One of the most important European records is certainly about transmission of culture. In fact it is only in this part of the world where lives the oldest still operating universities.
The oldest one is University of Bologna, which has been founded in 1088 and it is also referred as “Alma Mater Studiorum”, that means “Prolifc Mother of Universities” suggesting an intellectual nourishment to its students. The modern university system has its roots in the medieval Europe, indeed the word university is Latin for “universitas magistrorum et scholarium”, which means “community of teachers and scholars”. So Europe became a cauldron of different cultures that blend and unite inside these places.
Aiming the documentation of these melting pots, in a period where European values are in crisis, my project is a witness of the old world uniquenesses; which it has also been built inside universities walls. The idea of the Architecture of Knowledge is to have a great architectural variance in a single body of work. When entering in a university we can understand more about a country than travelling it around, because these places trace their own history through, paintings, libraries, museums, halls and architecture.