Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student: - is able to move autonomously in applying the specific techniques learnt independently or within projects organised by the institutions; - is able to compare with others on how to use and document the techniques learnt; - is able to place the specific knowledge learnt in different types of service; - is able to assess the limits and merits of the technical tools learnt; - is able to transfer the technologies learnt into different contexts by making personal modifications and additions.

Course contents

In the history of every community there are places and moments so full of meanings and values that they constitute the references and identity elements in which everyone can recognise themselves. These are places and events that, having had or having taken on an emblematic value, radiate their significance far beyond their spatial and temporal context, becoming the permanent symbols and gestures of a common belonging; and that have built our identity, renewing and redefining it.

Getting to know the places of Bologna through its material and immaterial heritage in order to activate active citizenship education proposals.

Starting from direct and indirect sources, the faces of the city will be investigated with guided tours and itinerant in-depth studies of the places of culture in order to design paths for the protection and enhancement of heritage assets.


B. Borghi, Quando la storia incontra il presente: per una didattica del patrimonio, in Il laboratorio storico e altre pratiche attive, a cura di F. Monducci, A. Portincasa, Utet, Torino 2023, pp. 283-304.

A bibliography will be communicated directly to participants.


Teaching methods

The workshop includes active didactic methodologies and immersive experiences to the places of the city of Bologna.

Assessment methods

Production of a final paper and exhibition of the didactic projects from the in-depth studies on the faces of the city investigated in group activities.

Participation and active involvement in the experiences of knowledge and investigation of the city's heritage will be assessed.

Teaching tools

Multimedia tools, pptx and proposals for scientific articles.

Office hours

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Quality education Gender equality Sustainable cities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.