Young Voices

YOUNG VOICES

by Alessia Pagano

Who is that 17 years old Swedish girl with signature braids and un undying passion for nature? Her name is Greta Thunberg, and she is the founder of Fridays For Future, the largest and more renowned movement by young climate activists ever since 2018.
We all know and love her, but she’s not the only teenager who fiercely became the face of an environmental cause. There are, in fact, many other lesser known activists that often go unnoticed by the bulk of the media.
These are just some examples:
Autumn Peltier, 17, is a clean water and indigenous communities campaigner. She delivered a speech before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019, during which he re marked, “I said it once, and I say it again, we cannot eat money or drink oil”. The same year she was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize and continues to be an activist.

Autumn Peltier, 17

In 2019, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez served as You th Director of “Guardians of the Earth”, a group of artists and activists that wish to band together in the face of the climate catastrophe. Xiuhtezcatl, who is 21 years old, is an indigenous climate activist and hip hop musician who has been speaking in ternationally since the age of
six.
Lesein Mutunkei, a 17 year old Kenyan, has turned his passion for football into a catalyst for environmental action. He plants a tree for every goal he scores. After learning about the devastating effects of pollution and deforestation at school, he became passionate about reforestation. Lesein has pushed his school and football team to be more environmentally conscious, and he plans to spread his #Trees4goals campaign throughout Africa.
Leah Namugerwa, a 17 year old Ugandan climate activist, is pressuring her government to solve the climate issue by establishing the #Banplasticug campaign to
combat plastic pollution. Looking at local news about protracted drought and Autumn Peltier,17 landslides in Uganda was the first time it became aw landslides in Uganda was the first time it became aware of the consequences of are of the consequences of climate change.
These names are still not enough to draw an exhaustive list of all teenagers who are dedicated in their fight for climate change. And they will never be. In fact, it would dedicated in their fight for climate change. And they will never be. In fact, it would be quite impossible to list them all.be quite impossible to list them all.
Millions of young people are making a case for their future by protesting, pressuring Millions of young people are making a case for their future by protesting, pressuring who’s in charge to listen to them and taking action themselves, whenever possible.
The one being raised is a generation of activists: never had there been so many voices speaking up whose owners haven’t even finished high school. Every time a strike is speaking up whose owners haven’t even finished high school. Every time a strike is organized, the streets are fuelled by a mixture of passion for nature and rage at the organized, the streets are fuelled by a mixture of passion for nature and rage at the thought of the incoming threat.thought of the incoming threat.

However, gen z’s effort to make the difference is not limited to a few important limited to a few important occasions, but is continuous, and this appears clear if we take a look at the numerous occasions, but is continuous, and this appears clear if we take a look at the numerous initiatives that are blooming all over the world and that provide active and passionate initiatives that are blooming all over the world and that provide active and passionate young people with an opportunity to carry on their misyoung people with an opportunity to carry on their mission.
In Italy, one of the most remarkable examples is Youth4planet.
The project, funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, has the goal to mobilize thousands of Social Policies, has the goal to mobilize thousands of young volunteers throughout the country, involving young volunteers throughout the country, involving them in activities aimed at them in activities aimed at addressing the major addressing the major environmental challenges affecting our planet: from environmental challenges affecting our planet: from the climate crisis to plastic pollution of the sea, rivers and lakes and the promotion of sustainable communities.

