Organization of International Academic Events (2000-today)

Summer Schools (2000-today)

  1. “Methoni Summer School” (2000-2010), for undergraduates, based in Methoni of Messenia (Peloponnese, Greece) with courses on archaeology, photography, and Modern Greek, in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Culture, the University of Bologna, the University of Rome, the Maniatakeion Foundation, and the City of Methoni. Classes were taught in Modern Greek, English, and Italian. – Founder and director. – IMPACT: 1) Between 2000 and 2010 the programme trained more then 400 students (from Italy, Germany, Britain, and the United States). 2) Since 2007 the results of the summer school is supporting the secondary school “Liceo Fracastoro” of Verona, which is leading the project “Antica Messene” (Italian Ministry of Education special fund). 3) Between 2009 and 2010 the know-how has been transferred to Andreas Tselikas, who developed his enterprise to teach Modern Greek Language and Culture to foreign students (see http://www.alexandria-institute.com).
  2. “Methoni&Koroni Experiancial Field Trip” (2012-today), an introductory 5-day course for secondary school students from Verona (Italy). The school based in Methoni of Messenia (Peloponnese, Greece) and provides to the students an experiencial full immersion in interdisciplinary investigations related to the castles of Methoni and Koroni. – Consultant, guest teacher, and author of the text book for the secondary school “Liceo Fracastoro” of Verona, which is leading the project “Antica Messene” (Italian Ministry of Education special fund) with the aim to let high school students experience academic research, organizing an annual 5-day training in Methoni for about 45 students per year.

Travel Overseas Programmes for Students (2016-today)

  1. Nanyang Technological University Singapore Travel Overseas Programme for Scholars (Thailand, Chiang Mai, 3-9 January 2016). – Content provider for the Heritage Group with Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh.
  2. Nanyang Technological University Singapore Travel Overseas Programme for Scholars (Italy, Venice, 24 September – 1 October 2016). – Organiser and Course Designer.

Exhibitions (2006-today)

