The Hellenistic city develops a new clear theatrical character, and the visual impact becomes the key point. This is carried out through new ways of architecture design and building practice, which pay more attention to the monumental complex than to the single building, in an attempt to reach a renewed social and political visibility. The city adopts an architecture that becomes the stage of urban life through perspectives, designed landscapes, and backgrounds. Architectural and urban design is now a basis for political, social, and cultural debate, filtered through the needs of propaganda of power and social achievement.
At the end of the Antiquity, Europe and the Mediterranean area are experiencing a complex urban culture, received and developed by the following periods. Architecture and scenographic cities still deal with urban behaviors in a debate which is increasingly stratified in space and time. This process gives way to the contemporary city experiences.
The conference, organized by the Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Architettonici e del Paesaggio of the Politecnico di Bari, aims to investigate the meaning of architecture and urban design in the Western cities from Hellenism to Post modernity, as far as architectural and design choices are concerned, as well as all the functions, social and cultural meanings that the city can assume.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 15/01/2016
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 16-17-18-19/06/2016
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: DICAR, Politecnico di Bari (Bari, Italy)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Architettonici e del Paesaggio - Politecnico di Bari
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