Natural Leaders is another Italian initiative that deserves a spot in the limelight: the in the limelight: the project is organized by Lipu and brings together young environmental volunteers project is organized by Lipu and brings together young environmental volunteers between the age of 15 and 30, to discuss among themselves environmental policies between the age of 15 and 30, to discuss among themselves environmental policies and proposals to put forward to experts and political authorities.and proposals to put forward to experts and political authorities.
In the case of Italy, a state that for most of its part is surrounded by the sea, the he case of Italy, a state that for most of its part is surrounded by the sea, the problems concerning water and costal pollution are now more relevant than ever. As a problems concerning water and costal pollution are now more relevant than ever. As a consequence, more than as an expression of its values, the latest generation is consequence, more than as an expression of its values, the latest generation is compelledcompelled to take action because of necessity, and because they will experience firstto take action because of necessity, and because they will experience first–hand all that is to come, for better or worse. And if the current trends are not reversed, hand all that is to come, for better or worse. And if the current trends are not reversed, without a shadow of a doubt, it is the worstwithout a shadow of a doubt, it is the worst–case scenario that is to be expected.case scenario that is to be expected.
So, no wonder that teenagers are reclaiming their place in the public scene and asking no wonder that teenagers are reclaiming their place in the public scene and asking to be seen, heard, and given space, because if not them, who? And if not now, when?to be seen, heard, and given space, because if not them, who? And if not now, when?

ALESSIA PAGANO

From 2014 to 2019 Alessia Pagano has attended the languages focused program of IIS “G.B. Vico – Umberto I – R. Gagliardi” in her hometown, Ragusa. There, she became fluent in English, French and Spanish. During her high school years she took part in various projects, such as “The Construction of Memory”, where the Italian students, in partnership with the ones of Sixth Form College in the UK, analysed and compared features of Italian fascism and English imperialism. She also volunteered for AISM, worked in the staff of “A Tutto Volume” – the local book festival – and was an intern for Confindustria Bulgaria as a part of her work-school experience.

She currently studies Diplomatic International Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna. Being passionate about the environment, during summer 2020 she participated in WWF’s missions to patrol sea turtles’ nests and supervise the hatchlings’ first moments of life.

More recently, she won an Erasmus+ scholarship which allowed her to attend the congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature that took place in Marseille in September 2021.

At the start of 2022 she will be attending classes in the European Studies curriculum at the Metropolitan University of Prague as a part of the Erasmus exchange program.

ALESSIA PAGANO

From 2014 to 2019 Alessia Pagano has attended the languages focused program of IIS “G.B. Vico – Umberto I – R. Gagliardi” in her hometown, Ragusa. There, she became fluent in English, French and Spanish. During her high school years she took part in various projects, such as “The Construction of Memory”, where the Italian students, in partnership with the ones of Sixth Form College in the UK, analysed and compared features of Italian fascism and English imperialism. She also volunteered for AISM, worked in the staff of “A Tutto Volume” – the local book festival – and was an intern for Confindustria Bulgaria as a part of her work-school experience.

She currently studies Diplomatic International Sciences at Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna. Being passionate about the environment, during summer 2020 she participated in WWF’s missions to patrol sea turtles’ nests and supervise the hatchlings’ first moments of life.

More recently, she won an Erasmus+ scholarship which allowed her to attend the congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature that took place in Marseille in September 2021.

At the start of 2022 she will be attending classes in the European Studies curriculum at the Metropolitan University of Prague as a part of the Erasmus exchange program.

The Italian National Board of River Contracts

The Italian National Board of River Contracts (Tavolo Nazionale dei Contratti di Fiume - TNCdF)

A botton up innovative approach to enhance the particpatory governance of river basin. [PDF]

By Massimo BASTIANI National Coordinator of the River Contract Table and Coordinator AG422 Smart River Network EIP Water

and Endro MARTINI (National River Table Steering Committee, Alta Scuola President)

A botton up innovative approach to enhance the particpatory governance of river basin. [PDF]

By Massimo BASTIANI National Coordinator of the River Contract Table and Coordinator AG422 Smart River Network EIP Water

and Endro MARTINI (National River Table Steering Committee, Alta Scuola President)

Massimo Bastiani
Coordinator of the national table on “Rivers’ Contracts”

