Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale

apaiThe AIPAI Association (Italy), founded in 1997, aims at promoting and carrying out the following activities awareness of the historical and cultural value of the industrial archaeological heritage, which includes architectural objects, environment, landscape and infrastructure, documentary and archival sources, machinery and tools, production know-how and all aspects of social, economic and technical history that are more directly related; research for the knowledge, safeguarding and valorization of this heritage in its many connections with the system of cultural heritage, environment and work culture in a long-term perspective; evaluation and certification of institutions and projects related to the knowledge, protection and valorization of the industrial heritage; training and scientific and professional development for the purposes mentioned; operational and scientific collaboration between public institutions and private subjects, especially for the cataloguing, preservation and valorization of the industrial heritage, for the conservation of archives, machinery and other testimonies of the industrial and labor civilization, for the training of operators and the promotion of industrial tourism. AIPAI has promoted, coordinated and carried out research using different disciplinary skills in order to analyze industrial heritage in its many connections with the system of cultural heritage, environment and work culture. AIPAI has signed agreements with municipalities, provinces and regions. Moreover, it has participated in several European projects for studies, researches, surveys and development projects related to works of architecture, environment, landscape and infrastructure, documentary sources and archives, machinery and tools, production knowledge.


Contact Person

Edoardo Currà

Grade: Associate Professor
Institution: Department of Civil, Real Estate and Environmental Engineering - Sapienza Università di Roma
architectural engineering; restoration and valorization of industrial heritage; history of construction
Latest publications:
- CURRÀ Edoardo, "HBIM between Antiquity and Industrial Archaeology, Former Segrè Papermill and Sanctuary of Hercules in Tivoli", Journal of Sustainability, MDPI, 2022.
- CURRÀ Edoardo, "Memorie dell'industria", Patrimonio industriale nella provincia di Rieti, Milano, Rizzoli Electa Mondadori, 2021.
- CURRÀ Edoardo, "Industrial Heritage in Shanghai", Reuse and context, Rome, Gangemi Editore Covino Renato, 2019.



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