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Université Laval – École d’architecture |


Plan de cours – Session Hiver 2018

Responsable : Professeur Giuseppe Strappa
Assistant : Arch. Vincenzo Buongiorno

















Ce cours porte sur les fondements théoriques et les outils cognitifs et méthodologiques propres à l’étude des processus de formation et de transformation des milieux bâtis. Il traite de l’analyse de l’organisation formelle et spatiale des tissus urbains, des villes et des territoires et vise l’acquisition d’une méthode de lecture morphologique permettant l’évaluation de la qualité de la forme urbaine et la définition d’objectifs pour sa requalification.

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Documentation et communications : https://monportail.ulaval.ca/accueil/


Phd in Architecture and Construction – Sapienza University – Rome – 2017/18 Admission tests

Phd in Architecture and Construction (DRACO) – Director Prof. Giuseppe Strappa

Sapienza University, Rome – 2017/18

The PhD program in Architecture and Construction, aims at educating researchers who will be able to inquire into the entire disciplinary and phenomenological breadth leading architectural design and theorization to be embodies in built space, binding the ars aedificandi with the emerging needs of society.
These researchers will need to be able to reconstruct the links between design and building, recovering and reformulating the theorical-operational paradigms which have today lost much of their strength, bound to the invention of figuration, typology and urban morphology. The recovery of this fundamental knowledge will be carried out within a problematic field of highly innovative character, where the issues of the environmental crisis, the role of media, the recent urban transformations for the spectacularizationof the city, and the new technological resources all play a fundamental role.
During the last two decades, urban and architectural design have on one side grown closer to the historical-critical areas, on the other to urban planning, with further outreaches towards anthropology and sociology. The central problematic area it once occupied was therefore abandoned. In seeking new and broader openings towards bordering disciplinary areas, and in the attempt at creating multiple connections with other aspects of architecture, the practice of urban and architectural design has broadened its horizon, thus losing its specific density, which considerably suffered from this process. A number of problems of great relevance today remain unsolved, such as the question on how architectural composition, with its intrinsic statute regarding the figuration, building typology and urban morphology, are translated, through specific processes, into buildings.
The PhD program is articulated in such a way as to focus the students’ experiences on the theoretical-practical aspects of research. The ignition of individual critical awareness is considered the primary value, together with the continuing critical confrontation with the faculty’s inputs, and with the state of knowledge as it emerges from recent publications and contributions.
The entire range of issues included in the research program mirrors the research interests of the individual faculty members. It was deemed necessary to build the study and activity program on the basis of a single curriculum, with the intention of underscoring the natural disciplinary and operational extension of the scientific sector of urban and architectural design. The proposed curriculum thus responds to the double necessity of fundamental research and applied research, similar to what takes place in architecture, which given its double nature of practice and science requires skills extending to the entire cycle leading
from the theoretical formulation to the dialectic confrontation with reality. In this sense the curriculum covers the field with modalities and intents which are otherwise not available in our University’s educational offer, aiming at the education of experts and cultural operators which are widely requested both in the field of research and of public administration. The interaction between architectural theory, realization techniques, and social studies are aimed at interpreting the mutations occurring in the
contemporary cities, is likely to attract external subjects.
The curriculum’s organization is structured in order to offer students:
The participation in group research activities organized by the program’s faculty, aiming providing them an experience of teamwork in this field. Where possible, these activities are to be coordinated with research taking place withing the Department of Architecture and Design, in order to enhance a possible synergy between the students’ and the instructors’ goals The participation in one or more thematic lecture cycles held by faculty members of external guests, aimed at providing students with a plurality of different views on the methodology of research. These lectures, to be held on a weekly basis, are a constituent part of the students’ first-year coursework.
The participation in a reading seminar, dedicated to the study of some key texts indicated on the basis of each student’s research orientation. This activity is aimed at guiding students, during their first year, in a gradual approach to their individual research themes, allowing them to start the research work at the beginning of the second year. The seminar, which is concluded with a lecture and a paper by each student, is also useful to fine-tune scientific writing skills.
The first year fill therefore be balanced between group work and individual work. This initial training, which is coordinated by the PhD Board as a whole, is concluded by the indication of a thesis supervisor for each candidate, and the beginning of individual research work on the thesis. The supervisor’s role consists in supporting the candidates’ individual research throughout the thesis’s development, up until the dissertation’s defense.
The second and third year of activity is therefore dedicated to individual research, along the guidelines indicated by each supervisor. During each year candidates are asked to present the advancement of their research work to the PhD Board on three distinct occasions, tentatively in the months of February, June and October. Furthermore students can be involved, individually or in groups, in other research-oriented activities, such as seminars, design workshops or other activities taking
place within the Department of Architecture and Design.
All PhD candidates are invited to actively take part in the Department’s cultural activities, participating in conferences, congresses, exhibitions and other events. Furthermore, their participation in national and international scientific initiatives is warmly encouraged. Finally, students are encouraged in the production of scientific papers to support the construction of an adequate scientific curriculum.
Website : https://web.uniroma1.it/dottoratodraco/

