Application open for Scuola Archivio Leonardi 2019/2020

Scuola Archivio Leonardi is an independent school established to disseminate the working methods developed by Cesare Leonardi (architect, city planner, designer, artist), and his "transverse" approach characterized by a capacity to develop unique ideas in different disciplinary spheres.

The School is led by Archivio Leonardi, an association founded in 2010 by architects and Cesare Leonardi’s former collaborators, dedicated to the protection, cataloguing, and divulgation of the works preserved in his home and studio in Modena. 

Cesare Leonardi’s research work on Solids and Trees represent a practical application field for the students and a possible interpretation of contemporary dynamics.

The school targets young students, designers, and researchers who want to develop an individual project through a multidisciplinary approach in the fields of architecture, design, artisan manufacture, and the transformation of the urban and surrounding landscape.


Submit your project, implemented or not, concerning craftsmanship and/or landscape.
10 selected participants for each Module, Solids and Trees, could concretely experience Cesare Leonardi’s method and develop their individual project by relating to its work.


Scholarships and facilities:

There are four scholarships, to partially or totally cover the application fees, for those who apply to both Modules.

1 scholarship of 2000 euros for an artist awarded by Amigdala

  • 1 scholarship of 2000 euros for an artisan under 35 awarded by Archivio Architetto Cesare Leonardi
  • 1 scholarship of 2000 euros for an architect registered with the Chamber of Architects of Modena awarded by the Chamber of Architects of Modena
  • 1 scholarship of 2.000 euros for a student under 25 awarded by Fondazione Unipolis within the support of culturability

Thank to the support of culturability there is also a 250 euro discount on application fees for those who apply by August 19, 2019 and are selected.