Activities in collaboration with LAS- Landschaftsarchitektur in Südtirol
Activities in collaboration with the European Textile Academy Bozen-Bolzano
Studium Generale. Diskurse zum Kulturerbe (27.03.2019-12.06.2019)
The lecture series was organised by the Platform for Cultural Heritage Cultural Production in cooperation with the Faculty of Design and Art as part of the Studium Generale of the University of Bozen-Bolzano, which is open to the public and free of charge. The aim was to discuss cultural heritage from different perspectives as a contemporary social task. Internal university lecturers and four lecturers from the German-speaking world network gave their papers and answered questions on the theory and practice of cultural heritage.
Asmara. The secret modernist city in Africa
Exhibition. Bozen-Bolzano 13.12.2018-03.02.2019
During the Italian colonisation of Eritrea, Asmara developed from a small settlement to the capital and between 1922 and 1941 to a metropolis oriented towards the modernist urban planning of Europe. Under Mussolini, the colonial power continued its ideas of a New City with public buildings, streets, squares, leisure facilities, residential buildings and villas for the Italian upper class from both an aesthetic and functional point of view. With the annexation of South Tyrol to Italy after the First World War and the fascist seizure of power in 1922, Bolzano became the capital of the border region “Alto Adige” and was to become a modern “Italian city” not only in terms of population composition but also in architectural appearance. To the west of the historic old town, a New Town was created with representative and administrative buildings, schools, leisure facilities, residential buildings and, to the south, an industrial zone with workers’ housing estates. Bolzano became a political, symbolic and functional drill ground for modern Italian architecture and urban infrastructure. As in Asmara, the architectural language in Bolzano referred to Italian eclecticism, monumentalism, futurism and international rationalism, albeit by of lesser avant-garde character. Although a legacy of colonialism and dictatorship, the city of Asmara became part of the Eritrean identity, a reference point of independence and 2017 UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Bolzano, the discussion about the architectural and artistic heritage of the interwar period continues to be marked by ideological, political and ethnic controversies. This is despite the fact that South Tyrol is regarded as a model region for the autonomy of ethnic minorities.
Conference. Asmara-Bozen/Bolzano, unibz, 01.02.2019
Activities in collaboration with the Architecture Foundation Alto Adige/South Tyrol
Conference. Costruiranno in Alto Adige/Werden in Südtirol bauen: Maruša Zorec, unibz, 07.06.2019
Conference. Smiljan Radić, unibz, 05.04.2019
Activities in collaboration with EVAA-Ethnologischer Verein Alto Adige
Ethnocafé. Alicia Bernasconi, “Italian migrants, theaters and opera in Argentina, 1880-1930”, unibz, 30.05.2019
The contribution of Italian immigration to Argentina’s population growth between 1870 and 1914 was fundamental.
Immigrants brought with them habits, techniques and specific knowledge that they adapted to a new reality that they themselves helped to change. Investigating the various forms of their participation in the world of opera, opera houses, even in less populated cities, can bring new insights into the process of modernization of Argentina.
Alicia Bernasconi is a researcher in the history of migration. For many years she was Research Director of CEMLA-Centro Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos in Buenos Aires and currently works on the project “History and heritage of modern Argentina. Immigration, transfer and readjustment of knowledge related to the symbolic and material aspects of the theatres of the rioplatense coast and their conservation”.
Book presentation “Memoria Ladina: Heritage, Community und Partizipation in den Dolomiten” by Emanuel Valentin 23.07.2019, 18:30h, University Library unibz, Bozen-Bolzano
How can cultural heritage be identified and documented in a participatory way? Emanuel Valentin addresses this question in this book. He shows how complex the interaction between cultural heritage, community and participation can be and what new and so far untapped possibilities the digital age offers for participative projects in the field of cultural heritage.
The object of his research is the cultural heritage of the Dolomite Ladins, an ethnic minority whose historical settlement area has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.
Emanuel Valentin is an ethnologist and has been intensively researching natural and cultural heritage since 2010. Between 2013 and 2016, he will deepen the subject of cultural heritage and participation in a research doctorate at the Faculty of Education of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. This book is the result of this research.