PROVE DI AMMISSIONE (Admission tests)
Dottorato in architettura e costruzione 33ciclo

data esame scritto 8 settembre 2017, ore 9.00 aula 4, via Gramsci 53
data esame orale 18 settembre 2017
descrizione: I candidati dovranno svolgere una prova scritta elaborando una riflessione sui temi proposti dalla commissione. Particolare attenzione sarà richiesta per gli argomenti che riguardano la scienza e la pratica del costruire nel confronto dialettico con la realtà costruita. I candidati potranno corredare il testo con elaborati grafici.
I risultati saranno affissi presso la sede del dottorato a via Gramsci 53 dal 12.09.2017
e pubblicati sul sito del dipartimento
prova orale: ore 9.00 aula 6 via Gramsci 53
descrizione: I candidati dovranno sostenere un colloquio di approfondimento delle tematiche affrontate nella prova scritta, sul proprio curriculum e su una proposta di ricerca
I risultati saranno affissi presso la sede del dottorato a via Gramsci 53 dal 20.09.2017 e pubblicati sul sito del dipartimento
Segreteria: Rossella Laliscia
email:     gstrappa@yahoo.it

La ricerca plastica – La investigacion plastica


Cartel - La investigacion plastica




“Lo scheletro di cemento armato, composto dalla connessione di elementi lineari verticali e orizzontali (travi e pilastri) si è ormai consolidato nella pratica costruttiva corrente, reinterpretando l’approccio elastico, costruttivo e spaziale, tipico dell’area nordica europea.
Il cemento armato, però, possiede un potenziale, ancora poco impiegato nella pratica costruttiva, che possiamo definire “plastico-murario”, dove lo spazio è definito dalla collaborazione con la struttura che lo costruisce. Un’architettura formata da pareti, setti, scatole, elementi che costruiscono la struttura portante nello stesso momento in cui definiscono la distribuzione e la gerarchia spaziale.
Questo approccio costruttivo/spaziale è presente in alcune opere architettoniche contemporanee, ma in maniera più evidente e quantitativamente importante nell’architettura spagnola.”

“El esqueleto de hormigón armado, que consta de elementos lineales verticales y horizontales (vigas y pilares) de conexión ha sido bien establecido en la práctica de la construcción, reinterpretando el enfoque elástico, constructivo y espacial, típico del área nórdica europea.
El hormigón armado, sin embargo, tiene un potencial todavia poco utilizado en la práctica de la construcción, que puede ser llamado “plástico-muràrio”, donde el espacio está definido por la cooperación con la estructura que lo construye. Una arquitectura formada por paredes, tabiques, cajas, elementos que construyen la estructura de soporte en el mismo momento en el que definen la distribución y la jerarquía espacial.
Este enfoque constructivo/espacial está presente en algunas de las obras arquitectónicas contemporáneas, pero de una manera más evidente y cuantitativamente importante en la arquitectura española.”