Architect, has a relevant experience in environmental design and evaluation, as well as in territorial planning gained since ’90 through the participation in national research pilot projects and European Programmes as a coordinator and a consultant (Recite/Rebuild, Saline Ostia Antica, Ecocity,
OFFSOHO, HistUrban, Med-EcoQuartierrs, SERF2, Siren, Letit,Teach, ASTARTE, Life-Gravine, Desertnet, Basis, Strategist, KnowREG, Isolatino,…). C. Professor and member of the Interuniversity Research Center for Sustainable Development (CIRPS) research unit AEREL, Sapienza University of
Rome. Between 2010 and 2011, Professor in the course “European Project Management” (PORE -OPERA) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Regional Affairs. Managing Director and Senior Researcher of the professional association Ecoazioni “Actions and
Projects for the sustainable development”, since October 2000.
Since 2002, He is expert and evaluator for the EU Commission DGTREN (Transport and Energy) in the 5° and 6° Framework Programme and Scientific reviewer in the 7° Framework Programme for the EU Commission DG Environment (Urban Environment Department) and in The ENPI CBC
“Mediterranean Sea Basin” programme and more recently for EASME in Horizon2020.
He has been also expert evaluator in the field of Energy and Climate Change for ISFOL Agency (Leonardo Programme) and TECLA-UPI (Youth National Programme – Province Giovani). Member of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform (in the Working group 2 – sub group
Building Integration Photovoltaic (BIPV). Consultant for Sardegna Region – Environment department (2011-2012), in Environmental impact assessment procedure (EIA). Coordinator and scientific responsible in processes of “River Contract” in several italian region: Lombardy, Tuscany, Umbria,
Latium, Veneto. Since 2007, Coordinator of the national table on “Rivers’ Contracts” for a sustainable planning and management of river basin and since 2015 coordinator of the “Participatory European network on Water Governance – Smart Rivers Network” selected to the III EU call EIP Water Action Groups (AG’s). He AG intends to contribute to the diffusion of participative governance in the management of European hydrologic basins, through the activation of a cooperative network and governance. He has published essays, articles on environment and sustainability in national and international Conference proceedings, book and magazines.
In 2011 is edited the first publication in Italy on the “River Contracts” experience. In 2015 He contributed to the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2015), Water for a Sustainable World, UNESCO’s contribution to The United Nations World Water Development Report
2015 “Facing the challenges, case studies and indicators” with a paper entitled “River contracts for sustainable development in the Italian context: The Serchio River case study”.

Endro Martini
President Italy Water Forum

Degree in Geological Sciences in 1972 – University of Pisa; member of the Order of Geologists since 1975. From 1972 to 1977 he worked as a professional in Italy and Algeria; from 1977 to 2010 employee of the Umbria Region, manager, expert geologist. He directed the following complex structures: Geological Sector; Soil Defense and Water resource Service, Quarries, Mines and Mineral Waters; Hydrogeological Risk Service, Quarries and Environmental Assessments; Valorization of the Teritory and Landscape Protection Services, information technologies, promotion and coordination of community projects. Member of the National Geological Committee, Technical Committee of the Arno and Tiber Basin Authority and the VIA-VAS National Commission at the Ministry of the Environment. Responsible for measures POR FERS Umbria 2007-2013 (Risk Prevention: Regional Multi-Risk Plan – Innovation and Knowledge Economy: SI-Information Society Infrastructure Activities). Enrolled in the “long list” of the national experts of the CReIAMO PA Project. PON GOVERNANCE 2014-20220 Ministry of the Environment – SOGESID, THEMATIC AREAS: 1 Integrated planning and programming of river basins / sub-basins, river contracts and participatory processes; 2 Environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental impact assessment (VINCA); 3 Adaptation to climate change. From 2015 to 2020 Project Manager for Smarigo, Smarigo 2.0 projects for cooperation in the management of water resources with the Republic of Moldova and Innova Risks, exchange on Civil Protection with Moldova, (Kep Italy CEI programs). Scientific Coordinator of the UNDP-EU Project in Algeria on risk prevention since 2019. Since 2012 he is the President of the Scientific Cultural Association called “Alta Scuola” association among the Umbria Region and the Municipalities of Orvieto and Todi. Since 2020 he has been Vice President of the Marche Section of SIGEA (Italian Society of Environmental Geology). He takes care of the National Thematic Area River Contracts for SIGEA.Author of numerous publications on geological and environmental subjects, he has lectured at conferences and congresses in Italy and abroad. He loves music (Bob Dylan, Jaques Brel, Roberto Carlos Braga, F. de Andrè). Fiorentina supporter.

