ACTIVITIES

Online Presentation via Zoom
Forum Building Science 2021
Date: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, 9:30 a.m., Danube University Krems (A) - Participation is Free, Registration is Required for Organizational Reasons

At the annual “Forum Building Science”, current project results and activities from the research and teaching areas of the Department of Building and Environment at Danube University Krems are presented and discussed.

Location: Zoom – Online
Date: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Participation is free, registration is required for organizational reasons.
Registration at: www.donau-uni.ac.at/dbu/forumbuildingscience The zoom link for the event will be sent to the email address you provide when you register.

 

Simultaneous interpreter:
Carola Norcia

Presentation of the Book
Seismic Prevention and Reconstruction:
Research and Methods
Interventions in the Accumoli Area
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 11.00 a.m., Accumoli (RI) 

Illustrating the results of the Great University Research of

Sapienza Universita di Roma on the areas affected by the 2016 earthquake.

 

11.00 a.m. Greetings from the institutions:

Giovanni Legnini, Government Extraordinary Commissioner for Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

Claudio Di Berardino, Lazio Region Councilor for Labor and New Rights

S.E.R. Monsignor Domenico Pompili, Bishop of Rieti

Franca D'Angeli, Mayor of Accumoli

 

12.00 noon presentation of the book. The authors will be present:

Thomas Empler, Andrea Bruschi, Leonardo Paris, Nicola Santopuoli,

Adriana Caldarone, Michele Calvano, Maria Laura Rossi, Renzo Colucci,

Simona D'Andrea, Flavia Festuccia, Alexandra Fusinetti, Carla Nardinocchi.

Location: Accumoli (RI) in the Accupoli building

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 11 a.m.

Online Presentation via Zoom
Permaculture, More Than a Philosophy..?
Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, 6:00 p.m. 

Most of our food is grown in monocultures. These depend on chemicals, waste resources and water and drain the soil. Since all this is done at the expense of nature, other people, animals and plants, a sustainable alternative is being sought.

•    Sharing some insights about permaculture
•    Observations how relationship-based (to places, to nature…and to the community) approaches can help organising negotiation processes about the use of nature and land
•    Ideas for an iterative process in recognizing potentials for Accumoli

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christine Rottenbacher

Danube University Krems

Simultaneous interpreter:

Carola Norcia

Online Presentation via Zoom
Restoration Expeditions by
Restorers Without Borders in Iraq
Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, 6:30 p.m. - Participation is Free, Registration is Required for Organizational Reasons

Origins - working methods - activities: The lecture will present the work of the association "Restorers without Borders", based in Lower Austria, in crisis areas but also the approaches for inner-Austrian institutions. The focus will be on the actions taken for collections that have been attacked by the so-called Islamic State. The planned next steps are also outlined.

Location: Zoom – Online

Date: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

Participation is free, registration is required for organizational reasons.

Registration at: zkgs@donau-uni.ac.at The zoom link for the event will be sent to the email address you provide when you register.

Speakers:

habil. Mag. Dr. Patricia Engel

Academic Restorer, Chairwoman "Restorers Without Borders"

Dr. Nikolas Sarris

Book and paper curator at the National Library in Greece, involved in the activity of "Conservators without Borders" in Syria

Simultaneous interpreter:

Carola Norcia

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Online Presentation via Zoom

Music Remains - Musical Collaboration - Youth Training - History and Community

Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Music and a sense of community are the leitmotifs of the experiences that are told. The Accumoli band was founded in the summer of 1979 by a group of people from Accumoli who gathered around the pastor Don Beppe Piccioni, who decided to rebuild the band that was disbanded after the war. Immediately after the earthquake, the band continued to play, first in tents, then in hotels, until they finally got to the emergency shelters, the S.A.E., in which they could move. Today the band has a venue donated by ActionAid and Cisco. Children and young people find an important opportunity for socialization and growth in the activities of the band. The Banda Accumoli consists of about 25 members and is led by Maestro Vittorio Altavilla.
We will talk about the "Diamoci il La - Erano Giorni" initiative that brings together the Marche music band Parallelo 19 with the Andrea Grilli choir and Accumoli band to draw attention to the issues that characterize our times : to get out of the health crisis and to promote solidarity and care for the artistic and social heritage after the earthquake. A fundraiser has been started to support the band and the recording of a CD to celebrate the 40th birthday of the band.
The Radici Accumolesi Association will tell us about their planned book publication following a first edition aimed at archival research on the band, their concerts and the people who have written stories closely related to the city of Accumoli.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speakers:

Fabio Bonamici - Accumoli band
Andrea Bugari and Chiara Cifatte - Diamoci il La project, Yukers Association
Renzo Colucci - Radici Accumolesi Association

Online Presentation via Zoom

Accademia Vicino - A Regional Development Revitalization Project For Accumoli

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Online Presentation via Zoom

A Proposal for a Strategy

Date: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, 6 p.m.