реализм/realism – moscow, november 24-25, 2016


Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History (Lomonosovsky prospekt, 27,building 4)

The Institute of Russian Realist Art (Derbenevskaya Street, 7, building 31)

November 24, 2016

Lomonosov Moscow State University
November 24, 2016
10:00 – 10:30 – registration of the participants
10:30 – 10:50 – opening of the conference
Welcome Speech
Ivan Tuchkov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dean of the Faculty of History, Professor
Claudia Scandura, «La Sapienza» University of Rome, Department of Philology, Associate Professor
Victoria Devdariani, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History, International Relations Department, Senior Official
Morning Session: 10:50 – 14:00
10:50 – 11:50
Moderator: Ivan Tuchkov, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Giuseppe Strappa, «La Sapienza» University of Rome
The Need for Realism in Architecture
Claudia Cieri Via, «La Sapienza» University of Rome
The Ideology of the Ancient Triumph between Art and Politics. Function and Interpretation of Ancient Models in Italian Art of the 1930s
11:50 – 12:10 – coffee-break
12:10 – 13:30
Moderator: Ekaterina Kochetkova, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Emilio Mari, University of Naples «L’Orientale»
From Imperial Gardens to the Parks of Culture and Leisure. Subject and Space in the Culture of Entertainment
Anna Vyazemtseva, University of Insubria, Varese-Como – Research Institute for History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism, Moscow
Soviet Architecture in Italy and Italian Architecture in USSR of 1920-1940s: Exhibitions, Publications, Co-Operative Projects. The History of the Collaboration and the Problem of Mutual Perception
Olga Muromtseva, Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts
Mario Sironi. A Hypothesis of the Fascist Art Style
13:30 – 14:00 – questions & panel discussion
14:00 – 15:00 – lunch
Afternoon Session: 15:00 – 18:00
15:00 – 15:40
Moderator: Giuseppe Strappa,«La Sapienza» University of Rome
Ekaterina Kochetkova, Lomonosov Moscow State University
‘Nouveau Réalisme’ in Landscape Art: Niki de Saint Phalle’s Giardino dei Tarocchi and Its Historic Prototypes
Stefano Velotti, «La Sapienza» University of Rome
What Realism? Reflections on Gerhard Richter
15:40 – 16:00 – coffee-break
16:00 – 17:30
Moderator: Marina Lopukhova, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Ornella Discacciati, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo
Longing for a Dream: Happy Moscow by Andrey Platonov
Claudia Scandura, «La Sapienza» University of Rome
“To Strive, to Seek, to Find and Not to Yield”. Realistic and Romantic Heroes in Venjamin Kaverin’s Novels
Enzo Amato, International Institute for the Study of the Neapolitan Music of the eighteenth century, Naples
The Neapolitan Music during the Eighteenth Century and the Development of Opera in Russia. When reality becomes Fiction and Fiction Reality
17:30 – 18:00 – questions & panel discussion

