Nomadic Sign

The “decorated shelter” in Norcia
  • Giovanna RamacciniEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1140)


After the earthquake of October 2016, the historic centre of Norcia was largely emptied of its commercial activities, which were temporarily located in anonymous shelters. In this context, the sign takes on the central role of an element of recognition. The relative process of decontextualization from the original location to the temporary one, leads to results sometimes balanced and familiar (where the dimensional characteristics between the original building and the temporary arrangement are similar) sometimes out of scale and unusual (where the dimensional characteristics between the original building and the temporary arrangement are particularly discordant). Through the methods of architectural survey and drawing, this paper focuses on the analysis of the relationship between the refuge and the sign, attributing to the latter a clear value in the processes of reconstruction of the city, both from a physical and an identity point of view.


Sign Shelter Identity Earthquake Norcia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer (DICA)Università degli Studi di PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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