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A project to enhance common identities in Europe: F- ATLAS Franciscan Landscapes


Stefano Bertocci, Federico Cioli, Anastasia Cottini

DIDA - Dipartimento di Architettura - University of Florence


Research Innovation and Internationalisation
National and international experiences in Cultural Heritage digitisation


The architecture of the Franciscan Observance has been chosen as an emblematic example of coexistence between architecture and territory, reflecting an essential part of European culture. The project aims to study the legacy of the Italian-Portuguese-Spanish network of landscapes of Franciscan observance and to fill the gaps found while researching the Order’s settlements. The project foresees the development of a documentation protocol through operations of digital relevance, which represent the fundamental basis for the critical analysis of architecture and its link with the human and natural context. In particular, the proposal aims to analyze the cultural heritage of the Franciscan Observance from both a material and an immaterial point of view: artifacts, religious architecture, and landscapes will be investigated about the values linked to sustainable integration in the surrounding territory and the influence that the Order has had and still has in the development of society.

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