TEACHING AND LEARNING APPROACH

 

How do we go beyond the frontiers of existing knowledge? How do we create our research toolkit to explore the unknown? How do we identify and frame a new idea? How to find, consolidate, and question what has already been acquired about a research topic, and move beyond? Why should a researcher include interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary methods to solve specific research questions in a determined disciplinary field? How, when, and by what means can a researcher select the methods that construe the best methodology for a given research question?

 

This questions introduce the students to Heritage Science. Quoting Prof. Em. Helga Nowotny (co-founder and former President of the European Research Council, now Nanyang Visiting Professor) in the keynote that she gave for the first Singapore Heritage Science Conference, “Heritage science poses the challenge of innovation in a new way: How does the new integrate with the old?” (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, 6 January 2014). To view the Keynote link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcwMQ2UR0Q0&list=PLasWJveXPWTHkAryViaElxNeCf-uv5yng&index=4

 

Students will be exposed to a tetrahedron of research methodologies (Artistic, Design, Academic) grounded on Art, Culture, and Heritage through the D.A.N.C.I.N.G. method (Definitions, Assumptions, Notions, Concepts, Interpretations, Narratives, Gamut) and the seven Aristotelian circumstances relevant to the understanding of human actions (who, what, where, when, by what means, why, and how; Nicomachean Ethics, 1111a3-8, more recently propagated by R. Kipling and included in journalism as well). Successful students will acquire a toolkit to confidently sit on the shoulders of the giants in their own fields.

 

 

 

1. A Pedagogical Approach to Encourage Deeper Thinking

Teaching has to provide students with such vibrant and exciting intellectual experiences to become an unforgettable source of inspiration in their entire life, as both citizens and professionals. I know it is a hard task, and maybe never fully accomplishable. However, keeping in mind this personal statement, it gives me the desire to improve and renew my teaching every semester. The new so-called Feedback Generation of students learns in a different way[1]. Because of that, since 2008 in my classes I present digital materials and teach how “not to get lost/betrayed” in scholarly/professionally retrieving information online, and link Web resources to the use of libraries, monuments, museums, and archaeological sites of the area. After having taught it in class, I always guide students to at least two visits in cultural institutions per semester and encourage them to undertake individual projects using IT, develop ontologies and map complex data sets, information systems, and knowledge aggregators into personalised content management systems.

As someone helping to develop a new approach to heritage studies as a scientific domain, my teaching philosophy has always been interdisciplinary and used multimedia visualisation tools. In accordance to this, I look at each specific subject’s discipline in a broader context and put it “in dialog with the humanities, social sciences and technology” (cf. Nanyang Technological University – School of Art, Design and Media’s mission and vision).

Methodologically, my approach is to start from artefacts, seen as living aggregations of past human experiences (i.e., they live in our present, but they potentially bring us all the semantics and semiotics from the knowledge and wisdom systems they come from). Secondly, I move to the examination of the technology used in the production of the object. Thirdly, I introduce the students to the individual human beings that produced the objects, to make them understand both what the artists acquired and changed in their society. Fourthly, I present the historical epoch/art history movement, in which the objects and artists are contextualized. Finally, I teach how to investigate the relationships among heritage, art, and politics in museology, private collections, libraries, art markets, and architecture in urban and landscape planning.

For each course, I develop new materials to inspire the students with new ideas for research projects. Immediately after having engaged the new class, I start the process of casting a critical eye on thinking in the field of heritage studies. I take great care in teaching how important is to own the language and disambiguate terms and words. For this, I guide the students through transcultural etymological explorations in conventional dichotomies (e.g., beauty and ugliness, earth and world, etc.), threefold distinctions (e.g., legacy, heritage, and tradition or past, history, and memory, etc.), and multi folded systems of faux synonyms (e.g., inspiration, illumination, revelation, epiphany, serendipity, etc. or idea, creation, innovation, manipulation, plagiarism, etc.). My teaching develops from the trivium.

The trivium teaches us that working on relationships without having verified the agents, is like putting the logic before the grammar. It can easily result in drawing conclusions without foundations. Sometimes, this procedure is used to intentionally manipulate facts and produce fake news. In a healthy system, a strong grammar is needed to select and define the basic components (facts), and to validate these facts on the basis of evidence by answering the Aristotelian questions “Who”, “What”, “Where”, “When”. With the grammar, we ‘come to terms’ and structure a language. Afterwards, a logic can be applied to process these data. Facts can be better understood while related to each other removing contradictions, that is answering the question “Why” (e.g., in a cause and effect relationship). To complete this ‘trivium metaphor’, the rhetoric to be put in place to produce wisdom needs to answer the question “How” and “by what means” based on evidence (i.e., taking into consideration only facts validated in the grammar with full demonstration of “Who”, “What”, “Where”, and “When”).

Mapping lightly and quickly keyword systems (i.e., ways of seeing) in a transnational and multimodal AI perspective is inspired by Leggerezza (Lightness), the first and most important Italo Calvino’s Charles Eliot Norton Poetry Lectures, that he had to give at Harvard in the Academic Year 1985/1986 with title Six memos for the next millennium. Calvino died during the night between the 18th and the 19th of September 1985. The first edition of these lectures was published posthumous in May 1988 as Lezioni americane. Sei proposte per il prossimo millennio, with an introductory note by Esther Calvino (Garzanti, Milano). The book has been translated into English by Patrick Creagh, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, [1988].

 

2. DANCING over Ideas as a Research Method

D.A.N.C.I.N.G. stands for “Definition, Assumption, Notion, Concept, Interpretation, Narrative, Gamut” as a path to identify, retrieve, aggregate, and organise relevant materials to start an academic discourse. The DANCING method, experiments cutting-edge technologies to facilitate the transcultural teaching of complex ideas. Technologies are called to answer the question of how reality/human constrains (in the teaching of complex ideas) can be overcome with all the tech we have at our disposal. The vision is that, since the advent of writing, the book has been (and still is in its digital hyper textual forms) the key human knowledge aggregator the we use to educate the next generations. The vision is that today, with the assistance of AI and the rediscovery of orality in social media, a young generation of scholars can experience, as Umberto Eco would say, how to move “from the tree to the labyrinth (2007) towards the “open work” (1979).