Preparations for the 2021 l'Accademia Vicino are in full swing. We look forward to this not only "artistic" project, because we firmly believe that this event will be an important and significant step for Accumoli. In collaboration with high-level musicians and artists, Ia Banda di Accumoli and IocaIi companies, we would like to prepare and organize these two weeks in August for the benefit of the town. Project leaders will outline the goals and opportunities for the region behind Accademia Vicino. As this event can only be a success with all your help, support and coordinated cooperation, we ask for a lively participation in this information evening.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speakers:

Dean Prof. Dr. Christian Hanus, Dr. Bernhard Schneider, Arch. Valeriano Vallesi

Department Of Building And Environment, Danube University Krems (A)

Peter Lamatsch, Art In Dialogue, Vienna (A)

Interpreter: Carola Norcia

You will work with a scientific group to support regional development concepts. The work is based on an online software called Strategyfinder.

People with different perspectives and different possibilities will be brought together so that a common goal can be found.

Both lecturers have had good experiences with their working method and would be happy if they could support the relaunch process. The idea behind the strategy process will be described in detail in this conference. 

In order to be able to work in a targeted manner, the presence of residents, members of the government and anyone interested with innovative ideas is required. That means people who are familiar with the different areas (politics, regional products, tourism, finance, architecture). The objective is to coordinate with everyone involved.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speakers: Dr. Anita Reinbacher, regional development expert, Dr. Robert Roithmayr architect

Interpreter: Roberto Rescia

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Online Presentation via Zoom

The Tradition of Terracing

A Cultural Heritage in Danger?

Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Agricultural terraces have a large geographical distribution on our planet. Their presence is influenced by climatic and geological factors. Although they primarily favor agricultural activities in otherwise inhospitable areas, they play a fundamental role in protecting the territory from hydrogeological risks and protecting biodiversity. At the same time, thanks to the dense network of paths that they frequently cross, they can offer a development opportunity for ecologically sustainable tourism linked to the improvement of the ecological, cultural and historical characteristics of the area.

Despite the recognized importance of the need to protect the terraced landscape, as evidenced by the recent addition of the dry stone construction technique to the list of the intangible heritage of mankind, the terraces are subject to progressive deterioration, mainly caused by neglect and poor maintenance.

The aim of this post is to illustrate the projects supported by the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fundation (AIPF) and carried out by Dotteolie di Lipari in collaboration with CNR-ISAC in the Aeolian Islands to restore the construction technology of dry stone walls by imparting knowledge to local professionals. The projects funded by the World Alliance for Terraced Landscapes (ITLA Italia A.P.S.) have also helped raise public awareness of the sensitive issue of protecting the terraced landscape in an area that is increasingly exposed to the effects of climate change.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Dott. Alessandro Sardella

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC), Bologna

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Online Presentation via Zoom

Traditions Have Taste

Regionality-Responsibility-Biodiversity

Date: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021, 6 p.m.

The agricultural cooperative Agriarquata was founded on March 8, 2018 in Pescara del Tronto with the aim of promoting and improving typical mountain products. Our socio-economic challenge is to create a circular economy that supports small local farmers and is committed to the preservation of the typical rural landscape.
The Vino Pecorino project was born in 2015 in order to rediscover the cultivation techniques of the ancestors on “piede franco” (unrefined vines without rootstock), which were passed on from generation to generation.
In 2018 the project "Terra Divina" was born with the aim of popularizing and enhancing the production of wild fruits. Wild plants such as chestnuts, apples and wild fruits do not need plant protection. They are generally acclimatized and inherently resistant.
Our form of farming can be described as "resistance or heroic agriculture". For the much more labor-intensive cultivation of the cultivated areas and their lower productivity compared to the plain or hill region, the wealth of tastes and smells compensates.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Mr. Giacomo Eupizi

President of the Agriarquata Agricultural Cooperative Society,

Pescara del Tronto (I)

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Online Presentation via Zoom

The Feasible Reconstruction

Bivouac Zilioli at 2250 m Above Sea Level

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, 6 p.m.

……… "possible: what can be done, what is within the limits of an objective and even subjective ability".

It is the "it-can-be-done" that often urges us to embark on an adventure, accomplish an achievement, accept a challenge, go beyond the ordinary. Yes, I believe that reconstruction must necessarily have the character of the extraordinary, which is understood as overcoming everything that is not "usual" in a certain activity, such as building.

In the case of the Zilioli refuge, one could in a certain sense say that the extraordinary has been built at 2253 meters above sea level. The refuge can only be reached by foot via a path with 700 m difference in altitude in almost 2 hours and for these and many other reasons, this reconstruction can certainly be considered something extraordinary.

