Archive for November, 2013

Postponed Urban Trekking – Prof Munoz’s courses

Posted on: November 28th, 2013 by intern No Comments

On Monday, Dec 2nd, the Urban Trekking scheduled for the course “New Technologies, Cultural Heritage and Urban Uxperience” is postponed, due to the overlapping with the rescheduled classes of Prof. Balletti/Guerra (“Digital Tools for Humanities”, double class, 3.15 – 6.30).

-The Urban Trekking for “New technologies” class will be on Wednesday, Dec 4th, at 5 pm.
-The Urban Trekking for “Managing Heritage Cities” class will be on Monday, Dec 9th, at 5 pm (instead of Wed, Dec 4th).
-On Monday, Dec 2nd, in the afternoon, students are warmly invited to take part in the guest lecture “Virtual museums for cultural heritage: the case of Villa di Livia and the Etruscanning project” held by the guest speaker Prof. Andrea Adami, CNR.
The lecture will take place in the MacLab.
For those of you who have other classes in between, 3.15-4.45 pm, you can join the seminar later.

“Virtual museums for cultural heritage: the case of Villa di Livia and the Etruscanning project”
Guest speaker: Andrea Adami, CNR-Italian National Research Council, Institute for New Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage

Monday, Dec 2nd, 15.15, MacLab

Topic: Etruscanning 3D is a two-year project founded by the European Commission within the Culture 2007 framework. It focuses on the investigation of new digital documentation and visualization techniques to re-create and restore the original context of Etruscan tombs. Through the cooperation of museums and research organizations from 3 European countries, the project aims at the digital acquisition, digital restoration and 3D reconstruction of Etruscan tombs and artifacts and their presentation to the public through innovative VR systems. The applications are proposed at exhibitions in the Netherlands, Belgium and for permanent use in Italian museums (Vatican Museums, National Etruscan Museum in Villa Giulia and Agro Veientano Museum in Formello).

In the “Flaminia reloaded: Virtual Museum of Livia’s Villa v2.0″ we propose to re-use the original contents developed for the Virtual Museum of Ancient via Flaminia ( realized by Virtual Heritage Lab of CNR ITABC in 2006-2008 with the financial support of Arcus S.P.A – Agency for the Development of Art, Culture and Performance, and opened to public in 2008 in Diocletian Thermal Baths Museum, in front of Termini Station in Rome). We want to create a new application focused only on Livia’s Villa in Prima Porta (IX mile of via Flaminia).

Andrea Adami graduated in Architecture at the University Iuav of Venice with honors in 2003 with a thesis entitled “Restoration of the urban field in Brenzone.” In 2009 he was awarded with the title of PhD in Geodesy and Geomatics, XX cycle, at the Politecnico di Milano (disciplinary sector ICAR/06) with a thesis entitled: “The globe: from art object to cartographic representation”.
Adami currently holds a research fellowship at the Laboratory of CNR VHlab – ITABC entitled “Three-dimensional modeling of archaeological and architectural contexts, from topographical data collected and through computer graphics techniques” aimed at real time computer animation and all ‘inside the European project Etruscanning 3D.

“Echoes Of The Rainbow”: the movie by Chinese students

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by intern No Comments


Monday, Dec 2nd, 5 pm, room 9A

VIU Movie series: proposal by Chinese Students

 Echoes of the rainbow
“岁月神偷” by Alex Law, 2010, 117 min, starring Simon Yam, Sandra Ng Kwan Yue, Aarif Rahman


It tells the story of a working family in Hong Kong whose eldest son, a popular boy and star athlete, becomes ill with leukemia. The film is set in 1960s British Hong Kong and was shot on the historical Wing Lee Street in Sheung Wan.

Friday, Dec 13th: Ville Palladiane Tour + Asolo + Brion tomb

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by intern No Comments



Veronese, Soffito, Villa Barbaro, Maser.   


Friday, December 13th, all day: Villa Emo (designed by Andrea Palladio), Villa Barbaro (designed by Andrea Palladio, paintings by Veronese), city of Asolo and Brion’s tomb (designed by architect Carlo Scarpa)

The trip is compulsory for the students of “Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice” (Prof. Svalduz/Pattanaro) and of “Architectural and Urban Heritage” (Prof. Zucconi/Di Lenardo). They are both rescheduled classes.

It is also warmly recommended by Prof. Bass for the students of his courses.


9.00 am Meeting point at Tronchetto boat stop
9.10 am Departure from Tronchetto by bus
10.30 – 12.00am Visit to villa Emo (Fanzolo)
12.00 Departure from Fanzolo
12.20 – 12.50 Visit to Funeral Monument Brion (Altivole)
1.00 – 2.00 pm Free time for lunch at Asolo
2.00 pm Departure from Asolo
2.30 – 3.15 pm Visit to Villa Barbaro (Maser)
3.45 pm Departure from Maser
5.15 pm Arrival to Tronchetto


This trip will give you three unique opportunities:  to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, to see two of the most beautiful ville designed by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in the second half of the 16th century, and to confront the real building with the original project as drawn in the “Four Books of Architecture”.
Students will also experience the beauty of the ancient Venetian countryside, when the most important families used to have a second vacation house in the mainland. Wealthy Venetian families started acquiring plots of land for farming to diversify their income after the beginning of the decline of their maritime business, but this also become an occasion to show their power through the commission of magnificent decorated building and to devote them to their intellectual otium.

