Summer School

University of Brescia

Department of Civil, Architectural, Environmental Engineering and Mathematics


in collaboration with:


organise an International Summer School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Drawing by Sereno Marco Innocenti


Universal Design and Sustainable Tourism:

Cidneo Hill and its Castle in Brescia


Brescia, 17th – 22nd July 2017



Educational goals


Scientific Responsible and Committee




Contributions, Partners, Patronages, Technical Sponsors



The International Summer School (ISS) for Advanced Studies in the form of workshop focused on the theme of accessibility to cultural heritage and its enhancement with an interdisciplinary approach in the perspective of Universal Design. The Summer School refers to skills that at DICATAM have been developed over the last 20 years and have seen the birth of the Brixia Accessibility Lab.The project is also connected to the new network Italian Accessibility Labs which involves, in addition to the University of Brescia, the Polytechnic of Turin, the University Ca 'Foscari of Venice,  the University of Trieste, the University of Florence, the University Federico II of Naples and the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria.
his synergy is related to an educational offer where the concept of accessibility, read in holistic form, as well as being a enhancement tool for people, it is also a collective resource that can elevate the social capital of a community. More accessible environments and services, in fact, while expanding individual freedoms, social opportunities and knowledge, encourage each person to participate in community life and to contribute to the growth of the society.
In particular accessibility to cultural heritage is first and foremost the ability to enjoy it, to relate, to make it an experience area.
The accessibility of cultural heritage therefore it is not only a technical or regulatory aspect, but cuts across many different knowledge and sensitivity. The ISS has the ambition to be a place of education and discussion, a pretext to induce experts from different disciplines to confront on this issue, an invitation to reflect seriously on the meaning of Heritage.
The ISS is able to meet the specific needs expressed by the working world and academia, providing a current specialization course aligned with the best practices of the best universities in designing.

Educational goals

- Providing methodological and operational planning instruments relating to issues of accessibility to cultural heritage and to its concrete and real enhancement for: implementing design strategies on cultural heritage and to the scale of the building that the urban scale; giving the designer a social profile as well as technical; understanding how actions that promote the cultural heritage and culture have a high socio-economic content both for the visitor and the residents which guard that good;
Favoring '"horizontal learning" in which students, working side by side, have the opportunity to transmit and share their knowledge;
- Operating a collective verification of theoretical approaches and interdisciplinary reference systems  in order to expand the individual information field.


1st Day: 17th July 2017
9,00 - 12,00 Welcome and by Alberto Arenghi (University of Brescia)
13,30 – 16,30 Guided site visit with life drawing
17,00 – 20,00 Lecture by Hugues de Varine (Paris)

How to Re-use and Enhance Cultural Heritage: the Castle in Brescia


2nd Day: 18th July 2017
9,00 – 11,00 Lecture by Oddbjørn Sørmoen (KA Norwegian Association for Church Employers, Oslo)

Access to Life. An Accessibility Rethink
11,00 – 17,30 Teamwork with a short communication by Irene Italia Giustina (University of Brescia)
18,00 – 20,00 Lecture by Michelle Bonera (University of Brescia)

Sustainable Tourism Marketing


3rd Day: 19th July 2017
9,00 – 11,00 Lecture by Stefano Della Torre (Polytechnic of Milan)

Conservation and Accessibility
11,00 – 16,30 Teamwork with a short communication by Sereno Marco Innocenti (University of Brescia)
17,00 – 20,00 Lecture by Juan Manuel Palerm Salazar (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Making the land: Re-use, Re-built, Re-novation and Revolution landscape Project for Punta de Abona in Tenerife


4th Day: 20th July 2017
9,00 – 11,00 Lecture by Anna Cardinaletti and Giulia Bencini (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice)

Accessible Writing and Inclusive Communication
11,00 – 16,30 Teamwork
with a short communication by Ivana Passamani (University of Brescia)
17,00 – 20,00 Lecture by Maurizio De Vita (University of Florence)

