October 21, 2010
Architecture and landscape architecture students from four American and three Italian universities converged last month for "Beyond Pompeii," a 10-day international seminar dedicated to enhancing the cultural, historic and archeological resources of Italy's Campania region.
Held at the Vesuvian International Institute in Castellammare di Stabia, project teams worked to develop proposals for important sites throughout the region, from the large and historic ancient seaside villas at Stabiae to the submerged ruins of ancient Roman civilization along the coast to Sorrento. The University of Maryland has been developing projects and studies for the archeological park of ancient Stabiae since 2000.
The project is being led by the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in partnership with the University of Naples-Federico II and includes students and faculty from Cornell University, the University of Miami, the University of Oregon, University "La Sapienza" of Rome, and the Polytechnic of Bari. Professor Matthew Bell of Maryland is the project director and is assisted by Research Associate Leonardo Varone.
Student-faculty teams developed initial ideas and proposals at the seminar and will return in January to present to work to local planners, architects and public officials.
For more information on this project, contact:
Prof. Matthew J. Bell, AIA
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20472
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