  1. The fortified city of Modon (Ravenna, DISMEC-University fo Bologna, April 28-May 27, 2006). – Co-Curator with Enrico Para. See publication #19.
  2. Archivi di San Vitale (Ravenna, Archivio di Stato, Nov. 14, 2008-May 15, 2009). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Manuela Mantani. See publications #31, #32, and http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/eventi/articoli/1386.html
  3. Delphic Festivals (Ravenna, Palazzo dei Congressi, May 18-30, 2009 and Athens, DIKEMES-CYA, April 18-May 13, 2010). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Matteo Zaccarini. It displays the result of an archival research carried out by Matteo Zaccarini (Leonardo da Vinci postgraduate scholarship supervised by Andrea Nanetti) aimed to find visual evidence of the Delphic Festivals organized in 1927 and 1930 by Eva Palmer Sykelianos. – See publication #34 and http://www.cyathens.org/assets/File/The%20Owl%20Spring%202010.pdf
  4. Architectural Heritage Photographs: Venetian Ravenna (1441-1509), co-organized with Enrico Para for the Italian Society of the Study of Photography and the Photography Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage in the School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus, May 30-June 1, 2013). – Co-curator of the exhibition with Enrico Para.
  5. Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence) and Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia) as a parallel event of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Symposium on Heritage and Landscape as Human Values (Florence, November 10-14, 2014), with endorsements by MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism), Municipality of Florence, UNESCO Office of Downtown Florence, 18th General Assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Held in Florence (Orsanmichele, 8-23 November 2014). – Member of the Scientific Committee.
  6. ADM Faculty Show 2015: Beyond the Horizon. Two shows spanning from 5 February to 14 March (1st show) and from 19 March to 25 April 2015 (2nd show) as part of the celebrations of Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media’s 10th Anniversary. – Publication selected by the curators of the exhibition (Kanaga Sabapathy and Michelle Lim) to be displayed in both shows. See here publication #44, which gained a Research excellence award, presented “in recognition of the outstanding research on Venetian Maritime Heritage accomplished over the last 20 years” by the University of Florence (Department of Architecture) and ICOMOS-UNESCO on November 10, 2014 in Florence (Orsanmichele).
  7. Hellenism in Naples: 500 years of history/Ελληνισμός στη Νεάπολη: 500 χρόνια ιστορίας (Italy, Archivio di Stato di Napoli, 5 June – 30 September 2015), exhibition organized by the Italian Federation of Greek Communities and Brotherhoods in Italy. – Publications selected by the curator of the exhibition (Yannis Korinthios/Γιάννης Κορίνθιος, President of the Italian Federation of Greek Communities and Brotherhoods in Italy) to be displayed in the exhibition. See here publications #44, which gained a Research excellence award, presented “in recognition of the outstanding research on Venetian Maritime Heritage accomplished over the last 20 years” by the University of Florence (Department of Architecture) and ICOMOS-UNESCO on November 10, 2014 in Florence (Orsanmichele), and #3, #24. – Links: http://www.archiviodistatonapoli.it/2015/05/27/i-greci-in-campania-500-anni-di-storia/ –http://www.maniatakeion.gr/el/symmetoxi-tou-maniatakeiou-idrimatos-sthn-ekthesi-oi-ellines-sthn-kampania-p270.html — http://www.farenews.gr/?p=82433 — http://www.farenews.gr/?p=83218 — http://www.eleftheriaonline.gr/koinonia/item/67619-ellines-kampania
  8. Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence), Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia), and in Shanghai co-curated by YongKang Cao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) as an SJTU-International Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation collateral event for the 2015 Shanghai Cultural Heritage Day (PRC, Shanghai, SJTU Xu Hui Campus, Qian Xue Sen Library, 11-24 June 2015). – Member of the Scientific Committee and co-curator of the exhibition.
  9. Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence), Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia), and in Nantong co-curated by YongKang Cao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) as an SJTU-International Center for Architectural Heritage Conservation collateral event for the 2015 Shanghai Cultural Heritage Day (PRC, Nantong, 1895 Creative Industry Park, 12-26 June 2015). – Member of the Scientific Committee and co-curator of the exhibition.
  10. Digital Survey and Documentation of the Archaeological and Architectural Sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List, curated by Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence), Sandro Parrinello (University of Pavia), and in Shanghai co-curated with YongKang Cao (Shanghai Jiaotong University) and Andrea Nanetti (Nanyang Technological University Singapore) as a parallel event of the 2015 Shanghai Cultural Heritage Day on Explore the Urban Culture, Keep Memories of the City (Shanghai, June 13, 2015). Held in Shanghai Huang Pu (Xin Tian An Church, 13 June 2015). – Member of the Scientific Committee, co-curator, and keynote speaker for the opening ceremony.
  11. Fellini: Circus of Light, organised by the School of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore and “Foundation Fellini pour le Cinéma” Sion-Switzerland (http://www.fondation-fellini.ch/) with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore, the Embassy of Italy in Singapore and the Italian Cultural Institute in Singapore (NTU-ADM Gallery, 12 Nov. 2015 – 13 Feb. 2016). – Minor but essential contribution: facilitator of the meeting and discussion for research collaboration between NTU Singapore and the Fellini Foundation – Switzerland, started on the occasion of the 1st Singapore Heritage Science Conference.

Conferences (2009-today)