Accessibility to Read Different Historical Layers: the
Arezzo's Fortress


5th Day: 21st July 2017
9,00 – 11,00 Lecture by Elena Borin (Burgundy School of Business)

Managerial Perspective on Accessibility and Inclusion
11,00 – 16,30 Teamwork with a short communication by Massimo De Paoli (University of Brescia)
17,00 – 20,00 Lecture by Cristina Redondo Sangil (Real Academia de España in Rome)

Βramante’s Tempietto in Rome: the Project for Its Accessibility


6th Day: 22nd July 2017
9,00 – 13,00 Teamwork
14,00 – 16,00 Exhibition mounting
16,00 – 17,00 Critic
18,30 Exhibition Opening
19,00 Final Greeting



Scientific Responsible

Alberto Arenghi (University of Brescia)

Scientific Committee

Barbara Angi (University of Brescia)
Giulia Bencini
(University Ca’ Foscari of Venice)
Mariachiara Bonetti (University of Brescia)
Michelle Bonera (University of Brescia)
Daniela Bosia (Polytechnic of Turin)
Hugo Damien Gutierrez Cota
(Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Massimo De Paoli (University of Brescia)
Anna Cardinaletti (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice)
Barbara Chiarelli
(University of Trieste)
Carlotta Coccoli (University of Brescia)
Alenka Fikfak (University of Ljubljiana)
Simona Franzoni (University of Brescia)
Ilaria Garofolo (University of Trieste)
Irene Italia Giustina (University of Brescia)
Sereno Marco Innocenti (University of Brescia)
Alonso Neftali Mariscal Nogales (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Olivia Longo (University of Brescia)
Annunziata Maria Oteri (Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria)
Ivana Passamani (University of Brescia)
Michéle Pezzagno (University of Brescia)
Renata Picone (University Federico II of Naples)
Valeria Pracchi
(Polytechnic of Milan)
Silvia Rossetti
(University of Brescia)
Lorenzo Savio
(Polytechnic of Turin)
Steven Semes (University of Notre Dame)

Michela Tiboni (University of Brescia)


The Summer School is free so no fees are to be paid.
The costs are related to the accommodation (about 200 €/person a week) and the meals (about 180 €/person a week) and we hope to cover the cost of the accommodation with a sponsor. These costs will be paid on site.

Admitted Students

The Summer School is addressed to students attending the Master Courses in Civil Engineering, in Architecture or Civil-Architectural Engineering,  students who have gotten their Master Degree in Civil Engineering, in Architecture or Civil-Architectural Engineering in 2017, PhD in Civil Engineering and Architecture or Graduate School in Architectural and Landscape Heritage.

Students coming from Italian Universities will be admitted to the Summer School by considering their grade average of the exams (or their Master Degree mark for PhD students) and evaluating a personal motivation letter detailing why they would like to attend the Summer School.

Students coming from non Italian Universities will be admitted on the base of the selection made by their University Tutors.

All the students have to fill the Registration Form available below which must be sent with the Identity Document, the motivational letter and an official document with the grade average of the exams (or their Master Degree mark for PhD students) accordingly with what is stated above by 20th June 2017 to the following email address:
The result of the admission will be communicated by 30th June 2017.


The teaching activity will be hold at the northern University Campus.
In particular lectures will take place in the Auditorium of the Collegio Lucchini, while teamwork will be developed at the Engineering Building. The two places are really close one another connected by an internal path within the Campus.

- students and tutors at the Student House Casa Marcolini Facella,
Via delle Grazzine n. 14
- lecturers at Hotel Impero, Via Triumplina n. 6

- students and tutors at Campus Caffetteria, Via Valotti n. 3
- lecturers at Hotel Impero, Via Triumplina n. 6

- students, tutotrs and lectures at Ristorante Pizzeria I Silvani, Via Triumplina n. 86b

Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch&Dinner have been already booked by the University of Brescia


International Summer School_Brescia 2017

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