La presenza femminile nel cantiere petriano del XVI secolo
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The presence of women in the 16th century St. Peter’s construction site
The history of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and, specifically, its domed roof have been richly documented throughout the ages, however this wealth of information, until recently has remained largely hidden, covered up by the huge mountain of sources and un-categorised texts on the subject.
The survey conducted made it possible to highlight the practical and productive aspects of the construction site, the effort faced in its organization and the important social and economic effects that are illustrated by the working conditions, wage dynamics and construction techniques adopted. The results of the research also provided useful information for understanding, more generally, the organization of the construction site, construction work and the very notion of ‘construction work’, in its countless architectural, sociological, economic, administrative and political implications in the modern age.