  1. Historical Memory and Economic Development/Ιστορική μνήμη και οικονομική ανάπτυξη (Athens-Korone, July 2-4, 2009), organized for the Maniatakeion Foundation with Dr. Dimitris Maniatakis (18 speakers, from Italy and Greece, including the President of the Greek Parliament Dimitris Sioufas, the Metropolite of Messenia Chrysostomos, the Greek Ministry of Culture Antonis Samaras, and the Italian Ambassador in Athens Gianpaolo Scarante). – Conference organizer on behalf of the Maniatakeion Foundation.
  2. Underwater and Naval Archaeology (Bologna, University of Bologna, San Giovanni in Monte, March 9, 2012), organized for the Department of Archaeology of the University of Bologna (22 speakers, from Italy and Greece, including representatives of the Italian and Greek Ministries of Culture). – Conference co-chair with Massimiliano David (University of Bologna).
  3. Boccaccio’s Greece (Athens, Italian Cultural Institute, June 2, 2013), organized for the Italian Cultural Institute-Embassy of Italy in Athens, in collaboration with the Department of Italian Language and Philology of the Kapodistrian University of Athens and the cultural patronage of the “Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio (Certaldo)”, on the occasion of the 7th centenary of Giovanni Boccaccio’s birth (1313-1375). – Conference organizer on behalf of the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens (Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  4. 1st Singapore Heritage Science Conference. Heritage Science as a Complex System (Singapore NTU-ADM Auditorium, Jan. 6-7, 2014), Singapore Nanyang Technological University Complexity Program and School of Art, Design and Media (20 speakers, from 7 countries, keynote lecture given by Helga Nowotny, President of the European Research Council, chaired by Andrew Tan, Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority). – Conference organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong. – IMPACT: 1) “Heritage poses the challenge of innovation in a new way: How the new integrates with the old in the whole?” This was the key question raised by Helga Nowotny (co-founder and former director of the European Research Council) in her keynote address The embarrassment of complexity: A phase of transition? given on 6 January 2014 – IMPACT 2) “The Future of Preservation”, a 2-day conference (10-11 September 2014) organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division of the Singapore National Heritage Board, involving international speakers and an ASEAN panel. 3) This conference becomes an NTU yearly event.
  5. 2nd Singapore Heritage Science Conference. Heritage and the Creative Industry (Singapore NTU-NEC Auditorium, Jan. 15-16, 2015), organized for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Para Limes (16 speakers, from 7 countries, keynote lecture given by Harold Thwaites, Director of the Centre for Creative Content and Digital Innovation at University of Malaya, chaired by Alan Chan, Dean of the NTU College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences). – Conference organizer and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).
  6. Nurturing Leonardos (Singapore, ArtScience Museum, May 8-9, 2015), organized for the Singapore Marina May Sands ArtScience Museum (19 speakers, from 8 countries, keynote lecture given by Prof. Paolo Galluzzi, Director of the Institute and Museum of History of Science in Florence chaired by Don Alberto Rocca, Director of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana of Milan). – Co-chair with Honor Harger, ArtScience Musuem Executive Director, of this ‘First ArtScience Museum International Conference’.
  7. World Maps as Knowledge Aggregators: from Renaissance Italy to Web Search Engines, chair and commentator of the 4-speaker panel (Angelo Cattaneo, Koh Keng We, Lin Chin-Yew, Cheong Siew Ann) proposed to and accepted by the organizing committee of the 3rd triennial Congress of the Asian Association of World Historians (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, College of HASS, May 29-31, 2015), hosted on Sunday May 31, 2015. – See publication #67.
  8. Complexity History. Complexity for History and History for Complexity, satellite session co-proposed with Cheong Siew Ann in collaboration with the NTU Complexity Institute and Microsoft Research, peer-reviewed and accepted (May 13, 2015) by the organizing committee and held on October 1st, 2015 at the 2015 European Conference on Complex Systems-ECCS hosted by the Arizona State University, the Complex System Society, and the Santa Fe Institute (USA, Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University, September 28-October 2, 2015). Satellite Session: 8 speakers, from 4 countries, keynote address given by Curtis Wong Microsoft Research, chaired by Andrea Nanetti. – Satellite session organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS) – http://www.ccs2015.org/satellite-complexity-history-complexity-for-history-and-history-for-complexity/
