Townscapes in transition. Transformation and reorganization of Italian cities and their architecture in the interwar period
Call for papers,
Amercian Association for Italian Studies
AAIS – Annual Conference / Session 24
Luigi Monzo, University of Innsbruck, email@example.com
Social change after WWI led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural ‘DNA‘ of Italian historic cities offered a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. The result was not a single strategy to ensure continuity in urban planning and architecture, but a multiplicity of formal principles and trends. The session proposes to clarify what methods Italian architects and urban planners used to take possession of a ‘Roman’ or ‘Italian’ building and planning tradition, and how they accommodated it to the modernization of their country.
Please submit via email a 200-250-word abstract of the presentation, a brief biographical note and affiliation to Luigi Monzo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 30, 2017. Please comply with conference guidelines: https://aais.wildapricot.org/conference_guidelines.
The conference languages are Italian and English.
Session organizers and chairs:
Luigi Monzo, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
Carmen M. Enss, University of Bamberg (Germany)
Download call for papers: AAIS_2018_Panel-24_CFP_v2.0_web