The registration for the 8th edition of the summer school “Laboratory of Places 2019, History, Survey, Evolution” is now open!

This is the official LINK where you can download the application form and have further information. Politecnico’s students can recognise 4 CFU for their study plan:


The important dates are:

From July 22nd to 31st, 2019: the Summer School period

Please, register before: April 30th, 2019

We will notify your acceptance on May 15th, 2019



This year the School will take place at Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola , that is part of the nine Sacri Monti of Piedemont and Lombardy, all included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.



The school aim is to involve the students in a deep study of 3D survey techniques applied to Cultural Heritage, using the latest tools and techniques available.



The course is open to students of architecture, archaeology, and engineering, and professionals in CH field. The high number of tutors guarantee a close and focused training for the students.



They said about us:

“I was lucky to be one of the student participants of this summer school (Laboratory of Places 2017 Ghesc and surroundings. VI Edition). Sincerely, it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. At first I was a little reluctant to travel that far (I’m from Spain), worse, I was the only non-italian speaker that year. All my fears vanished the first day: the place was awesome and the teachers and the house staff were so willing to help out. It was a relief to know that they all speak fluent English and, moreover, all lessons/questions/answers were in English. My schoolmates also used English as their main language, even during meals and spare time (for that I’m truly grateful). […] Our day routine was really intense and cramped: from early morning until late night we were learning, working and developing our new abilities. 10% of the time were lessons (sometimes indoors, sometimes on-site) while 90% were practical activities (field work at Ghesc village, desk job and even outings). What made this summer school worth every penny were the tech-savvy and charming teachers (check their publications, they are enrolled in very interesting research projects). Also, they taught in a direct and easy to understand way, no time for filler! Most of what I’ve learned I am currently using it at work and the rest (printed materials, final renders, etc) I keep them with love.
I wanted to write my experience to encourage the undecided to join this summer school. This is more than a greatly useful workshop, this is part of a very needed movement. The perfect mixture between getting your hands on the latest surveying technologies and the preservation of our architectural heritage. Don’t hesitate, what I learned was priceless.”

Eduardo Acosta, 2017 edition

“I participated to the summer school “Laboratory of Places” edition 2017. It was a wonderful, stimulating and high learning experience. The tutors are competents and always available to deepen the topics identifyed ah hoc according to the personal interests. The 10 days were intense and made of hard-work. We had the occasion to see and use new tools and technologies in the field of 3D survey, all in a beautiful location. Highly recommended!”

Cecilia Ortonovi, 2017 Edition


“[…] An amazing experience, a lot of hard work, climbing, but also a lot of fun and satisfations! The effort is worthed as you have the possibility to work on the techniques that you don’t learn at University and to see technologies just launched on the market! Highly recommended to everybody!”


Simone Teruggi, 2017 Edition

It was an amazing experience sharing with students, professors, and professionals this Laboratory. We deepen the latest techniques of the advanced survey field, obtaining exstraordinary results! The Lab represented for me a turning point in my university career, adding to my experience an important training piece, which is necessary today in different fields. I thank all the team for its effort! Bravi!

Andrea di Biasi, 2017 edition

If you want to know more about the Summer School, watch the 2018 edition here.

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