Massimo Bastiani
Coordinator of the national table on “Rivers’ Contracts”

Architect, has a relevant experience in environmental design and evaluation, as well as in territorial planning gained since ’90 through the participation in national research pilot projects and European Programmes as a coordinator and a consultant (Recite/Rebuild, Saline Ostia Antica, Ecocity,
OFFSOHO, HistUrban, Med-EcoQuartierrs, SERF2, Siren, Letit,Teach, ASTARTE, Life-Gravine, Desertnet, Basis, Strategist, KnowREG, Isolatino,…). C. Professor and member of the Interuniversity Research Center for Sustainable Development (CIRPS) research unit AEREL, Sapienza University of
Rome. Between 2010 and 2011, Professor in the course “European Project Management” (PORE -OPERA) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department of Regional Affairs. Managing Director and Senior Researcher of the professional association Ecoazioni “Actions and
Projects for the sustainable development”, since October 2000.
Since 2002, He is expert and evaluator for the EU Commission DGTREN (Transport and Energy) in the 5° and 6° Framework Programme and Scientific reviewer in the 7° Framework Programme for the EU Commission DG Environment (Urban Environment Department) and in The ENPI CBC
“Mediterranean Sea Basin” programme and more recently for EASME in Horizon2020.
He has been also expert evaluator in the field of Energy and Climate Change for ISFOL Agency (Leonardo Programme) and TECLA-UPI (Youth National Programme – Province Giovani). Member of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform (in the Working group 2 – sub group
Building Integration Photovoltaic (BIPV). Consultant for Sardegna Region – Environment department (2011-2012), in Environmental impact assessment procedure (EIA). Coordinator and scientific responsible in processes of “River Contract” in several italian region: Lombardy, Tuscany, Umbria,
Latium, Veneto. Since 2007, Coordinator of the national table on “Rivers’ Contracts” for a sustainable planning and management of river basin and since 2015 coordinator of the “Participatory European network on Water Governance – Smart Rivers Network” selected to the III EU call EIP Water Action Groups (AG’s). He AG intends to contribute to the diffusion of participative governance in the management of European hydrologic basins, through the activation of a cooperative network and governance. He has published essays, articles on environment and sustainability in national and international Conference proceedings, book and magazines.
In 2011 is edited the first publication in Italy on the “River Contracts” experience. In 2015 He contributed to the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2015), Water for a Sustainable World, UNESCO’s contribution to The United Nations World Water Development Report
2015 “Facing the challenges, case studies and indicators” with a paper entitled “River contracts for sustainable development in the Italian context: The Serchio River case study”.

