The title of the conference:
Gli edifici ludici e per spettacolo di età classica: conoscenza, conservazione e valorizzazione.
(The buildings of spectacle and games of the classical age: knowledge, conservation, and enhancement.)
The conference is part of the celebrations of Volterra Capital of Culture of Tuscany for the year 2022. It is dedicated to the knowledge of Roman entertainment buildings: theaters and amphitheaters. It will bring together archeologists, scholars of who study different aspects of their original design (structure, design methodology, acoustics), those who are engaged in the daily routine of conservation, and present-day users, who organize events and festivals today within their ancient walls. The goal of the conference is also to share professional knowledge about the subject matter with the community of Volterra, the city in which well-preserved examples of both types of Roman structures exist. Participation in the conference will be free of charge for the general public.
The conference is organized in collaboration with the Politecnico di Torino Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, and with the support of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio (province of Pisa and Livorno), Comune di Volterra, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture and School of Architecture and Community Design University of Detroit Mercy.
Please see the detailed program below: