In the beginning of May 2021, the University of Venice (IUAV) has officially joined the rurAllure Consortium.
One of the first Architecture Schools of Italy, the IUAV was established in 1926. Focusing on teaching, the research and the design of living spaces, environments, visual and performing arts, the IUAV has 4,200 students per year. This cutting-edge academic facility is active at the international level, participating in exchange programmes and European projects.
The IUAV working group for rurAllure will be particular involved in the pilot “Thermal heritage along the Roads to Rome”, focused on enhancement of thermal archaeological heritage and museums in the vicinity of the thermo-mineral springs present in Italy and in Europe along the pilgrimage routes to Rome: Via Francigena, Via Romea Strata and Via Romea Germanica.
Maddalena Bassani, PhD, scientific coordinator of the working group, is an Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at the IUAV Department of Architecture and Arts. Author and co-author of over 90 publications, she has taken part in national and international projects and conferences and has worked with various research and preservation Institutions, such as the CNR-ISMAR and the Authority for Archaeology. Her specialization in Roman culture and religion, thermalism, topography studies and Digital Humanities is a perfect fit for the rurAllure project.
Contributing to the project, Maddalena Bassani, will be working together with Giuseppe D’Acunto, who oversees the digital representation for their working group. Giuseppe has a PhD in Survey and Representation of Architecture and Environment and is an Associate Professor of Representation at the IUAV Department of Architecture and Arts.
Welcome aboard, IUAV!