A Report on the 2020 ISAR International Architecture Summer School in Abruzzo

Thomas Greene Rankin


This paper presents an account of an architectural summer school that was carried out successfully during the 2020 pandemic using remote communications platforms to communicate ideas and knowledge and share design strategies. Hosted by the International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome it brought together experts, tutors and architecture students from various international universities. The focus was the medieval town of Castelvecchio Calvisio in Italys Abruzzo region and its surrounding rural landscape. During the ten-day workshop reported on in this paper a complete digital survey and design proposals and scales from landscape to interior design were produced.


remote learning; Abruzzo; urban morphology; digital survey; medieval urbanism


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