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Reghium Accessibility Lab

Department: Dipartimento di Patrimonio, Architettura e Urbanistica
Location and Contacts:

stanza 6 piano terra
Via dell'Università 25
89124 Reggio Calabria

Area (mq): 30 mq
Director: Francesco Bagnato
Mail: Mail
Full Professors: Francesco Manganaro (IUS/10)
Attilio Gorassini (IUS/01)
Massimiliano Ferrara (SECS-S/06)
Associate Professors: Francesco Bagnato (ICAR/12)
Annunziata Maria Oteri (ICAR/19)
Antonella Blandina Sarlo (ICAR/21)
Researchers: Raffaella Campanella (ICAR/21)
PhD graduates: Angelo Marra , Antonino Guerrrera, Paola Melissari
PhD students: Daniela Giusto

Principal aims

Reghium Accessibility Lab (RAL) focuses on theme of Accessibility to Cultural Heritage as great resource for Human Development at local level. This aspiration recalls the idea of “common good” which is based on two main principles: active citizenship and community empowerment.

Research Unit wishes to focus its attention on the following purposes:

  • demonstrating that accessibility is a particularly efficient factor in triggering and reinforcing coherent, lasting and sustainable processes of human development, aimed to elevating the “social capital” and promoting the local identity of a community.
  • demonstrating that accessibility can offer added value to the architectural and landscape heritage of a region making it more attractive to tourist and more usable for the inhabitants.

Research activities

The research unit supports and promotes activities in order to:

  • Proposing points for reflection and solutions concerning the enhancement of territory through the regeneration of its architectural and landscape heritage, within an accessibility, sustainability, social and economic innovation perspective (active citizenship);
  • Promoting the architectural design culture as a strategic element in the interpretation, control and implementation of applications related to the broader dimension of accessibility;
  • Promoting social inclusion and increasing the well-being and autonomy of people through the development of knowledge, procedures, technological tools, and advanced automation techniques;
  • Supporting public system strategies that lead to the better use of resources for the creation of current and future overall value in local communities;
  • Producing solid hypotheses of accessibility also in terms of economic sustainability, through the implementation of business management methods, mainly non-profit and with a social purpose, and the active role of citizens in the various design and implementation stages;
  • Promoting the use of building heritage that must be regarded as an enhancing project in a cultural heritage perspective;
  • Re-conceptualizing the tourism culture from the perspective of accessibility and sustainability guiding the actions of public, private and third sector entities keen to anticipate the demand of tourists with special needs (disabled people, elderly people, families with small children, people with eating disorders, etc.). This demand is largely unfulfilled despite growing steadily primarily due to the effect of the ageing population and the increased propensity of the elderly to travel.

Horizon 2020 topics

“Inclusive, innovative and secure societies”; “Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”

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