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2016 Volterra Artist in Residence

Between October 1st and November 13th 2015 the Volterra-Detroit Foundation participated in the Give Detroit Challenge organized by Crowdrise. We did it with a very specific goal in mind: to raise funds to start a new program, the Volterra Artist in Residence Fellowship. The six week campaign was generously supported by many of you, who believed in us, and our...

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Volterra International Design Workshop 2016

Following the great experience of the 2015 Design Workshop , the three participating schools (University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Warsaw University of Technology) are returning to Volterra in July 2016 for the 2nd Volterra International Design Workshop. THE PROJECT: The objective of the workshop will be to propose a contemporary re-interpretation of the...

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International Digital Workshop – Volterra April 2016

The International Digital Workshop took place at the Volterra International Residential College April 21-27 2016. It was organized and run by Giorgio Castellano (zero order architecture), Jan Pernecky (rese arch), Thomas Tholt and Jan Paclt (mx3d, zero order architecture), an international group of architects and researchers. Inspired by the painting in Volterra “The Deposition” by Rosso Fiorentino the students worked...

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International Digital Workshop – April 21-27 2016

This year we inaugurate the summer season with an exciting new program, the International Digital Workshop run by [zero-order architecture] and [rese arch] from Pisa, with support of the Laboratorio Universitario Volterrano, the Comune di Volterra, and the Volterra-Detroit Foundation. The workshop will explore the concept of virtuality in the historical environment. For more information visit workshop webpage: lab.rese-arch.org Workshop description:...

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Give Detroit Challenge

The Volterra-Detroit Foundation has been nominated for the Give Detroit Challenge. We are in a great company of other 49 non-profit organizations which are from Detroit and about Detroit. We are part of Detroit! The company is fantastic, but the idea of the challenge is that the Foundations compete with each other – who will raise the most money from...

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Volterra Design Workshop 2015

In August 2015 a group of students and professors of architecture from USA, Poland and Italy discussed eco-friendly design over “aperitivio” on a terrace overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany. Just below, directly beneath the medieval defensive wall, laid the ruins of the Roman Theater from 1st century BC. The site for the project was immediately behind it. The group...

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Program opportunities @ Volterra International Residential College

The academic model of the Volterra International Residential College is based on many years of experience of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture summer study program in Volterra and the international exchange program between the UDM SOA the Faculty of Architecture Warsaw Institute of Technology. It offers flexibility which allows a variety of academic programs to take advantage...

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Volterra International Residential College

The Volterra International Residential College is located near the west end of the medieval city walls of Volterra, facing Piazza Marcello Inghirami. The location has excellent exposure in the city and offers great views of the city and of the surrounding countryside. The building is only a short distance from the Piazza dei Priori, the center of Volterra. The renovation...

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Volterra

Volterra is one of the finest hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany, and is only a short distance from Florence 72 km (43 miles), Siena 50 km (30 miles), Pisa 64 km (38 miles), S.Gimignano 29 km (17 miles) and the Tyrrhenian cost. Volterra, 545 metres above sea level, dominates and divides the Cecina and Era valleys....

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Live and learn @ Volterra International Residential College

Welcome to the Volterra International Residential College! This facility in Volterra has been organized by the Volterra-Detroit Foundation, in educational collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, pursuant to the 25 years of the school’s summer program in Volterra. It has been built with you in mind, as a place to live, a place to study, and...