Italian Renaissance History, Architecture & Design


Italian Renaissance History, Architecture & Design
February 11th – 21st, 2020 | delivered in English | 48 hours


This workshop will be provided through the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara for a maximum of 40 students enrolled in any kind of School of our University (both Italian and international students).

In case of enrolment requests in excess of capacity, International students will take priority.

Minimum attendance is 80% of course hours (thus 39 hours out of 48), including any potential exam conflicts for other courses during the workshop period.

Registration will take place through the Workshop Coordinator on behalf of the Department of Architecture, who will also manage the attendance register, carry out a tutoring role and provide a final certificate of the Course completion. This certificate will be sent both to the participating student, and to his/her University's educational secretariat and Department secretariat.


These workshops will be available for all students enrolled at the University of Ferrara, with these priorities:

  • Students from abroad (Erasmus, Atlante, etc)
  • Students of the School of Architectures
  • Students of the School of Industrial Design
  • Students of the Master School of Innovation Design
  • Students of the Department of Humanities
  • Other students


•      History and architecture of the XIV-XVI centuries: Italian Renaissance (24 hours)

•      The new Renaissance: the discovery of Twentieth century product design (24 hours)

•      Classroom interviews (contextual to the course), tests and questions during the final visit

This workshop is suitable for any School that provides "humanities" courses.

This workshop gives a cross-reading of the fields of history and architecture of the Renaissance period together with history and product design, throughout the exceptionally rich twentieth century.

Knowledge of English at B1 level or equivalent is required (self-certification is accepted from students coming from English speaking Countries).


The workshop will be hosted by the Department of Architecture, in via della Ghiara 36, ground floor, room I5.

Enrolment procedure: registrations will be opened in mid-November.

Information: arch. Maddalena Coccagna | e-mail: cnm@unife.it

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