D.A.N.C.I.N.G.

Definition (定义)
a statement of the exact meaning of a word, especially in a dictionary aggregating the use of the term in a specific language (e.g., dictionary mashup).

Assumption (臆测)
 a statement accepted as true without proof in a disciplinary context.

Notion (理解).
 A conception of or belief about something, especially in an encyclopaedia aggregating the knowledge of a cultural group or a disciplinary field.

Concept (概念).
 An abstract belief justified as true; a certain understanding as opposed to opinion; an idea presented as a plan, especially conceived/born in a disciplinary silo.

Interpretation (解释/翻译). The action of explaining the meaning of something (i.e., a translation of a sign into another system of signs according to Charles S. Peirce, Collected papers, 1931-1948, 4.127, who apparently uses ‘translation’ as a synecdoche, i.e., pars pro toto, for ‘interpretation’).

Narrative (叙述/ 故事). A spoken or written account of connected events; a story. Mid 17th century: from Latin narrat- ‘related, told’, from the verb narrare (from gnarus ‘knowing’).

Gamut (范围). The complete range or scope of something (scale of musical notes).

[1] There is evidence from neuroscience and educational science. The new generation of students has a higher synaptic plasticity of the brain, is malleable and engaged in a different way (Jensen 1998). The students have twitch-speed and short-attention span (Puchta 2007). They want empowerment, a chance to share between peers (Daniel Pink 2008).

2.1. Academic Positions and Courses Taught

Teaching credentials (in English, Italian, and Modern Greek) can be broadly described as Digital Humanities at the intersection of Historical Sciences and Knowledge Aggregation for Interactive Media

See APPENDIX 2 for Performance Indicators and Syllabi Developed

2.1.1. Current Academic Position and Courses Taught (2014-today)

** indicates the development of a new course syllabus

Tenures Associate Professor. Singapore, Nanyang Technological University – College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences – School of Art, Design and Media, with a courtesy appointment at the School of Humanities (History Programme) from 1 July 2017.

** MOE’s call for the development of new H3 University Taught Modules for JC / IP School students (proposals to be submitted to MOE by February 2019, for implementation in year 2020). – Committed in April 2018.

** 2019 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future. – The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the best students in Nanyang Technological University – http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx – Teaching Score ___/100.

** 2018 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: Dancing over Ideas. – Teaching Score 81.2/100.

** 2018 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: Graduate Seminar 2. The Aesthetic. – Teaching Score 86.4/100.

2017 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme (Royal College of Art/Imperial College GID Exchange Students 2017): Research methods in art and design. – Teaching Score 94/100.

** 2017 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), What is Art to Us? Aesthetics in Theory and Practice. – The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the best students in Nanyang Technological University -http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx – Teaching Score 79.2/100 (additional class taught to fill a gap).

** 2017 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: Guided Study in Ontologies, Data Mapping, and Knowledge Aggregation from [Traditional] Arts and Humanities to [Digital] Interactive Media. – Teaching Score 100/100.

** 2017 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: The Aesthetic. – Teaching Score 91/100.

** 2016 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future. – The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the best students in Nanyang Technological University – http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx – Teaching Score 92.2/100.

** 2016 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), What is Art to Us? Aesthetics in Theory and Practice. – The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the best students in Nanyang Technological University -http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx – Teaching Score 90.91/100.

** 2016 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: The Aesthetic. – Teaching Score 85.71/100.

** 2015 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future. – The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the best students in Nanyang Technological University – http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx – Teaching Score 81.8/100.

2015 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: Guided Study in Art History. – Teaching Score 91.4/100.

** 2015 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), Heritage Studies. An Introduction. – The USP is an interdisciplinary programme that provides an intellectually stimulating environment for the best students in Nanyang Technological University -http://scholars.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/default.aspx – LINK TO INDUSTRY: this semester the course uses interdisciplinary light-inspired case studies and examples (guest speakers and museum visits). 2015 is the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (http://www.light2015.org/Home.html). The two Best Students are awarded with an invitation to attend the 3-day PLDC Professional Lighting Design Convention (http://www.pld-c.com/about-pldc/ – Rome, 28-31 October 2015), fully sponsored by the company Performance in Lighting Singapore Pte Ltd The “Light and Culture” track of the Rome Convention features presentations on recently completed projects, indicate how lighting has changed in cultural spaces (museums, art galleries, cultural heritage sites, etc.), how different cultures perceive light and consequently how this influences lighting design. – Teaching Score 87.2/100.

** 2015 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media Graduate Programme: The Aesthetic. – Teaching Score 73/100 (Team-taught with Asst. Prof. Martin Costable).

** 2014 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media: Heritage Studies. An Introduction. – Teaching Score 92.8/100.

** 2014 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media: Imag(in)ing the Silk Road. – Teaching Score 89.8/100.

** 2014 (July). Visiting Full Professor. Shanghai JiaoTong University – School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering (PRChina). Course taught:

– An Introduction to Heritage Science. World Art Histories and Heritage in the 21st century (Summer Term). – Teaching Score of 88.30/100.

** 2014 (Spring Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media: Engineering Historical Memory. Heritage Science & Social Media. – Teaching Score 94.40/100.

2.1.2. Previous Academic Positions and Courses Taught (1995-2013)

** development of a new course syllabus

2013 (July). Visiting Full Professor. Shanghai JiaoTong University – School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering (China). Course taught:

** An Introduction to Heritage Science. World Art Histories and Heritage in the 21st century (Summer Term). – On the basis of students’ evaluations, SJTU Academic Affairs Office determined that the summer term course was welcomed by students with the higher-than-average Teaching Score of 97.93/100.

  1. Visiting Assistant Professor. Nanyang Technological University – College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences – School of Art, Design and Media (Singapore). Courses taught:

** Imag(in)ing the Silk Road (2013, Spring Semester). – Teaching Score 85/100.

– ** Engineering Historical Memory. Heritage Science & Social Media (2013, Fall Semester). – Teaching Score 82/100.

