|ARC BOUTANT Historic Preservation Program|
The program offers students the practical equivalent of three courses: Preservation theory and techniques; Italian cultural studies; History of Italian architecture. Although knowlege of Italian is useful, all courses are taught in or translated into English. Textbook for the course: Materan Contradictions: Architecture, Preservation and Politics, by Anne Parmly Toxey (London, Ashgate Publishing, 2011).
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The daily schedule consists of 68 hours of lectures, demonstrations, fieldtrips, and study of the structure MondayFriday. Regional (optional) day trips may be organized on weekends.
|NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS, LODGING, AND BOARD: 510 participants are lodged in a restored, dormitory-style, part-cave "sasso" house. A kitchen is normally provided where students may prepare and cook their meals. Living conditions are spartan.
COST: $1800–2000 USD, depending upon number of participants. Cost covers coursework, instruction, materials, fieldtrips, lodging for two weeks, and some food. Other food and transportation to Matera, Italy not included.