  9. 2nd Lighting Design Forum. The Role of Light in our Heritage landscape (Singapore, URA, November 12, 2015), organized in collaboration with the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media with two distinguished guest speakers: Kaoru Mende, Light Planners Associates, Japan – Singapore, and Roger Narboni, Concepto, France. – Organized in collaboration with Roberto Baggio (Reggiani SpA, Performance in Lighting Pte Ltd., and Eye Lighting Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.). The forum focuses on key issues of lighting design for heritage buildings: integration/dialogue with surrounding modern building, energy consumption, and ‘dark sky’ requirements.
  10. Exploring Maritime Heritage Dynamics <Interdependencies among maritime cities> (Singapore, ADM, November 18-20, 2015), special edition of the Singapore Heritage Science Conference series, organized for the Nanyang Technological University Para Limes, Singapore Maritime and Port Authority Academy, and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media – (24 speakers, from 15 countries, keynote 1 Prof. David Abulafia, Cambridge University, chaired by Assoc. Prof. Andrea Nanetti, keynote 2 Prof. Roger Kain, Dean of the School of Advanced studies at the University of London and Vice President of the British Academy). Link http://www.paralimes.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/Maritime%20Heritage%20Dynamics/Pages/Home.aspx – Conference organizer and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).
  11. 3rd Singapore Heritage Science Conference. The Complexity of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Singapore NTU-ADM Auditorium, Jan. 25-26, 2016), organized for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Para Limes in collaboration with the Singapore National Heritage Board (22 speakers, from 12 countries, keynote address given by Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore, chaired by Brenda Yeoh of the National University of Singapore). – Conference organizer and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).
  12. Venetian Historiography (and Byzantine Studies), thematic session organized upon invitation for the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Belgrade, August 22-27, 2016). – Session co-organizer and co-convener with Serban Marin (National Archives of Romania, Documentation, Publications and Scientific Activities Department). See publication #__ (not yet sent to the publisher for peer-review).
  13. 3nd Lighting Design Forum. The Lighting of Art Works in outdoor installations and indoor exhibitions (Singapore, National Musuem, August 26-27, 2016), organized in collaboration with the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media in the framework of the Singapore Night Festival 2016 (August 19-27). Keynote on “Neuropsychology of vision” by Prof. Dr. Ernst Pöppel (http://www.mcn.uni-muenchen.de/members/associate/poeppel/index.html). Distinguished guest speakers: Kaoru Mende, Light Planners Associates, Japan, and others. – Organized in collaboration with Roberto Baggio (Reggiani SpA, Performance in Lighting Pte Ltd., and Eye Lighting Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.). The forum focuses on key issues of lighting design for art works: indoor exhibitions, ambient illuminance, outdoor installations, energy consumption, and conservation/preservation requirements.
  14. Complexity and History. Mapping the City, from Leonardo da Vinci to Bing Maps, satellite session co-proposed with Cheong Siew Ann in collaboration with the NTU Complexity Institute and Microsoft Research, peer-reviewed and accepted (__ __, 2016) by the organizing committee and held on September ___, 2016 at the 2016 CCS-Conference for Complex Systems hosted by the University of Amsterdam, the Complex System Society, the NTU Complexity Institute, the Santa Fe Institute, the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, (The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Beurs van Berlage, 19-23 September 2016). Satellite Session: _ speakers, from _ countries, keynote address given by ____ ____ Microsoft Research, chaired by Andrea Nanetti. – Satellite session organiser and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS) – http://www.ccs2016.org
  15. The Heritage of Virtual Systems and Multimedia. What and how might be inherited?, panel session co-proposed with Elke Reinhuber for Track 4 – Culture & Heritage in collaboration with Microsoft Research, peer-reviewed and accepted (May 13, 2015) by the organizing committee and held on October __, 2016 at the VSMM 2016 – 22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia hosted by the Sunway University (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, October 17-21, 2016). Panel Session: _ speakers, from _ countries, keynote address given by _________ Microsoft Research, chaired by Andrea Nanetti. – Panel session organiser and co-chair with Elke Reinhuber (NTU Singapore, ADM) – http://www.vsmm2016.org/
  16. 4th Singapore Heritage Science Conference. Heritage and Resilience in Societal Change (Singapore NTU-ADM Auditorium, Jan. __-__, 2017), organized for the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Para Limes in collaboration with the Singapore National Heritage Board (__ speakers, from __ countries, keynote address given by _________, chaired by ______________________). – Conference organizer and co-chair with Siew Ann Cheong (NTU Singapore, SPMS).

