International Architecture Summer School in Abruzzo

This week, starting on 17 July, ISAR is launching its next architecture summer school. After the success of the previous program in the Roman Forum, this time our attention is turned to the mountainous Abruzzo region and the near-forgotten medieval village of Castelvecchio Calvisio.

Students will work in a choice of these research areas:

  • Documentation (using laser scanner and aerial photogrammetry) 
  • Morphology and typology design (creation of a resurrection plan)
  • Valorization (architectural designs for needed site structures)
  • Planning and landscape (establishing overall territorial strategies)


  • Fri 17 July, 2020. Scanning Team begins onsite
  • Sat, 18 July. Opening Conference
  • Sun 19 July. Virtual Visits to towns.
  • Mon-Sun 20-26 July Tutorials and Lectures
  • Thur 24 July Midterm review
  • Mon 27 July Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony

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The International Society for Archaeology, Art, and Architecture of Rome, Özyeğin University, California Polytechnic State University, University of Firenze, Politecnico di Bari, Politecnico di Torino, Università Gabriele d’Annunzio di Pescara, 

Scientific coordinators:

Prof. Tom Rankin California Polytechnic State University (USA) and ISAR (Italy)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandro Camiz Özyeğin University (Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Giorgio Verdiani, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)

Assoc. Prof. Massimo Angrilli, Università degli Studi G. d’Annunzio di Chieti-Pescara

Dora Cirone, archaeologist,  ISAR (Italy)

Caterina Coletti, archaeologist, (Italy)


  • A. Camiz, Ö. Özkuvancı, G. Bertola
  • D. Reba, O. Markovic, F. Natta
  • G. Verdiani, A. Pasquali, S. Giraudeau, F. Trimboli, S. Mercurio
  • T. Rankin, J. Barbour, F. Ronco
  • M. Angrilli, A. Betta, S. Fidan

Scientific Committee:

  • Roberta Belli, Politecnico di Bari
  • Carlo Bianchini, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Giovanni Carbonara, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Marco Cadinu, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
  • Paolo Carlotti, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Wowo Ding, Nanjing University (China)
  • Donatella Fiorani, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Ezio Genovesi, Rhode Island School of Design (USA)
  • Matteo Ieva, Politecnico di Bari
  • Ozlem Koprulu Bagbanci, Uludag University (Turkey)
  • Karl Kropf, Oxford Brookes University (UK)
  • Francesco Mancini, Curtin University (Australia)
  • Claudia Mattogno, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Rossano Pazzagli, University of Molise 
  • Darko Reba, University of Novi Sad (Serbia) 
  • Mose Ricci, University of Trento
  • Nicola Santopuoli, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Giuseppe Strappa, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Roberta Spallone, Politecnico di Torino
  • Fabrizio Toppetti, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Alper Unlu, Özyeğin University (Turkey)
  • Prof. Roberta Belli, Politecnico di Bari
  • Karl Kropf, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Nicola Santopuoli, Sapienza, University of Rome
  • Giuseppe Strappa, Sapienza University of Rome 
  • Marco Maretto, University of Parma
  • Loredana Ficarelli, Politecnico di Bari