2012 (Jan.-July). Visiting Full Professor. University of Venice Ca’ Foscari – Department of Humanities (Italy). Course taught:

** Engineering Historical Memory. Old and new ontologies for the semantic web in the age of data revolution (in Italian) – No teaching score available.

2011-2012. Scientific advisor (Latin and Greek Palaeography) to the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici per le province di Ravenna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Rimini (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività CulturaliDirezione Regionale per i Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici dell’Emilia Romagna).

2010-2012 (Spring Semesters). Adjunct Lecturer. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences (Italy). Course taught:

** Medieval history (Modena, in Italian). – No teaching score available.

2009-2012 (Fall Semesters). Faculty Member. DIKEMES – College Year in Athens (Greece). Course taught:

** A History of Byzantium: The Eastern Roman Empire and its Lasting Legacy. – On the basis of students’ evaluations, CYA Director of Academic Affairs certified that in a very short time “A History of Byzantium” became one of the most popular CYA courses.

2005-2010. Assistant Director (coordinator of the project team of Ravenna) of the SIAS (Italian Ministry of Culture, on-line Information System of the Italian State Archives); results on http://www.archivi-sias.it/consulta_archivi_albero.asp?ComplessiRootNode=340000

2002-2011. Adjunct Lecturer. University of Bologna – Faculty of Cultural Heritage Conservation (Italy). Courses taught:

** Diplomatics (2002-2006, Ravenna, in Italian). – No teaching score available.

** Latin Palaeography (2002-2006, Ravenna, in Italian). – No teaching score available.

** History of Byzantine Maritime Heritage (2004-2010, Trapani, Sicily, in Italian). – No teaching score available.

** History of Medieval Venice (2006-2010, in Italian). – No teaching score available.

– ** Medieval history (2010-2011, Ravenna, in Italian). – No teaching score available.

2002-2004. Research Fellow. Fondazione ‘Casa di Oriani’ (Italy). Research topic:

– ‘Virtual Library of Revenna and Venice chronicles’. Project funded by the Italian Ministry of Culture (Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Antonio Carile). The results are continually implemented and updated and are available on http://www.cronachevenezianeravennati.it

  1. Instructor. ECIPAR and University of Bologna – Faculty of Cultural Heritage Conservation (Italy). Course taught:

** History and Codicology (in Italian). – No teaching score available.

2000-2004. Research Fellow (Assegno di ricerca). University of Bologna (Italy), Department of Cultural Heritage Conservation (Prof. Antonio Carile supervisor), with sojourns in Athens (Prof. Evanghelos Chrysos supervisor) and Vienna (Prof. Johannes Koder supervisor). Research topic:

‘Economy and Society in Territories Influenced by Venice (12th-15th centuries): the Peloponnese and Ravenna as Case Studies’

1997-1999. Research Fellow. Archivio di Stato di Venezia (Italy). Research topic:

– ‘Progetto Anagrafe Informatizzata’ [A Content Management System for Archival Documents]

1997 (July). Instructor. British School of Archaeology at Athens (Greece). Course taught:

– ** History of Medieval Greece – No teaching score available.

1996-2001. Instructor. National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation – Centre for History and Palaeography (Greece, Athens). Courses taught:

– ** Palaeography and Diplomatics of the Venetian document (in Modern Greek). – No teaching score available.

** History of Venice (2000 Summer Seminar, Centre for History and Palaeography (Greece, Dimitzana) (in Modern Greek). – No teaching score available.

1995-1996. Research Fellow. Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice (Italy, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Research topic:

– ‘Documenta Veneta res Byzantinas spectantia ante 1204’ [Venetian documents for Byzantine studies dated before 1204]

 

 

