orients students to the main issues concerning conservation; informs about the main international organisations and programmes in the field of industrial heritage; explains museographic trends. Elements of museum design and heritage interpretation.

Urban anthropology, F. Fava

The main objective of the course is to illustrate the relevance of the anthropological gesture: to build the critical analysis of the urban social micro with the wider contestation in which it is correlated; to understand the effects that these processes have on the forms of life of individuals and groups and how these same processes are adopted, contested, re-elaborated and reinvented. The course introduces the different and multiple anthropological questions (in both historical and systematic perspectives), theoretical approaches, and ethnographic research in both domestic and public space. The urban areas and their identification as places of research and disciplinary attention, in social theory and in anthropological theory in particular, will be the starting point of the course.

Industrial Heritage Law, M. Giampieretti

The course aims to analyse the legal and institutional framework for the protection and enhancement of industrial heritage at international and European level, and to provide criteria for its interpretation and enforcement. Special attention will be paid to the EU rules and policies for the safeguarding of industrial heritage and the promotion of industrial culture as an essential part of Europe’s identity. At national level, the most relevant Italian State and regional laws, and their practical implementation in this area, will be examined in detail.

c/ Langues

LV1 : italian
LV2 : english for industrial archaeology





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