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Holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. She is currently PhD Candidate at the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. The focus of her research is centered on enhancing the architecture heritage through the digitization process. She worked in United States, Switzerland and Italy, as junior architect in architectural firms, and teacher assistant at theoretical seminars and design studios in academic programs. Her main activity is curatorial assistant and coordinator for architectural exhibitions and study-abroad programs. She writes for architecture magazines on paper and online.


Digital archive to foster and enhancing the architectural heritage knowledge

Brief summary:

The process of multidisciplinary knowledge, experienced in today digital environment, is the major asset also for architectural study.

Digital technologies applied to architectural collections allow enlivening their content richness for different users, expanding and magnifying the cultural horizons of the architectural heritage enhancement


The digitization process in the architectural field implements new opportunities to the representation of documentary materials --digital databases, high-resolution reproductions, 3D modeling, videos. Multimedia platforms, websites and portals contribute to the dissemination.

The availability and accessibility of online resources opens to a wider userscommunity: intuitive interfaces, efficient search engines and powerful devices support the involvement toward a learning experience that has no physical or temporal boundaries. Internet represents the logical extension of new research horizons.

Architectural digital repositories, embracing the extensive heterogeneity of architectural documents arranged by funds, typologies, thematic pathways, online accessible, contribute to the revitalization of the whole creative  designing process, revealing the multiplicity of interests of the architectural discourse.

Architectural institutions --ex. MAXXI, NAI, RIBA, MoMA, CCA, etc., transform in new cultural hubs, offering free digital access to scientific documentary, and to cultural insights related to their activity programs. In Europe, large online repositories --like Europe Archive, Europeana, Google Art, etc., provide unique access to digital contents of any kind of media. At Italian scale, Sistema di Archivi Nazionali connects public and private architectural archives, whose contents relate through categories in comprehensive virtual galleries.

Digital architectural agencies at large --museums, archives, research centers, foundations, architectural firms, e-publishing, social media, blogs, etc. take a new role to promote cross contents , developing as dynamic and open venues for a richer geography of cultural exchanges.

Scientific contribution:

The study highlights the expressions of architectural institutions to display and promote cultural dissemination and the astounding outcome of interdisciplinary intersections.

In the cultural scene of the global society, architectural digital collections within their interoperability, proficiency and efficiency, contribute to multiply the access to information: data communication and data exploration through new design scenarios of portals and websites become the technical tools to extend today’s learning process.

As digital technologies applications evolve to articulate all kind of architectural documentary contents in multimedia formats, the network sets the function to deploy and renew contents, engaging a more heterogeneous and extended public, Browsing, using, identifying, creating, contributing across contents define potential, infinite ways to explore knowledge worlds.


modern architectural heritage, digital archives, online collections, multimedia platforms