Even the destruction of a huge territory by the earthquake is something extraordinary, but then why insist on reconstruction, the management of which has nothing extraordinary ... planning, regularity of cities, misuse of buildings, opinions, building permits and what is the challenge? Where the business, where the courage to rebuild?
 

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Arch. Valeriano Vallesi

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Online Presentation via Zoom

Urban Acupuncture and Cultural Networks

Territorial Cultural Networks and Archives to Secure the Memory of the Venice lagoon and Earthquake-Hit Villages

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Some landscapes are as fragile and precious as they are at risk of implosion, such as the Venice lagoon and the earthquake-stricken villages of the Apennines. Enhancing them means starting bottom-up cultural processes, capable of regenerating communities in crisis and consequently their territories. We will describe these risks and present architectural projects and cultural strategies, both capable of triggering those virtuous processes. They are based on common strategies such as urban acupuncture and light infrastructures for the material heritage; archives and dissemination centers for the intangible heritage; territorial networks of slow and sustainable mobility for the whole territory; evolved models of participation for the local communities, as inspired by the Faro Convention, approved a few months ago by the Italian State.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Arch. Francesco Calzolaio

Emeritus Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, University of Minneapolis

President Venti di Cultura, Lagunalonga Srl Director, Member ICOMOS, Faro Venezia, Europa Nostra EIHC Committee, Inland Waterways International

www.francescocalzolaio.it

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Online Presentation via Zoom

MAKE IT DIGITAL - Digital and Automated Production of Emergency Shelters - Case study:  Amandola

Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, 6 p.m.

The digitization of construction processes is a constantly evolving phenomenon. Even in the most advanced forms, the use of "digital" in the context of housing emergencies has not yet been well researched. Some applications show internationally how digital technologies can advance processes of participation in crisis management. The lecture illustrates the partial results of an ongoing research carried out by the Scuola di Architettura e Design of the University of Camerino, which focuses on the application of advanced digital technologies for the creation of temporary artifacts and small infrastructures in the service of the earthquake victims of central Italy.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Roberto Ruggiero, Roberto Cognoli (architetto, phd.Student)

Assistant Professor, Scuola di Architettura e Design "Eduardo Vittoria", Università di Camerino, Viale delle Rimembranze n.9, 63100 Ascoli Piceno

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Online Presentation via Zoom

Mountains Between Earthquakes and Aftershocks ...

Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, 6 p.m.

The mountains and villages in the Central Apennines are a treasure trove of history. In ancient times they were described as wild and inhospitable environments. 

Boccaccio, defined a very distant place as "More over there than Abruzzo" and as late as the 18th century Anne Radcliffe described Abruzzo as an unknown land full of mysteries, to come to the present when Quasimodo still speaks of men after the Second World War who had an "iron and feudal past".

Instead, we would like to mention some of the voices from our countries that have seen many earthquakes, among other things. However, these voices are not voices of despair. They tell of strength and hope in a present worth living and a better future.

From the great earthquake in Avezzano in 1915 to the earthquake in 2016-2017 that destroyed Accumoli, Amatrice and all the neighboring towns, we will hear some of these voices, without forgetting that the countries and cities are not made entirely of bricks , but also consist of memories of their people.

 

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: PaedDr. Rosangela Libertini, PhD.

Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia

Faculty of education

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Online Presentation via Zoom

OFF-REC Prefab building systems for off-site postearthquake reconstruction - Case study: Pescara del Tronto

Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, 6 p.m.

The seminar deals with the topic of reconstruction after an earthquake, which is examined from the perspective of building systems and processes. Reconstruction is indeed a "process" that is closely related to the technological decisions that are made at its base. Not only the efficiency of the process depends on this, but also the quality of living, the environment and construction of the new settlements, as well as their compliance with the current and future needs of their users.

After a general outline of the problem, the seminar will illustrate ongoing research at the Scuola di Architettura e Design of the University of Camerino, which focuses on the design experiments of lightweight systems for "off-site" reconstruction in the context of Pescara del Tronto.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Roberto Ruggiero

Assistant Professor, Scuola di Architettura e Design "Eduardo Vittoria", Università di Camerino, Viale delle Rimembranze n.9, 63100 Ascoli Piceno

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Online Presentation via Zoom

“Kastl-Greissler” - New Austrian Self-Service Store Concept with a Low Investment Threshold

Date: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, 6 p.m.

The "Kastl-Greissler" presents a new Austrian concept of a self-service shop that is integrated into a converted container. Wherever the profitability threshold for a local supplier is not reached, the "Kastl" offers an alternative supply option with locally produced products and everyday wares.