November 25, 2016
The Institute of Russian Realist Art (Derbenevskaya Street, 7, building 31)
10:00 – 10:30 – registration of the participants
10:30 – 10:50 – opening of the conference
Welcome Speach
Alexey Ananiev, founder of The Institute of Russian Realist Art
Nadezhda Stepanova, art-director of The Institute of Russian Realist Art
Morning Session: 10:50 – 14:00
10:50 – 12:40
Moderator: Ksenia Karpova, The Institute of Russian Realist Art
Olga Kalugina, Research Institute of the Theory and History of Art of Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
Reception of the Sculptural Impressionism in the Russian Art of the early 1900s. Paolo Trubetskoy and the Sculpture Class of the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
Elena Kamenskaya, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Italy in Art and Life of Alexander Iacovleff (1887–1938)
Elena Gribonosova-Grebneva, Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Work of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin at Italian and other International Exhibitions. On the European Representation of Russian Art in 1910–1930s
12:40 – 13:00 – coffee-break
13:00 – 13:30
Moderator: Claudia Scandura, «La Sapienza» University of Rome
Alessandro Alfieri, «La Sapienza» University of Rome
Barnet’s Film between Realism and Poetry
Marina Toropygina, The Russian State Gerasimov University of Cinematography, Moscow
On the Realism in Film: Style, Iconography, and Perception
13:30 – 14:00 – questions & panel discussion
14:00 – 15:00 – lunch
Afternoon Session: 15:00 – 18:00
15:00 – 16:30
Moderator: Elena Gribonosova-Grebneva, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Alexander Borovsky, The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Figurative Art of the 1930s in Russia and Italy: Rhymes
Elena Voronovich, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Italy in the Paintings of Soviet Artists, 1920-1930s
Matteo Lafranconi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Rome 1935. Aleksander Deyneka in Rome and the II Quadriennale d’Arte
Victoria Devdariani, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Art Collections of the Italian Novecento Art in the National Gallery in Berlin. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
16:30 – 16:45 – coffee-break
16:30 – 17:30
Moderator: Ekaterina Kochetkova, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Vera Otdelnova, State Institute for Art Studies, Moscow
MOSKH on the Move: What were Soviet Painters Looking for in Italy?
Ksenia Karpova, The Institute of Russian Realist Art, Moscow
Art in Real Time: the Soviet Severe Style and Italian Neo-Realism
Igor Volkov, Lomonosov Moscow State University – Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Staged and straight approach in Soviet photography in mid 1950s – early 1970s
17:30 – 18:00 – panel discussion and closing remarks




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Il tema del rapporto tra istituzioni statali e città, che percorre l’intero corso di formazione delle grandi capitali nazionali, presenta oggi urgenze del tutto particolari per la il difficile rapporto tra cittadini e politica, per il ruolo simbolico che spesso questi luoghi hanno acquistato, per le nuove funzioni che vengono assegnate agli edifici destinati non solo al confronto delle idee ma anche alla loro diffusione.
Un caso esemplare è costituito dal Palazzo della Camera dei Deputati di Roma, nodo urbano irrisolto e oggetto di un concorso del 1967 il cui infelice esito ha contribuito a creare un clima di sfiducia nella capacità dell’architettura di interpretare e risolvere i problemi delle istituzioni. Questo tema è da anni oggetto di ricerca da parte del Laboratorio Lpa (Lettura e Progetto dell’Architettura) e del Dottorato Draco (Architettura e costruzione) della Sapienza. Poiché l’area di possibile espansione della Camera è costituita da un relitto urbano situato in pieno centro storico derivato dalle demolizioni operate da Arnaldo Brasini, il tema della trasformazione della Camera dei Deputati pone in realtà la questione, più generale, del metodo di intervento nei tessuti storici: problemi di lettura, di interpretazione critica, di sintesi architettonica di un processo di trasformazione in atto.
Altro caso esemplare dello stesso problema è il Palazzo dell’Assemblea Nazionale del Quebec, espressione dell’identità culturale e politica della vasta enclave canadese di cultura francese. Sorto alla fine del XIX secolo a diretto contatto col tessuto edilizio della città, l’edificio è stato progressivamente isolato dalla costruzione di nuovi complessi per le istituzioni che hanno distrutto il tessuto esistente. Si è venuta a formare, così, una città della politica avulsa dal contesto fisico (urbano e spaziale) in cui si trova. A questo problema dedicano attenzione e ricerche un gruppo di docenti dell’École d’Architecture dell’ Università di Laval, la più antica e importante del Quebec.
A questi due grandi temi di architettura (per molti versi complementari), nel quadro della collaborazione tra i due gruppi di studio italiano e canadese, è stato dedicato un primo workshop di progettazione al quale parteciperanno docenti, studenti e dottorandi italiani e canadesi, da svolgere a Roma, nella sede della Facoltà di Architettura – Spienza- dal 17 al 29 ottobre, e un secondo workshop che si svolgerà a Quebec City nel marzo del 2017.