CLaD and the Summer School 2022

 Very happy to announce that CLaD is contributing to the Summer School 2022 'LIVING with EARTHQUAKES strategic plan for the earthquakes prone regions', 16-25 July 2022. Summer School is organised by DICEA - Dipartimento universitario di eccellenza, Falerone (Marche). CLaD core group members will teach and review the stundents' work. The school is open to Master Students and PhD candidates, application deadline 15 May, 2022.



  • Università Politecnica delle Marche
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Liverpool
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Università di Macerata
  • University Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Silpakorn University Bangkok
  • Ministero della Cultura

The 2016-17 earthquakes hit a particularly fragile area of the Italian Central Apennines, already affected by a progressive process of depopulation. ‘Living with earthquakes’ is a long-term research project and a summer school promoted by the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering and Architecture (DICEA) of the Università Politecnica delle Marche in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and a broad international partnership. It is critical to consider the seismic nature of these areas as a constitutive, and not extraordinary phenomenon – a characteristic that has marked the history of the Apennine area, the evolution of its landscape, its townscape and its communities. Our focus is on the province of Fermo with its variety of small and medium-sized hilltop towns that offer a rich field for investigation and experimentation, starting from an analysis of seismic damage to the urban fabric and branching out to wider questions of tangible and intangible heritage. The earthquake, despite its tragic nature, can be seen as a unique opportunity to rewrite the history of these places, starting from citizens’ experience and the collective memory of local communities, and making full use of archival research material.


The summer school is an immersive experience comprising a unique and intensive programme of research and design studio, surveys, workshops, lectures and site visits. At the basis of this is an interdisciplinary dialogue between the Sciences and the Humanities: seismic and structural engineering, geotechnics, building technologies, landscape and urban studies, architecture, sociology, philosophy, archaeology, history of art and architecture.
Together we will aim to generate an innovative approach to post-earthquake reconstruction and regeneration. The summer school will take place in the town of Falerone, in the Marche region. The intangible and tangible values of these places are deep; the bond of the population with its land is equally deep and ancient. But the future is fraught with uncertainties, since not everything can be rebuilt and revitalised.


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Published 2. April 2022 - 21:24 - Updated 4. April 2022 - 18:57