Initially, LaDiSA was a didactic workshop as part of the Architecture History course, attended by first-year students on the Master’s Course in Architecture and Building Engineering. The teaching activities has been progressively integrated by research, mainly in the field of contemporary architecture history.
The purpose of LaDiSA is to develop the students' skills to know and analyse a contemporary architectural project, to identify its significant elements and compositional principles, by studying bibliographical references, sketching and drawing, and to create a representative three-dimensional model.
Some of the activities organised by the Architecture History courses and LaDiSA are:
- presentations and exhibitions of students' work
- studying visits
- supplementary seminars with external guests, mainly focused on architecture photography and techniques for building three-dimensional study models.
The most recent research projects are:
2019 - ‘National Survey of Italian Architecture from the Late Twentieth Century in the Trentino – Alto Adige Region. Update and improvement’, promoted by Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries.
2019-22 - National research project – PRIN 2017 ‘Stone pavements. History, conservation, valorisation and design’, financed by MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research), University of Trento research unit, associated investigator: prof. Raffaele Mauro.
LaDiSA often works in collaboration with:
- Archivio del ‘900, Mart – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto
- Autonomous Province of Trento Superintendency of the Cultural Heritage, Architectural heritage Office
- Autonomous Province of Trento Superintendency of the Cultural Heritage, Archival and book heritage Office, and Provincial archive
Architect and associate professor at DICAM. She coordinates the teaching in Architecture History for the five-year Master’s Course in Architecture and Building Engineering and her major field of study is the contemporary architecture history.
Architectural-Engineer, she has been PhD student at DICAM since 2021. She collaborated on the "National Survey of Italian Architecture from the Late Twentieth Century " in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, promoted in 2019 by the General Directorate for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries of Mibact. From 2020 to 2021, she was a research fellow in the Project of National Interest - PRIN 2017 "Stone pavements. History, conservation, valorisation and design” financed by MIUR.
Architect and PhD in history of architecture and cities. Since 2016 she has worked as teaching assistant at LaDiSA and held modules of supplementary teaching activities within the course of Modern Architecture History. She collaborated on the book F. Campolongo, M. Martignoni, P. Pettenella, C. Volpi (edited by), Giovanni Lorenzi ingegnere (1901-1962), Quaderni di architettura, Mart, Trento 2019.