INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE: KNOWLEDGE AND MANAGEMENT

Second cycle degree in TECHNIQUES, HERITAGE, INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

Campus: PADOVA

Language: French

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MASSIMO PREITE

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 4


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic awareness of the role played by Cultural Heritage in our societies is recommended, together with the knowledge of the French. In this idiom, classes will be done.
Examination methods: Writing a short paper related to an example of Industrial Heritage. The case study will be taken in accord between teacher and student and its elaboration will be evaluated during the class schedule or indirectly through e-mail at the address preite@unifi.it
Course unit contents: The course is aimed to give the required interpretation tools for the comprehension of the former industrial sites as a new heritage born as side effect of the de-industrialisation processes of the second half of 20th century. In reference to the principles of the Nizhny Tagil Chart elaborated by Ticcih (The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) in 2003 for the protection of industrial heritage, the historic trend of Industrial Heritage size increase will be illustrated: from the monuments to the company towns, from the urban regeneration programs for industrial cities to the rehabilitation of industrial landscapes. By means of accurate analyses of significant best practices, knowledge tools, interpretation criteria and valorisation models will be compared in terms of authenticity respect and appropriate reutilisation of the industrial heritage.