We are very happy to announce that our proposal for the workshop

Rethinking the Rural Landscape.
Gemeinsam Analysieren, Erarbeiten, Präsentieren und Vorausdenken der Landschaft

have been granted by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) within the program: Hochschuldialog mit Südeuropa!

In March 2018 architecture students from the Technical University of Berlin and the Politecnico di Milano together with students of Public History of the Freie Universität Berlin will research together the landscape of Pontinia, one of the MODSCAPES case studies. In 10 days of local workshop, the students will map and research the territory, talking with stakeholders and interviewing the inhabitants. The research will be the basis for the design studio which will take place during the semester in Berlin and Milano.

The project is in cooperation with the MAP, Museo Agro Pontino.

During the 10-days Workshop there will be several open activities and meetings, and we are looking very much forward this fantastic opportunity to introduce the students to our MODSCAPES methods and experiment with them, the local experts and the inhabitants creative ways to understand and get in touch with the multi-layered landscape of that region.

The international team is composed by
Technische Universität Berlin – Habitat Unit
Vittoria Capresi (Habitat Unit – MODSCAPES), applicant
Aíne Ryan (Habitat Unit)
Christoph Muth (PhD candidate, Habitat Unit – MODSCAPES)

Politecnico di Milano, ABC
Cristina Pallini (Department ABC – MODSCAPES)
Silvia Boca (PhD candidate, Department ABC)

Freie Universität Berlin / Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Dr. Irmgard Zündorf

Université libre de Bruxelles – ULB
Axel Fisher (ULB – MODSCAPES)

And with the participation of:
– Dr. Oscar Gaspari, Fakultät Storia e Istituzioni politiche (Fakultät für Geschichte und Politikwissenschaften), LUMSA, University, Rome
– Dr. Lidia Piccioni, Fakultät Lettere e Filosofia, La Sapienza, Rome


Thanks to the DAAD for this excellent opportunity!