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The landscape of ruins
Exhibition and events in Rome

Palazzo Altemps, one of the Roman museums, hosts the exhibition "La forza delle rovine" (the force of ruins) this time. The exhibition is coupled to so-called "conversations" at the Theatre of Rome. Exhibited ruins range from those of the Antiquity so typical for Rome, to those done by disasters including war.

"The force of ruins" exhibition
Maria Bostenaru 2015 / CC BY
"The force of ruins" exhibition
2015-16 the Roman Museum at Palazzo Altemps hosts an exhibtion on "the force of ruins" in the city of Rome which displays ruins of antiquity till today. The items in the exhibition are however more faceted, and the exhibition starts with contemporary ruins from catastrophes, mainly in cinema. Going on the ruin as fragment is shown, and also parts on ruins in landscape and landscape in ruin, including engravings by Piranesi. The exhibition closes with a part on architecture for archaeology, a direction followed for example by the Roman branch of Pennsylvania University, the Pantheon Institute with the Piranesi prize. Accompanying to the exhibition are the so-called "conversations" in the Theatre of Rome, where related topics are debated. The exhibition is also accompanied by a book with essays on the topics of it.
The efforts are not singular. 12th of December there was also a conference at the House of Architecture on Modernity of ruins, accompanied by a recently launched book.
We hope that cooperation in integrating ruins in landscape will gain a deserved place in the recently launcehd COST action TD1406 "Intelligent management of heritage buildings".

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14. Dec 2015
Reported by Maria BOSTENARU DAN


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