Eight Partners - One Goal

Scuola di Ricostruzione (School of Reconstruction) | © Peter Lamatsch

A series of earthquakes struck central Italy in 2016 and 2017. In the municipalities of Accumoli, Amatrice and Arquata del Tronto alone, 299 people died. Since then, eight universities and research institutions headed by Danube University Krems have been devoting themselves to the issues of reconstruction.

Scientific partners include the La Sapienza University of Rome, the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo, the Camerino University, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Masaryk University of Brno, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Republic Academy of Science.

In order to pool the activities, the Scuola di Ricostruzione (School of Reconstruction) was founded in the city of Accumoli. The aim of the interdisciplinary cooperation is to develop and implement long-term teaching and research projects which, in addition to the reconstruction of the historical buildings, also focus on the revitalization of the cultural and social structures. In this context, the Accademia Vicino, which takes place annualy in the summer months,  was set up expressly for young orchestral musicians.

Together for Accumoli

The teaching and coordination team at Danube University Krems

Univ.-Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Dr. Christian Hanus

Dean of the Faculty of Education, Art and Architecture
Head of the Department for Building and Environment
Univ.-Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Dr. Christian Hanus

Mag. Florian Kerschbaumer

Project coordinator, Faculty of Education, Art and Architecture,
Department for Building and Environment
Florian Kerschbaumer

Dr. Renate Prünster-Deschauer

Scientific project collaborator
Scuola di ricostruzione di Accumoli
Renate Prünster-Deschauer

Gabriele Kohl

Management assistant, Faculty of Education, Art and Architecture,
Department for Building and Environment
Gabriele Kohl

Dr. Eva Maria Stöckler 

Head of the Department for Art and Cultural Studies
Head of the Center for Applied Music Research and the Mailer Collection / Strauss Archive
Head of Campus Cultur
Eva Maria Stöckler

Günter Stummvoll, BA BA MA

Scientific project collaborator
Center for Applied Music Research
Günter Stummvoll

Miguel Kertsman

Composer
Course leader at the Center for Applied Music Research
Miguel Kertsman