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ILS_VR17 Innovative Learning Spaces is a scientific school organized by DADU(Department of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sassari within the SPIN-APP project); Innovative Spaces for Learning (Regional Law n.7, "Promotion of scientific research and technological innovation in Sardinia"), in collaboration with the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Frascati), with the contribution of Sardegna Ricerche under the project Scientific School 2015.

After the success of its first edition, ILS VR17 presents a new interdisciplinary workshop about learning spaces according to the idea that the school buildings are not the exclusively places for learning but that the whole city can be read as an urban learning platform, a place for incentivize the knowledge process. In this context, the new technologies and the tools for the Augmented Reality contribute to the enhancement of the active and didactic role of urban environments.

ILS_ VR17 will explore these concepts within the workshop where experts, students and professionals will develop new ideas and design proposals based on interdisciplinary principles.The aim is to promote a high-value scientific and educational initiative able to open a rich dialogue between the virtual environment developers and the space designers fostering the reciprocal contamination between the two sectors.

Scientific school

26 August | 2 September 2017

Porto Conte Ricerche, Alghero

10 June Applications - opening
04 August Early application 
10 August Late application - deadline


International Conference

27th August 2017

Porto Conte Ricerche, Alghero

The School will host an International Conference on the mentioned topics. The conference will be open to the participation both of the scientific and the local community.

Adressed to researchers and scholars in the field of architecture, urban space design, pedagogy, information technology and new technologies.


TOPIC I _ The active role of space in learning processes

TOPIC II _ Connective Learning between real and virtual space

TOPIC III _ City, public space and learning devices

TOPIC IV _ The school as an urban organism

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Gonçalo Byrne, Paolo Calidoni, Valter Caldana, Arnaldo Cecchini, Massimo Faiferri, Patrick Fransen, Anne Lacaton, Luca Molinari, Jo Noero, Mosè Ricci, Jean Philippe Vassal, Silvano Tagliagambe (in progress).

The Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, 4th August 2017 via e-mail to: ilsscientificschool@gmail.comThe ILS_VR17 Scientific Committee will select the paper and give notice of the acceptance by Tuesday 8th August 2017.The papers (English or Italian - maximum 16,000 characters including spaces plus figures and tables) must be submitted by Sunday, 20th August 2017 via e-mail to: ilsscientificschool@gmail.com.

The layout for the editing will be sent with the abstract acceptance notice.

04 August  Call for Abstract deadline
08 August  Notifiche di accettazione
20 August  Call for Papers deadline