Screenings (2014-today)

  1. Singapore première of the silent movie ‘La Nave/The Ship‘ by Gabriellino D’annunzio and Mario Ronconi (1921, restored by Cineteca-Bologna, based on the homonymous play by Gabriele D’annunzio, Milano, Treves, 1908) at The Singapore Substation (March 9, 2014). Event conceived and organized in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute-Embassy of Italy with live piano music and two Singaporean actors reading the English translations of the Italian intertitles. – Overbooked event.

Workshops (2011-today)

  1. Between 2011 and 2016 the Sino-Italian workshop “Heritage Buildings Conservation: Methods and Techniques – 历史建筑保护理论与技术”, organized for the academic spin-off company of the University of Bologna Meduproject s.r.l. (www.meduproject.com), engaged about 100 Chinese professionals (academics, public officers, and entrepreneurs from Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and Hong Kong) in restoration sites guided visits, seminars, and b2b meetings with Italian conservation-restoration masters. The workshop has been supported by the Italian Republic, Ministry of Culture (Ravenna and Venice Arch. Heritage Bureau); University of Bologna, IRT (The Integrated Research Team on Science & Technology for Cultural Heritage) and DAPT (Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (DAPT); ENEA-Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (Research Centre “Ezio Clementel”, Bologna); University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, European Centre for Living Technology; University IUAV of Venice, Department of Architecture; National Gallery of Modern Art (Roma); Faenza International Museum of Ceramics; Zauli Museum Foundation (Faenza); Art Museum of the City of Ravenna; Flaminia Foundation for the Development of University studies in Romagna; Piemonte Region, Venaria Reale (the Venaria Reale Town Council, the “Compagnia di San Paolo” and Foundation 1563 for Art and Culture); the Municipalities of Venice, Florence, Milan, Ravenna, Faenza, Imola, Finale Emilia, Sellano; the Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sport (Directorate General of Antiquities); Maniatakeion Foundation (Athens); Chinese Conservation Committee for Cultural Heritage; Shanghai Municipality Cultural Heritage Bureau; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, International Research Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation; Embassy of China in Rome (S&T office). – Founding Director with Yonkang Cao (Shanghai JiaoTong University), and Tan Yufeng (Chinese Association for Conservation Technologies).
  2. Maritime Heritage, international closed-door workshop organized for the Nanyang Technological University Para Limes and School of Art, Design and Media (Singapore, NTU-NEC, Sept. 29-30, 2014: 14 speakers from 9 countries, keynote lecture given by Dr. Stephen Davies Hong Kong University, chaired by Lin Chin-Yew Microsoft Research, Beijing). – Organizer and Convener with Siew Ann Cheong.
  3. Leonardo da Vinci’s Map of Imola, international closed-door workshop organized to design a research proposal for Microsoft Research and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media (Imola, University of Bologna Branch, June 30, 2015: speakers from the University of Florence, University of Pavia, and Museum Galileo for the History of Science). – Organizer and Convener with Arch. Mario Giberti.
  4. Digital Survey for Archaeology and Heritage Architecture, held at the Second University of Naples (President’s Office, Via S.M. Costantinopoli 104, Conference Hall – 1st fl.) on July 21, 2015 in the framework of the 5th International Workshop ‘Restauro 修复’ organized by Meduproject Ltd in collaboration with the International Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and with the support, among others, of the Chinese Committee for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Italy, July 19-29, 2015): speakers from the Second University of Naples, University of Florence, Shanghai JiaoTong University, and Singapore Nanyang Technological University.
  5. Landscape and Architecture of the Amalfi Coast in the 21st century, held at the Municpal Library of Amalfi on July 23, 2015 in the framework of the 5th International Workshop ‘Restauro 修复’ organized by Meduproject Ltd in collaboration with the International Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and with the support, among others, of the Chinese Committee for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Italy, July 19-29, 2015): speakers from the Municipality of Amalfi, Centre for the Culture and History of Amalfi, Second University of Naples, WWF-Amalfi, CAI-Amalfi, Shanghai JiaoTong University, and Singapore Nanyang Technological University.
  6. Lighting Design of Heritage Buildings, held in Sovico (Reggiani S.p.A.) and Monza (Cathedral, Zavattari Chapel) in the framework of the 5th International Workshop ‘Restauro 修复’ organized by Meduproject Ltd in collaboration with the International Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and with the support, among others, of the Chinese Committee for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Italy, July 19-29, 2015): speakers from Reggiani S.p.A., Consiline S.r.l., Shanghai JiaoTong University, and Singapore Nanyang Technological University.
  7. e-Heritage, workshop organised for ADM-NTU in collaboration with Microsoft Research on November 4, 2015. – At the workshop attended Dr. P. Anandan (Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director of Microsoft Outreach), Dr. Tim Pan (Director of Microsoft Research Asia University Relations), and Dr. Winnie Cui (Senior Manager of Microsoft Research Asia University Relations for Singapore), Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh (Associate Chair, Research, at ADM), Assoc. Prof. Gao Cong (NTU School of Computer Engineering), Assoc. Prof. Xiaokui Xiao (NTU School of Computer Engineering), Asst. Prof. Bo An (NTU School of Computer Engineering), Asst. Prof. Yonggang Wen (NTU School of Computer Engineering).
  8. Heritage Studies, organised for the NTU-USP Travel Overseas Programme for Scholars (Thailand, Chiang Mai, 3-9 January 2016) in collaboration with the Chiang Mai University Faculty of Fine Arts (CMU, January 4, 2016).
  9. Heritage & Innovation, Joint International Workshop organized for the graduate programmes of the Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, the School of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, and the Department of Architecture in the College of Humanities at Xiamen University (PRC, Xiamen, Xiamen University February 23-29, 2016 and Shanghai, Tongji University, March 1-6, 2016). – Workshop co-organizer and co-chair with Mei Qing (Tongji University, Department of Architecture) and Zhang Yanlai (Xiamen University, Department of Architecture).
  10. Digital Media and Animation Solutions for the Study of Old and New Maritime Silk Roads, International Workshop organized for the School of Art and Design at Guangdong University of Technology (PRC, Guangzhou), the Department of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University (PRC, Shanghai), the Department of History of the Sun Yat-Sen University (PRC, Guangzhou), the Vellore Institute of Technology University (Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India), and the School of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore (PRC, Guangzhou, Guangdong University of Technology, April 18-22 and May 23-27, 2016). – Workshop co-organizer and co-chair with Tang Xiaoying (Guangdong University of Technology), Mei Qing (Tongji University, Department of Architecture), Jiang Yinghe (Sun Yat-Sen University), and Rajesh Kaluri (Vellore Institute of Technology University).
  11. Leonardo da Vinci’s Map of Imola, international closed-door workshop organized to kick off a research project for Microsoft Research and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media (Imola, University of Bologna Branch, June 22, 2016: speakers from the University of Florence, University of Pavia, and Museum Galileo for the History of Science). – Organizer and Convener with Arch. Mario Giberti.

