Turin 1911: The World's Fair in Italy

Turin 1911: The World's Fair in Italy
is the first digital project devoted to the only universal exposition ever held in Italy. Though World's fairs were among the West's largest mass-attended events, they were also ephemeral occurrences designed to exhibit, rather than preserve, the changing world of modernity. Turin 1911 was no exception. Once the Fair was dismantled, its artifacts were scattered among institutional archives and private collectors, thus failing to be studied in a systematic manner.

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The new website will be launched on Friday October 27, 2023!

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The Research Team

A team of UC San Diego researchers collaborates with colleagues at the Politecnico of Turin, Italy, to digitally map the Parco del Valentino - complete with expansive architectural structures and stunning works of art.


World's Fairs Italian Style: The Great Expositions in Turin and their Narratives, 1860-1915
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Demo Video & News

Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time Fieldwork in Italy leads to virtual reality modeling on campus for a truly interactive experience