This concept has proven itself in remote regions with weak supply structures. The "Kastl-Greissler" business model with its experiences, potentials and difficulties will be presented and discussed.

Location: Zoom – Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, 6 p.m.

Speaker: Christoph Mayer

Founder "Kastl-Greissler"

Kastl-Greissler Gmbh, Jaidhof, Austria

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Online Presentation via Zoom

The Medieval Pilgrimage as a Contemporary Experience - Adrenaline-Proof Visual Culture Considerations

Date: Wednesday December 9th 2020 at 6 p.m.

Walking seems to be the simplest act in the world, inextricably linked with the human being. Walking is also a movement that humans today share with all the homines sapientes sapientes who preceded us. But does this activation of the body affect the perception of (medieval) art? Based on a 4.900 km “continuous experience”, this lecture aims to reflect on the role of the body in understanding (not only) medieval visual culture; with special attention to the art that was created for medieval pilgrims.

Location: Zoom - Online

Zoom Link

Date: Wednesday December 9th 2020 at 6 p.m.

Lecturer: Prof. Ivan Foletti
Full professor, Masaryk University, Vice-head, Department of Art History, Head of the Center for Early Medieval Studies, Editor-in-chief Convivium, Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean Seminarium Kondakovianum Series Nova

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Presentation

Presentation of Current Projects of the School of Reconstruction Accumoli

Date: Tuesday, October 13th 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (CET)

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.Arch.ETH Dr. Christian Hanus, Dean of the Faculty for Education, Culture and Architecture at Danube University Krems, will give an up-to-date overview of the current projects of the reconstruction school.

One of these projects is the ACCADEMIA VICINO (orchestral academy), Dott.arch. Valeriano Vallesi will present the unique project to the citizens of Accumoli and all those interested in culture and education in detail.

The orchestral academy is an academy for young orchestra musicians, which takes place annually in the summer months and will contribute to the socio-cultural revitalization of the earthquake-torn community of Accumoli.

Location: Accumoli Community Hall and online

Tuesday, October 13th 2020 at 6:30 p.m. (CET)

The lecture will be broadcast online via ZOOM

An event within the framework of the"Scuola di Ricostruzione di Accumoli "

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The Architecture of the Future

Lightweight Architecture - Online Exhibition

Date: Monday, July 6th 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

As part of the activities of the "Scuola di Ricostruzione" the course "Lightweight architecture made of membranes and wood" was held from 15-17 June, which dealt with the planned housing units in Accumoli. Numerous international participants took part in the web seminar and developed ideas, designs and models for a possible settlement around the "Scuola di Ricostruzione". We would now like to present the results of this work in a virtual exhibition to all residents and interested parties, the local authorities and the College of Partner Universities and discuss them together.

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION: Monday, July 6 th.2 00 at 6:00 p.m. (CEST)
"Lightweight architecture made of membranes and wood" Architecture of the future
An event within the framework of the"Scuola di Ricostruzione di Accumoli "

 

We look forward to your lively participation and an inspiring exchange of ideas in the following round of talks.
 

Module Week for Students of the Course Renovation and Revitalization

Accumoli - Renovation and Revitalization

Date 8.-13. Juni 2020

The module week will partake in a virtual visit and exploration of the city Accumoli and its surroundings in the current state by means of drone flights. The focus of the week is on the analysis of the main street in its presentation of then and now. In particular, it is about the exploration of select side streets and squares with the objective of making "paths in the landscape" visible, which invite one to linger and observe. The beauty of the city should be appreciated and emphasized due to its positioning in the surrounding nature and in the arrangement and orientation of its streets and squares. The objective is to compare and establish a relationship with other European cities destroyed by earthquakes and learn from the differences and similarities of the objects.

Venue - online event

Program

Information & Registration: Mag. Susanne Prix, MSc, susanne.prix@donau-uni.ac.at

 

Danube University Krems

Department of Building and Environment, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria www.donau-uni.ac.at/en/studies/renovation-and-revitalization.html

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The Architecture of the Future

Lightweight Architecture made of Membranes and Wood

Date 15.–17. June 2020, 14-18:00

The seminar would like to counteract the consequences of the earthquake in Accumoli (I) and, in connection with the construction of temporary buildings, consider a construction method that is innovative, sustainable and ecological and that enables high architectural quality through transparency and lightness. Therefore, an example of such a building for the future should be created. The first step is this seminar. This event takes place as part of the Scuola di Ricostruzione di Accumoli.

Venue - online event

Information: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Roithmayr, robert.roithmayr@donau-uni.ac.at

Registration: Dr.in Renate Prünster-Deschauer, sdr.accumoli@donau-uni.ac.at

 

Danube University Krems

Department of Building and Environment, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria www.donau-uni.ac.at/dbu/smem