2.1.3. In-house Invited Presentations (1995-today): 51

  1. Ένα Ενετικό νοταριακό έγγραφο του έτους 1409 από Κορώνη: προβλήματα ανάγνωσης και ανάλυσης [One Venetian notarial deed dated Coron 1409: paleography and diplomatic], seminar given on May 11, 1995 in the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece Athens (Educational Programmes of the Centre for History and Palaeography).
  2. Dall’analisi paleografica e diplomatico-giuridica allo studio storico: la fattispecie di un atto notarile veneziano di carattere privato del 1222, circa beni veneziani nell’impero latino di Costantinopoli [From Paleography and Diplomatic to History: the example of a Venetian document on Venetian real estates in the Latin Empire of Constantinople], seminar given on March 16, 1996 in Italian at the Faculty of Cultural Heritage Conservation of the University of Bologna.
  3. Από την παλαιογραφική, διπλοματική και νομική ανάλυση στον ιστορικό υπομνηματισμό: το παράδειγμα ενός ιδιωτικού νοταριακού βενετσιάνικου εγγράφου του 1222 αναφερομένου στην λατινική αυτοκρατορία της Κωνσταντινουπόλεως [From Paleography and Diplomatic to History: the example of a Venetian document on Venetian real estates in the Latin Empire of Constantinople], seminar given on April 2, 1996 in Modern Greek at the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice.
  4. Παρουσιάση νοταριακών πηγών για την Λατινική Κωνσταντινούπολη [Presentation of notarial documents related to Latin Constantinople], seminars given on May 3, 10, 17, 24, 1996 in the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece in Athens (Educational Programmes of the Centre for History and Palaeography).
  5. Il materiale archivistico spettante a Vittore Gaffaro, notaio veneto a Costantinopoli (1336-1341): esegesi di una fonte inedita [The extant documents drawn up by the Venetian notary Vettore Gaffaro in Constantinople (1336-1341)], seminar given on April 29, 1997 for the students of the Faculty of Cultural Heritage Conservation of the University of Bologna.
  6. Venetian written records for Archaeology and Topography of Medieval Greece, lecture given on Sept. 11, 1997 in the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece in Athens (Educational Programmes of the Centre for History and Palaeography) for the students of the 25th Annual Summer School 1997 (August, 28–Sept. 18) of the British School of Archaeology at Athens.
  7. The town-port Methoni, from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century: archival evidence waiting for archaeological evidence, lecture given on March 30, 1998 in the British School of Archaeology at Athens.
  8. Il patrizio veneto Marin Soranzo canonico e mercante in Modone alla vigilia della Peste Nera [The Venetian patrician Marin Soranzo canon and merchant in Modon at on the eve of the Black Death], seminars given on May 18 and 20, 1998 in the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece in Athens (Educational Programmes of the Centre for History and Palaeography).
  9. (ICT) (International Conference) Byzantine Multimedia: Risultati e Prospettive [Byzantine Multimedia: Results and Potential Developments], paper given on May 16, 2001 at the International seminar of the Byzantine Multimedia Project (GIANO Project: ENEA, MURST, UE) held in the M.V. Lomonosov State University of Moscow.
  10. TIER 1 (ICT) Per una ricostituzione virtuale degli archivi delle colonie veneziane tra XIII e XV secolo [For a virtual reconstruction of the archives of the Venetian colonies between thirteenth and fifteenth centuries], paper given on May 16, 2001 at the International seminar of the Byzantine Multimedia Project (GIANO Project: ENEA, MURST, UE) held in the M.V. Lomonosov State University of Moscow.
  11. (ICT) Spin-off della “Università” di Bologna e Spin-off accademici: prospettive di sviluppo e problemi strutturali a confronto nel settore Beni Culturali [Spin-off companies of the University of Bologna and academic spin-off companies: future developments and structural problems in the heritage science domain], lecture given Feb. 11, 2003 for the Consorzio Universitario di Trapani.
  12. TIER 1 (ICT) Business fields related to Humanities. The case of Meduproject, paper given on March 3, 2010, in the ‘Aula Absidale Santa Lucia’ of the University of Bologna at the interdoctoral seminar The Ph.D. outside the University. Meeting with entrepreneurs, managers and professionals (Aula Magna of the University of Bologna, March 3, 2010). – The event has been organised by the Italian Institute of Human Sciences (Florence) and by the D. School of Humanities of the University of Bologna respectively presided and directed by Umberto Eco.
  13. The Fourth Crusade and Theseus [ver. 1.3]: Medieval/Byzantine vs Classical Greece and Medieval Acropolis, lectures given on June 7 and 8, 2010 at the DIKEMES-College Year in Athens as guest speaker of the summer course on Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies. Preserving the Past for the Future: Athens and Beyond.
  14. Σινά, Ρώμη και Βενετία: διπλωματικές σχέσεις (13ος-15ος αι.) [Sinai, Rome, and Venice: diplomatic relations (13th-15th cent.)], lecture given in Modern Greek in Athens on Dec. 1, 2011 at the Centre for History and Palaeography of the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation.
  15. Imag(in)ing the Orient before and after WWI: ‘The Ship’ by Gabriele D’annunzio (play, 1908) and Gabriellino D’annunzio (silent movie, 1921) as a case study, lecture given on April 12, 2013 for the Students of the School of Art, Design and Media at Singapore Nanyang Technology University, as part of a job interview.
  16. (ICT) Renaissance and Asia: Discussing a New Silk Road for Art Histories, research seminar given on April 9, 2013 for Faculty members of the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technology University Singapore, as a part of a job interview.
  17. Heritage Science. Definitions and Concepts, lecture given on July 4, 2013 for the Graduate Summer School of the Department of Architecture in the School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  18. Frontier Research in Culture and Computing, lecture given on October 8, 2013 with Siew Ann Cheong (Singapore NTU, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences) at the monthly meeting of the Nanyang Technological University Complexity Program.
  19. Renaissance Art and Architecture. An Introduction, lecture given on Oct. 16, 2013 for the course on Introduction to the Art Histories I (DD1003, taught by Michael Walsh) at the NTU School of Art, Design and Media.
  20. Heritage Science, Memory, and Cultural Property in the digital era. An introduction to concepts and definitions, lecture given on Monday Oct. 28, 2013 for the course on Visual Literacy and Communication: Heritage Television and Social Media (CS2006, taught by Liew Kai Khiun) at the NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.
  21. Heritage Science: Past, Tradition, History, Memory, Storytelling, and Nostalgia. An introduction to concepts and definitions, lecture given on Jan. 28, 2014 at NTU School of Art, Design and Media for the course on Global Cultures & Difference in Media Arts (DM2011, taught by Asst. Prof. Kristy H.A. Kang, Asst. Prof. Vladimir Todorovic, and Visiting Asst. Prof. Veronica Paredes for the NTU-ADM and the School of Media Studies, The New School, New York).
  22. Interactive Global Histories (1205-1533). From Eurasian Maritime Heritage to New Silk Roads of Knowledge Flows, presentation co-authored with and given by Siew Ann Cheong on March 13, 2014 at the 3rd Nanyang Technological University New Silk Road Peak of Excellence workshop (Singapore, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa and NTU-NEC, 13-14 March 2014).
  23. Mapping and Visualizing Linguistic and Territorial Convergent Data–Imola and its Environment as a Case Study, seminar given with Francesco Perono Cacciafoco at the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies of the Nanyang Technological University School of Humanities and Social Sciences on March 19, 2014 to discuss the paper proposal peer reviewed and accepted by the Organising Committee of the XXV International Congress of Onomastic Sciences to be held in Glasgow, UK, August 25-29, 2014 on Names and their Environment.
  24. Heritage science as a complex system, talk given with Siew Ann Cheong on March 28, 2014 for the Chinatown coLAB 2014, organised by UP Singapore (hackathon platform for urban problems) in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore Heritage Society, and Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (Singapore, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Nagapuspa Theatre).
  25. Venice and the Cartography of ‘Graecia’. Arts and Politics in Renaissance Europe, seminar given for the History Programme of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University on Jan. 29, 2015.
  26. The Silence of Heritage, Pecha Kucha presentation given on February 4, 2015 at the research seminar organised by the Nanyang Technological University Singapore Centre for Contemporary Art and the School of Art, Design and Media (Singapore, NTU-CCA, Gillman Barracks).
  27. What is Art?, lecture given on February 5, 2015 for the course on Art, Technology & the Image (DM2012, taught by Visiting Prof. Martin Reiser) at the NTU School of Art, Design and Media.
  28. Heritage Innovation in Design Thinking, lecture given on March 19, 2015 for the course on Design Thinking (DD9009, taught by Asst. Prof. Nanci Takeyama) at NTU School of Art, Design and Media.
  29. The Silence of Heritage in Contemporary Innovations, paper given on March 20, 2015 upon invitation by the organising committee of the workshop Contemporary Innovations: The Arts, Technology and Culture, hosted by the Literary and Cultural Studies Cluster of the NTU School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Singapore, NTU, 19-20 March 2015).