Endro Martini
President Italy Water Forum

Degree in Geological Sciences in 1972 – University of Pisa; member of the Order of Geologists since 1975. From 1972 to 1977 he worked as a professional in Italy and Algeria; from 1977 to 2010 employee of the Umbria Region, manager, expert geologist. He directed the following complex structures: Geological Sector; Soil Defense and Water resource Service, Quarries, Mines and Mineral Waters; Hydrogeological Risk Service, Quarries and Environmental Assessments; Valorization of the Teritory and Landscape Protection Services, information technologies, promotion and coordination of community projects. Member of the National Geological Committee, Technical Committee of the Arno and Tiber Basin Authority and the VIA-VAS National Commission at the Ministry of the Environment. Responsible for measures POR FERS Umbria 2007-2013 (Risk Prevention: Regional Multi-Risk Plan – Innovation and Knowledge Economy: SI-Information Society Infrastructure Activities). Enrolled in the “long list” of the national experts of the CReIAMO PA Project. PON GOVERNANCE 2014-20220 Ministry of the Environment – SOGESID, THEMATIC AREAS: 1 Integrated planning and programming of river basins / sub-basins, river contracts and participatory processes; 2 Environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental impact assessment (VINCA); 3 Adaptation to climate change. From 2015 to 2020 Project Manager for Smarigo, Smarigo 2.0 projects for cooperation in the management of water resources with the Republic of Moldova and Innova Risks, exchange on Civil Protection with Moldova, (Kep Italy CEI programs). Scientific Coordinator of the UNDP-EU Project in Algeria on risk prevention since 2019. Since 2012 he is the President of the Scientific Cultural Association called “Alta Scuola” association among the Umbria Region and the Municipalities of Orvieto and Todi. Since 2020 he has been Vice President of the Marche Section of SIGEA (Italian Society of Environmental Geology). He takes care of the National Thematic Area River Contracts for SIGEA.Author of numerous publications on geological and environmental subjects, he has lectured at conferences and congresses in Italy and abroad. He loves music (Bob Dylan, Jaques Brel, Roberto Carlos Braga, F. de Andrè). Fiorentina supporter.

Italian water lakes and Lakes of Alban & Central Italy

Italian water lakes: Albano & lakes of Central Italy

The lakes system of Central Italy, consisting of five medium-sized lakes (Trasimeno, Bolsena, Bracciano, Vico and Albano) and eight other smaller ones, collects a total volume of water equal to 15.6 km3, approximately 11% of italian hydro-lakes resource, and it is the second, in Italy, after the Alpine lakes disctrict of Lombardia region.

The water balance for lake Bracciano, Albano and Nemi was resolved in the period between 2000 and 2005, the works highligth various criticality, but essentially, a decrease of the hydrometric levels for all three lakes. At the same time, the quality of the surface waters was studied and a widespread state of pollution was detected, especially in the summer period and in areas characterzed by a greater anthropogenic pressure.

The work also highligth that the loss of the level of the lakes is essentially due, for lake Bracciano, to exasperated water withdrawals which were particularly intense in 2007, while for lake Albano to a decrease of groundwater recharge.

It is therefore necessary to deepen the level of hydrogeological investigation to evaluate the recharge of the aquifer, at this regard, in the context of the nascent “Contract of lake Albano, Nemi and Incastro river”, some sholars have given their willngness to contribute to the study of the problem with the aim of proposing solutions to what that appears to be as an “irreversibile swamping” of the lakes of Central Italy.

Lake Nemi
Lake Albano
Lake Bracciano

Franco MEDICI BIOGRAFIA
Has received his Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Roma in 1980. He has been working since 1983, as researcher, in the Applied and Chemical Institute of the Engineering Faculty of the L’ Aquila University. Then, he joined in 1989 the Department of Chemical Engineering, Raw Materials and Metallurgy of “Sapienza” University of Roma. Since 2000 he is Associate Professor of “Materials Science and Technology”, and he teaches “Materials Technology” to the students of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering of the same University.
He was scientific coordinator of the research national program (Italian Ministry of Education PRIN 2006) titled: “Recovery of waste materials: technological research, industrial scale up and legislation”. Actually, he is Editor of a Special Issue titled “Recovery of waste materials: technological research and industrial scale-up” (MDPI-Materials).
His current research seeks to investigate stabilization of industrial wastes, recovery of waste materials and lakes pollution control. He has published 130 scientific papers exclusively on the above mentioned topics, his H-index (Scopus) is equal to 19.