Asolo retains a medieval feel, surrounded by ancient walls and dominated by the Rocca, the medieval building to guard the summit of Mount Ricco. Heart of the city can be considered the central Piazza Garibaldi, with the fountain dominated by the lion of St. Marco, hence you can easily reach the main monuments of Asolo: the Castle built during Middle Ages was later on the residence of Caterina Cornaro and her Renaissance court, amended several times, hosts today the theater dedicated to Gabriele D’Annunzio’s musa Eleonora Duse.

In Altivole the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa designed a private burial ground for the Brion family, commissioned by the widow of the founder of the Brionvega company. Several discrete elements comprise the Brion family burial site: a sloped concrete enclosing wall, two distinct entrances, a small chapel, two covered burial areas (the arcosolium for Giuseppe and Onorina Brion, and one for other family members), a dense grove of cypresses, a lawn, and a private meditation/viewing pavilion, separated from the main prato by a separate and locked entrance, and a heavily vegetated reflecting pool. The poetry of the place can be understood by the words of its creator: “The place for the dead is a garden….I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way; and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life—other than these shoe-boxes.”

​To partecipate come to the Front Office by Wed, Dec  4th​ at noon.​ The cost is 7,50 euro (entrance tickets only, transportation cost is covered by VIU).
Students of the compulsory course will be refunded after the trip.

Night visit to San Marco – 2nd round

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by intern No Comments


Wed, Nov 27, Basilica of S. Marco

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The meeting point is at Piazzetta dei Leoncini at 8.15 pm.

Second and last opportunity to visit the Basilica of S. Marco with a guide during night-time. Open to all students and professors.
If you want to participate, please sign up the list on the front door of corridor 9.

Movie series: “The Seduction of Mimì”

Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by intern No Comments


Monday, November 25th, 5 pm, room 9A

VIU Movie series: “The Seduction of Mimì” 1972

“The seduction of Mimì” 1972, by Lina Wertmüller, 121 mins, starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato, color, Italian with English subtitles.


Hardheaded Left-wing Sicilian worker, emigrated to Turin, contended by his flower-power communist Northern lover, the Mafia, his wife and, once back in Catania, by the wife of an officer of the Tax Police in an intricate and surreal plot. Award for Best Director at Cannes.


Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by intern No Comments


Eating and Drinking from a (Trans-)Cultural Point of View, Wed, Nov 27th, 17.00-18.30

Visual Representation and the Cultural Other, Fri, Dec 6th, 9.15-10.45


Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by intern No Comments


New Technologies, Cultural Heritage and the Urban experience

Urban Trekking exercise on Dec 2

Managing Heritage Cities in the Era of Global Tourism

Urban trekking exercise on Dec 4


Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by intern No Comments




Beauty and Ugliness in Western Art thruogh the Centuries  Wednesday, December 4th Room 9-D
 9.15 am
Everyday Life through Modern Western Literature and the Japanese Haiku  Friday, December 6th Room 9-A
3.15 pm

Festa della Madonna della Salute – Thursday, Nov 21st

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by intern No Comments


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The second most Venetian celebration (after the Redentore) will take place on next Thursday, November 21st: the Feast of Madonna della Salute (our Lady of Good Health). In 1630 a dreadful plague epidemy affected the city of Venice. The Doge asked the Virgin Mary the intercession to put an end to the plague, promising to build a church in her honour as soon as the city were safe. The ex voto is the 1687 baroque church, designed by Baldassarre Longhena, that we can still see nowadays. A temporary boat bridge is constructed every year to bring the pilgrims to the church, connecting Santa Maria del Giglio with Punta della Dogana.

If you want to experience this unique athmosphere you can join the group of students from Prof. Pes’ course, who will visit the Ghetto at 10 am and afterwards will head to the Basilica della Salute. For this last activity, the meeting point is at 11 at Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, just outside the Jewish Museum.




Visit to Fondaco dei Turchi – Architectural and Urban Heritage

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by intern No Comments


fondaco dei turchi

Wednesday, November 20th, Visit to the Fondaco dei Turchi, meeting point at 3.20 pm

On Wednesday, Nov 20, students of the course “Architectural and Urban Heritage”  will visit Fondaco dei Turchi with Professor Zucconi. Thereafter, at 5 pm, you will attend a class at IUAV (University IUAV of Venice). The meeting point for the visit is at 3.20 pm at Ca’ D’oro boat stop.

This is a make up class for the cancelled class of Monday, November 25th.

3.20 pm Meeting point at Ca’ D’oro boat stop
Visit to Fondaco dei Turchi
5 pm Class at IUAV (Ca’ Badoer)