The MSc Architectural Design and History is developed in the frame of the scientific programme of the Mantova UNESCO Chair.
Mantova UNESCO Chair is a long-term programme promoted by UNESCO since 2012, aimed at developing teaching, research and dissemination activities on the issues concerning Architectural Preservation and Planning in World Heritage Cities.
The programme builds on the strategic and multifarious value of architectural heritage, and on the conception of its enhancement as a strategy to foster a sustainable evolution of urban contexts. Drawing on the complexity of the design issues related to architectural and environmental preservation in contemporary cities, and especially on the interplay between conservation and transformation instances, the specific approach of the Mantova Campus builds on the entwining of theories and practices and on the cooperation between different disciplines.