  30. Exhibition de(tour). “Maritimities” across time and space, lecture given on August 21, 2015 upon invitation by the curators of the exhibition Fish Story by Allan Sekula (loaned by the Nanyang Technological University Center for Contemporary Art, Singapore, Gillman Barracks, NTU-CCA, July 3-Sept. 27, 2015).
  31. Museum concepts. Past, present, and future, lecture given on Sept. 3, 2015 at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore for the course on Art History and Theory (DD2003, taught by Assoc. Prof. Laura Longo at the NTU School of Art, Design and Media).
  32. Heritage Science, presentation given as facilitator of the workshop on e-Heritage organised by 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).
  33. What is Art? The Heritage Science Perspective, seminar run upon invitation by the Guangdong University of Technology (PRC, Guangzhou) on Dec. 1 (full day) and December 2 (afternoon), 2015 for the Year 1 Digital Media students of the School of Art and Design.
  34. (International Workshop) Heritage Science. A new science of heritage at the intersections of (digital) humanities and (information) technologies, talk given at the international workshop on Heritage Studies organised by 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).
  35. Heritage and Complexity, between East and West. The Singapore Heritage Science Conference series experience (2013-today), presentation given at the Nanyang Technological University roundtable with Prof. Alan Boldon (University of Brighton, College of Arts and Humanities, Head of Cultural Engagement and Innovation) on April 8, 2016 (Singapore, NTU, School of Art, Design and Media).
  36. Heritage and Complexity, between East and West. The Singapore Heritage Science Conference series experience (2013-today), paper proposed with Siew Ann Cheong to the organising committee of the NTU Singapore and Sorbonne Universités Joint Workshop Through Time and Space: Synergies in Science, Thought and Culture (Singapore, NTU-HASS, June 2-4, 2016), accepted on April 11, 2016 and given on June 4, 2016 in the Panel on Heritage, Culture, and Complexity II chaired by Michael Walsh.
  37. Complexity History, paper given as invited speaker at the NTU Complexity Institute monthly Complexity Community Sharing Session on December 9, 2016 (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Complexity Institute). Link to: http://www.complexity.ntu.edu.sg/NewsnEvents/Events/Pages/Home.aspx
  38. Self-Presentation, talk given as invited speaker at the Digital Humanities Singapore Interest Group meeting on February 9, 2017 (Singapore, National Library, Gnosis Room).
  39. Toward a New Science of Heritage. Translation and Cross-cultural Interpretation of Keywords in the Humanities as a Crucial Issue, lecture given for the students of the MA in Translation and Interpretation of the Nanyang Technological University School of Humanities and Social Sciences on February 16, 2017.
  40. One Belt, One Road, One Sentiment? invited paper co-authored with Ranjan Satapathy, to be given on February 17, 2017 at the biannual Singapore Symposium on Sentiment Analysis (http://s3a.sentic.net/) organised by Erik Cambria and Francis Bond. Link http://sentic.net/one-belt-one-road-one-sentiment/ – Using the Silk Road as a showcase, the NTU-ADM team, in collaboration with Microsoft Research and FullDomePro, presents how animation can be used to overcome the problem of knowledge aggregation, encountered in decision science (Roy, 2005), organizational learning (Grant, 1996a,b; Grundspenkis, 2007), and even bioinformatics (Belleau et al., 2008; Miotto et al., 2008) and medicine (Hahn et al., 1999; Malterud, 2001; McDonagh et al., 2011).
  41. Old Questions and New Methods for Knowledge Aggregation at the Computational Turn. The Historian’s Perennial Chase for Truth as a showcase, talk given at the Nanyang Technological University HASS Research Sharing Day (Singapore, NTU, Campus Clubhouse, Orchid Room) on April 6, 2017.
  42. Visual Knowledge Aggregation: Metadata Standards From Static To Dynamic Information Systems in Library Contexts, full paper co-authored with Angelo Cattaneo, Siew Ann Cheong, Yao-Yi Chiang, and Chin-Yew Lin, given by Andrea Nanetti in the sharing session titled Metadata standards for the Digital Humanities: Who’s using what? organised by NUS Libraries is collaborating with Dr. Miguel Escobar (Singapore, NUS Central Library, May 5, 2017). – IMPACT: NUS Libraries are creating a platform for researchers engaging in digital humanities work to share the metadata standards they are using for their projects – the rationale, challenges, customisation and related experiences. Aside from sharing of lessons learnt, this may help to stimulate ideas on interoperability between research projects. We also hope this can facilitate interdisciplinary exchange between researchers, as collaboration is often said to be an ingredient in digital scholarship. The event invited 6 presenters who have worked on a diverse mix of digital projects such as digital archives, geographic information science, multimedia information retrieval, etc. from FASS, School of Computing, CNM, NTU, NLB, etc.
  43. History in Society at the Computational Turn, paper submitted with Siew Ann Cheong, accepted by the organising committee, and given on January 13, 2018 at the NTU-Yonsei Joint Faculty Symposium on “Humanities in Society” (Singapore, NTU, School of Humanities, HSS Conference Room, 11-13 January 2018).
  44. Analytical Writing, workshop given upon invitation by the Graduate Student Club of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, School of Art, Design and Media, on September 25, 2018 (Singapore, NTU-ADM, ART-B1-02).
  45. Dancing over Ideas of Research: Inceptive Knowledge Mapping for Research in Art, Design and Media, invited talk given with Hedren Sum Wai Yuan (NTU Office of Information, Knowledge, and Library Services (OIKLS) for the Nanyang Technological University Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) Speaker Series on September 5, 2018.
  46. (International Workshop) Visual Knowledge Aggregation: from static to dynamic information systems in library contexts, invited paper given on November 26, 2018, at the international workshop Ontology and Rich Semantics: Frameworks and Application (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information). Link https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/chriskhoo/ontology-rich-semantics/ – The workshop was funded by the NTU Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) to explore frameworks for ontological representation with rich semantics, and applications in diverse knowledge domains such as systems analysis and design, molecular biology, clinical decision support systems, linguistics, law, history, biography, etc. Other invited speakers are Robert B. Allen (New York), Jaihyun Park (Syracuse University), Sonia M. Pascua (University of the Philippines at Diliman), Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba), Francis Bond and Luis Morgado da Costa (NTU Singapore).
  47. Transcultural Endeavours as an Imperative of Research Internationalisation for Twenty-First Century Universities, talk given upon invitation by the NTU School of Humanities Research Cluster on Interlingual and Intercultural Studies on January 9, 2019 (Singapore, NTU-SoH, HSS Meeting Room 4).
  48. A New Science of Heritage to Enhance the Resilience of Future Cities, paper given on January 10, 2019 as invited speaker at the Science of Cities Workshop organised by the URA and the NTU Complexity Institute on January 10-11, 2016 (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, The Arc, LHN-TR+12).
  49. Heritage Science. The Silk Road and the Belt and Road Initiative as a Showcase, paper given on January 12, 2019 as specially invited guest of honour at the Belt & Road Initiative Forum organised by the Singapore China Heritage Centre. – The other five specially invited guests of honour were Zainul Abidin bin Mohamed Rasheed (Former Senior Minister of State in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Member of the NTU Singapore Board of Trustees), Inderjit Singh Dhaliwal (Former Member of Parliament, Member of the NTU Singapore Board of Trustees), Liu Hong (Chair of the NTU School of Social Sciences and Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration), Chan Soo Sen (Former Senior Minister of State and First President of the Suzhou Industrial Park), Goh Sin Teck (Editor of Lianhe Zaobao/Lianhe Wanbao, Member of the NTU Singapore Board of Trustees).
  50. (International Workshop) World Maps and Philology of Things, invited paper given on January 24, 2019, at the international workshop Medicines Across Eurasia (Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, School of Humanities, 26-26 January 2019).
  51. Dancing over Ideas of Museums from an Heritage Science Perspective, lecture given on Feb. 7, 2019 for the course on Introduction to Museum Studies (AP6001, taught by Asst. Prof. Jennifer Burris at the NTU School of Art, Design and Media). – This invited talk introduces the students of the Master of Arts in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices programme to a tetrahedron of research methodologies (Artistic, Design, Academic) grounded on Art, Culture, and Heritage through the D.A.N.C.I.N.G. method (Definitions, Assumptions, Notions, Concepts, Interpretations, Narratives, Gamut) and the seven Aristotelian circumstances relevant to the understanding of human actions (who, what, where, when, by what means, why, and how; Nicomachean Ethics, 1111a3-8). The perspective is Heritage Science, whose proposed ambition is the interdisciplinary formalisation of observation and experiment in the multidisciplinary domain of heritage (i.e., the inheritability of artefacts, oral traditions, social rituals, and other cultural practices that embody human experiences) for Anthropocene.

