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Stone, S.H., 2012.

Archaeology's Places and Contemporary Uses

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:RIBA Hub
Number of Works:20

Archaeology's Places and Contemporary Uses

This touring exhibition celebrates the liaison between students from four European Schools of Architecture and one School of Archaeology

Continuity in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture is one of five European partners who contributed to the collaborative project: Archaeology's Places and Contemporary Uses. This joint project was funded by a grant from the Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Intensive Programme and it started with a two-week international student design workshop in the early autumn of 2011. The design workshop was based in Sicily and Venice and the students and their tutors lived in the cities for the two-week period. The contributing partners were the schools of architecture in Venice, Barcelona and Granada and the School of Archaeology in Catania.

The focus of the project was the architectural interpretation of sites of archaeological interest in Sicily. The intent was to create a master plan for the preservation of archaeological sites and make proposals for the design of structures to provide shelter for the fragile remains. The qualities of four sites varied considerably, from a dense urban condition to a remote landscape context. The age and condition of each of the sites also greatly differed, so the students were expected to understand the narrative of the site and to act with great sensitivity.

The students worked in small mixed nationality interdisciplinary groups; each consisted of one person from each university. So, every collaborative group contained four students of architecture, working with one student of archaeology. Professional involvement included: the resident archaeologist from each site, structural, lighting and plastic engineers, archaeologists and lecturers in architecture from the collaborating universities.

The Manchester School of Architecture sent twelve final-year students, all of whom were studying within the college of Continuity of Architecture with Sally Stone, John Lee and Dominic Roberts. This project built upon an already established relationship with Margerita Vanore of IUAV that was further developed in 2005 by Sally Stone of MSA and Pilar Cos of ETSA during the collaborative project "Interventions".

MSA: Sally Stone, John Lee, Dominic Roberts
IUAV: Margherita Vanore, Maddalena Bassani, Giuseppe Pompole, Giulio Testori, Francesca, Zannovello, Giovanni Anceschi, Giulia Bordignon, Edoardo Danzi, Tessa Matteini, Gianna Riva, Massimo Triches
ETSA: Pilar Cos I Riera, Ferran Comos Llaquet
ETSAG: Eduardo Zurita Povedano, Mario Marzo
USC: Pietro Maria Militello, Alessandra Cilio

Manchester School of Architecture
UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia
Escuela TÚcnica Superior de Arquitectura de Granada
Universitat PolitŔcnica de Cataluna
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Catania.

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