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Projects a.y. 2023/24

Project No. 1

Proposing teacher and tutor
. Prof. Laura Stagno

The goal of the project is to enable a student to analyze particularly significant iconographies - such as, by way of example, those centered on the figure of Prometheus - with focus on specific case studies, between the Moralized Ovid and modern-age painting.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Acquisition of skills and critical tools useful for the analysis of figurative texts strongly related to textual sources
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  3. Development of organizational skills of working time, which will alternate between a series of activities such as readings and presentation of results in written and oral form

Student Role
. The following are proposed to interested students

  • the writing of a written paper under the supervision of the tutor teacher;
  • the presentation of the results at a seminar among faculty, researchers, doctoral students and students.

The student may keep up to date through participation in seminars and presentations on relevant topics. The research and studies carried out during the project, should the student so desire, may form the first part of the work for a master's thesis having the mentor teacher as the supervisor and dedicated to an agreed case study.

Eventual deadlines
. Presentation of results as part of a possible seminar by June 2024.

Project No. 2

Proposing teacher and tutor
. Prof. Eliana Carrara

The project aims to reiterate how Aby Warburg's teaching and writings have strongly marked the art historiography of the twentieth century, both on this side and across the ocean. Rereading a selection of texts by leading scholars of iconography and iconology (from Saxl and Panofsky to Belting and Chiara Frugoni) can be a useful exercise in focusing on the centrality of certain research themes from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century (and even, beyond that, to the 2000s).

Educational Objectives

  1. Students' approach to bibliography that is often cited but, at times, considered in a biased way, which would instead be approached with a long view.

Student Role
. The following are proposed to interested students

  • the writing of a written paper under the supervision of the tutor teacher;
  • the presentation of the results at a seminar among faculty, researchers, doctoral students and students.

Eventual deadlines
. Presentation of results as part of a possible seminar by June 2024.

Project No. 3

Proposing teacher and tutor
. Prof. Sara Rulli

The objective of the project is to enable a student or student to explore the topic of analyzing graphic and archival sources for the study of modern architecture within its context, urban and otherwise. Specifically, the proposed project will allow students to work on the reading of the graphic language, both historical and contemporary, of architecture, analyzing, together with the tutor teacher and in the various relevant locations (e.g. Genoa State Archives, Historical Archives of the Municipality, DOCSAI Center), archival documents, drawings, cartographies at the urban and territorial scale, photographs, projects and surveys, calculations and contracts; in this context, the reading of architectural drawing - plans, elevations, sections - will also be addressed, as well as the collection of a reasoned and updated reference bibliography useful for the history of architectural artifacts in the modern age (in the Genoese and non-Genoese sphere).

Educational Objectives

  1. Learn how to make the best use of graphic and documentary sources referring to modern architecture, including through the use of databases and digital archives found online
  2. Develop skills of analysis and critical reading of graphic and technical sources related to architecture in addition to knowledge related to their reproduction
  3. Acquire and use the terms of the technical language of the field

Student Role

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  • Collaborate with the tutor lecturer in the compilation of a reasoned and up-to-date reference bibliography useful for the history of architectural and urban artifacts in the modern age.
  • Update through participation in seminars and presentations.
  • The research and studies carried out during the project, should the student so desire, may form the first part of a master's thesis having the tutor as supervisor and dedicated to an agreed case study.

Dates
. The project is to be developed within the first six months from the start of the second academic year, with a possible submission by June 2024.