 

2.2. E-Learning

2.2.1. Video Productions for E-Learning (2001-today)

  1. (History) Nanetti, International seminar of the Byzantine Multimedia Project held in the M.V. Lomonosov State University of Moscow (May 16, 2001) for the dissemination of the results of the GIANO project (Application of innovative graphics and image processing for complex systems to art-historical and virtual museums with multimedia systems) funded by ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment), MURST (Ministry for University and Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Italy), and the European Union. – Concept designer, content co-provider, and executive producer of the video (Meduproject Productions) on behalf of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Italy).
  2. (Museum and Archival Studies) Nanetti, Andrea (executive producer). Master of Arts in History, Philology, and Religious Studies (4th-15th centuries) for museum curators and archivists [Master per operatori museali e archivisti con competenze storiche, filologiche e storico-religiose nei secoli IV-XV], University of Bologna (Ravenna campus), Academic Year 2001/2002. – Executive producer of the 40-VHS series (Meduproject Productions) on behalf of the School of Cultural Heritage Preservation of the University of Bologna (Italy).
  3. (Art History) Nanetti, Andrea, and Michael Walsh (executive producers). Frank Holliday. An Interview with Ruben de la Nuez (Sept. 10, 2015). Released on January 23, 2016. – Executive producer with Michael Walsh on behalf of the School of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University Singapore. – The video started the ADM Art Talk series and has been included in the exhibition on the East Village Artists (New York, MoMA, 2017).
  4. (Heritage Science) Nanetti, The Silk Road (Past, Present, and Future). Released on February 23, 2016 for flat screen. – Executive producer and content provider (Art Director, ShenShen Luo, NTU-ADM PhD candidate). The content has been firstly organised during the 2015 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future class. – It is a pilot project for an animated documentaries series on flat and dome screens.
  5. (Heritage Science) Nanetti, The Silk Road (Past, Present, and Future). Released on December 9, 2016 for i-dome screen. – Executive producer, Art director, and content provider (Animator, ShenShen Luo, NTU-ADM PhD candidate). The content has been firstly organised during the 2015 (Fall Semester) Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, University Scholars Programme (USP), Maritime Silk Roads. Past, Present, and Future class.

