May 29, 2019

Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time
Using Science and Humanities to Step Back in Time

By UC San Diego Arts and Humanities


Turin 1911: The World’s Fair in Italy is the first digital project devoted to the only universal exposition ever held in Italy led by Dean Cristina Della Coletta. 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.

The project has evolved to include a partnership among the UC San Diego Division of Arts & Humanities, the Cultural Heritage Engineering Initiative (CHEI) at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE), and the Politecnico di Torino, Italy (POLITO).

Video by Farshid Bazmandegan