Archeologia partecipata nell’Alto Garda Trentino

Menzione Speciale

Edizione 2019

Ambito C

Soggetto Proponente
Università degli studi di Padova, Verona, Italia

The initiative consists of five editions of the summer school on participatory research in archaeology promoted by the University of Padua in collaboration with some research centres of the Trentino region (MAG, MUSE) and held in five towns of the Alto Garda (Campi 2014, Drena 2015, Bolognano 2016, Massone 2017, Nago 2018). Participatory research is an approach that, besides disseminating and teaching the methods and outcomes of archaeology, actively engages local communities in all the phases of research: from the definition of the project goals, to the investigation, enhancement, dissemination and use of the results. The research is carried out by professors and students, with the involvement of municipalities, cultural institutions, sport and environmental associations, scholars and inhabitants, committed to promoting knowledge of their landscape. The purpose of the initiative is to rebuild the local historical background. This goal is pursued by gathering cartographic documentation and sharing know-how and expertise amongst local population and experts. The school uses multiple approaches and offers institutions suggestions to address matters relating to the conservation of their cultural and historical heritage, environmental sustainability, and the protection of biodiversity.

Archeologia partecipata nell’Alto Garda Trentino

Localizzazione del progetto

, Trentino, Italia, Riva del Garda

Motivazione della Giuria

This process of participatory archaeology is a unique experience able to bring together academic world, institutions and local
communities, in an informal and dynamic work environment that proved to be effective in developing students' skills, the knowledge of places and their history, and in strengthening community spirit and people's bond with the landscape.