Publications

https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/FRANCO-MEDICI-_nC898_IT.aspx

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4804-5107

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7003325465

Franco MEDICI BIOGRAFIA
Has received his Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at “Sapienza” University of Roma in 1980. He has been working since 1983, as researcher, in the Applied and Chemical Institute of the Engineering Faculty of the L’ Aquila University. Then, he joined in 1989 the Department of Chemical Engineering, Raw Materials and Metallurgy of “Sapienza” University of Roma. Since 2000 he is Associate Professor of “Materials Science and Technology”, and he teaches “Materials Technology” to the students of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering of the same University.
He was scientific coordinator of the research national program (Italian Ministry of Education PRIN 2006) titled: “Recovery of waste materials: technological research, industrial scale up and legislation”. Actually, he is Editor of a Special Issue titled “Recovery of waste materials: technological research and industrial scale-up” (MDPI-Materials).
His current research seeks to investigate stabilization of industrial wastes, recovery of waste materials and lakes pollution control. He has published 130 scientific papers exclusively on the above mentioned topics, his H-index (Scopus) is equal to 19.

Publications

https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/FRANCO-MEDICI-_nC898_IT.aspx

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4804-5107

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7003325465

The Well of San Patrizio in Mirabilia

The Well of SAN PATRIZIO in "Mirabilia"

Raffaele DAVANZO
BIOGRAFIA

Laureato in architettura a Roma nel 1974, dopo aver svolto attività didattica presso il Dipartimento di Storia e Restauro della Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, dal 1979 ha prestato servizio come Architetto Direttore presso la Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici ed il Paesaggio dell’Umbria, con l’incarico di tutela per i territori di Orvieto, Terni, Amelia e Todi. Tra molti altri, ha progettato e diretto interventi di restauro sul Duomo di Orvieto, su Santa Maria della Consolazione, San Fortunato e sui Palazzi Comunali a Todi, sul Palazzo Mazzancolli a Terni dove ha curato la sistemazione dell’Archivio di Stato, sui principali monumenti di Norcia, Nocera Umbra e Massa Martana danneggiati da vari eventi sismici; nonché su numerosi altri monumenti in tutta l’Umbria. Come architetto, ha sempre collaborato con i colleghi storici dell’arte nel restauro di numerosi cicli di affreschi, come quelli della Cappella di San Brizio e della Tribuna nel Duomo di Orvieto, e di altri in tutta l’Umbria, specialmente in casi di edifici colpiti da terremoti. Raggiunto il pensionamento, è stato eletto prima come membro del Consiglio Direttivo dell’Istituto Storico Artistico Orvietano e poi, dal 2019, come suo Presidente. Collabora stabilmente, come docente, con l’Ordine degli Architetti di Terni e con l’Università della Terza Età. Ha partecipato come relatore a svariati convegni scientifici, ed oltre ai relativi atti, ha pubblicato studi sull’architettura coloniale in America Latina, sul Duomo di Orvieto, e su altri svariati temi inerenti la storia dell’architettura in Umbria.

Raffaele DAVANZO
BIOGRAFIA

Laureato in architettura a Roma nel 1974, dopo aver svolto attività didattica presso il Dipartimento di Storia e Restauro della Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, dal 1979 ha prestato servizio come Architetto Direttore presso la Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici ed il Paesaggio dell’Umbria, con l’incarico di tutela per i territori di Orvieto, Terni, Amelia e Todi. Tra molti altri, ha progettato e diretto interventi di restauro sul Duomo di Orvieto, su Santa Maria della Consolazione, San Fortunato e sui Palazzi Comunali a Todi, sul Palazzo Mazzancolli a Terni dove ha curato la sistemazione dell’Archivio di Stato, sui principali monumenti di Norcia, Nocera Umbra e Massa Martana danneggiati da vari eventi sismici; nonché su numerosi altri monumenti in tutta l’Umbria. Come architetto, ha sempre collaborato con i colleghi storici dell’arte nel restauro di numerosi cicli di affreschi, come quelli della Cappella di San Brizio e della Tribuna nel Duomo di Orvieto, e di altri in tutta l’Umbria, specialmente in casi di edifici colpiti da terremoti. Raggiunto il pensionamento, è stato eletto prima come membro del Consiglio Direttivo dell’Istituto Storico Artistico Orvietano e poi, dal 2019, come suo Presidente. Collabora stabilmente, come docente, con l’Ordine degli Architetti di Terni e con l’Università della Terza Età. Ha partecipato come relatore a svariati convegni scientifici, ed oltre ai relativi atti, ha pubblicato studi sull’architettura coloniale in America Latina, sul Duomo di Orvieto, e su altri svariati temi inerenti la storia dell’architettura in Umbria.

