INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE AND URBAN HISTORY

Second cycle degree in TECHNIQUES, HERITAGE, INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

Campus: PADOVA

Language: French

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: GUIDO VITTORIO ZUCCONI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 5


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of French and of some guidelines in contemporary history
Examination methods: Writing a paper on a case study to be identified in accordance with the teacher. The final text will be delivered at the end of the course, after an intermediate test. Such a work will concern the relationship between city and industry.
Course unit contents: The entire course is divided into two distinct cycles, being the first related to the urban context and the second to the problems of the building. What will be first presented are the different ways in which city and industry have gone over time by defining their reciprocal relationships. It is not only a matter of clear separation – as in the well-known case of Northern England Northern Ireland and Scotland- but also of interpenetration between urban and productive aspects. In addition to the classical model -traditionally attributed to Great Britain- it will be brought light to some lesser-known case studies that fall within historically established contexts. These include in particular the city of Paris in the nineteenth century . At the center of the port cities, will also set urban networks , projects related to the " industrial paternalism ", zoning schemes and regional planning during after the electrical revolution and during the so-called second industrial revolution
In the second part of the course, prominence will be given to the main innovative materials for construction as practically applied between 1850 and 1950. Selected examples will serve to bring out an overview of what has been achieved at the local level and in an international context . This type of comparison will provide a critical framework in terms of chronology, diffusion models , reciprocal relationship between housing and industry , including architecture and civil engineering. A section of the course will be devoted to the problems of mass production , and its influence not only on the construction process , but also on the architecture and the applied arts.