ON THE SURFACE

The magic of a historic building’s surfaces seen in sunlight is under threat

EXCHANGING EXPERIENCES FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL SURFACES AND ARTISAN SKILLS
VENICE, LONDON, CZECH REPUBLIC

March 22-24, 2022 | Venezia

Outcomes and the Culminating Event: A Working Party in Venice

Un ponte tra passato e futuro

presso lo squero di San Isepo e la sede della Società Mutuo Soccorso
Carpentieri e Calafati di Venezia—Castello 450, Venezia

30 Settembre, 4-5-6 Ottobre, 2022 | Venezia

The loss of traditional building skills is a general problem in Europe and it is particularly acute in Venice.

The system that underpins its survival requires re-enforcing, particularly following the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • SKILLS that maintain and repair the surfaces are being lost
  • UNDERSTANDING of the materials and their appropriate use is being eroded
  • Economic & social STRUCTURES that support conservation need strengthening
  • A higher LEVEL of PERFORMANCE will be requiredin order to protect historic fabric from the effects of climate change.
Venice, San Marco Basilica: “bricklayers”, from the crafts sculpture cycle (13th Century), third arch of the main entrance, image by Angela Squassina, 2021

ON THE SURFACE is a three-day study event and open discussion of Shared experiences, observations, and intentions to help define a way forward.

EVENT SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current regulations, Day 1 & 2 in-person attendance is limited to students and staff of the Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Architettonici e Paesaggio (SSIBAP) dell’Università Iuav di Venezia. However, anyone may attend the Day 1 session virtually via Teams Classroom; click to register now.

All four sessions on Day 3 are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Register for the morning, afternoon or evening sessions here:

1° GIORNO—DAY 1

Martedì, 22 / 03

Construction skills and preservation of the historical brickwork and surfaces in Venice: building features, degradation and criteria of intervention.

Badoer, Università IUAV of Venezia

ANGELA SQUASSINA, Università IUAV di Venezia

In-person attendance open to students and academics only; anyone may attend virtually via Teams Classroom. To register for the virtual session click below, then on ISCRIZIONE / REGISTER >> or write to g.bruschi@iuav.it.

2° GIORNO—DAY 2

Mercoledì, 23 / 03

A study day exchanging practical experiences with a team from UK & Czech Republic

SCUOLA EDILE PADOVA, Via Basilicata 10, Padova

In-person attendance open to students and academics only.

ANGELA SQUASSINA, Università IUAV di Venezia
ANDREA PAGNACCO, Director, Scuola Edile Padova
FILIP TRUNEČKA, Trastam CZ
BRITT HARWOOD, SPAB
PETER JAMIESON, Friends of Czech Heritage
MAXINE WEBSTER, 1st Framework

3° GIORNO—DAY 3

Giovedì, 24 / 03

Public is invited, registration is required. Virtual attendance is also available for Session 4, register link available soon.

Morning

Session 1: 9:00-11:00
A guided visit to a conservation architecture site conducted by GIORGIO BERTO, UNISVE. Maximum 20 participants.

Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, Sestiere San Polo 2454

Sessione 2: 11:15–12:15
A guided visit hosted by the UniSVe centre of restoration services. Maximum 20 participants.

UniSVe, Sestiere Dorsoduro 3077

pomeriggio

Session 3: 14:30-15:30
A guided visit hosted by Arch. ANTONELLA MIARELLI to see traditional materials and techniques used in contemporary ways. Maximum 20 participants.

Palazzo Arrigoni
Sestiere Cannaregio 3336, Fondamenta della Sensa

Evening

Session 4: 17:30-19:30

Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Castello 5252, Campo Santa Maria Formosa

Maximum 120 persons, virtual attendance available with advance registration. previa registrazione.

Chaired by DONATELLA CALABI, Vice-President of Fondazione Querini Stampalia. Program:

• THE GeM AWARD
– presentation by Peregrine Bryant e Laura Morgante.
- Past award winners, ongoing activities, future plans.

• ON THE SURFACE: Experiences, observations, intentions.

• Discussione aperta.

ANGELA SQUASSINA, Università IUAV di Venezia
BRITT HARWOOD, Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings
PETER JAMIESON, Friends of Czech Heritage
FILIP TRUNEČKA, Czech Republic
Arch. ANTONELLA MIARELLI

IL PREMIO GEM—THE GEM AWARD

A scholarship created in memory of Gloria Trevisan and her fiancé Marco Gottardi: an annual award that will help a young Italian graduate interested in conservation, as Gloria and Marco were.

Circolo italo Brittanico