Le Vie dell’Acqua: il pozzo di San Patrizio

The waterways: the WELL of SAN PATRIZIO

Raffaele DAVANZO
BIOGRAFIA

Laureato in architettura a Roma nel 1974, dopo aver svolto attività didattica presso il Dipartimento di Storia e Restauro della Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, dal 1979 ha prestato servizio come Architetto Direttore presso la Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici ed il Paesaggio dell’Umbria, con l’incarico di tutela per i territori di Orvieto, Terni, Amelia e Todi. Tra molti altri, ha progettato e diretto interventi di restauro sul Duomo di Orvieto, su Santa Maria della Consolazione, San Fortunato e sui Palazzi Comunali a Todi, sul Palazzo Mazzancolli a Terni dove ha curato la sistemazione dell’Archivio di Stato, sui principali monumenti di Norcia, Nocera Umbra e Massa Martana danneggiati da vari eventi sismici; nonché su numerosi altri monumenti in tutta l’Umbria. Come architetto, ha sempre collaborato con i colleghi storici dell’arte nel restauro di numerosi cicli di affreschi, come quelli della Cappella di San Brizio e della Tribuna nel Duomo di Orvieto, e di altri in tutta l’Umbria, specialmente in casi di edifici colpiti da terremoti. Raggiunto il pensionamento, è stato eletto prima come membro del Consiglio Direttivo dell’Istituto Storico Artistico Orvietano e poi, dal 2019, come suo Presidente. Collabora stabilmente, come docente, con l’Ordine degli Architetti di Terni e con l’Università della Terza Età. Ha partecipato come relatore a svariati convegni scientifici, ed oltre ai relativi atti, ha pubblicato studi sull’architettura coloniale in America Latina, sul Duomo di Orvieto, e su altri svariati temi inerenti la storia dell’architettura in Umbria.

Raffaele DAVANZO
BIOGRAFIA

Laureato in architettura a Roma nel 1974, dopo aver svolto attività didattica presso il Dipartimento di Storia e Restauro della Facoltà di Architettura di Firenze, dal 1979 ha prestato servizio come Architetto Direttore presso la Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici ed il Paesaggio dell’Umbria, con l’incarico di tutela per i territori di Orvieto, Terni, Amelia e Todi. Tra molti altri, ha progettato e diretto interventi di restauro sul Duomo di Orvieto, su Santa Maria della Consolazione, San Fortunato e sui Palazzi Comunali a Todi, sul Palazzo Mazzancolli a Terni dove ha curato la sistemazione dell’Archivio di Stato, sui principali monumenti di Norcia, Nocera Umbra e Massa Martana danneggiati da vari eventi sismici; nonché su numerosi altri monumenti in tutta l’Umbria. Come architetto, ha sempre collaborato con i colleghi storici dell’arte nel restauro di numerosi cicli di affreschi, come quelli della Cappella di San Brizio e della Tribuna nel Duomo di Orvieto, e di altri in tutta l’Umbria, specialmente in casi di edifici colpiti da terremoti. Raggiunto il pensionamento, è stato eletto prima come membro del Consiglio Direttivo dell’Istituto Storico Artistico Orvietano e poi, dal 2019, come suo Presidente. Collabora stabilmente, come docente, con l’Ordine degli Architetti di Terni e con l’Università della Terza Età. Ha partecipato come relatore a svariati convegni scientifici, ed oltre ai relativi atti, ha pubblicato studi sull’architettura coloniale in America Latina, sul Duomo di Orvieto, e su altri svariati temi inerenti la storia dell’architettura in Umbria.

Partnership Agreement

The Water Rooms, an inspirational journey into the world of water [EXPO 2015]