First official technical meeting of the PRIN 2022 project “GO-IN! diGital platfOrm for INner areas. Interactive virtual platforms for the enhancement of fragile contexts and their cultural heritage.

The first official technical meeting of the PRIN 2022 project “GO-IN! Digital Platform for Inner Areas: Interactive Virtual Platforms for the Enhancement of Fragile Contexts and Their Cultural Heritage,” funded under PRIN2022 by the MUR (Ministry of University and Research) and the European Union NextGenerationEU, took place.

The project, coordinated by the University of Pavia (with Prof. Francesca Picchio as the scientific head), involves the participation of two other research units, respectively belonging to the University of Basilicata and the University of Parma. These three universities are collaborating with the aim of protecting and enhancing the small historic centers of fragile inland areas at risk of depopulation, through the structuring of a replicable operational protocol for the construction and virtual fruition of digital twins of such areas.

GO-IN! focuses attention on the representative case study of the historic center of Stigliano (MT) in Basilicata. During the technical meeting, professors, researchers, and doctoral students from UNIPV, UNIBAS, and UNIPR conducted the first surveys in the area of interest, initiating fruitful discussions with municipal administration technicians and local stakeholders.

During their stay in Stigliano, the researchers defined the sample area on which to develop the digitization process, pooling different scientific skills to conduct digital documentation activities, analysis of the state of preservation of buildings, census of services and territorial resources, geological survey, and assessment of hydrogeological and geomorphological vulnerability. This area will also be the subject of experimentation in an international summer school, organized in the first week of July 2024, which will see students from construction-architectural engineering courses from various universities confronting each other on the issues of analysis and documentation of the architectural heritage at risk.

The information collected will flow into 3D models accessible through a 3D GIS, which can be consulted and implemented over time by technical operators for the programmatic management of interventions, and an interactive virtual platform usable by citizens and anyone else who wants to discover the borough, interact with the digital space, virtual content, and other users.

More information and the full schedule for the week can be found at or on the Instagram page