 

 

2.3. Study-Abroad-Programmes Organisation and Curricula Development

2.3.1. Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes for Undergraduates (2000-today)

  1. “Methoni Summer School” (2000-2010), 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 are 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 Mr. Andreas Tselikas, who developed his enterprise to teach Modern Greek Language and Culture to foreign students (see http://www.alexandria-institute.com). See here publications #21, 39, and 46.
  2. “Antica Messene. Venice, Greece, and the Orient: between present and past ” project (2007-today). – Guest teacher for the secondary school “Liceo Fracastoro” of Verona, which is leading the project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education special Since 2016 the project benefits from an Erasmus+ grant Archaeoschool for the Future.

LECTURES given for the project

  • Venezia e la Messenia tra Medioevo ed Età Moderna [Venice and Messenia between Middle Ages and Modern Times], lecture given on May 3, 2007 in Verona (Società Letteraria di Verona).
  • Venezia e la Grecia dopo la IV Crociata [Venice and Greece after the Fourth Crusade], lecture given on Oct. 10, 2007 in Verona (Società Letteraria di Verona).
  • Venezia tra Adriatico e Terraferma [Venice between the Adriatic Sea and the Mainland], lecture given on Oct. 24, 2007 in Verona (Società Letteraria di Verona).
  • Il Peloponneso nella politica mediterranea di Venezia [The Peloponnese in Venetian Mediterranean politics], lecture given on April 28, 2008 in Verona (Società Letteraria di Verona).
  • Per una lettura in chiave globale della memoria storica del Peloponneso [The historical memory of the Peloponnese in global perspective], lecture given on March 17, 2009, in Verona (Palazzo Ridolfi-Da Lisca, “Sala dei Cavalieri”).
  • I Mavrosumeni di Messenia. Note storiche ed epigrafiche (secc. XI-XV) [The Mavrosumeni of Messenia. Historical and epigraphical notes (11th-15th cent.)], lecture given on February 17, 2010, in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  • La nostra Messenia, e la loro: riflessioni sul mestiere di storico, oggi [Our Messenia, and their Messenia: notes on the historian’s craft], lecture given on April 29, 2011, in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  • Mobilità artistica e mobilità sociale nella Messenia veneziana (secc. XIII-XV) [Artistic and social mobility in Venetian Messenia (13th-15th cent.)], lecture given on May 3, 2012, in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  • Riscoprire i nostri monumenti nei loro testi. La Messenia di oggi nelle relazioni di pellegrini e altri viaggiatori (secc. XV-XIX) [Rediscovering our monuments in their texts, Today’s Messenia in pilgrims’ and other travellers’ journals (15th-19th cent.)], lecture given in videoconference on May 15, 2013 in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  • Patrimonio architettonico di matrice veneziana e industria culturale. La Messenia marittima come indagine esemplare [Maritime Heritage. Venetian Colonial Architecture in Messenia as a case study], lecture given on May 27, 2014 in Venice (Universita’ di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Auditorium Santa Margherita).
  • Scienze Umane e Innovazione. Formarsi in Italia oggi per aprirsi al mondo di domani. [Humanities and media innovation. Higher education in Italy today and the world of tomorrow], lecture given on June 1, 2015, in videoconference in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  • L’Acropoli di Atene. Storia, letteratura e archeologia [The Acropolis of Athens. History, Literature, and Archaeology], lecture given on June 6, 2016, in videoconference in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  • Il Regno Veneto della Morea (1684-1718). Introduzione a un patrimonio archivistico e bibliotecario che ne travalica gli angusti confini cronologici e il debole impatto geopolitico [The Venetian Kingdom of the Morea (1684-1718). Introduction to a heritage of documents and books, which goes beyond its narrow chronological confines and its weak geopolitical impact], lecture given on June 6, 2017, in Venice (Universita’ di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Auditorium Santa Margherita).
  • Il Regno Veneto della Morea (1684-1718), scritto e letto, ieri e oggi [The Venetian Kingdom of the Morea (1684-1718), written and read, in the past and in the present], lecture given on June 5, 2018, in Venice (Universita’ di Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Auditorium Santa Margherita).
  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. Heritage Studies, educational workshop 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).
  3. Nanyang Technological University Singapore Travel Overseas Programme for Scholars (Italy, Venice, 24 September – 1 October 2016). – Organiser and Course Designer.

2.3.2. Short-Term Study Abroad Programmes for High School Students (2012-today)

  1. “Methoni&Koroni Experiancial Field Trip” (2012-2015), an introductory 5-day course for secondary school students from Verona (Italy). The school was based in Methoni of Messenia (Peloponnese, Greece) and provided to the students an experiential 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, organising an annual 5-day training in Methoni (followed by one week in Ancient Messene) for about 45 students per year. Link to http://www.liceofracastoro.it/AnticaMessene/MESSENE_2014.html and also to http://www.unive.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=83757

Topics and key lectures

  • Stemmi e leoni veneziani nel castello di Modone [Venetian coats of arms and lions in the castle of Modon], lecture given on September 11, 2012 in the Centre for History and Palaeography of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece Athens, for the students of the Project “Ancient Messene”.
  • Heritage Science and Social Media, lecture given in videoconference in Italian on September 12, 2013 in Methoni of Messenia (Peloponnese, Greece).
  • Heritage Science and Social Media, lecture given in videoconference in Italian on September 19, 2014 in Methoni of Messenia (Peloponnese, Greece).
  • Engineering Historical Memory on Microsoft Azure, seminar organised with Irene Volpin and given by Irene Volpin on September 2, 2015 in Verona (Sala conferenze dell’Educandato Statale “Agli Angeli”).
  1. “Athens” (2016-today), an introductory 5-day course for secondary school students from Verona and Venice (Italy). The school is based in Athens (Greece) and provides to the students an experiential full immersion in interdisciplinary investigations related to the Acropolis of Athens from Classical Antiquity to today. – Consultant, guest teacher, and author of the teaching materials (book chapters and journal articles) for the secondary schools “Liceo Fracastoro” of Verona and “Liceo Marco Polo” of Venice (Italy), which are leading the project “Antica Messene” (Italian Ministry of Education special fund) with the aim to let high school students experience academic research, organising an annual 5-day training in Athens (followed by one week in Ancient Messene) for about 45 students per year.