Seminars (2015-today)

  1. Venice and Songjiang: e-planning models for sustainable transformation of heritage urban settlements in a smart city perspective, international closed-door seminar held in the Municipality of Venice (Ca’ Farsetti, S. Marco, 4136, Friday, July 3, 2015) with a 5-people Shanghai Municipal Songjiang District Delegation. – Organizer and Convener with Mr. Andrea Bonifacio.
  2. Florence and Songjiang: e-planning models for sustainable transformation of heritage urban settlements in a smart city perspective, international closed-door seminar held in the Municipality of Venice (Ca’ Farsetti, S. Marco, 4136, Friday, July 3, 2015) with a 5-people Shanghai Municipal Songjiang District Delegation. – Organizer and Convener with Prof. Stefano Bertocci.
  3. Past, Present, and Future, seminar held in Imola (Hotel Olimpia) on July 25, 2015 in the framework of the 5th International Workshop ‘Restauro 修复’ organized by Meduproject Ltd in collaboration with the International Centre for Architectural Heritage Conservation of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and with the support, among others, of the Chinese Committee for Cultural Heritage Conservation (Italy, July 19-29, 2015): speakers from the University of Bologna, AISA (Association for the History and Art of Imola), Shanghai JiaoTong University, and Singapore Nanyang Technological University.