Program + Exhibition

International Conference
Digital Alberti
Tradition and innovation in the
architectural theory and practice

Coimbra(Portugal), 17 april, 2013
This colloquium aims to understand the impact of Alberti’s treatise on classical and modern architecture using either intelligent computational environment or cultural approaches related to theoretical or philosophical methodologies. Directly or indirectly Alberti’s ideas and attitude crossed the last five centuries transforming the architectural theory and practice. The question now is how and where.
This conference pretends to follow some of this legacy throughout the most recent research, the most recent methodologies and the most unsuspected actors.
Digital Alberti International Conference will be held in Coimbra in parallel with the 2nd International Congress “The foundations of modern rationalities: around Alberti and hmanism” and the exhibition “Digital Alberti: Tradition and innovation in the architectural theory and practice in Portugal” that presents the results of the research project with the same title.
Call for Abstracts
Researchers, academics, professors, students, historians and architects are invited to propose papers in two themes:
1 Rethink Alberti through innovative methodologies. To study the renaissance culture and projects developed by Alberti and his contemporary architects, supported by computational systems, are giving an important contribute to the state of the art of Architectural morphology.
2 Alberti impact in modern culture: ideas and practices. This theme pretends to identify the presence of Alberti’s humanism in the architectural debates since the 15th century.

Form online
Abstract - 400 words

Final paper
Final paper – 4000 words
Bibliographical references - APA
Online proceedings (CES publication)

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10h00 Openning
Terry Knight (MIT),
Regarding Rules: From Rimini to Rio


11h00 Session α - Form and Architecture
José Pinto Duarte (Technical University of Lisbon), coordinator

13h30 Lunch

15h00 Session β - Learnning from Alberti
Marta Oliveira (University of Porto), coordinator


17h30 Session γ - Contemporary Issues on Alberti
José António Bandeirinha (University of Coimbra), coordinator
Scientific Committee
Hélder Carita
Joaquim Jorge
José Pinto Duarte
Mário Krüger
Terry Knight
Organization Committee
Mário Krüger
Gonçalo Canto Moniz
Bruno Figueiredo
Filipe Coutinho
Eduardo Costa
Luis Sousa
Organizing national and international institutions
Projecto Alberti Digital (CES, Coimbra)
Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra
Departamento de Arquitetura da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Instituto de Engenharia de Estruturas, Território e Construção, ICIST/IST
Instituto de Engenharias e Sistemas de Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento, INESC-ID
Faculdade de Arquitectura Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Important dates
Open Call for Abstracts – 21 December
Close Call for Abstracts – 8 February
List of selected Abstracts – 15 February
Final paper submission - 30 March
Early registration – 15 March
Conference – 17 April

Conference language

Science Museum of the University of Coimbra
17 April (Conference Alberti Digital)
Until 30 March
General – €60
* Student – €20

From 1 April
General – €80
* Student – €30

* Students, Teachers and Researchers of CES/DARQ/FAUTL/INESC-ID/ICIST


Social Program
Hotels in Coimbra
Hotel Tivoli

Single: 61€ per night
Double: 71€ per night

Bookings must be done directly by the participants to referring "Congresso Internacional - Na Génese das Racionalidades Modernas II: Em torno de Alberti e do Humanismo"

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D. Luis


Any questions, contact:
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