Areli Marina, PhD, will speak about city design at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in AB 100. Her talk is titled “The Planners in the Piazza: City Design and Urban Infrastructure in Medieval Italy” and draws from her research and art background.
Marina is author of The Italian Piazza Transformed: Parma in the Communal Age, which received the 2013 Howard A. Marraro prize for the best book on Italian Catholic history and is available via University Libraries. She is an associate professor of art history and medieval studies programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will present on campus as a guest of the Department of Urban Planning.
The lecture is free, and the entire community is welcome.
Project Directors: Dr. George Tomogea (Museologist, ASTRA National Museum, Romania), Prof. Andre Gonciar (Archaeologist, ArchaeoTek-Canada), Laure Robichon (Anthropologist, ArchaeoTek-Canada)
Description: Our field museum studies/museology workshop is designed to offer our participants the possibility to explore and experience aspects of the evolution of traditional crafts and technologies through their theoretical, traditional, ethnographic and practical dimensions. The integration of experimental archaeology and traditional crafts within a museum environment allows us to probe the anthropological aspects of the various objects, their socio-cultural and economic dimensions as well as the integration of the various elements into the public sphere, with the adjacent questions of conservation, restoration, preservation and presentation. For this purpose, we will focus on two transformational pyrotechnologies, metal and ceramics, and architectural woodwork, looking not only at questions of materials and materiality, but also the philosophy and magic of transformation in traditional communities, the transference of both materials and object in terms of identity and use, and the problems of public interface and information transfer.