Topics and key lectures

  • La torre “latina” sull’Acropoli di Atene: Provenianza e Validazione [The ‘Latin’ tower on the Acropolis of Athens: Provenance and Validation], lectures given on September 5 and 7, 2016 in the Centre for History and Palaeography of the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece Athens, for the students of the Project “Ancient Messene”.

 

 

Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, 07 September 2016

 

 

 

2.4. Inter-University-Programmes Organisation and Curricula Development

2.4.1. International Educational Workshops for Graduate Students (2016-today)

  1. Heritage & Innovation, Joint International Workshop organised 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-organiser and co-chair with Mei Qing (Tongji University, Department of Architecture) and Zhang Yanlai (Xiamen University, Department of Architecture).

2.4.2. International Educational Workshops for Undergraduate Students (2016-today)

  1. Digital Media and Animation Solutions for the Study of Old and New Maritime Silk Roads, International Workshop organised 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, May 23-27, and November 8-11, 2016). – Workshop co-organiser 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). – See the newspaper Nanfang Daily, 27 May 2016, p. 13.

 

 

2.5. Executive-Programmes Organisation and Curricula Development

2.5.1. Sino-European 2-week workshops for professionals in “Heritage Buildings Conservation: Methods and Techniques” (2011-2015)

From 2011 to 2015 the Sino-European workshop on “Heritage Buildings Conservation: Methods and Techniques – 历史建筑保护理论与技术”, organised for the academic spin-off company of the University of Bologna Meduproject s.r.l. (www.meduproject.com), trained about 100 Chinese professionals (academics, public officers, and entrepreneurs from Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, and Hong Kong). The teaching format, besides in-class lectures (taught by university professors), provided classes in restoration sites (taught by the directors of the sites), conservation technologies seminars (taught by hi-tech companies’ representatives), and b2b meetings with European 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). Link to http://www.meduproject.com/wordpress/portfolio/chinese-italian-workshop/

– Designer, Organiser, and Founding Director. Since 2016 the format of the workshop and the workshop itself have been taken over by the International Research Centre for Cultural Heritage Conservation at Shanghai JiaoTong University (co-founded by Dr. Andrea Nanetti for Meduproject Srl and Mr Cao Yongkang for Shanghai JiaoTong University) in collaboration with the China Association for Preservation Technology of Cultural Relics (Mr. Wang Shiwei, Secretery General).

See APPENDIX 1 for Documentation of the Executive Programmes

 

 

2.5.2. B2B One-Day Seminars and Workshops (2015-today): 9

  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. – Organiser and Convener with Mr. Andrea Bonifacio (Marco Polo System geie, Municipality of Venice).
  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 Florence (Urban Planning Department, Piazza San Martino 2, July 3, 2015) with a 5-people Shanghai Municipal Songjiang District Delegation. – Organiser and Convener with Prof. Stefano Bertocci (University of Florence).
  3. 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’ (July 19-29, 2015): speakers from the Second University of Naples, University of Florence, Shanghai JiaoTong University, and Singapore Nanyang Technological University.
  4. 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’ (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.
  5. Past, Present, and Future, seminar held in Imola (Municipality of Imola, Sala Aurora) on July 25, 2015 in the framework of the 5th International Workshop ‘Restauro 修复’ organised 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. – Organiser and Convener.
  6. Lighting Design of Heritage Buildings, held in Sovico (Reggiani S.p.A.) and Monza (Cathedral, Zavattari Chapel) on July 27, 2015 in the framework of the 5th International Workshop ‘Restauro 修复’ (July 19-29, 2015): speakers from Reggiani S.p.A., Consiline S.r.l., Shanghai JiaoTong University, and Singapore Nanyang Technological University.
  7. 2nd Lighting Design Forum. Lighting our Heritage Landscapes (Singapore, URA, November 12, 2015), organised 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. – Organised 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.
  8. 3nd Lighting Design Forum. Artificial Lighting of Art Works in Outdoor Installations and Indoor Exhibitions (Singapore, National Museum, August 25, 2016), organised 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, Arch. Iannone and Arch. Tellini, Consuline, Italy, and others. – Organised 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.

 

 

  1. 4th Lighting Design Forum. Artificial Lighting of Outdoor Public Spaces (Singapore, National Museum, August 24, 2017), organised in collaboration with the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media in the framework of the Singapore Night Festival 2017 (August 18-27). Opening and welcome address by Angelita Teo, Director, Singapore Night Festival. Distinguished guest speakers: Francois Roupinian (Lighemotion, Montreal, Canada), Erik Olson and Joran Linder (Social Lighting Movement, Jönköping Göteborg, Sweden), Mahdis Aliasgari (Madrid, Spain), Roberto Corradini (Venice, Italy), and Marco Palandella (Torino, Italy). – Organised in collaboration with Roberto Baggio (Performance in Lighting Pte Ltd and Eye Lighting Asia Pacific Pte Ltd). The forum focuses on key issues of lighting design for outdoor public spaces: light pollution, ambient illuminance, outdoor installations, energy consumption, and heritage buildings conservation/preservation requirements.

 

 

 

 

  1. 5th Lighting Design Forum. Lighting Design for Working Spaces (Singapore, National Museum, August 23, 2017), organised in collaboration with the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media (NTU-ADM) in the framework of the Singapore Night Festival 2018 (August 17-25). Opening and welcome address by Angelita Teo, Director, Singapore Night Festival. Keynote by Peer Sathikh, Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Academic), NTU-ADM. Distinguished guest speakers: Warren Julian (Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, Sydney, Australia), Georgios Triantafyllidis (Aalborg University, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark), Iván Sánchez García (ReVR, Madrid, Spain) . – Organised in collaboration with Roberto Baggio (Performance in Lighting Pte Ltd and Eye Lighting Asia Pacific Pte Ltd). The forum focuses on key issues of lighting design for outdoor public spaces: light pollution, ambient illuminance, outdoor installations, energy consumption, and heritage buildings conservation/preservation requirements.