Updating the Grand Tour / Memory and Invention of the European Built Environment

Many European townscapes bear concrete evidence to the co-identities shaped over centuries of circulation and exchange of people and ideas. The Grand Tour, a journey into Europe with Italy as a key destination, was a custom for several generations of architects and artists, which climaxed in the early modern period triggering the construction of a cultural European horizon long before the EU was a political and economic entity.

Identifying the Grand Tour as a legacy, project proposes to restore travel (informed mobility) to the core of EU architects’ education. Integrating life-fed learning frameworks and digital tools UpGranT ventures to bridge the Grand Tour into the future.

Project nr. 2023-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000158377, Erasmus+ Cooperation partnerships in higher education, funded by the European Union.

Partner organisations: Politecnico di Milano, University of Porto, University of Bologna, Art Academy of Latvia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Estonian Art Academy.

Duration 01/09/2023-31/07/2026
Project total budget EUR 400 000.
Project coordinator: PhD Liene Jākobsone
Researchers: PhD Liene Jākobsone, Manten Devriendt